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Suzanne Wright, Autism Speaks Co-founder, Dies at 69

Suzanne Wright, co-founder with her husband Bob Wright of Autism Speaks in 2005, died July 29. Controversy currently swirls around the organization. Wright, who died in her home in Fairfield, Conn., founded AS after her grandson, Christian, stopped … …read more

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How ‘Pokemon Go’ helps kids with autism and Asperger’s

Mother, accused of fatally poisoning child with salt, explained why she did… The moment 12-year-old Ian Thayer asked his mom to go outside for Pokemon hunting, Stephanie Barnhill was struck with wonder and excitement. No, she wasn’t obsessed with trying … …read more

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Keith Duffy hits out at Irish Autism Action charity

Keith Duffy has hit out at the Irish Autism Action charity, citing that he never received any thanks for his efforts. The singer, who’s daughter Mia has autism, campaigned for the charity for 14 years – but sadly left feeling under appreciated, after … …read more

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Rewriting the Legal History of Autism

There is an on-going effort to rewrite the legal history of vaccine-induced brain damage featuring “autism.” The cases in the National Vaccine Injury Compensation Program (NVICP) that show a progression from vaccine injury to encephalopathy (brain … …read more

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Toni Braxton claims her son no longer has autism

Agricultural economist Prof Nick Vink of Stellenbosch University (SU) has been elected by the shareholders of the South African Reserve Bank to serve as a non-executive director. Boko Haram’s elusive leader Abubakar Shekau broke his silence to insist he … …read more

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‘My son’s autism made me fearsome’

On a hot September afternoon in 2001, my son was born. ‘My little boy,’ I said, and the words felt wonderful. I was 39 when I had George*. The pregnancy had been tricky, but here he was in my arms, rosy and beautiful. I assumed that motherhood would … …read more

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Asperger’s Are Us

Asperger’s Are Us is a self-described “sketch comedy troupe consisting of openly autistic people” who formed after meeting at a camp for children on the spectrum. Jack Hanke, New Michael Ingemi, Ethan Finlan, and Noah Britton make up this innovative group … …read more

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Autism charity in danger of missing out on €300k

Hundreds of thousands of euro worth of funding has been withheld from the country’s largest Autism charity. Autism Action Ireland revealed earlier this week that it had not written a budget for this year. Its CEO Brian Murnane also admitted that its … …read more

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Agencies point fingers after autism therapy program suddenly cut

ARLINGTON — People with autism in Texas and their families are frustrated. Massoud Monshizadeh is one of them. “I have to fight for everything,” Monshizadeh said. He’s the father of a 29-year-old woman with autism. Her name is Ghazal. “She is kind. …read more

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Heidelberg apartments are for adults with autism — and others

Adults with autism soon will be able to move into new apartments in Heidelberg where they can live independently, and where half of their neighbors will be people who do not have autism. “Most housing for people with autism is just for people with autism … …read more

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Autism agency chief admits charity got €600k from State

Irish Autism Action (IAA) CEO Brian Murnane has been forced to admit the charity has received over €600,000 from the Government – despite claiming it receives “no state funding”. Mr Murnane, caused a storm this week when he admitted there was no written … …read more

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State also failed in its duty of care – Autism support

THE problems at Irish Autism Action are on one level the story of an individual charity struggling to meet growing demands for an increasingly complex range of services with increasingly fragile finances. A mature, well-managed organisation needs to know … …read more

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Toni Braxton’s Son Is Probably Not Cured of Autism

Former R’n’B star Toni Braxton proudly announced that her son no longer had signs of autism on Thursday, prompting a series of confused tweets from fans unsure what her statement really meant. In an interview with Access Hollywood, the seven-time … …read more

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WOW! Toni Braxton Reveals Son No Longer Has Autism

Award-winning singer Toni Braxton just revealed that her youngest son who was diagnosed as autistic at age two, has been cured of the condition. In a recent sit down with “Access Hollywood,” she shared that now, her youngest son Diezel, who is 13-years … …read more

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