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Funds Needed for Autism Program Van

Have Dreams, a Chicago-area nonprofit that has been serving children, teens, and adults with autism since 1996, needs a new van to drive participants to their internships and activities. Have Dreams’ old van was vandalized, leaving participants stranded. …read more

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Marylanders Brace the Cold to Raise More Than $200,000 For Autism

Instead of cozying up inside on a windy day, thousands of Marylanders took to the streets outside M&T Bank Stadium to support autism research and advocacy. The event was sponsored by Autism Speaks, a national organization that funds scientific research but … …read more

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Texas nonprofit plans $12M community for young adults with autism

Texas-based nonprofit 29 Acres is raising funds to build a community specifically for young adults with autism. The Dallas Morning News reported that Clay Heighten and Debra Caudy, who have a 19-year-old son “on the severe end of the autism spectrum … …read more

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Dramatic increase in autism due to television

I believe that the dramatic rise in autism is due to television. To demonstrate this, the reader might want to try the following experiment: Stand, take a deep breath, and relax. Place your elbows near the sides, extend your arms, and let your fingers hand … …read more

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TowneBank employees pitch in for Surfing for Autism

TowneBank pitched in to support Surfing for Autism during the Outer Banks Seafood Festival, where a group of the bank’s employees raised money for the organization by participating in the mullet toss. The bank matched the employees’ donation of the … …read more

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Mom Helps Son’s Autism With Marijuana Cookies

It took me awhile to perfect the cookie recipe. I experimented with ingredients: Blueberry, Strawberry, Sour Diesel, White Widow, Bubba Kush, AK-47 – all strains of cannabis, which I stored, mixed with glycerin, in meticulously labeled jars on a kitchen … …read more

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Brain scans may forecast effectiveness of autism treatment

Patterns of activity in the social brain predict how much a child’s autism features will improve after a behavioral therapy called pivotal response treatment, according to a new study 1. The study is small, but the findings hint that brain scans, or an … …read more

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Brain activity differences in autism identified

Irish scientists have identified differences in the brain activity of people with autism, which may explain some of their behaviour. They have found that an area of the brain called the gyrus of the anterior cingulate cortex (ACCg) signals when something … …read more

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Changes to preschool autism services upsetting parents

When she first heard there was going to be additional funding for a provincial program to provide autism services to preschool children, Sloan Rees was pleased. But when the Woodstock resident heard there would only be one service provider for the whole … …read more

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