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Tapping into autism unlocks hidden potential in the workforce

A Blenheim man with high-functioning autism says employers are often reluctant to hire him when they discover his diagnosis. David Greer has qualifications in business and computer technology, forestry and agriculture, and holds a licence for driving … …read more

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To the Hairdresser Who Helped My Son on the Autism Spectrum

They say we affect the universe even when we move a finger. Everything we do has an impact. Anything others do to us has an effect. We are all the product of each other’s actions and our lives are intertwined in ways we might not even know. That is the …read more

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Autism society unveils new kit

Simply ‘Googling’ autism following a diagnosis can be overwhelming for parents/caregiver, the society noted in a news release. The kit provides an introduction to autism spectrum disorder (ASD), emotions families may experience following a diagnosis … …read more

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Grandin to highlight autism conference

The 15th annual Milestones’ Autism Spectrum Disorder Conference, spreading wisdom for children and adults with autism, will be held June 15-16 at the I-X Center in Cleveland, highlighted by the appearance of guest speaker Temple Grandin. She will kick … …read more

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Tips for Keeping Your Kids Active and Engaged During the Summer

Although being on the bus with his big brother should do the trick. If you understand somebody with an autism spectrum disorder such as classic autism or Aspergers syndrome, this video will help you comprehend a bit more about why we are the manner in … …read more

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AI: Spots Autism as Young as 6 Months Old?

An autistic child peers from between curtains at the Consulting Centre for Autism in Amman, March 30, 2010, one of the few places in… June 08, 2017 Artificial Intelligence machine is now being praised for being able to spot autism in babies as young as 6 … …read more

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Special Brain Scans May Predict Autism

Researchers say a special type of MRI may someday help doctors predict which high-risk babies might develop autism in their toddler years. Known as functional connectivity MRI (fcMRI), the scan gives a peek at how different regions of the brain work together. …read more

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Vitamin D deficiency during pregnancy tied to autism risk

Children born to women who had low blood levels of vitamin D while pregnant more than double their risk of autism 1. The findings come from a study of more than 4,000 children in the Netherlands. Only 68 of the children had an autism diagnosis by age 6 … …read more

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Brain Scans Can Detect Autism In Babies

A brain scan can detect functional changes in babies as early as six months of age and were later diagnosized with autism spectrum disorder (ASD), reveals a new study. An estimated one in 68 children globally are affected with ASD, a wide-ranging group of … …read more

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Brain Scans May Help Predict Autism in High-Risk Infants

A new kind of brain scan may be able to predict when a baby as young as 6 months old will develop autism, researchers said Wednesday. The approach is not likely to be useful for all kids, but in children considered at high risk because an older sibling has … …read more

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Dad of kids with autism: ‘It affects you in a traumatic way’

A dad of two sons with autism has described the impact caring for them has on his life and the hopes and fears he has for their future. Rick Simpson told 5 live Breakfast: “Everything else in your life is put right down on the floor. You rip up any …read more

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Ontario launches new autism program; practitioners to be regulated

TORONTO – Ontario is announcing the launch of its new autism program Thursday, which is expected to go much more smoothly than the Liberal government’s last attempt that angered thousands of families and spawned large protests. Children will begin moving … …read more

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Ontario to roll out details of $533M autism program

All children and youth who have an autism diagnosis will get the treatment they need for as long as they need it until they reach age 18, under a new Ontario autism program to be announced Thursday. Details of the $533-million program, promised a year ago … …read more

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