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Is Fozzie Bear actually the first Muppet with autism?

One of the things on my fiction writing bucket list is to create a protagonist who has autism. The disorder would never get specifically called out – I would just make sure that the symptoms were there and let them be as natural a part of the character … …read more

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Fascinating images reveal how people with autism see the world

doi:10.1016/j.neuron.2015.09.042Eye-tracking patterns show how people on the autism spectrum (left) view the world differently. People with autism see the world differently. They typically don’t look at faces as closely; they can be more easily overwhelmed … …read more

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Join The Diamond Sisters at the ‘JumP In For Autism’ event

RICHMOND, Va – Kimberly Fox-Knight and Pam Mines, Founder of JP JumPers Foundation, stopped by the studio to share a preview of the upcoming ‘JumP in For Autism’ event. The JP JumPers Foundation works to provide hands-on assistance for the everyday … …read more

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Sleep research in autism and connective tissue

On October 7, Spectrum News, an online autism magazine from Simons Foundation, published a feature entitled, “Wide awake: Why children with autism struggle with sleep” by Ingfei Chen. Chen described an ongoing study of sleep disorders, which are common … …read more

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Psychological Cotton Wool – My Autism Mum First Aid Kit

When I discovered I was expecting in my late 30’s, along with all the excitement came the concerns of any mum to be, thoughts about Down’s Syndrome and Spina Bifida as well as contemplating how I would cope as an older Mum. However, it never occurred to me … …read more

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Australian first autism study

Dr Anna Callan is investigating the relationship between exposure to certain metals and autism in Australian children. An Edith Cowan University researcher examining the relationship between metals exposure and Autism Spectrum Disorder (ADS) is seeking … …read more

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Oxytocin-Laced Nasal Sprays Found To Help Children With Autism

Oxytocin-based nasal sprays might help develop social skills in children with autism, suggests a latest study conducted by researchers of the Brain and Mind Center at the University of Sydney. Oxytocin is a naturally-occurring hormone in the human body. …read more

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Fair promotes careers working with autism

Jeanette Tucker didn’t know there was such a thing as an ABA (applied behaviour analysis) therapist or that it was a job a student could do. Jeanette Tucker took part in a job fair for anyone interested in a career working with those with autism held … …read more

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Officer fired after assaulting teen with autism

St. PAUL, Minn – The Metro Transit officer accused of attacking a teen who lives with autism has been dismissed. Metro Transit spokesperson Howie Padilla said the officer was fired because he did not pass probation. Padilla said the officer became a full … …read more

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‘Vinegar fly’ protein may provide therapies for autism

NICK GRIMM: The pesky fruit fly could hold the key to unlocking new therapies to help treat brain conditions like autism and schizophrenia. That’s the new finding from a group of Australian scientists studying the proteins of what’s commonly known as the … …read more

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