Day: September 25, 2017

Manchestereveningnews.co.uk: George has autism and loves water but heartless burglars have stolen his hot tub

Manchestereveningnews.co.uk: George has autism and loves water but heartless burglars have stolen his hot tub

A young boy who uses electric gadgets to communicate with his family has been left heartbroken – after burglars stole them.

Six-year-old George Cosby doesn’t speak and has severe special needs.

His family home in Burnage was filled with specialised items which helped him communicate with his family – including

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Chicagotribune.com: AmpliVox Supports Grand Opening of Autism Spectrum Therapies Center

Chicagotribune.com: AmpliVox Supports Grand Opening of Autism Spectrum Therapies Center

AmpliVox Sound Systems recently stepped up to help make the grand opening of a center for children with special needs a success. When Autism Spectrum Therapies opened its newest location in Northbrook, Illinois, AmpliVox provided a presentation lectern as well as sound system support for the ribbon-cutting ceremony, attended

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Neurosciencenews.com: Newly Reveals Autism Related Genes Include Some Implicated in Cancer

Neurosciencenews.com: Newly Reveals Autism Related Genes Include Some Implicated in Cancer

Summary: A new study has identified a number of cancer associated genes as being linked to ASD. Researchers suggest certain cancer treatments that target these genes may also be helpful in treating autism disorders.

Source: Frontiers.

The identification of genes related to autism spectrum disorder (ASD) could help to

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Blog:Well Owl Be- watching the wheels

Blog:Well Owl Be- watching the wheels

I’ve started this particular blog post so many times, and then stopped. There is an image that comes to my mind that fits how I’m feeling so perfectly I must write it down.  Why does it disappear when I get to the computer? Why do I not have the sense to write it down?

Maybe it’s the nature of the feeling…I’ll try to explain it with words and images that don’t quite match so bear

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Blog:The Silent Wave- My Asperger's / autism and self-defense [Mental Health Monday]

Blog:The Silent Wave- My Asperger's / autism and self-defense [Mental Health Monday]

Still peeling the onion.  Asperger’s/autism discovery as an adult, for me, has been a never-ending–yet unpredictable–cycle of unpacking and reframing.

Unpack, reframe, unpack, reframe.

I unpack each trait as it hits home, leaving its fingerprint on my core, and then I peer through the retro-kaleidoscope that is my lens and apply the theoretical aspect of said trait to my life.  Unpacking (for me) is the discovery of traits and tendencies; reframing is the application of

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Dailymail.co.uk: Groundbreaking study on autism and gender reveals the disorder is most common in boys who have an older autistic sister

Dailymail.co.uk: Groundbreaking study on autism and gender reveals the disorder is most common in boys who have an older autistic sister

Researchers at Harvard Medical School analyzed health insurance records of more than 1.5 million American families with two children aged 4-18They found boys have the highest risk of being born with autismAnd they showed boys have an even higher risk if they have an older sister with autism

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Huffingtonpost.com: Autism Without Fear–Green Bay Edition: Scott, Sensory Awareness, and an Employer Who “Gets It.”

Huffingtonpost.com: Autism Without Fear–Green Bay Edition: Scott, Sensory Awareness, and an Employer Who “Gets It.”

About this new column Carley writes, “Being (1) a brash New Yorker, (2) a blunt person with autism/Asperger’s, and (3) a non-drinker, has made for an interesting move to Green Bay, Wisconsin. It’s time for me to start telling their stories, even if it’s through the context of educating me.”

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Westerncourier.com: “The Good Doctor” tackles autism spectrum disorder

Westerncourier.com: “The Good Doctor” tackles autism spectrum disorder

Alyssa Hohman, Edge EditorSeptember 25, 2017Filed under The Edge

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 Television’s newest medical drama is getting a lot of attention, all without a single episode on the air. “The Good Doctor,” which premieres tonight at

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Medicalxpress.com: Largest study to date reveals gender-specific risk of autism occurrence among siblings

Medicalxpress.com: Largest study to date reveals gender-specific risk of autism occurrence among siblings

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Having one child with autism is a well-known risk factor for having another one with the same disorder, but whether and how a sibling’s gender influences this risk has remained largely unknown.

Now new research led by scientists at Harvard Medical School has for

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Prnewswire.com: Curemark Completes Enrollment for its Phase 3 Clinical Trial for Children with Autism – The Blum Study

Prnewswire.com: Curemark Completes Enrollment for its Phase 3 Clinical Trial for Children with Autism – The Blum Study

RYE, N.Y., Sept. 25, 2017 /PRNewswire/ — Curemark, LLC announced today that the Blüm Study, its second Phase 3 clinical trial to evaluate the safety and efficacy of CM-AT in children aged 3-8 with autism, is fully enrolled.

“On behalf of the Curemark team, I would like to thank the

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