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Press Release – TSRI Scientists Find Molecular Trigger of Schizophrenia-Like Behaviors and Brain Changes

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(l-r) Beth Thomas, Jerold ChunTranslational Psychiatry paperFebruary 2015

LA JOLLA, CA – April 7, 2015 – Scientists at The Scripps Research Institute (TSRI) have identified a molecule in the brain that triggers schizophrenia-like behaviors, brain changes and global gene expression in an animal model. The research gives scientists new tools for …read more

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Young boy with autism shares how his therapy dog changed his life

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Toronto, Canada — A young boy with autism shares how his therapy dog has changed his life for the better.

Speaking out at the Adam Beck Junior Public School in Scarborough where he is currently a student, Reid Charron shared how his life changed …read more

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DFG selects 10 researchers to receive 2015 Heinz Maier-Leibnitz Prize

This year’s recipients of the most important prize for early career researchers in Germany have been announced. The selection committee, appointed by the Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft (DFG, German Research Foundation) and the German Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF), has chosen ten researchers, five women and five men, to receive …read more

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fMRI can predict language development outcomes in ASD toddlers

Using functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI), University of California, San Diego School of Medicine researchers say it may be possible to predict future language development outcomes in toddlers with autistic spectrum disorder (ASD), even before they’ve been formally diagnosed with the condition. …read more

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Assistance Dogs Australia provides furry therapists for children with autism

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New South Wales, Australia — A new type of therapy for children with autism is now rapidly gaining popularity— one in which the greatest difficulties children on the spectrum face on a daily basis is being addressed without difficulty.

Assistance Dogs Australia provides a type of therapy that’s …read more

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British Columbia law proposes government-issued service dog IDs – w/video

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Victoria, Canada — A proposed law in British Columbia aims to curb the seemingly rampant use of fake service dog IDs in the Canadian province.

As more and more dog owners appear to be using fake service dog IDs and fake jackets to get their …read more

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Exclusive interview with ‘We’ll Get By’ (The Autism Song) singer Johnny Orr – w/video

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Autism Village have joined forces with country singer, Johnny Orr to help the autism community with the #Tag10forAutism campaign. For $1 you can get The Johnny Orr Band song “We’ll Get By”.

This online challenge will ask everyone to go onto their Facebook, Twitter or Instagram accounts, …read more

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Autism and the Criminal Justice System – Part 3 – Environment

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When a person with autism is going to be spoken to by the police they have no way of knowing where the interview will take place. If they are suspected of a crime then it is entirely possible they will be under arrest, and be spoken to in an …read more

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Podcast: Brian King: Autism father and coach

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Brian R. King, LCSW is a #1 Best Selling Author an adult with Dyslexia and ADHD, AND the father of three sons with ADHD and Asperger’s. He is known worldwide for his books and highly engaging presentations that teach the power of connection and collaboration.

Brian’s autism journey began when he …read more

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New Disney Travel Guide Empowers Families with Autism

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Livingston, New Jersey – Kathy Kelly, creator and host of the Special Mouse travel podcast and mother of a 17-year-old with Autism is launching a Kickstarter campaign to publish Walt Disney World with Autism: A Special Needs Guide. The Kickstarter project aims to make first-of-its-kind resource available by …read more

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Study looks at connections between cerebral cortex and cerebellum in children with autism

In early childhood, the neurons inside children’s developing brains form connections between various regions of brain “real estate.” As described in a paper published last week in the journal Biological Psychiatry, cognitive neuroscientists at San Diego State University found that in children and adolescents with autism spectrum disorder, the connections …read more

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State-of-the-art center for children with autism to open in Mumbai

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Mumbai, India — India’s Siddhivinayak Temple Trust is planning to open a state-of-the-art center for children with autism in the country.

The center, which will be located at the ground floor of the building beside the city’s Prabhadevi temple, will be attended to by pediatric neurologists, psychologists, speech therapists, occupational therapists, …read more

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An Unlikely Super Duo – Merrick and his service dog

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The following is a guest post by Jessica Lyons. Her three-year-old son Merrick has autism and owns Toby, a love-able service dog.

My son, like most sons to a mother, is my super hero. What sets him apart from other super heroes, is that he has a sidekick named Toby, who …read more

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For the Love of Dogs – a film documemtary

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For the Love of Dogs -is a film documentary by Tim O’Donnell that tells the story of Corey Gould , an eleven-year-old boy who has Asperger’s syndrome. The film begins when Corey visits the National Dog Show and his life changes forever.

The website states:

‘witness how a …read more

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Service Dog Horror Story – Don’t let this happen to you

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In 2013 after doing a little bit of research we decided that a service dog could help our young daughter Ara who is diagnosed with autism as well as other health conditions. We found an organization, Great Lakes Assistance Dogs (GLAD) in MI that seemed to be …read more

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