Day: October 23, 2017

Wxyz.com: Trick-or-treating advice for children with autism

Wxyz.com: Trick-or-treating advice for children with autism

Melissa Almanza, a board-certified behavior analyst with the Macomb Oakland Regional Center in Michigan, discussed tips for trick-or-treating with autistic children with Scripps station WXYZ.

Almanza said she recommends basing what children do for Halloween around the child’s preferences.

“A lot of our kids have sensitivities or have a little

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Montgomeryadvertiser.com: Faulkner University to create autism center in 2019

Montgomeryadvertiser.com: Faulkner University to create autism center in 2019

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Prattville Christian sixth grader Andrew Minton discusses autism with his mother, Lauren Minton. The student is holding a fundraiser for Easter Seals at the school on Friday. contributed

Autism inscription on a white puzzle background(Photo: nambitomo, Getty Images/iStockphoto)

Faulkner University is set to open a first-of-its-kind autism center

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Ajc.com: Atlanta special ed teacher faces battery charge after allegedly striking student

Ajc.com: Atlanta special ed teacher faces battery charge after allegedly striking student

An Atlanta special education autism teacher who allegedly struck a student last week has been charged with battery. 

Angela Christian, a teacher at Ralph J. Bunche Middle School, was booked Oct. 19 on a misdemeanor charge of battery/substantial physical harm, according to Fulton County jail records. 

The teacher was

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Accesshollywood.com: “The Good Doctor” Star Freddie Highmore On Responsibility Of Showing Autism Authentically

Accesshollywood.com: “The Good Doctor” Star Freddie Highmore On Responsibility Of Showing Autism Authentically

Info”The Good Doctor” Star Freddie Highmore On Responsibility Of Showing Autism Authentically October 23, 2017 1:09 PM PDT

“The Good Doctor” star Freddie Highmore reveals to Access Hollywood Live’s Natalie Morales and Kit Hoover that his show feels like “a huge responsibility to portray” his character’s autism “as authentically as possible.”

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Blog:Losing It Slowly- #Me Too – Not a story for Facebook

Blog:Losing It Slowly- #Me Too – Not a story for Facebook

I don’t want to talk about it. When I was younger, an older cousin used to touch me.  He was only two years older.  He didn’t know better, and even at 3/4 I understood that this wasn’t good.  It continued until he was 10 and I was 8.  I tried to never get close to him after that.  Strangely we are still on pretty good terms.  I still feel uncomfortable being anywhere alone with him.

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Geneticliteracyproject.org: Genetics account for 83% of autism risk, re-do study finds

Geneticliteracyproject.org: Genetics account for 83% of autism risk, re-do study finds

A reanalysis of data from more than 2 million children in Sweden suggests inherited genetic factors account for 83 percent of autism risk. A 2014 study using the same dataset pointed to an equal contribution from genetics and the environment, but experts in the field were critical of the findings, citing flaws

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Tallahassee.com: FSU leads network to help families respond to autism

Tallahassee.com: FSU leads network to help families respond to autism

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Dr. Amy Wetherby, director of the FSU Autism Institute, talks about the societal benefits that accompany early autism detection at City Hall in 2015. A new grant allows allows FSU “to collaborate with universities across the country” on treatments.(Photo: Joe Rondone/Democrat)Buy Photo

Florida State University researchers have

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