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Study Finds 14 Times Higher Risk of Autism If Older Sibling Has It

New research has found that the risk of younger siblings developing an autism spectrum disorder is 14 times higher if an older sibling has ASD. The Kaiser Permanente study also found the risk level was consistent across gestational age at birth. Autism is … …read more

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Diagnosing Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) Among Adults

Autism affects half a million people in the UK. Men are affected more than women. People with autism have said that the world, to them, is a mass of people, places and events which they struggle to make sense of, and which can cause them considerable a.. …read more

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Common brain signature marks autism, attention deficit

Autism shares genetic roots with obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD) and attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD). The three conditions have features in common, such as impulsivity. New findings suggest that they also share a brain signature 1. …read more

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Autism Speaks accepting grant applications

Autism Speaks has begun accepting grant applications from organizations for their 2016 award cycle. Brett Spitale, executive director of the Greater Pennsylvania Chapter of Autism Speaks, said that organizations, meeting certain criteria, can receive up to … …read more

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Register for Autism Information Expo in Houma

Parents and others who working with children with autism are invited to a free expo Sept. 17 in Houma. Sponsored by the Bayou Autism Society, the expo will include seminars, speeches, experts and events aimed at helping understand and cope with the disorder. …read more

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Offering insight into autism

Three remarkable speakers will give their insight into the world of autism at a seminar at Cessnock Performing Arts Centre on September 13. Charity support group Strive for Autism is hosting the event, which aims to assist local educators, medical … …read more

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Hundreds ‘Stride for Autism’ on a Sunday morning

Hundreds of people took part in ‘Strides for Autism,’ a 5K marathon aimed at creating awareness on autism, the developmental disorder, at Kanteerava indoor stadium on Sunday. Organised jointly by Assisted Living for Autistic Adults (ALFAA), Get Going … …read more

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Merseyside firms flock to join autism friendly campaign

Julie Simpson and son Joe with chief of Autism Together, Robin Bush, at Liverpool John Lennon Airport More businesses and organisation have joined a scheme which aims to turn Liverpool into the most autism-friendly city in the UK. Autism Aware was launched … …read more

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‘Healthcare is failing people with autism’

A Chesterfield autism campaigner says more needs to be done to change the way that people with the condition are treated by the National Health Service. Husband and father Craig Kennady – who himself has the condition – has helped to produce a newly … …read more

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Parents Call For Irish Autism Action Investigation

Revelations that Irish Autism Action have not created a budget for 2016 have led to calls for the organisation to be investigated. Last week the groups CEO, Brian Murnane, said a budget had not been drafted as “budgeting is kind of a hazardous occupation … …read more

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