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My Son’s Autism Diagnosis Has Helped Me Better Understand Him

The wind is brisk, the animals have fled, the leaves have blown into the neighbor’s yard and there is one sad geranium plant making its last stand on the porch. I live in a place where I will have to wear socks, maybe a few layers of them, for the …read more

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Student develops smartphone app for early autism detection

BUFFALO, N.Y., Nov. 11 (UPI) –An undergraduate student has developed a mobile method parents may be able to use to screen their children for early signs of autism spectrum disorder. Kun Woo Cho of the State University of New York at Buffalo partnered with … …read more

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Cardiff University opens doors to youngsters with autism

Youngsters with learning disabilities such as autism have been given training for different jobs at Cardiff University. Twelve students from Cardiff and Vale College are on internships until June. They are spending time in offices, laboratories and … …read more

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Smartphone app for early autism detection being developed

From left to right, Wenyao Xu, University at Buffalo assistant professor of computer science and engineering, and undergraduate Kun Woo Cho, show a smartphone with the autism tracking software they are developing. The purple blotches show where a child looks. …read more

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Unlocking Exceptional Minds: Animating With Autism

One school in Los Angeles is helping students on the spectrum take advantage of their talents and reach new heights. Exceptional Minds is a three-year program for young adults that trains students in the art of visual effects, animation and graphics. …read more

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Wyndham Hotel In Austin Offers Autism Aware Rooms

Wyndham hotel in austin offers autism aware rooms Napping Bag The moment on your Tokyo holiday vacation package, make sure to get a located kitchen knowledge, as Tokyo holds a handful of bizarre touch restaurants and cafes that could astound you beyond court. …read more

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Growth factor levels may be elevated in children with autism

Children with autism have increased blood levels of brain-derived neurotrophic factor (BDNF), according to a new meta-analysis 1. This protein spurs the formation of neuronal connections, or synapses, which may be unusually abundant in individuals with autism. …read more

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Autism program to be presented

Mental Health American of Augusta present Community Connections Initiative on “Autism-Understanding These Minds” to be presented by VA Region One in collaboration with Dr. Jill Hinton, Ph.D and Dr. Adam Kaul, M.D., from 6 to 8 p.m. Nov. 29 in the … …read more

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Autism in the workplace – an opportunity not a drawback

An increasing number of companies are recognising how recruiting ‘neurodivergent’ people can bring a whole range of skills and abilities to a workforce Let’s be frank: most of us find job interviews stressful. Being bombarded with questions by a … …read more

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Successful Halloween event for children with Autism

The Southern Health and Social Care Trust hosted a Halloween event this week for children and young people with a diagnosis of Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD). ASD is a lifelong developmental disability that affects how a person understands the world and … …read more

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Local MP supports call to close autism employment gap

Madeleine Moon, MP for Bridgend, is calling on the Government to do more to close the autism employment gap once and for all. Over 100 MPs attended the launch of a new National Autistic Society report and campaign in Parliament on October 31, which … …read more

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AR technology can help children with autism

This relatively new technology has shown rapid growth in recent years and has already been successfully implemented in advertising, marketing and the entertainment industry, but its use in healthcare is just starting to increase. Thick textbooks of anatomy … …read more

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New school facility for children with autism officially opened

A NEW school facility for children with autism was officially opened last week. Meadowpark Knox Academy provides for secondary-aged pupils and opened its doors with six pupils at the start of this term. It has capacity for up to 30 students. Councillor … …read more

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