Day: October 5, 2017

Nationalpost.com: Autistic characters lead TV's 'Good Doctor' and 'Atypical,' but are they realistic?

Nationalpost.com: Autistic characters lead TV's 'Good Doctor' and 'Atypical,' but are they realistic?

TORONTO — Characters with autism are increasingly finding prominence in film and television, most recently in the new TV network offering “The Good Doctor” and “Atypical,” which debuted in August on the streaming service Netflix.

Such series may provide viewers with a glimpse into the world of those with

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Victoriaadvocate.com: Gratitude expressed for support of Autism event

Victoriaadvocate.com: Gratitude expressed for support of Autism event

Editor, the Advocate:

Crossroads Autism Network would like to express our gratitude for everyone who attended, purchased raffle tickets and donated items for The Rockin’ the Blues for Autism event held Sept. 23.

We would like to give special thanks to Justin and Leslie Schroeder, Shane Schroeder, The Bug Man, Armer

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Pennlive.com: 'The Good Doctor' Facebook post gathers praise from viewers with autism and their families

Pennlive.com: 'The Good Doctor' Facebook post gathers praise from viewers with autism and their families

The new ABC series “The Good Doctor” debuted on Sept. 25, and it has struck a chord with many viewers with autism and their families.

The star of the show, Freddie Highmore, went on “The Good Doctor” Facebook page to share a brief video thanking the viewers for watching the first

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Msn.com: Are TV's characters with autism realistic?

Msn.com: Are TV's characters with autism realistic?

TORONTO – Characters with autism are increasingly finding prominence in film and television, most recently in the new TV network offering “The Good Doctor” and “Atypical,” which debuted in August on the streaming service Netflix.

Such series may provide viewers with a glimpse into the world of those with autism

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Q13fox.com: Milwaukee mom used belts to bind son with autism, then set him on fire in bathtub: court docs

Q13fox.com: Milwaukee mom used belts to bind son with autism, then set him on fire in bathtub: court docs

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A Milwaukee mother is accused of killing her 4-year-old son with autism by binding him with belts and setting him on fire, according to court documents.

Amelia Di Stasio, 23, faces a charge of first-degree

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Blog:Neuro Wonderful- overexplainingautistic:
[Three selfies using a mirror and big…

Blog:Neuro Wonderful- overexplainingautistic: [Three selfies using a mirror and big…

overexplainingautistic:

[Three selfies using a mirror and big camera of an androgynous short-blue-hair’d person wearing a pale blue “I love someone who is Autistic (it’s me)” shirt. 

The first is a simple shot with a flat but genuine smile, with the shirt’s text clear to read, though mirrored in the photo. 

The second shows the person holding a white and aqua fidget cube attached to a belt loop, and looking at it. 

The third is

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Sbs.com.au: Multivitamins in pregnancy may reduce autism risk, new study shows

Sbs.com.au: Multivitamins in pregnancy may reduce autism risk, new study shows

Taking multivitamins in early pregnancy may reduce the risk of children developing autism, research suggests.

Experts found that children whose mothers had taken the vitamins were around half as likely to develop autism as those whose mothers took none.

But the team cautioned that although they had found a possible

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Blog:Yes, That Too- Diagnostic arbitrariness and NO, not everyone is “somewhere on the spectrum”

Blog:Yes, That Too- Diagnostic arbitrariness and NO, not everyone is “somewhere on the spectrum”

[“Somewhere on the spectrum” here is “somewhere on the autism spectrum,” or variants on the theme of claiming everyone to be a little bit autistic.]

Autism diagnosis can be pretty arbitrary. There isn’t a blood test. There are genes that are associated with an increased probability of being autistic, but that’s not the same thing as a gene “for autism” or a genetic test. We don’t really ask about the internal experience of being autistic, either.

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Neurosciencenews.com: Multivitamin Use During Pregnancy Linked to Lower Autism With Intellectual Disability Risk

Neurosciencenews.com: Multivitamin Use During Pregnancy Linked to Lower Autism With Intellectual Disability Risk

Summary: According to Drexel University researchers, mothers who took multivitamins during pregnancy were 30% less likely to have children who develop autism with intellectual disability. However, researchers note the occurrence of autism without intellectual disability was not affected by the use of prenatal multivitamins.

Source: Drexel University.

Children whose

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Send2press.com: Actors, Authors, Artists and Advocates Activate their Voices for Autism during National Bullying …

Send2press.com: Actors, Authors, Artists and Advocates Activate their Voices for Autism during National Bullying …

SAN FRANCISCO, Calif., Oct. 5, 2017 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Geek Club Books, Inc., an autism nonprofit, today launched #Activate4Autism movement, a public awareness campaign as a part of National Bullying Prevention Month. The autistic are often misunderstood, marginalized, undervalued and 3 times more likely to be victims of bullying. The

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Ktla.com: Milwaukee Mother Set 4-Year-Old Son With Autism on Fire, Bound Him With 7 Belts: Court Documents

Ktla.com: Milwaukee Mother Set 4-Year-Old Son With Autism on Fire, Bound Him With 7 Belts: Court Documents

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A Milwaukee mother suspected of killing her 4-year-old son with autism is accused of bounding him with belts and setting him on fire before his death, according to court documents.

Amelia Di Stasio, 23, faces a charge of first-degree intentional homicide in

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Broadwayworld.com: Doug Lawler to Raise Funds for Autism Awareness with Benefit Ride Concert in Rockvale

Broadwayworld.com: Doug Lawler to Raise Funds for Autism Awareness with Benefit Ride Concert in Rockvale

Road Warriors Riding Charity Country/rock veteran Doug Lawler will be raising money for autism research in Middle Tennessee with the Road Warriors Riding Charity (501c3) by headlining the Benefit Ride on Saturday, October 21st. 100 percent of the proceeds will be going to a local autism charity.

For motorcyclists,

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Empr.com: Maternal Multivitamin Use and Autism Spectrum Disorder: What's the Link?

Empr.com: Maternal Multivitamin Use and Autism Spectrum Disorder: What's the Link?

Further scrutiny is recommended

(HealthDay News) — Multivitamin supplementation during pregnancy is tied to a reduced risk of autism spectrum disorder (ASD) with intellectual disability, according to a study published online Oct. 4 in BMJ.

Elizabeth A. DeVilbiss, Ph.D., from Drexel University in Philadelphia, and colleagues performed an observational prospective cohort

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Medicalnewstoday.com: Could multivitamin use in pregnancy protect children from autism?

Medicalnewstoday.com: Could multivitamin use in pregnancy protect children from autism?

Researchers have linked multivitamin use in pregnancy with a lower risk of autism in offspring. The risk of autism may be reduced for children whose mothers use multivitamins during pregnancy. This is the finding of new research published in The BMJ.

Study co-author Brian K. Lee, of the Dornsife School of

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