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The Sunny and Not So Sunny Days of Autism On the Airwaves

It would be difficult, if not impossible, for someone to create a character that depicts all that autism encompasses. From the very high functioning, who are able to live day-to-day independently, to the lower functioning individuals, who will never be … …read more

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Many Kids With Autism on Multiple Medications, Study Finds

TUESDAY, Oct. 22 (HealthDay News) — Children with autism in the United States routinely take one or more prescription medications, even though little evidence exists regarding the drugs’ safety or effectiveness for treating the neurodevelopmental … …read more

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Autism finds a friend on Sesame Street

Abby the Muppet connects with kids and families who are coping with autism, including Dana. (Photo: Jesse Grant) A series of new videos from Sesame Street star a Muppet with a magic wand, pink wings and friends with autism. The videos are part of a new … …read more

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Behavioural needs of autistic Australians must be met

Bob Buckley, a father of two including an autistic son, is convener of Autism Aspergers Advocacy Australia (A4) and chairman of Speaking Out for Autism Spectrum Disorder. This piece was also published by Policy Forum.net, the website of the Asia and the … …read more

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Ask a Pediatrician: New avenues for studying autism

There is a very large quantity of information about autistic spectrum disorders available on the Internet and social media. Much of it has been sensationalized and is full of inaccuracy. One in 68 children in the United States is on the autistic spectrum … …read more

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Ackerman: Senseless tragedy in Oregon deserves a deeper look

According to digital posts traced to his mother, the 26-year-old Chris Harper-Mercer may have suffered from Aspergers syndrome — a form of autism. And before I get too far into what I know about autism and how someone with Asperger’s might do what … …read more

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Sesame Street’s 1st muppet with autism

According to representatives of the Sesame Workshop, the nonprofit organization behind the production of the iconic TV program, the new character will be portrayed as a preschooler girl who “does things a little differently”. For now, Julia, who is … …read more

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NC mom says slain son was bullied for weeks because of autism

Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window) Click to share on Google+ (Opens in new window) Share on Facebook (Opens in new window) Click to share on Pinterest (Opens in new window) GREENVILLE, NC (WNCN) — A North Carolina mom said her son is dead … …read more

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Autism Society talks effective transitioning

Transitioning from home and the classroom into the working environment is challenging for young people with autism. The autism Society Northwestern Pennsylvania held a conference focusing on the tactics and skills parents can practice with their children … …read more

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HBO documentary uses central Ohio prom for autism awareness

The prom, that youthful rite of passage, is apt to become a daunting experience for young people on the autism spectrum. The notion is brought home in How To Dance in Ohio, an HBO documentary — with a Monday premiere — about three young women who seek … …read more

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Step Up and Shine for Autism Walk Oct. 24!

Early on this rainy morning, stages and tents were being set for Step Up and Shine for Autism Walk, slated to begin with registration at 5PM Sat., Oct. 24, at the Riverwalk Grand Pavilion. For 2015, Little Friends’ annual fun and fundraising event has … …read more

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Study suggests that Autism is being overdiagnosed

On Friday, government researchers in the United States reported that autism may be overdiagnosed in as many as 9 percent of kids. Researchers with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the University of Washington found that one of the reasons … …read more

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Autism Over-Diagnosed Study Shows

U.S. government researchers reported Friday, autism may be overdiagnosed in as many as 9 percent of children. The team at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the University of Washington found, it might be because autism covers such a broad … …read more

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These Photos Show How The World Might Look To A Person With Autism

Individuals with autism see the world through very different eyes than those who don’t have it, which impacts how they interact with their environment. Research from Cal Tech, published online Thursday, found this is because a wide range of visual input is … …read more

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