Day: August 25, 2017

Globalnews.ca: Autism On TV

Globalnews.ca: Autism On TV

August 25 2017 6:05pm

New TV series like “Atypical” and “The Good Doctor” are bringing Autism awareness to prime time. Both feature a lead character on the Autism spectrum and show a human side of the disorder.

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Abcactionnews.com: School Resource Deputy fired after improper conduct with a child with autism

Abcactionnews.com: School Resource Deputy fired after improper conduct with a child with autism

PINELLAS COUNTY, Fla. – A School Resource Deputy was fired from Osceola Middle School after improper conduct with a child with autism, deputies say.

The incident involved Deputy Darling and a 13-year-old boy who authorities say has the cognitive skills of a first grader and communication skills of a kindergartner.

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Fox13news.com: School resource officer fired for improper conduct with child with autism

Fox13news.com: School resource officer fired for improper conduct with child with autism

SEMINOLE, Fla. – A school resource officer at a Pinellas County middle school has been fired for improper conduct with a child with autism.

Pinellas County Sheriff Bob Gualtieri was expected to hold a news conference Friday to release more details.

The deputy was a school resource officer at Osceola

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Thelundreport.org: Providence Fined $100000 for 2012 Violations Relating to Autism Treatment

Thelundreport.org: Providence Fined $100000 for 2012 Violations Relating to Autism Treatment

State insurance regulators have fined Providence Health Plan $100,000 for blocking access to care for autistic children without providing them with any chance for an external review over denied claims for applied behavior analysis therapy.

“At the time these claims were filed, there was still debate over whether ABA therapy

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Luminanews.com: Surfers Healing creates peace and community for families affected by autism

Luminanews.com: Surfers Healing creates peace and community for families affected by autism

As Camp Lejeune’s Sally Tumanuvao watched Surfers Healing volunteer Justin Camacho lead her five-year-old son Naseri into Wrightsville Beach’s choppy surf, she heard her son call out anxiously for her. Then, she said, “A calm came over him. It was just wonderful.”

Photo by Emmy Errante Surfers Healing volunteer Justin

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Mitochondrialdiseasenews.com: Mitochondria DNA Variation Could Lead to Autism, New Study Suggests

Mitochondrialdiseasenews.com: Mitochondria DNA Variation Could Lead to Autism, New Study Suggests

Variations in mitochondria DNA, the cellular powerhouses responsible for energy production, could lead to the development of autism, a new study suggests.

The study, “Association Between Mitochondrial DNA Haplogroup Variation and Autism Spectrum Disorders,” was recently published in the journal JAMA Psychiatry.

The research team was led by Douglas Wallace, PhD,

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Tcpalm.com: Indian River school resource officers trained to work with autistic children

Tcpalm.com: Indian River school resource officers trained to work with autistic children

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Indian River County Sheriff’s Office school resource officers take part in a program that teaches them how to deal with the types of behavior autistic children may display while at school.(Photo: provided by Indian River Medical Center)

INDIAN RIVER COUNTY — School resource officers from the Sheriff’s Office have

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Blog:The Silent Wave- Letting go

Blog:The Silent Wave- Letting go

Another topic that in hindsight didn’t get its due coverage (during the early days of my Asperger’s/autism spectrum discovery) is that of letting go.  During the first few… (weeks?  Months?) after my revelation, my inner scaffolding would get tossed about, as though at the mercy of a restless sea (which is probably closer to reality than I might like to admit).  One minute feeling liberation, the next minute seething with long-term resentment and hostility.

I

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