Day: September 8, 2017

Spectrumnews.org: South African children with autism may lack access to schools

Spectrumnews.org: South African children with autism may lack access to schools

Urban estimate: Most children diagnosed with autism who attend school in the Western Cape live in cities.

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Only about 0.1 percent of children in the Western Cape province of South Africa have autism, according to a review of school records. The unpublished results were presented today

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Disabilityscoop.com: Feds Award Millions For Autism Research

Disabilityscoop.com: Feds Award Millions For Autism Research

The National Institutes of Health is distributing millions of dollars to universities across the country to conduct research projects designed to increase what’s known about autism. (Lydia Polimeni/NIH)

The federal government is handing out nearly $100 million with an eye toward better understanding autism and developing interventions for the condition.

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Americantheatre.org: Offscript: Autism and Acting with Mickey Rowe

Americantheatre.org: Offscript: Autism and Acting with Mickey Rowe

Every other week, the editors of American Theatre curate a free-ranging discussion about the lively arts in our Offscript podcast.

On this week’s episode, Rob Weinert-Kendt, Diep Tran, and Allison Considine discuss Tropical Storm Harvey, the theatres affected, and how you can help. Then Diep and Allison get candid about their student

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Blog:Pharaohs World!- Aspie or not Aspie. That is the question!

Blog:Pharaohs World!- Aspie or not Aspie. That is the question!

Last week a neurotypical did something silly. 

They used the word “Aspie” in a tweet. 

I know, I know, I can hear your gasps of outrage from here. 

Soon enough the language police arrived and the poster was told in no uncertain terms that people in the community didn’t like the term “Aspie” and more than that, it was wrong!

Wrong! 

No, it’s not wrong. 

I follow several who use the word “Aspie” as part

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Video:invisible i- Not what I had planned | Q&A +GIVEAWAY!

Video:invisible i- Not what I had planned | Q&A +GIVEAWAY!

Apologies for not being my usual self today but I am on the mend! I hope you enjoy this video anyway!

This Week’s Videos :

Autism Back to School Tips : https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=INc71tijP1w

1st Birthday Look-Back video : https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UTbmrYl1R3w

Last Week’s Q&A : https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UjwZKX9K_DI

To enter the giveaway just be sure to subscribe to the channel, like this video and comment a question for next week’s Q&A with the #PickMe I will pick my 3 favourite questions to win one of the necklaces up for grabs.
Good Luck!

Not all disabilities are visible.

My name is Katy and I have Asperger’s Syndrome and Fibromyalgia. I try and post regular videos about my lifestyle and experiences whilst learning to live with my diversities and disabilities.

Hope you come along for the ride!

*Disclaimer – I am not an expert and have no formal training. Anything that I speak about is purely from my own experience and my own research. Please seek the help of a healthcare professional if you are concerned about your health*

Other places to find me :
Facebook : https://www.facebook.com/invisibleikaty
Twitter : https://twitter.com/invisible_i
Instagram : https://www.instagram.com/invisible_katy

My lovely channel art is designed by Tracy Henderson from Aspie Doodles – Check out her other work and etsy store here : https://www.etsy.com/shop/AspieDoodles

Helpful links :
National Autistic Society : http://www.autism.org.uk/
Fibromyalgia info page : http://www.arthritisresearchuk.org/arthritis-information/conditions/fibromyalgia.aspx
HeadsMeds (Mental Health Medication info) : http://www.headmeds.org.uk/
Young Minds (Mental Health Support) : http://www.youngminds.org.uk/
Tourette’s Action : http://www.tourettes-action.org.uk/

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Video:Connopolis- I Finished My First Uni Module!!!

Video:Connopolis- I Finished My First Uni Module!!!

Twitter/Instagram : @Connopolis
Message me on my facebook page http://facebook.com/Connopolis
(I won’t see any Instagram messages sorry!)

I sometimes don’t get chance to do my CCing. If you are looking for something to do please help with contribution and I’ll make sure you get the credit you deserve. Thanks 🙂 http://www.youtube.com/timedtext_cs_panel?tab=2&c=UCCR0sGyrQN800DkQbhCbLDA

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Kingscountynews.ca: Annapolis Valley autism chapter gets helping hands

Kingscountynews.ca: Annapolis Valley autism chapter gets helping hands

Meanwhile, at the Autism Centre in Kingston, it’s busy, said Wing, with numerous volunteer-run programs such as social groups for children, teens and adults, a pre-school playgroup, information sessions, educational workshops, parent support groups and family events offered on an on-going basis. Wing said the Chapter is hoping to expand

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News-medical.net: Maternal folic acid intake round conception may reduce children's pesticide-related autism risk

News-medical.net: Maternal folic acid intake round conception may reduce children's pesticide-related autism risk

September 8, 2017

Researchers at UC Davis and other institutions have shown that mothers who take recommended amounts of folic acid around conception might reduce their children’s pesticide-related autism risk.

In the study, children whose mothers took 800 or more micrograms of folic acid (the amount in most prenatal vitamins)

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