Day: December 5, 2017

Indiatimes.com: Child panel lets student with mild autism to take class X boards

Indiatimes.com: Child panel lets student with mild autism to take class X boards

The Maharashtra State Commission for Protection of Child Rights has ruled that a student suffering from mild autism can be allowed to appear for the Indian Certificate of Secondary Education Examination (ICSE) or class X board exams conducted by the Council for the Indian School Certificate Examinations (CISCE).

While the ICSE

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Thepacket.ca: Peace and joy in focus at sensory-friendly photo session

Thepacket.ca: Peace and joy in focus at sensory-friendly photo session

Kaeliegh Fitzgerald held a sensory-friendly photo session for Christmas this year. – Kaeleigh Fitzgerald

By Christine HenneburySpecial to The Packet

Shelley Stead’s son, Bailey Mackey, was one of the children who had his picture taken by Fitzgerald.

CLARENVILLE, NL – Staff and volunteers at Clarenville’s eastern regional office

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Halifaxtoday.ca: Crowdfunding campaign to help support future care of 9-year-old boy with autism

Halifaxtoday.ca: Crowdfunding campaign to help support future care of 9-year-old boy with autism

More than $4,000 was raised in the first 24 hours of an online crowdfunding campaign, helping to raise money for the future support of a nine-year old boy with severe autism.

Callum Sutherland was admitted to the IWK Health Centre in mid-October when his parents feared it was no longer safe

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Cbsnews.com: “I'm a kid just like you”: 9-year-old boy explains autism in viral video

Cbsnews.com: “I'm a kid just like you”: 9-year-old boy explains autism in viral video

When George Yionoulis’ fourth-grade teacher asked if he’d be comfortable making a presentation in class to explain his autism, the 9-year-old boy jumped at the idea. Instead of simply standing in front of the room and talking about himself, Yionoulis decided to produce his very own music video — and now it’s

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Blog:The Talentless Liar- Cut on the Bias

Blog:The Talentless Liar- Cut on the Bias

I suppose seven days is enough time to tell if one has made a terrible decision in leaving one job and starting another, would you agree?  Time enough to feel the familiar lick of flame as you realise you have inadvertently left the frying pan for the fire, or to realise that the grass, did in fact only look greener on this side.

There were some familiar ‘failings’, that could have started alarm bells ringing: The

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Globalnews.ca: Little boy's touching video explaining his autism to his classmates goes viral

Globalnews.ca: Little boy's touching video explaining his autism to his classmates goes viral

In so many ways, nine-year-old George Yionoulis is like other boys his age. He likes Harry Potter, and watching cartoons. He has a creative side, whether it’s drawing pictures by hand or making music or writing code. He’s into dancing – usually with his whole body, at a moment’s notice.Story

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Gulf-times.com: Shedding light on autism

Gulf-times.com: Shedding light on autism

By John Rosemond/Tribune News Service

QUESTION: In the school district where I used to teach, I attended many meetings concerning children with special needs. Many of the children in question were said to be “on the (autism) spectrum.” In 15 years I witnessed the number of supposedly autistic children

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Gulf-times.com: QF signs agreement to promote autism plan

Gulf-times.com: QF signs agreement to promote autism plan

Qatar Foundation for Education, Science and Community Development (QF), the World Innovation Summit for Health (WISH) and Qatar Autism Families Association (QAFA) have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) advancing the Qatar National Autism Plan.The MoU intends to provide socially inclusive opportunities for those with autism and their families at

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Fox4now.com: Man with autism attacked, robbed while trying to make friends in Tampa

Fox4now.com: Man with autism attacked, robbed while trying to make friends in Tampa

HILLSBOROUGH COUNTY, Fla. — Deputies arrested a 25-year-old man and his 16-year-old accomplice for robbing and beating a 22-year-old man with autism.

Hillsborough County deputies say Terrell Newton and the unnamed 16-year-old grabbed the man by his neck when they stole his cell phone and shoes.

The victim, whose father

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Thenorthernecho.co.uk: Major search underway after for boy with autism missing during visit to Hamsterley Forest

Thenorthernecho.co.uk: Major search underway after for boy with autism missing during visit to Hamsterley Forest

A MAJOR search is underway at Hamsterley Forest for a 15-year-old with autism who has been missing for six hours.

Emergency services including police, a police helicopter and a mountain rescue team are currently on site looking for Brandon Ellis who was on an educational visit and was reported missing at 1.50pm today

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Gloucestershirelive.co.uk: The appalling way a driver behaved towards an autistic teenager is being treated as a hate crime

Gloucestershirelive.co.uk: The appalling way a driver behaved towards an autistic teenager is being treated as a hate crime

A mother could not believe what she was seeing when she saw a woman rudely gesturing at her autistic son whilst driving behind her in the car.

The mum of three’s middle child Joshua Ferneyhough, 17, has autistic spectrum disorder and global delay. He is also non-verbal and has a

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Spectrumnews.org: Review: 'Uncommon Sense' exquisitely explores autism's sensory experiences

Spectrumnews.org: Review: 'Uncommon Sense' exquisitely explores autism's sensory experiences

Moose and Lali are nonverbal and live at home; Jess and Dan are more cognitively able and live independently. All four have autism. Together, these characters represent the broad spectrum of autism in the play “Uncommon Sense,” which premiered at the Sheen Center for Thought and Culture in New York

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