Day: September 1, 2017

Ottawacitizen.com: Welcoming party greets father and son, 9, as they complete bike ride for autism

Ottawacitizen.com: Welcoming party greets father and son, 9, as they complete bike ride for autism

James Potvin, 9, is welcomed by his family at Mooney’s Bay after completing a ride for autism with his father, Chris, not pictured. They biked more than 400 kilometres from Whitby, Ont., to Ottawa during the past week. Darren Brown / Postmedia

Nine-year-old James Potvin was already something of a

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570news.com: MPP disappointed after tribunal rules boy with autism can't have service dog in class

570news.com: MPP disappointed after tribunal rules boy with autism can't have service dog in class

A local politician is disappointed with a human rights tribunal decision that won’t allow a nine-year-old boy with autism bring his service dog to school.

The tribunal found the Waterloo Catholic District School Board took all the necessary steps to evaluate whether Kenner Fee needs his dog Ivy in class.

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Vancouversun.com: Town Talk: Pucksters-turned-anglers haul in $800000 for Canucks Autism Network

Vancouversun.com: Town Talk: Pucksters-turned-anglers haul in $800000 for Canucks Autism Network

Hong Kong-born Fiona Tang’s King of Panthera and other wild-animal paintings and drawings constitute a literally large part of the Works on Paper exhibition at Richmond’s Lipont Art Centre. Malcolm Parry / PNG

GONE FISHING: Vancouver Canucks players, team officials and affluent fans left Sunday for the four-day Fishing For

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Blog:Aspie Rude Girl- DIY Sensory Toys Part 1

Blog:Aspie Rude Girl- DIY Sensory Toys Part 1

Hey guys!

I am back with another post that relates to Autism, but is certainly not just for people on the spectrum. Sensory toys are great for ways to relax or calm down and are used by many different people.

Since sensory toys are very expensive simply because they have the name sensory in front of it, I thought I would share some alternative things and cheap ways to make your own sensory toys at

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Popsugar.com: Why Her Son's Use of a Hand Dryer Was 1 of the “Proudest Moments” of This Mom's Life

Popsugar.com: Why Her Son's Use of a Hand Dryer Was 1 of the “Proudest Moments” of This Mom's Life

When any child is able to overcome a fear, especially a crippling one, it’s something to be celebrated. For Sara Farrell Baker, watching her son, August, overcome his fear of public bathroom hand dryers was an “Olympic-size win” that she’s celebrating by sharing it with other parents, especially those with

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Mirror.co.uk: Mum of autistic boy, 7, hits out at Legoland after son 'had meltdown' while waiting 1 hour for ride

Mirror.co.uk: Mum of autistic boy, 7, hits out at Legoland after son 'had meltdown' while waiting 1 hour for ride

The mum of an autistic seven-year-old boy has criticised a queuing system at Legoland which left her son breaking down in tears.

Michelle Causer, 36, said her son Zac Causer had “numerous meltdowns” and she found the whole experience very stressful.

She says she has been to the theme park

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Illinoisstate.edu: Are you ready to help students with Autism Spectrum Disorder?

Illinoisstate.edu: Are you ready to help students with Autism Spectrum Disorder?

More students with Autism Spectrum Disorder are entering college. Learn how to best help them thrive in the academy.

The number of students diagnosed with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) continues to rise, and many students with ASD are now graduating from high school and entering college classrooms. But some

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Neurosciencenews.com: New Genetic Risk Factor For Autism Spectrum Disorder Identified

Neurosciencenews.com: New Genetic Risk Factor For Autism Spectrum Disorder Identified

Summary: Researchers explore the role postzygotic mosaic mutations play in the development of autism spectrum disorders.

Source: Oregon Health and Science University.

Autism spectrum disorder affects approximately one out of every 68 children in the United States. Despite expansive study, the origin and risk factors of the complex condition

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Wpxi.com: Proud to be from Pittsburgh: Autism training program

Wpxi.com: Proud to be from Pittsburgh: Autism training program

Updated: Sep 1, 2017 – 11:15 AM

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, autism is the fastest-growing developmental disability in the United States.

More than 3.5 million Americans live with a spectrum disorder, which is characterized by challenges in socializing and communicating.

Those numbers, and a personal

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Yale.edu: Yale launches five-year study of origins of autism

Yale.edu: Yale launches five-year study of origins of autism

Yale researchers will study the development of functional brain connectivity during late pregnancy to early adolescence thanks to a five-year, $12.4 million grant from Autism Centers of Excellence Program, part of efforts by the National Institutes of Health to understand the origins of autism spectrum disorders (ASD).

Previous studies have

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City.ac.uk: Ageing and autism

City.ac.uk: Ageing and autism

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Event discusses the latest research and also hears from older adults with ASD

First published Friday, 1st September, 2017• by George Wigmore (Senior Communications Officer)

Researchers from the Autism Research Group at City, University of London hosted an event in July discussing ageing and autism.

Touching on

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