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Regions Bank Rolls Out Autism-Friendly Initiatives

Regions Bank, which serves 15 mostly Southern states in the U.S., has joined the growing number of businesses offering autism-friendly services and programs. The Alabama-based financial institution is promoting autism awareness and adopting autism … …read more

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Autism therapy’s bottleneck

Parents of autistic children who have read my recent article on suramin (j.mp/autismucsd) are asking me when the next clinical trial will begin, and how their children can apply to get into it. Here’s my best answers: 1: When enough money is raised to … …read more

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New Canton school helping kids with autism

Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window) Click to share on Google+ (Opens in new window) Share on Facebook (Opens in new window) Click to share on Pinterest (Opens in new window) CANTON, Conn. (WTNH) — Many teens suffer from anxiety and it can be … …read more

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Why Not Autism Prevention?

Note: Ben Franklin would be shocked to find out that a diagnosis as life altering as autism is denied not only prevention, but cure too. Maybe it’s all about the Benjamins? We shared the cover of a book on the AofA FB page last week. The book is being … …read more

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Autism is not the problem…

Keep organised can be an issue. Eye contact doesn’t always work. But I’m sick of having to see my Aspergers as ‘the problem’, ‘the hindrance’, ‘a trouble’, ‘weakness’. Sometimes it seems that society isn’t as accepting-just some … …read more

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Ex-international swimmer to make a splash in south Essex

Ms Wilson, who has attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) and a diagnosis of Aspergers Syndrome, said: “My aim is to encourage people to use the setbacks and disappointments they have suffered as a motivation to succeed in their lives. …read more

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May Center School For Autism Opens In Wilmington

WILMINGTON, MA — The May Center School for Autism and Developmental Disabilities recently opened its doors in Wilmington. The May Center School moved from Woburn and opened on March 27 to its new 22,000-square-foot facility in Wilmington. The Wilmington … …read more

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Pirate’s Cove to Host 11th Annual Autism FUNraiser

ELBERTA – High Hopes 4 Autism, a nonprofit organization specializing in language development and social behavior therapy for school-age children, invites the community to participate in the 11th … This item is available in full to subscribers. …read more

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A 100-year old drug might be the cure for Autism

According to a new investigation, Suramin could be the cure for autism. This century-old drug has been used to treat the sleeping sickness, but its use also showed improvements in the autism symptoms of five boys that participated in a small clinical trial. …read more

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Could Century-Old Drug Help Children With Autism Symptoms?

Currently, it is estimated that 1 in 68 children are currently diagnosed with autism spectrum disorder(ASD) – a number that has increased over 100% in the last 10 years. Now the fastest growing and most commonly diagnosed neurological disorder in Canada … …read more

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A century-old drug shows promise in helping ease autism symptoms

FRIDAY, May 26, 2017 (HealthDay News) — A drug first used in the early 1900s to treat sleeping sickness has shown promise in an early trial as a potential treatment for autism. The study involved just 10 boys, aged 5 to 14, with autism. This was the first … …read more

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Boomers to debut ‘quiet rooms’ at autism awareness game

The Schaumburg Boomers will debut two “quiet rooms” for families with children with sensory issues during an event June 4 to support autism awareness. Northbrook-based Autism Home Support Services and The Schaumburg Boomers are holding a special Autism … …read more

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Sensory Therapies For Autism: How Much Sense Do They Make?

If you’ve spent money and time for your autistic child to receive therapies targeting “sensory integration” or other sensory-related methods and wondered if they do anything, here is your answer: No. Or probably not. Or who knows? In other words, the … …read more

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In ‘Shtum,’ A Portrait Of Autism Drawn From Real Life

Shtum is a Yiddish word that means silence. It’s also the title of a novel that centers around three generations of men who get thrown together in a small space and can’t talk to each other. Jonah, the little boy, has the best reason: He’s profoundly … …read more

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