Day: October 16, 2017

Youthhealthmag.com: Study: Autism prevalence and socioeconomic status: What's the connection?

Youthhealthmag.com: Study: Autism prevalence and socioeconomic status: What's the connection?

The finding is part of a new multi-institution study of autism spectrum disorder (ASD), led by Maureen Durkin of the University of Wisconsin-Madison’s Waisman Center, and published recently in the American Journal of Public Health.

Durkin and her team found that the incidence of the disorder increased during the study period.

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Wichita.edu: Cousin with autism inspires WSU student to write children's book

Wichita.edu: Cousin with autism inspires WSU student to write children's book

Photo: Amy Lightfoot

Wichita State student Amy Lightfoot says her cousin Lili, who has autism, inspired her to write the children’s book “My Cousin Lili.”

Tuesday, October 17, 2017

By Jamie Stoskopf

Communication Sciences and Disorders student Amy Lightfoot has authored a children’s book titled “My Cousin Lili.”

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Wnct.com: “Aces for Autism” holds 4th annual charity event tonight

Wnct.com: “Aces for Autism” holds 4th annual charity event tonight

GREENVILLE, N.C. (WNCT) — The local non-profit “Aces for Autism” is holding its fourth annual charity auction and dinner tonight at the Greenville Convention Center.

The organization provides treatment and education for children affected by autism.

WNCT is a proud sponsor of tonight’s event, which helps to raise money for

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Pressandguide.com: Beaumont, University of Michigan-Dearborn's Exceptional Families Autism Center offers state-of …

Pressandguide.com: Beaumont, University of Michigan-Dearborn's Exceptional Families Autism Center offers state-of …

The Beaumont Center for Exceptional Families, in collaboration with the University of Michigan-Dearborn, recently opened a brand new state-of-the-art autism center in Dearborn.

The 10,000-square-foot new center, which is connected to the current Center for Exceptional Families, celebrated its grand opening Oct. 13.

The center will specialize in clinical and

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Ucsf.edu: Matthew State Awarded Sarnat Prize for Mental Health Research

Ucsf.edu: Matthew State Awarded Sarnat Prize for Mental Health Research

Matthew State, MD, PhD, the Oberndorf Family Distinguished Professor, chair of psychiatry, director of the Langley Porter Psychiatric Institute and member of the UCSF Weill Institute for Neurosciences, is one of three recipients of the 2017 Rhoda and Bernard Sarnat International Prize in Mental Health given by the National Academy

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Intelligencer.ca: Robotic assistant in class

Intelligencer.ca: Robotic assistant in class

BELLEVILLE – 

A pair of students in the Algonquin Lakeshore Catholic District School Board (ALCDSB) with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) are getting help with communication and social skills from an unlikely source – Milo the robot.ALCDSB is the first board in Ontario, and only the second in Canada, to employ the service

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Newbritainherald.com: Welcome to My World Autism fundraiser Oct. 21

Newbritainherald.com: Welcome to My World Autism fundraiser Oct. 21

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NEW BRITAIN – Welcome to My World Autism, a New Britain-based organization that brings families who have children with autism together, is hosting its seventh annual Hearts for Autism fundraising event on Saturday, Oct. 21.

“This event is about getting children and parents of autistic children together in a

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Norwichbulletin.com: Learn the facts about vaccine safety

Norwichbulletin.com: Learn the facts about vaccine safety

Dr. Marc Cerrone For The Bulletin

As a pediatrician for the last 20 years, I’ve had plenty of discussions with families about vaccinations — hearing their concerns, answering their questions and providing them with the scientifically proven information they need to become well-informed. Though the original 1998 study that falsely linked

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