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Possible autism breakthrough using children’s own stem cells

Duke University researchers have seen promising results in a study using autistic children’s own umbilical cord stem cells to treat symptoms of autism. Previous research has shown that cord blood cells can help reduce inflammation and signal cells to … …read more

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The Controversy Around Autism and Neurodiversity

Our community’s success with self advocacy raises new issues for all April is Autism Month, which means many things to the ten-plus million people who make up our community in America. For some, it’s Autism Awareness. For others, it’s Autism … …read more

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Autism awareness, Month of Military Child

Scott AFB is highlighting April as World Autism Awareness Month, and providing several events to recognize and celebrate the Month of the Military Child. This initiative is demonstrated by having prominent buildings and landmarks around the world turn … …read more

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Dating with Autism: list of websites & apps for singles!

5. Aspie-Singles (for Aspergers/ASD specific people) “Aspie-singles.com is a free and non profit, crowdfunded, dating site for people with Asperger’s / ASD. Finding someone with similar traits makes it easier for us to feel safe and understood.” …read more

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Henderson events will educate public on autism

If Crystal Matthews could have one wish granted, it would be for people to understand that a child’s public meltdown isn’t always a behavioral problem. “People can’t tell if someone has autism,” she said. “It would be nice if there was a way to tell … …read more

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Stem cells may offer hope for autism, study finds

ROCKLEDGE, Fla. — Gracie Gregory smiles beneath her brilliant blue eyes. She’s sitting on her mother’s lap, next to her older sister, Ryleigh, who boasts about Gracie being “very sweet and kind.” It wasn’t always so. Just a couple years ago … …read more

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Anderson Center for Autism: a community focused on integration

Anderson Center for Autism: a community focused on integration A brief overview of the Anderson Center for Autism, which focuses on giving those with autism the skills necessary to integrate successfully into society. Check out this story on … …read more

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We Are Autism, Too. Don’t Forget About Us.

There is a child at this event, as cute as any Baby Gap model, thick tufts of brown hair sticking out from under his baseball hat. “I’m Charlie. I’m 4, ” he says to me and sticks his hand out. I smile at him and reach my hand out too, …read more

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For kids with autism, imitation is key on road to speech

Nearly 30 percent of children with autism will not have learned to flexibly speak by the end of elementary school. For researchers looking for ways to help, learning when to intervene in the children’s speech development is paramount. New research from The … …read more

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Child Development: Autism – Early Childhood Signs

Autism is a neurodevelopmental disorder characterized by a range of challenges with social interaction, communication (both verbal and nonverbal), and behavior. There are many forms of autism, caused by different combinations of genetic and environmental … …read more

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‘People with autism have to fight for everything’

Haverhill Autism Support Group has vowed to carry on despite the closure of its support arm, Autism Suffolk. Autism Suffolk officially closed on Friday (March 31) after losing its funding and failing to secure more money. Pat Hanlon, who will be in charge … …read more

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Deaf child with autism left on Powys school bus probe

An investigation is being launched after a 10-year-old deaf boy who has autism was twice left on a school mini bus and driven back to the depot. Reuben Lewis from Llanidloes was driven 45 minutes from Ysgol Cedewain, Newtown, without teachers or transport … …read more

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Autism Awareness, Exceptional Minds Now at Work in Companies

While autism is changing family dynamics across the nation at an alarming rate, it is also impacting the workplace – often for the better as one Exceptional Minds graduate proves. What a difference a year makes. As Autism Awareness Month once again gets … …read more

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