Day: November 7, 2017

3newsnow.com: Autism not linked to greater risk of criminal activity, expert says

3newsnow.com: Autism not linked to greater risk of criminal activity, expert says

Omaha, NE (KMTV) — –

The arrest of former Nebraska Athletic Director Shawn Eichorst’s son for sex assault is raising questions about a developmental disability.  A statement on behalf of the family brought up Jack Eichorst’s autism.

Police say Eichorst, 18, admitted to investigators he sexually penetrated a 12-year-old boy but

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Wickedlocal.com: Watertown autism nonprofit gets influential role in Tony-winning play

Wickedlocal.com: Watertown autism nonprofit gets influential role in Tony-winning play

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A Watertown organization has helped set the stage for a production company on an issue that hundreds of people deal with locally.

Asperger/Autism Network (AANE)–based at 51 Water St.–has partnered with SpeakEasy Stage Co. in support of the launch of the play “The Curious Incident of

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Express.co.uk: The A Word season 2 applauded for its portrayal of autism: 'Keep killing the stereotypes'

Express.co.uk: The A Word season 2 applauded for its portrayal of autism: 'Keep killing the stereotypes'

The BBC drama, starring Christopher Eccleston, saw a reunion with the Hughes family and their loved ones as seven-year-old Joe Hughes (played by Max Vento) was told that he had autism.

When Joe said the word autistic for the first time, seeing it as something bad, Paul (Lee Ingleby) and

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Digitalspy.com: Christopher Eccleston's The A Word returns for series 2 with huge acclaim for its depiction of autism

Digitalspy.com: Christopher Eccleston's The A Word returns for series 2 with huge acclaim for its depiction of autism

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Christopher Eccleston’s bittersweet family drama The A Word returned to BBC One on Tuesday (November 7) for a gripping reunion with the Hughes family and their loved ones.

The series from Marvellous writer Peter Bowker is told through the perspective of

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Express.co.uk: The A Word season 2: What is The A Word? What is the autism spectrum and its symptoms?

Express.co.uk: The A Word season 2: What is The A Word? What is the autism spectrum and its symptoms?

The groundbreaking BBC series returns after a two-year break, and picks up as seven-year-old Joe (Max Vento) starts becoming aware of his autism diagnosis.

“Autistic is a word Joe has heard but can’t yet understand,” writer Peter Bowker explained. 

“Different is what he feels, and fears might be something bad. 

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Purdue.edu: SPEAK MODalities honored for best product design for scientifically validated tools to treat speech and language disorders in autism

Purdue.edu: SPEAK MODalities honored for best product design for scientifically validated tools to treat speech and language disorders in autism

Purdue speech-language pathology student Madison Logan (left) assists Victoria Casas and her mother, Elba Casas, with a language learning activity through the SPEAK MODalities app, SPEAKall!®. (Purdue Research Foundation photo/Oren Darling) Download image

WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. – SPEAK MODalities LLC, a company that develops software tools to help children diagnosed

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Goodhousekeeping.com: Dad Sends His “Friends” Viral Text After His Son With Autism Wasn't Invited to Any Parties

Goodhousekeeping.com: Dad Sends His “Friends” Viral Text After His Son With Autism Wasn't Invited to Any Parties

“He’s not an afterthought, he’s my every thought.”

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Parenting a child with autism presents its own unique challenges, but what makes one family’s most recent struggle all the more heartbreaking is that it was completely avoidable. Mom Christine Stephenson shared her husband’s text to

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Bt.com: Where is The A Word filmed? Christopher Eccleston's Lake District drama returns for series 2

Bt.com: Where is The A Word filmed? Christopher Eccleston's Lake District drama returns for series 2

BBC One’s moving comedy drama series The A Word is back for a second series.

The hit show, which stars Christopher Eccleston, Lee Ingleby and Morven Christie, was noteworthy for its use of the stunning Lake District locations in series one.

[10 reasons why we love the Lake District]

Every

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Standard.co.uk: The A-Word star Morven Christie says autism drama can be 'overwhelming' to shoot

Standard.co.uk: The A-Word star Morven Christie says autism drama can be 'overwhelming' to shoot

Morven Christie has revealed she finds shooting scenes for autism drama The A Word “cathartic” and sometimes overwhelming.

The Scottish actress plays the mother of autistic five-year-old Joe (Max Vento) in the BBC drama, which returns to television for a second series this week.

Christie, 36, said of filming some

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Businesswire.com: Brain Power Releases First Augmented Reality Smartglasses to Help People with Autism Increase …

Businesswire.com: Brain Power Releases First Augmented Reality Smartglasses to Help People with Autism Increase …

CAMBRIDGE, Mass.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Brain Power, the developer of neuroscience-based augmented reality, launched the Empower Me™ system for autism today.

Empower Me is a digital coach that runs on smartglasses, to empower children and adults with autism to teach themselves social and cognitive skills toward happy self-sufficiency. Empower Me runs on Google

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Radioiowa.com: Grassley bill would help find missing people with Alzheimer's, autism

Radioiowa.com: Grassley bill would help find missing people with Alzheimer's, autism

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Iowa Senator Chuck Grassley is introducing a bill designed to help families locate missing loved ones who have Alzheimer’s disease, autism and related conditions. Grassley says the legislation is called Kevin and Avonte’s Law.

“We named this law to honor two boys with autism who perished because their

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Abc13.com: First Autism School in Texas

Abc13.com: First Autism School in Texas

HOUSTON (KTRK) —

Cary Mollinedo and Shelinta Perez give information on Texas Autism Academy, the first of its kind school in Texas. The school tailors educational and behavioral plans for students on all levels of the autism spectrum. The school is located in The Woodlands and is open to

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