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Therapy cat helps 6-year-old with Autism through ‘dark time’

LEICESTER, UK — Wherever 6-year-old Iris Grace Halmshaw goes, 2-year-old Thula is sure to follow. When Iris is painting outside, Thula is always nearby, exploring in the garden. They play with the same toys in their fairy-tale-like playroom, take baths … …read more

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Project Lifesaver finds boy with autism

ROSEVILLE, Minn. – A story that could have ended in heartache instead wound up with a joyous reunion between a missing boy with autism and his father. Roseville firefighters were paged about noon Sunday to help find the 10-year-old boy, who had wandered … …read more

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Goo Goo Dolls to headline ‘Artists for Autism’ benefit

The Goo Goo Dolls have been confirmed to headline “Artists for Autism,” a concert to benefit the Institute for Autism Research at Canisius College. The show, which will also feature performances by Cassandra Kubinski and Mary Ramsey (10,000 Maniacs … …read more

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Stomach Troubles Not Linked to Autism, Study Finds

MONDAY, March 14, 2016 (HealthDay News) — Children with autism are not at higher risk for certain digestive system problems than those without the neurodevelopmental disorder, a small study suggests. The researchers focused on gastrointestinal disorders … …read more

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Light it up Blue for Autism to be held April 2

April 2 is World Autism Day and the annual Light it up Blue for Autism will once again be held to show support to those families who face autism, as well as bring about awareness to a growing concern. This is the third year for the event which is organized …read more

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The Damaging Effect of Sectioning Somebody With Autism

As somebody like myself who has autism, I believe being sectioned feels like being locked behind bars. As drastic as it sounds, that’s how it feels for most people with autism I’m sure. Being detained within a small environment, being shut away from the … …read more

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Special Easter Bunny entertains kids with autism

Children with special needs had a special opportunity to visit the Easter bunny. Tricia Taylor enjoys taking festive family photos, but it can be a challenge, she told KSTP-TV. “Everybody is so patient with the kids, and it’s wonderful,” she said. …read more

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Studying Child Prodigies Could Help Unlock Secrets Of Autism

As a psychology graduate student in 1998, Joanne Ruthsatz traveled to the bayous of Louisiana to meet a 6-year-old jazz prodigy. Ruthsatz had been studying exceptional adult and teenage performers, trying to understand the factors that account for their … …read more

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Studies of addiction and autism up for Wellcome Book Prize

LONDON (AP) – A memoir of alcoholism, a study of psychosomosis and an innovative look at autism are among finalists for the medically themed Wellcome Trust Book Prize. Amy Liptrot’s account of addiction, “The Outrun,” neurologist Suzanne O’Sullivan’s “It’s … …read more

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Therapy cat helps 6-year-old artist with autism

When Iris is painting outside, Thula is always nearby, exploring in the garden. They play with the same toys in their fairy-tale-like playroom, take baths together, learn new things together, go on adventures and fall asleep together after long, exciting days. …read more

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The Family Link Between Autism And Extraordinary Talent

Over the course of her career, psychologist Joanne Ruthsatz has quietly assembled the largest-ever research sample of child prodigies. Their accomplishments are epic. One could reproduce radio tunes by ear on a toy guitar at two years old. Another was a … …read more

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