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College and Autism – Is It Possible?

Integrated Learning Strategies is excited to feature college and autism in this guest post. While many of the recommendations below are great for select children and parents, some accommodations or exceptions may be made for children with learning … …read more

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Fecal transplants can improve autism symptoms

A new study shows that fecal transplants performed on autistic children can improve their behavior and gastrointestinal symptoms. Researchers concluded that the children saw an improvement of 80 percent of their gut health and a 24 percent improvement when … …read more

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Can Fecal Transplants Improve Autism?

Children with autism may be helped by fecal transplants, a procedure that introduces healthy gut microbes into people with gastrointestinal disease. Many victims of autism have gastrointestinal problems, and the study, which was published in the journal … …read more

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Senior focuses on community service, Autism Awareness

As an active member of Phi Sigma Pi, Oktober Appleby (senior, disability services/child development and family relations) does a lot of service for the Indiana community, including serving as co-director of Autism Awareness Week. Phi Sigma Pi is a gender … …read more

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My Story of Inspiration

I was born with aspergers syndrome a type of disorder from the autism spectrum disorder list. My mother at the time was unsure of what I would become or if I were to have any sort of delayment. The doctors advised my mother to put me in an psychiatric … …read more

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Orlando Pro Bowl will offer ‘autism-friendly’ sports experience

At this Sunday’s Pro Bowl game in Orlando, the NFL is making a big move toward making its events more inclusive by offering “autism-friendly” accommodations for some of its young fans. According to the Orlando Sentinel, organizers at the event will over … …read more

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Irish Autism Action to receive half of Pyjama Day funds

Irish Autism Action (IAA) is to receive just over half of €300,000 from last year’s Pyjama Day fundraiser, with the remainder going directly to educators supporting children with autism. It is unprecedented in the 13-year history of the Pyjama Day … …read more

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More school options for children with autism

He usually plays nursery rhymes on YouTube. But in the past week, the boy has been putting Majulah Singapura on repeat. The national anthem – sung every day by children in schools here – was new and exciting to Aqil Nabil Maulid, who started school only on … …read more

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Autism conference speaker Deepak Chopra brushes off criticism

Despite some controversy, author and alternative medicine advocate Deepak Chopra will be speaking in Edmonton on Wednesday at an annual conference for Children’s Autism Services of Edmonton. Chopra will be speaking about “the future of well-being” and not … …read more

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Strangers Send Boy With Autism His Favorite Target Shirt

Like many kids, Renee Britt’s son absolutely loves Target. But for Dawson, who has autism, his weekly visits are about much more than running errands. Dawson and Rennee head to the boy’s favorite place at least three to four days a week and use their time … …read more

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The Latest: Price says vaccines don’t cause autism

Health secretary nominee Tom Price says science shows that vaccines do not cause autism. That’s a position that goes against views espoused by President Donald Trump, who has voiced skepticism about vaccine safety. Price’s comments Tuesday came in response … …read more

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The NFL is Making This Year’s Pro Bowl Autism-Friendly

The NFL has made an unprecedented move to make this year’s Pro Bowl more inclusive to a group of spectators who may normally be stuck watching from home. As the Orlando Sentinel reports, the Sunday, January 28 game will include several “autism-friendly … …read more

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Study: Gut Microbe Transplants Can Improve Autism

Gut microbes have been a hot topic in research recently, as scientists have found altering them can improve symptoms in everything from Parkinson’s to Chronic Fatigue Syndrome. Scientists and researchers have long noted that autism and gastrointestinal … …read more

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