Day: September 19, 2017

Wilx.com: VIDEO: Autistic 14-year-old aggressively detained by police for 'stimming'

Wilx.com: VIDEO: Autistic 14-year-old aggressively detained by police for 'stimming'

Body camera footage has been released of police in Buckeye Arizona detaining Connor, 14-year-old boy, because he was believed to have been doing drugs.

However, the teen wasn’t doing drugs, he was “stimming.” Stimming is a calming technique often used by individuals on the autism spectrum. It’s the repetition of

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Unlv.edu: Backpacking Through New Research Territory

Unlv.edu: Backpacking Through New Research Territory

While millions of children begrudgingly lug hefty backpacks filled with school supplies, snacks, and other belongings, one group of UNLV researchers is asking whether those same bulky sacks could someday serve a higher purpose: aiding in the therapy of children with autism.

Through the UNLV Graduate College’s Rebel Research and

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Artslant.com: Andrea Crespo's Latest Film Unpacks Dangerous Misrepresentations of Autism

Artslant.com: Andrea Crespo's Latest Film Unpacks Dangerous Misrepresentations of Autism

[intensifies], Andrea Crespo’s video installation, which opened at Kraupa-Tuskany Zeidler during Berlin Art Week, runs for one hour. It has a linear plotline, with silent dialogue written over the image. The aesthetics are sparse; the film flickers through still shots of institutional interiors, revealing an interrogation in which the minds and

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Whnt.com: Orangetheory Fitness raises hundreds for children with autism, families during August challenge

Whnt.com: Orangetheory Fitness raises hundreds for children with autism, families during August challenge

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HUNTSVILLE, Ala. – Orangetheory Fitness in Huntsville used its coaches’ pain to provide support for local families impacted by autism.

Many days you will find Trainer Amber Solan walking down lines of rowers and treadmills, helping people at Orangetheory Fitness achieve a healthier

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Slj.com: Hurricane Relief for Libraries; Be a Rebel and Tweet; Grants for Autism Inclusion | News Bites

Slj.com: Hurricane Relief for Libraries; Be a Rebel and Tweet; Grants for Autism Inclusion | News Bites

ALA and Follett Rally Around Libraries Hit by Hurricanes

Harvey and Irma not only upended families in Texas, Florida, and the Caribbean, but these storms decimated many school and public libraries. To help these hard-hit libraries get going again, several organizations and companies are launching donation programs.

The American Library

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Usc.edu: Hotspot uncovered: 8 autism-related mutations cluster in 1 gene

Usc.edu: Hotspot uncovered: 8 autism-related mutations cluster in 1 gene

Scientists have identified a hotspot for autism-related mutations in a single gene.

By studying data from thousands of genomes of people with autism-spectrum disorders, an interdisciplinary team of USC researchers honed in on a gene called TRIO. The TRIO gene produces a protein that influences the development and strength —

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Newswise.com: $2.3m Grant to Fund New Direction in Autism Spectrum Disorders Research at KU

Newswise.com: $2.3m Grant to Fund New Direction in Autism Spectrum Disorders Research at KU

Return to Article List $2.3m Grant to Fund New Direction in Autism Spectrum Disorders Research at KU

Article ID: 681380

Released: 19-Sep-2017 12:05 PM EDT

Source Newsroom: University of Kansas, Life Span Institute

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Clickondetroit.com: VIDEO: Autistic 14-year-old aggressively detained by Arizona officer who believed he was using …

Clickondetroit.com: VIDEO: Autistic 14-year-old aggressively detained by Arizona officer who believed he was using …

Police in Buckeye, Arizona have released bodycam footage of an officer aggressively detaining a 14-year-old boy with autism who he believed was on drugs.

Footage of the July 2017 incident shows Officer Grossman approaching the teen, named Connor, and asking what he’s doing. Connor tells Grossman that he is “stimming.”

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Dailymail.co.uk: Shark Tank hopeful scores funding for miracle coconut products he says helped his young autistic …

Dailymail.co.uk: Shark Tank hopeful scores funding for miracle coconut products he says helped his young autistic …

Central Coast man Jaypee Abraham appeared on Shark Tank on Tuesday evening with an emotive story to tell. 

The Australian entrepreneur hoped to find funding for

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Empr.com: Evidence-Based Autism Treatment Models Continue to Grow

Empr.com: Evidence-Based Autism Treatment Models Continue to Grow

Kathleen Walsh Tulley, Editorial Director

September 19, 2017

This article originally appeared on Psychiatry Advisor.

Recent changes in our understanding of autism is driving advances in diagnosis and evidence-based treatments

The following article is part of live conference coverage from the 2017 Psych Congress in New Orleans, Louisiana. Visit MPR’s conference

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Neurosciencenews.com: Eight Autism Related Mutations in One Gene

Neurosciencenews.com: Eight Autism Related Mutations in One Gene

Summary: USC researchers have identified eight autism associated mutations within the TRIO gene.

Source: USC.

Disorder in 1 gene triggers a chain reaction that disrupts the construction and stability of the brain’s developing connections.

Scientists have identified a hotspot for autism-related mutations in a single gene.

By studying data

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