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Dailymail.co.uk: Parents of seven-year-old autistic boy with rare protein allergy go to court to fight for 'life-changing …

Dailymail.co.uk: Parents of seven-year-old autistic boy with rare protein allergy go to court to fight for 'life-changing …

Child A has phenylketonuria (PKU) meaning he cannot process amino acids He also has autism meaning he has issues eating the specific foods he needsBirmingham Children’s Hospital advised presciption Kuvan to improve his lifeNHS England refused this on cost grounds, which his parents say is ‘inhumane’ 

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Midsussextimes.co.uk: Autistic students show increased confidence at summer fair

Midsussextimes.co.uk: Autistic students show increased confidence at summer fair

Students with autism enjoyed a festival atmosphere at the LVS Hassocks Summer Fair on Friday, with demonstrations of new-found confidence by taking to the stage to perform music, dance and comedy routines.

There were also awards given to mark achievement and development throughout the past academic year at the

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Technology.org: Autism Mutations: Late in the Game

Technology.org: Autism Mutations: Late in the Game

Over the past decade, mutations in more than 60 different genes have been linked with autism spectrum disorder, including de novo mutations, which occur spontaneously and aren’t inherited. But much of autism still remains unexplained.

A new study of nearly 6,000 families implicates a hard-to-find category of de novo mutations:

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Sundaypost.com: Springwatch presenter Chris Packham urges people to open up about autism

Sundaypost.com: Springwatch presenter Chris Packham urges people to open up about autism

Springwatch presenter Chris Packham, who has urged people to speak more openly about autism as he told of the positive feedback he had received after writing about his life with Asperger Syndrome. (Alex Britton/PA Wire)

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SPRINGWATCH presenter Chris Packham has urged people to speak

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Spectrumnews.org: Autism research needs a dose of social science

Spectrumnews.org: Autism research needs a dose of social science

Editor’s Note

Spectrum’s house style is to refer to ‘people with autism’ rather than ‘autistic people.’ But we made an exception in this instance because the author chose to honor the terminology preference of some members of the autism community.

Sue Fletcher-Watson

Chancellor’s fellow in developmental psychology, University of

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Scottishhousingnews.com: Fife Housing Group's tennis tournament serves up support for Scottish Autism

Scottishhousingnews.com: Fife Housing Group's tennis tournament serves up support for Scottish Autism

Scottish Autism took centre court at Fife Housing Group last week as colleagues began fundraising for their chosen Charity of the Year with a tennis tournament to rival any grand slam.

The call of ‘Anyone for tennis?’ was answered with aplomb as almost 30 colleagues, including the Group’s chief executive,

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Knutsfordguardian.co.uk: Springwatch's Chris Packham urges people to open up about autism

Knutsfordguardian.co.uk: Springwatch's Chris Packham urges people to open up about autism

Springwatch presenter Chris Packham has urged people to speak more openly about autism as he told of the positive feedback he had received after writing about his life with Asperger Syndrome.

The TV nature expert has filmed a one-off documentary about his condition and last year wrote a book, Fingers

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News-medical.net: Study identifies potential treatment for fetal alcohol spectrum disorder

July 18, 2017

Two commonly used drugs erased the learning and memory deficits caused by fetal alcohol exposure when the drugs were given after birth, thus potentially identifying a treatment for the disorder, reports a new Northwestern Medicine study.

The scientists also newly identified a key molecular mechanism by which

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Belfasttelegraph.co.uk: Outrage as volunteer group cut by Autism NI after dispute

Belfasttelegraph.co.uk: Outrage as volunteer group cut by Autism NI after dispute

Outrage as volunteer group cut by Autism NI after dispute

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An autism charity has been accused of leaving hundreds of families without support after axing a group of volunteers in an internal dispute.

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Helensburghadvertiser.co.uk: Helensburgh MSP in autism awareness pledge

Helensburghadvertiser.co.uk: Helensburgh MSP in autism awareness pledge

A HELENSBURGH support group has praised MSP Jackie Baillie’s pledge to support people in the local area with autism and make Scotland an autism-friendly nation

Ms Baillie made the promise at the launch of the National Autistic Society Scotland’s Too Much Information campaign at Holyrood.

Romy Fagan, from the Helensburgh

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Telegraph.co.uk: Doctor's Diary: We should not be forced into vaccinating our children

Telegraph.co.uk: Doctor's Diary: We should not be forced into vaccinating our children

In response to outbreaks of measles in France and Italy, resulting from a growing trend for parents to refuse vaccinations for their children, authorities have announced plans to make childhood immunisation compulsory. Last week, a newspaper editorial demanded similar measures in Britain, insisting that parental refusal of immunisation “should

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Prweb.com: Autism Spectrum Therapies (AST) Expands Illinois Services Through Partnership with Autism …

Prweb.com: Autism Spectrum Therapies (AST) Expands Illinois Services Through Partnership with Autism …

Autism Spectrum Therapies (AST)

We are excited to partner with AFC to expand our services in Chicagoland

Autism Spectrum Therapies (“AST”) is excited to announce the acquisition of certain assets of Autism Family Centers (“AFC”) of Illinois. Through this partnership, AST now offers center-based services

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Architecturenow.co.nz: Autism-aware design

Architecturenow.co.nz: Autism-aware design

In 1973, Louis Kahn was engaged to design Four Freedoms Park, a memorial that commemorates President Franklin D. Roosevelt’s life and his seminal Four Freedoms speech. Ironically, the sunken terrace incorporated into the design inhibited Roosevelt from the freedom to enjoy the memorial, since it is not wheelchair accessible. In

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Express.co.uk: Chris Packham opens up on Asperger's syndrome: 'Autistic people don't have to suffer'

Express.co.uk: Chris Packham opens up on Asperger's syndrome: 'Autistic people don't have to suffer'

Springwatch’s leading presenter was diagnosed with Asperger’s in 2005 at the age of 44.

The naturalist, conservationist and campaigner revealed his personal struggles last year in his memoir Fingers in the Sparkle Jar and explained that the response has been overwhelming.

Speaking exclusively to Express.co.uk, Chris said: “It has been

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