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Health service failing children with autism, nurses warn

Inadequately trained hospital staff, combined with cuts to community services and a sharp drop in the number of learning disability nurse posts mean that health services are failing children with autism spectrum disorders, nurses have warned. Around one … …read more

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Missing Hall County 7 year old with autism located

A 7 year old boy with autism who was the subject of a search early Tuesday morning has been located. According to an alert from the Hall County Sheriff’s Office, Aiden Johnson went missing from a home on Riviere Point. Officials sent out the initial alert … …read more

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For Those With Autism, A ‘Worrying’ Rise in Suicide

Suicide rates among people with autism in England have reached “worryingly” high levels, say experts in a new paper published in the journal Lancet Psychiatry. Research has shown that suicide is a leading cause of premature death in people with autism … …read more

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An Ancient Drug May Be the Remedy for Treating Autism in Kids

Autism is a neurological disorder associated with the development of brain and its various cognitive functions. Medical researchers are still trying to tap the exact cause of the disease. In most cases, autism is seen as a heritable condition, associated … …read more

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Outrage over ‘How to prevent Autism’ book

It’s set to be released in July, but a new book called ‘How to prevent Autism: expert advice from medical professionals’ has kick started a storm of controversy with calls to ban it. In a change.org petition slamming Amazon for their decision to sell the … …read more

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How autism helps me win at pinball

Pinball champion Robert Gagno says having autism has made him a better player. But it’s also true that playing pinball has helped him live with autism. When Robert Gagno plays pinball at his local arcade a crowd usually gathers to watch. The Canadian, who … …read more

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Ways to Encourage Teaching Math at Home

I am going to borrow this idea and make a custom notebook for high functioning/aspergers related issues for my daughter’s teachers next year- may make my parent teacher /IEP meetings shorter!! There really aren’t any lists out there for her specif A really … …read more

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Family to Receive $1.5M+ in First-Ever Vaccine-Autism Court Award

The first court award in a vaccine-autism claim is a big one. CBS News has learned the family of Hannah Poling will receive more than $1.5 million dollars for her life care; lost earnings; and pain and suffering for the first year alone. In addition to the … …read more

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Studying Century-Old Drug In Potential New Approach To Autism

In a small, randomized Phase I/II clinical trial (SAT1), researchers at University of California San Diego School of Medicine say a 100-year-old drug called suramin, originally developed to treat African sleeping sickness, was safely administered to … …read more

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