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No change in how common autism is in US kids: about 1 in 68

ATLANTA (AP) – A government report released Thursday shows no change in how common autism is among U.S. children. About 1 in 68 school-aged children have autism or related disorders. That’s the same as it was when health officials checked two years earlier. …read more

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Utah’s autism rate plateaus after 6-year surge

Utah’s autism rate has held steady as the national rate also has leveled off, reports the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. It’s a stark difference from 2011, when researchers found autism’s prevalence had doubled in a six-year window. “We’ve … …read more

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US Autism Rate Steady at 1 in 68: CDC

Rates of autism spectrum disorder (ASD) have not changed in the United States, although it is too soon to say whether autism prevalence is stabilizing, the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) said on Thursday. According to the latest … …read more

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CDC Finds No Change In Autism Prevalence

For the first time in over a decade, new federal autism statistics suggest that prevalence of the developmental disorder is steady. The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said Thursday that 1 in 68 school-age kids across the country are … …read more

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Adult colouring book helping autism awareness

Local author Heather Down has partnered with Autism Speaks for a unique book to raise money for autism awareness. Color Up the Spectrum, an adult colouring book, was released in advance of World Autism Day April 2. “They are very on trend,” said Down … …read more

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Facebook users raise Autism awarenesa

April 2 is World Autism Awareness Day. According to the Centre for Disease Control and Prevention(CDC), about one in 68 children has been identified with autism spectrum disorder(ASD). On Social media, parents, friends and relatives of children suffering … …read more

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Remote eye gaze tracking as a marker for autism

A study to be published in the April 2016 issue of the Journal of the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry (JAACAP) reports that eye tracking can differentiate children with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) from children without ASD but with … …read more

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Perfume benefiting Roses for Autism rolls out today

A perfume that will benefit the Roses for Autism organization goes on sale Thursday. The non-profit organization out of Guilford offers year-round programs to train and employ individuals who live with autism. It wouldn’t be able to function without its roses. …read more

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Federal employee health program to boost autism benefits

Federal employee health-care plans will have to cover applied behavior analysis for children on the autism spectrum starting next year, and they are being encouraged to step up the incentives for enrollees to participate in wellness programs. The Office of … …read more

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Autism consultant lecture at RVCC to focus on college experience

The public is invited to attend “Freshman Disorientation: Navigating Friendships and Relationships on the Autism Spectrum,” Tuesday, April 12, at 1 p.m. The program will feature Amy Gravino, a Certified Autism Consultant and college coach for individuals … …read more

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Events running for National Autism Awareness Week

Events aimed at raising awareness of autism will take place next week for World Autism Awareness Week. Windsor and Maidenhead Autism Partnership Board will be running a stall in the Nicholsons Centre focused on autism in adults. The group, set up in 2012 … …read more

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