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The Link Between Autism and Trans Identity

Earlier this year, police in Arizona killed Kayden Clarke. The officers were called to Clarke’s house after neighbors reported that he might be about to commit suicide. According to the police report, the officers opened fire when Clarke approached them … …read more

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16-year-old with autism hits FG to hand Calif. school league title

Alec Messing had to get special dispensation just to compete in high school football. Now, he’s reponsible for handing San Fernando a Mission Valley League title. As reported by Los Angeles news network KTLA, Messing has been allowed to compete for San … …read more

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Kids with autism could help in fight against cyber terrorism

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Twigg backs autism employment campaign

Halton MP Derek Twigg has called on the Government to do more to close the autism employment gap. Mr Twigg was among 100 MPs to attend the launch of a National Autistic Society report and campaign in Parliament highlighting the ‘shocking’ low levels of … …read more

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A new smartphone app has been designed for early autism detection

A breakthrough app in the mental health field will now allow for quick detection of early stage Autism. The app that tracks eye movements could determine, in less than a minute, if a child is showing signs of autism spectrum disorder (ASD). Clinicians … …read more

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Autism and human evolutionary success

A subtle change occurred in our evolutionary history 100,000 years ago which allowed people who thought and behaved differently – such as individuals with autism – to be integrated into society, academics from the University of York have concluded. …read more

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Autism: Researcher finds clues to altered brain wiring in ASD

Autism is an agonizing puzzle, a complex mixture of genetic and environmental factors. One piece of this puzzle that has emerged in recent years is a biochemical cascade called the mTOR pathway that regulates growth in the developing brain. A mutation in … …read more

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This smartphone app screened for autism with 94% accuracy

Researchers are developing an app to detect autism in kids as young as two. A study co-authored by a University of Buffalo undergraduate has created an app for smartphones, tablets or computers that tracks a kid’s eye movements to see whether the child … …read more

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New Smartphone App Could Help in Early Autism Detection

Researchers from the University of Buffalo have develop a new app for smartphones, tablets, or computers that is capable of detecting early signs of autism spectrum disorder (ASD) in less than a minute. The new app, described in a paper presented at the … …read more

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Thousands of prison officers on strike over health and safety

Man with Aspergers can be extradited to USA on hacking charges, UK rules Two prisoners – including a convicted attempted murderer – managed to escape from Pentonville prison, in north London, on November 7, sparking a manhunt in which they were … …read more

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Autism can be revealed by your voice patterns

A wide range of indicators are typically used to diagnose autism in children. The most common are lack of social skills, poor communication skills, and stereotypical behavioural traits. Indeed, the diagnosis is often based on observations of children’s … …read more

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Hiring more people with autism in IT

People with autism are highly under-represented in Australia’s workforce. But some IT companies are hoping to turn that around, running new prorgams to recruit and train people with high-functioning Austism Spectrum Disorder. For the workers, this can mean … …read more

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Imaging study hints at compensation in verbal teens with autism

Adolescents with autism who have good verbal skills show enhanced structural connections in brain regions involved in processing and integrating sounds. The findings hint at a compensatory mechanism in these individuals. Researchers presented the … …read more

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Bega to host autism spectrum information sessions this week

Autism information sessions will be held this week for anyone with a personal or professional interest in supporting people on the spectrum. Former CEO of Autism Victoria, Murray Dawson-Smith, will host three sessions at Workability in Bega on November 17 … …read more

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New YVR Autism Access Sticker Gives Expedited Airport Processing

RICHMOND, BC, Nov. 14, 2016 /CNW/ – Vancouver International Airport (YVR) is the first airport in Canada to implement a program that provides an expedited airport process for families and individuals living with autism. The new YVR Autism Access Sticker … …read more

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