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Showcasing a hidden talent and breaking stereotypes

At a young age Charlie was diagnosed with Aspergers syndrome, causing him to mostly keep to himself and interact with solely his family. But there was one thing that had brought him out of his shell and away from the stereotypical ideals of the syndrome. …read more

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How to host an autism inclusive party

Through Autism Spectrum Australia’s work with the autism community, they’ve discovered that a common concern for parents is how to navigate their own and other children’s birthday parties. Sugar, music, lots of guests and unfamiliar locations can be … …read more

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Computer club helps kids with autism develop social skills

A NEW computer and technology club for children and teenagers with autism aims to strengthen more than just their technical knowledge. The Lab will hold weekly sessions for young people interested in computing, where they can work on their skills and … …read more

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The Next Frontier for Autism

PHOENIX, Ariz. (Ivanhoe Newswire) — The Autism Society says there are more than three-and-a-half-million Americans on the autism spectrum right now. Often older people with autism were diagnosed later in life and did not benefit from early intervention. …read more

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Autism advocacy and support service launched in Bendigo

PEOPLE with lived experience of autism are behind a new advocacy organisation that has launched in Bendigo. The Bendigo Autistic Advocacy and Support Service has set up shop in Wills Street, along with disability support provider Distinctive Options. …read more

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Teachers trained in autism best practices

Teachers are to receive special training to help children suffering from autism. The Myanmar Autism Association (MAA) says the training will be offered in Yangon, Mandalay and Taungoo for teachers working with autistic children aged under 12. MAA secretary … …read more

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Incident at library upsets woman with Autism

OMAHA, Neb. (WOWT) — A young adult with Autism was cuffed in a public library last week. Now she has bruises, and says she’ll no longer go to the South Omaha Library. But police say they went above and beyond to accommodate the woman. Allye Brooks was … …read more

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Local woman starts own agency to help those with autism

Mary Beth Rocheleau knows all about the good and the bad of available programming and services for autistic children. Her 15-year-old son, Greg is on the “severe end” of the spectrum. She has seen day camp counsellors more interested in their … …read more

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US researchers treat autism with Google Glass

Children, diagnosed with autism, face numerous challenges in life including trouble making eye contact and reading emotions on people’s faces. Now a new gadget is set to change all that. Researchers at the University of Stanford in the US have created … …read more

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Autism centre warned of risks two years ago

The parents of a resident of a centre run by the Irish Society for Autism warned staff at the charity about safety risks almost two years before the HSE intervened to take over the unit, letters seen by The Times show. On August 21, 2014, the mother of a … …read more

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Autism workshop to support regional families and carers

A FREE workshop for families who live with and love a child or adult with autism is opening doors in Moree. Aspect Practice is an autism-specific positive behaviour support workshop which uses contemporary evidence-based strategies, based on years of … …read more

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Pixie Dust: Autism Mom Creates Special Needs Party Venue

The one thing Raquel Noriega wanted more than anything else was similar to what any parent would want – to throw a party her two-year-old daughter would enjoy. What Raquel Noriega quickly came to realize was how difficult it would be to locate a party … …read more

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Pokemon Go is a game changer for son with autism disorder

Pokemon Go has taken America by storm and a local mom whose son is on the autism spectrum says the game is completely changing the way her son interacts with the world in a positive way. Stephanie Barnhill is a mother of two from Fuquay-Varina. Her oldest … …read more

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