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Girl with autism breaks down after meeting service dog

A Canadian girl with autism has been overwhelmed with emotion after meeting her future service dog. The tearful reaction of Cadance, daughter of professional angler and TV personality Dave Mercer, was shared to her father’s Facts of Fishing show Facebook … …read more

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Experimental blood test could speed autism diagnosis

Developers of an experimental blood test for autism say it can detect the condition in more than 96 percent of cases and do so across a broad spectrum of patients, potentially allowing for earlier diagnosis, according to a study. The findings, published in … …read more

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Blood test for autism

Researchers have developed a blood test for autism – and they say it’s 96% accurate. Nine to Noon speaks to one of its authors, Dr Juergen Hahn and to the CEO of Autism New Zealand, Dane Dougan. The scientists used blood sample from 83 children with autism … …read more

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Principal Pushes 5th Grader With Autism In 5K Race

A New Jersey principal ran more than three miles while pushing one of his students with autism in an effort to promote inclusion. Vincent Myers, the principal at West End Memorial Elementary in Woodbury, is an avid runner. Recently, while he was looking … …read more

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‘Embrace Our World’: Group supports children with autism

“If you’re out there, just know that there’s people you can turn to, and help you manage the everyday challenges. Just give us a call. If you embrace the discomfort, you can begin to help yourself and your children.” – Josephine Blas, president, Autism … …read more

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RPI researcher talks about his groundbreaking research on Autism

This week RPI announced that an algorithm, developed by researchers at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, is the first physiological test for autism and opens the door to earlier diagnosis and potential future development of therapeutics. The algorithm is … …read more

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Missing St. Paul Teen With Autism Found Safe

MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) – Police in St. Paul say a teenager with autism was found safe Sunday morning after going missing over the weekend. Tou Kong Her was reported missing Saturday morning. About 24 hours later, St. Paul police say the 15-year-old was found … …read more

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More support for South Craven people with autism

SOUTH Craven people with autism are receiving increased levels of support. North Yorkshire County Council is stepping up its nationally-acclaimed programme to help those with the condition lead more fulfilling lives. The authority has set-up autism and … …read more

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Fight over autism bill is the most ‘Alabama’ thing

The most Alabama thing happened in the halls of the Statehouse this month. A lesson in priorities. A primer in process. It explained how the hind end wags Alabama’s political dogs, and why Alabama’s children so often get the butt of the deal. It started … …read more

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Oman Oil donates funds to autism society

Muscat: Oman Oil Marketing Company donated funds generated by its Ata’a campaign to the Oman Autism Society. The funds will be used to provide the children with opportunities in athletic activities, including training in swimming and horsemanship. …read more

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Police searching for missing East NY man with autism

BROOKLYN – Police are asking for help finding a missing man with autism. Donald Natt, 33, was last seen Friday leaving his home on Williams Avenue in East New York. Natt’s relatives gathered with a community activist Saturday night to urge the public to … …read more

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Simple Blood Test Could Detect Autism In Early Childhood

The number of ASD diagnoses has drastically increased over the past few decades, and in the US, the estimates show a 30 percent increase in the number of children with ASD compared with previous years. Scientists in the U.S. have developed a blood test … …read more

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