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Finding my diagnosis; finally everything made sense

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I’d always found the world a bit confusing. I never understood why people behave the way they do and why I never really seemed to fit in. I’d done well at school, but had found it difficult to relate to people and to make friends.

I did well at university though …read more

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Autism in hospital

I have a 24-year-old son with severe autism. The other day, we went to hospital at about 9.45pm and remained there till 1am even though my son has special needs and has a special ID card. Both the nurses and thepeople waiting knew he has special needs and … …read more

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Student gives up talking for autism awareness

INWOOD, W.Va. (AP) — A Berkeley County student who went without talking for a week in order to raise money for autism awareness, spurred an online frenzy after the local organization she donated her money to shared her story through a Facebook post. …read more

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We Must Tackle Early Death in Autism

When I was 12, I was told I was autistic. No-one told me that could mean I was more than twice as likely to die early. The reality is that autistic people are dying far too young. A large study from Sweden has found that, on average, autistic people die …read more

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People With Autism Tend to Die Younger

March 18, 2016 — People with autism pass away younger on average than those without the condition, according to recent research. The Swedish study found that adults with autism and a learning disability are 40 times more likely to die early due to a … …read more

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Missing Haverhill boy with autism found safe

A missing 17-year-old Haverhill boy with autism has been found safe. Police were searching for Chris Stickney, who left his home in the Primrose Street area at 6 a.m. Few details were released about where the boy was found. You’re on the go! So are we! …read more

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Some people with autism ‘won’t see 40th birthday’

18th March 2016 – People with autism die younger on average than those without the condition, a charity is warning. Autistica cites a recent Swedish study which found that autistic adults with a learning disability are 40 times more likely to die … …read more

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The links between comedy and autism

This week a new drama about autism starts on BBC One, The A Word. Suddenly autism is everywhere in TV drama. It’s the perfect television-friendly diagnosis – people with autism don’t look different, they can be as attractive as the next TV face, but … …read more

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Annual Autism Awareness Walk set for April 2

Autism knows no bounds and it affects every race and every socioeconomic status. Autism can affect any family at any time and everyone with autism will be effected in a different way and have their own personal challenges and strengths. The 5th Annual … …read more

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Time to tackle new health crisis of lives cut short by autism

A worrying new health crisis has been identified… the many lives we now know are being cut short by autism. As the research director at Autistica, a charity which funds research into autism, this poorly understood problem clearly concerns me. …read more

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