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Free autism screening for toddlers

Golisano Children’s Hospital of Southwest Florida, in partnership with Ronald McDonald House Charities of Southwest Florida, is offering a free monthly autism spectrum disorder screening for young children 18 months to 5 years of age. The screenings are … …read more

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Autism Pipeline Review 2016 – Research and Markets

Research and Markets has announced the addition of the “Autism – Pipeline Review, H1 2016” report to their offering. This report provides comprehensive information on the therapeutic development for Autism, complete with comparative analysis at various … …read more

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Eye Movements May Be Early Marker of Autism

Young children’s patterns of eye tracking while watching a short video were associated with likelihood of having autism spectrum disorder, a pilot study found. An autism risk index based on eye movements was validated in two cohorts — an initial and … …read more

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People with Autism Use Empathy in Moral Judgments

For the study, researchers compared 17 people with autism—six women and 11 men—to 17 participants without an autism diagnosis. All participants were matched by age, education level, and gender. Seven participants with autism were taking psychoactive … …read more

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13-year-old’s inspiring letter about autism goes viral

Beth Hiatt is a 13-year-old go-getter who’s the co-editor of her school newspaper. She also has autism. And she’s not afraid to admit it. Recently Hiatt wrote a letter entitled, “Let’s Talk About Autism,” which delves into the effect autism has … …read more

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Del Mar artist with autism set to open first solo exhibit

Although he is nonverbal, Del Mar’s Jeremy Sicile-Kira can communicate in ways others cannot. Diagnosed with autism when he was 3 years old, the local artist also sees letters, words and emotions in color. Using his synesthesia to create vivid paintings … …read more

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TRICARE Releasing New Reimbursement Rates for Autism Care

So you are set to retire, but do you know what is going to happen with your health care? Can you really stand to lose your mili… A group of 40 lawmakers has asked the DoD to delay plans to cut Tricare autism therapy payments by up to 15 percent. …read more

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‘The A Word’ Places Autism Front and Center

Early in the first episode of “The A Word,” a six-part BBC series that premiered on March 22, 5-year-old Joe Hughes has a meltdown at his birthday party. As his parents try to get him to blow out the candles on his cake and his classmates awkwardly … …read more

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Inside TDF’s Autism Theatre Initiative

On a recent Sunday morning, a sea of volunteers in matching T-shirts made its way down Eighth Avenue. Their chatter halted only momentarily upon arriving at the New Amsterdam Theatre, where the marquee for “Aladdin” beckons its onlookers inside. …read more

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RiverRun Film Festival Celebrates Autism Awareness Month

The RiverRun International Film Festival has announced that during the upcoming Festival, April 7-17, 2016, in celebration of April as Autism Awareness & Acceptance Month, included in its 166-film lineup, a variety of films featuring autism, Asperger’s … …read more

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Luxor temples to turn blue on Autism Awareness Day

Luxor Governor Mohamed Badr has announced that the governorate and the Egyptian Autism Society have concluded their preparations for World Autism Awareness Day on April 2. The Antiquities Ministry will take part in the event in Luxor, lighting several … …read more

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Saima Wazed to present paper at UN autism seminar

Saima Wazed Hossain will present a paper at the UN on Apr 1, this year’s World Autism Awareness Day. Saima, who chairs the National Advisory Committee on Autism and Neuro-developmental disorders in Bangladesh, will also be the facilitator and deliver the … …read more

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Carthage candidates meet at forum

Nikki Cloud — Cloud said she and her husband of 15 years have two children in the district, one with Aspergers Syndrome, a form of Autism, and the other who had a “severe speech delay.” One child is in kindergarten and the other is in fifth grade. …read more

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Robert De Niro: My son has autism

In a statement, Tribeca Film Festival founder Robert De Niro explained the decision to remove the film from the event that starts April 13. This decision to screen the film was quickly and widely mocked, with one Twitter user pointing out that Wakefield’s … …read more

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