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Work Underway on New Sensory Play Area at Autism Charity

£146,000 is being spent on creating a facility whose overall design concept resembles a pocket watch. This is to recognise that people with autism often have a love of numbers, list making and patterns. a rough play area featuring an embankment slide … …read more

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I’ll die in jail: Fear of ‘vulnerable and unwell hacker’ Lauri Love after Amber Rudd backs the vicar’s son’s extradition to America where he faces 99 years in prison

Phill Skill said: ‘@BBCr4today Disgusted at the way your reporter intimidated Lauri Love trying to make him incriminate himself He has Aspergers Shame on you! Jude Jackson said: ‘Shocking that #R4today is trying to get #LauriLove to admit to a crime on … …read more

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Art+Autism Exhibition Call for Entries

WEST LONG BRANCH, NJ – Monmouth University Center for the Arts and Autism Speaks announce a call for entries for the juried art exhibition Art + Autism showcasing the talents and abilities of artists living with Autism Spectrum Disorder. The submission … …read more

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Autism expert meets parents at ‘humbling’ meeting

A LEADING doctor described a meeting with parents of children with autism as a “humbling experience” as he bids to transform Cumbria’s struggling diagnostic service. Autistic spectrum disorder expert Dr Raj Verma came face to face with the parents of … …read more

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YVR Autism Access Sticker gives expedited airport processing

Vancouver International Airport (YVR) is the first airport in Canada to implement a program that provides an expedited airport process for families and individuals living with autism. The new YVR Autism Access Sticker was developed as part of the I CAN Fly … …read more

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Genetic clues to altered brain “wiring” in autism identifed

Autism is a highly complex puzzle, a tangle of both genetic and environmental factors. In recent years scientists have begun to explore how mutations in a pathway that regulates growth in the developing brain are linked to the condition. In animal models … …read more

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Scientists discover clues to altered brain wiring in autism

Autism is an agonizing puzzle, a complex mixture of genetic and environmental factors. One piece of this puzzle that has emerged in recent years is a biochemical cascade called the mTOR pathway that regulates growth in the developing brain. A mutation in … …read more

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Loss of autism protein stalls song learning in birds

A gene linked to autism and language may be necessary for songbirds to learn their repertoire. The unpublished findings were presented yesterday at the 2016 Society for Neuroscience annual meeting in San Diego. Songbirds, by contrast, learn series of vocal … …read more

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Home Office approves Lauri Love to be extradited to the US

Love has Aspergers and depression, the long wait in a US prison cell, away from his support networks, family and friends lends to grave concern about his mental health. David Burrowes MP addressed parliament at PMQ’s explaining He stated “A young man with … …read more

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The Link Between Autism and Trans Identity

Earlier this year, police in Arizona killed Kayden Clarke. The officers were called to Clarke’s house after neighbors reported that he might be about to commit suicide. According to the police report, the officers opened fire when Clarke approached them … …read more

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Five Books Presents: Q & A with Steve Silberman

By the way, one addition to the five books I’ve chosen is a charming book that came out last summer, Everyday Aspergers by Samantha Craft. By exploring her own experience of being autistic in witty and finely observed detail, Craft teaches us all about … …read more

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16-year-old with autism hits FG to hand Calif. school league title

Alec Messing had to get special dispensation just to compete in high school football. Now, he’s reponsible for handing San Fernando a Mission Valley League title. As reported by Los Angeles news network KTLA, Messing has been allowed to compete for San … …read more

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Kids with autism could help in fight against cyber terrorism

15th November 2016 | RDS Concert Hall, Dublin | Click Here For Tickets or Call 01 7055 787 Published 15/11/2016 | 11:54 http://www.independent.ie/infosec2016/kids-with-autism-could-help-in-fight-against-cyber-terrorism-35217262.html http://www.independent … …read more

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