Day: April 3, 2018

Eveningtelegraph.co.uk: Dundee mum says son's autism diagnosis was 'like a bereavement – but also a relief'

Eveningtelegraph.co.uk: Dundee mum says son's autism diagnosis was 'like a bereavement – but also a relief'

Vickie Sutherland with her sons Euan, left, and Arran

Dundee mum Vickie Sutherland admits that when her first-born son Arran was given a diagnosis of autism spectrum disorder (ASD), while she was dreading the news, she was also expecting it.

Now nine years old, Arran attends a mainstream school

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Looptt.com: Decoded: Understanding Autism

Looptt.com: Decoded: Understanding Autism

“Kids can have autism, but they are not autism. They’re kids. They have skills, they have abilities, autism is something that they deal with, it’s a medical condition, it’s a neuro-developmental disorder, but it doesn’t define the child.”

This is the sentiment expressed by neuropsychologist Dr. Tim Conway when asked about

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Popsugar.com: These Photos of Kids With Autism Prove “Being Seen as Different” Can Be Seriously Beautiful

Popsugar.com: These Photos of Kids With Autism Prove “Being Seen as Different” Can Be Seriously Beautiful

Sarah Driscoll, one of the founders of Spectrum Inspired — a group of volunteer photographers who raise autism awareness by taking pictures of children who are affected by it — knows the power that photography can have. Because of this, she says that Spectrum Inspired has one goal: to get

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Madamenoire.com: Holly Robinson Peete Says Son RJ, 20, Is Working “Dream Job,” Doing Things He Was Told He Couldn't With Autism

Madamenoire.com: Holly Robinson Peete Says Son RJ, 20, Is Working “Dream Job,” Doing Things He Was Told He Couldn't With Autism

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For years now, actress Holly Robinson Peete has been an outspoken advocate for autism awareness since her son, Rodney, Jr., was diagnosed with autism when he was three. She created the HollyRod foundation to help find a cure for autism, as well as for Parkinson’s Disease (which her father

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Ajc.com: Can taking folic acid lower the risk of autism? New studies suggest it may help

Ajc.com: Can taking folic acid lower the risk of autism? New studies suggest it may help

Folic acid, a form of vitamin B, may reduce the risk of autism and ease some of its features, according to a series of unrelated studies published in recent months.

» RELATED: Atlanta resources for those on the autism spectrum

Although none of these studies were connected, they all found significant correlations.

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Fatherly.com: Sesame Place Is the World's First Theme Park to Receive Certified Autism Center Designation

Fatherly.com: Sesame Place Is the World's First Theme Park to Receive Certified Autism Center Designation

The park, which will re-open on April 28th, now has special accommodations for kids with different needs. By Lizzy Francis

Apr 03 2018, 11:40 AM

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Sesame Place, the Sesame Street-themed children’s amusement park in Langhorne, Pennsylvania, has become the world’s first theme park to ever become

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Rochdaleonline.co.uk: Autism Awareness at Shawclough Community Primary School

Rochdaleonline.co.uk: Autism Awareness at Shawclough Community Primary School

Date published: 03 April 2018

Autism Awareness at Shawclough Community Primary

Shawclough Community Primary School have been learning about Autism, a condition that affects many people and families including many children at our school.

The children thought about how they could ‘fit the jigsaw pieces together’ and make children

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Medindia.net: UN: Women, Girls With Autism Must be Empowered

Medindia.net: UN: Women, Girls With Autism Must be Empowered

United Nations calls for empowering women and girls with autism. UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres said “we must stand up for the rights of people with autism and speak out against discrimination”, Xinhua news agency reported.

He added that the UN’s work for gender equality and women’s empowerment must reach all the

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Looptt.com: 10 NGOs that offer family support and education about autism

Looptt.com: 10 NGOs that offer family support and education about autism

Autism, or autism spectrum disorder, refers to a range of conditions characterized by challenges with social skills, repetitive behaviours, speech and nonverbal communication, as well as by unique strengths and differences. There are many types of autism caused by different combinations of genetic and environmental influences.

The term “spectrum” reflects the wide

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Hudsonstarobserver.com: Music therapy helps Willow River students with autism

Hudsonstarobserver.com: Music therapy helps Willow River students with autism

Brudzinski is a music therapy teacher who works with students with autism across the Twin Cities and here at Willow River.

“It’s been really rewarding,” Brudzinski said.

Her classes are designed to get the kids, who often do not participate in regular music classes, engaged, said autism coordinator Tracy Metz.

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Medicalxpress.com: Rumination leads to problems in boys with autism

Medicalxpress.com: Rumination leads to problems in boys with autism

Credit: Leiden University

Boys with autism are more prone to develop physical complaints, depression and aggressive behaviour. Psychologists at Leiden University have discovered that this is mainly related to rumination. Publication in the Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders.

Research has shown that autisme not only leads to social

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