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An Experimental Autism Treatment Cost Me My Marriage

A new column exploring the complex connections of modern families. Welcome to Well Family, Well’s new home for news about parenting, child health and relationships plus advice from our experts to help every family live well. What happens to your … …read more

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River’s end bookstore offers support of Autism conference

OSWEGO — With the second annual Providing Autism Awareness and Creating Possibilities Workshop just around the corner, local bookstore owner, Bill Reilly from the river’s end bookstore is hoping he too can serve as a resource to those touched by Autism … …read more

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World’s Largest Autism Dataset Now Online

AsianScientist (Mar. 18, 2016) – In partnership with the Simons Foundation, WuXi NextCODE, a global genomic information and precision medicine company, has made an autism genetics database publicly available. Called the Simons Simplex Collection (SSC), the … …read more

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Autism: Why do many autistic people die before the age of 40?

There is a “moral imperative” to find out why many autistic people die before the age of 40, a charity has said as it published a report highlighting “shocking” levels of premature death. The group, called Autistica, urged the NHS to carry out an … …read more

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People on autism spectrum die 18 years younger than average

People with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) die on average 18 years before the general population, according to a report released today by Autistica, a philanthropic group based in the United Kingdom. People with both ASD and an intellectual disability die … …read more

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Northwestern will light it blue for autism awareness

If you’re on Northwestern University’s Evanston campus April 2, look for the blue light. In celebration of World Autism Awareness Day, Northwestern will light the clock tower at Rebecca Crown Center blue to help educate people about the challenges of … …read more

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Autistic adults dying decades before their time, study finds

Leading autism charity wants to launch a £10 million research programme to discover why adults with autism are dying prematurely Credit: Newscast/MIND Autistic adults are “dying decades before their time”, a new study into the condition has found. …read more

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Missing Gene May be Key to Autistic-Like Behavior in Disorder

Researchers at the UC San Diego School of Medicine have developed a mouse model that connects the genetic defects of Jacobsen syndrome to effects on brain function consistent with autism disorders. About half of children with Jacobsen syndrome experience … …read more

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People with autism die 16 years earlier than expected, study finds

People with autism are dying decades earlier than the average person new research has revealed leading scientists to call for an immediate investigation into the causes. Bullying, social issues and side effects from medication could be contributing factors. …read more

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People with autism ‘die younger’, warns charity

People with autism are dying earlier then the general population, often through epilepsy or suicide, a charity has warned. Citing recent research carried out in Sweden, the charity Autistica described the problem as an “enormous hidden crisis”. The study … …read more

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NPPSD receives Friends Autism Team Award

NORTH PLATTE, Neb.–According to recent figures from the Center for Disease Control, 1 in 68 children are diagnosed with autism every year which is a 30 percent increase from two years ago. The North Platte Public School District’s Special Services … …read more

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