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Shocking attack of man with autism caught on camera

Shocking video shows a group of teens beating up a man with autism in Virginia. It happened while the man was walking home with his friend after a trip to a grocery store. The man was thrown to the ground, kicked, stomped, and hit repeatedly in the face. …read more

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Non-verbal artist with autism presents Pepperjack art show party

STATEN ISLAND, N.Y. — If you like beautiful artwork or if you like Pepperjack Grill restaurant — or both — you won’t want to miss a very special event that’s fast approaching at the Castleton Corners restaurant. Donald Simon of Annadale is hosting his … …read more

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Battle over who pays for autism care at impasse, worrying families

The battle over who should help pay for specialized behavioral therapy for children with autism—taxpayers or health insurance—is at an impasse, worrying those that hoped a solution would come during this legislative session. Dr. Bama Hager, executive … …read more

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Meet Julia, Sesame Street’s First Muppet With Autism

Sesame Street will soon introduce viewers to a Julia, new Muppet who has autism. CBS’ 60 Minutes was on set when Abby Cadabby and Elmo introduced Julia to Big Bird, who became confused when Julia didn’t acknowledge him. Eventually, the four Muppets … …read more

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Israeli Leading Research Into Pot As Palliative for Autism

One night not long ago, Sharon’s son Yehuda couldn’t stop crying. He isn’t a baby with colic; he’s about 10 years old. But he doesn’t speak — he has autism. Sharon struggled to help him, but his frustration grew, making him even more upset, and … …read more

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Autism, Camouflage, and Consciousness

Does recent research into autism suggest real differences between male and female handling of consciousness? Traditionally, autism has been regarded as an overwhelmingly male condition. Recently, though it has been suggested that the gender gap is not as … …read more

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Special Needs Online Directory Expands To Mercer County

See Related: Westfield Mom Launches Special Needs Online Directory Crowe launched her site last year when she found herself struggling to find providers for her now 15-year-old son Jack who has Aspergers. Other moms in the area had the same issues finding … …read more

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Sesame Street’s newest character has autism

This is great news: the latest addition to the cast of Sesame Street is a puppet named Julia, who is different from every other character on the show to date. What makes Julia special? She has autism. How, you might ask, can a puppet have autism? …read more

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Vitamin D Has Been Linked to Autism Prevention in Animal Studies

Researchers have found that vitamin D treatments during pregnancy appear to prevent the development of autism in mice, and are now planning to investigate if similar effects can be achieved in humans using vitamin D supplements. The research is still in … …read more

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El Dorado County Registry Helps Find Missing People With Autism

EL DORADO COUNTY (CBS13) — It has become a common call to police, to help families find a child or adult with autism who goes missing. The El Dorado County Sheriff’s Office uses a special autism registry to help find them — so far, 65 people with … …read more

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