Day: January 16, 2018

Blog:The Unabashed Autist- “I almost had my own show in Japan.”

Blog:The Unabashed Autist- “I almost had my own show in Japan.”

Content warning:  suicidal ideation.

I have a confession.  Every time I read or hear about humans behaving abominably toward other humans, I think about suicide.  Last year, I thought about it almost nonstop.  It was distracting, annoying, and a little scary.

I think I’m supposed to feel ashamed of this, but I don’t.  It just is.  I’m capable of being as cold as space and utterly indifferent.  I trained myself to reject those feelings. 

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Blog:Neuro Wonderful- [Image: A digital drawing of a cartoon cat person smiling in two…

Blog:Neuro Wonderful- [Image: A digital drawing of a cartoon cat person smiling in two…

[Image: A digital drawing of a cartoon cat person smiling in two different outfits. A blouse, skirt, high socks, and flats in white and lilac, with a green clover behind their ear; and a white sleeveless shirt, a pair of green jeans, and combat boots, with a lilac wristband on their arm. The background is a tinted version of the genderqueer pride flag. end image description.]

I’m always just me! ✨

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Sciencemag.org: Learning-dependent chromatin remodeling highlights noncoding regulatory regions linked to autism

Sciencemag.org: Learning-dependent chromatin remodeling highlights noncoding regulatory regions linked to autism

Deciphering the chromatin in learning and autism

Both development and learning are shaped through epigenetics—modifications to the DNA or chromatin that alter gene expression without changing the underlying DNA sequence. The intellectual disorder ASD (autism spectrum disorder) is idiopathic, but it is associated with changes in gene expression that

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Clarionledger.com: Services for folks on the autism spectrum to be covered after age 8

Clarionledger.com: Services for folks on the autism spectrum to be covered after age 8

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Secretary of State Delbert Hosemann and Insurance Commissioner Mike Chaney got three big insurers to remove the age cap on covering autism services. Anna Wolfe

Jessica McLaurin and her son Ian attended an announcement at the Capitol Tuesday that allows Ian to continue receiving coverage for behavioral

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Wsu.edu: Epigenetics study helps focus search for autism risk factors

Wsu.edu: Epigenetics study helps focus search for autism risk factors

By Judith Van Dongen, WSU Spokane Office of Research

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SPOKANE, Wash. – Scientists have long tried to pin down the causes of autism spectrum disorder. Recent studies have expanded the search for genetic links from identifying genes toward epigenetics, the study of factors that control gene expression and looks

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Wlox.com: Agreement with insurance companies lifts age cap on autism therapy coverage in MS

Wlox.com: Agreement with insurance companies lifts age cap on autism therapy coverage in MS

JACKSON, MS (WLOX) –

A leading treatment for children with autism will now be available to more Mississippians, thanks to an agreement between the state and three major Mississippi insurance providers. 

BlueCross BlueShield of Mississippi, UnitedHealthcare of Mississippi, and Magnolia Health have voluntarily agreed to lift the age cap on coverage

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Video:Fathering Autism- She’s Lost It! | Reading Your Comments | Big News!

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Jacksonfreepress.com: Three Mississippi Insurers Broaden Coverage for Autism Services

Jacksonfreepress.com: Three Mississippi Insurers Broaden Coverage for Autism Services

Secretary of State Delbert Hosemann, an advocate for people with autism, says expanded insurance coverage will make treatment available “to those who need it the most.” Photo by Imani Khayyam.

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — Three insurance companies in Mississippi have agreed to provide more extensive coverage of services for

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Restonnow.com: Reston-based App Gives 'Sherpas' to Young Adults with Autism

Restonnow.com: Reston-based App Gives 'Sherpas' to Young Adults with Autism

Doug Meeker calls himself a corporate refugee. His son’s diagnosis with autism in 2003 pushed him off the corporate bandwagon and into the launch what he calls a “quest”: Life Sherpa.

The Reston-based app turns smartphones into personal trainers, giving young adults with executive functioning challenges like his 15-year-old

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Blog:Mama Pineapple- Connecting

Blog:Mama Pineapple- Connecting

We’re nearly at the mid-point in January 2018, and I’m only just now writing my first post of the year. I didn’t even do an end-of-year retrospective to see out 2017.

Initially, I was reluctant to do so because the final few months felt so negative. My anxiety and stress levels during Autumn and early Winter of 2017, brought on by matters entirely outside of my control that are still yet to be resolved, had

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