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MPFI scientist receives NIH’s Pioneer Award

Max Planck Florida Institute for Neuroscience Scientific Director, Ryohei Yasuda, has received the National Institute of Health’s Pioneer Award, which recognizes scientists who have demonstrated creativity and groundbreaking approaches in biomedical or behavioral science. …read more

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Campaigners call for answers over future of city youth club

One, Dan Baggott, who lives with Aspergers Syndrome, said that meeting at the centre and taking trips organised by the club make him feel “normal” and as if he is part of a community. “We all really enjoy going to the club every Sunday and arranging … …read more

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HBO documentary follows young women on autism spectrum

“How to Dance in Ohio” highlights young women on the autism spectrum as they prepare for a spring formal dance. The HBO documentary was directed and produced by Alexandra Shiva and Bari Pearlman. One in 68 American children has been diagnosed with autism. …read more

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I Love My Son, Not His Autism

As the old saw goes: Write what you know. John Elder Robison does that, beautifully. Even when I disagree with him, Robison is, hands down, my favorite writer with autism, describing it from the inside with skill, insight and humor. Recently, Robison wrote … …read more

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Roseburg killer’s mother says he had Asperger’s syndrome

PORTLAND — The deadly shooting last week at an Oregon community college has an eerie parallel with the massacre at Sandy Hook Elementary School that killed 20 pupils and six adult staff members in 2012. Like Adam Lanza, the gunman in the Connecticut … …read more

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Oregon shooter’s mom wrote about loaded guns, Asperger’s

The apparent online writings of the mother of the man who killed nine people at a community college in Oregon discuss guns and the autism spectrum, painting a partial picture of the environment the family lived in, their beliefs and the challenges they … …read more

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Strut Your Pup For ‘Heeling’ Autism

On Saturday, Oct. 17, from 1 to 3 p.m., the Cold Spring Lions Club will be hosting the fourth annual “strut” of dogs and puppies down Main Street to raise awareness of service dogs for children on the autism spectrum trained by Guiding Eyes for the Blind. …read more

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How the brain’s wiring leads to cognitive control

How does the brain determine which direction to let its thoughts fly? Looking for the mechanisms behind cognitive control of thought, researchers at the University of Pennsylvania, University of… …read more

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Research finds link with autism and obesity in pregnancy

According to a study carried out by Central South University in China, obese mothers were 47 per cent more likely to have children with the condition. Researchers analysed the findings of multiple studies exploring the link between obesity during pregnancy … …read more

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