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Review: Invincible Iron Man #1

Unlike Spider-Man, Iron Man, and so many others, Riri is a character who is socially awkward displaying what I think are signs of Aspergers or something of the sort (someone who knows these things please sound off in the comments). She has trouble … …read more

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PEI Autism Resource Libraries

Last month I had occasion to learn that the Department of Education, Early Learning and Culture maintains an autism resource library in the Arsenault Building here in Charlottetown. I’ve been the father of a child with autism for 16 years, so you’d … …read more

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Autism Gene Alters Synapse Development

Variants in a gene, DIXDC1, have been found to impair the development of neural connectivity. The variants, which appear to contribute to autism spectrum disorders (ASDs), code for proteins that are equipped with what amounts to an on/off switch. …read more

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Animation courses ad hoc for gifted artists with autism

Exceptional Minds is the first school of animation in the world exclusively dedicated to kids with autism. Based in Sherman Oaks, in California, the structure hosts each year a group of young people who are chosen for special visual technique courses … …read more

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McMaster study gives greater understanding to autism’s root cause

A new study out of McMaster University’s Stem Cell and Cancer Research Institute gives a greater understanding of the root causes of autism, researchers say. Armed with that information, scientists will be able to begin the process of studying drugs to see … …read more

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Civitan hosts fifth annual autism event

The Frankfort Civitan recently held their fifth annual Autism Family Fun Day event at Happy Jack’s Pumpkin Farm. Frankfort Civitan President Renee Moss says it was their most successful year yet, and she’s excited about continuing this tradition. …read more

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Gene Mutation Linked to Autism Spectrum Disorder Identified

In individuals with autism spectrum disorders (ASD), genetic alterations in the gene DIXDC1 has been identified. DIXDC1 changes the way brain cells grow and communicate. The discovery by scientists at McMaster University’s Stem Cell and Cancer Research … …read more

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Raising a child with autism

The wake-up call is early for twins Ava and Chloe Barras. As their mom wakes them up for school–they struggle to open their eyes. The twins want to pull the cover back over their heads and sleep just a little longer. With little time to get dressed, eat … …read more

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Confronting the Realities of Autism

JACKSON — For Angela Douglas, the realities of autism are all around her at work and at home. As an advocate at Disability Rights Mississippi in Gulfport, Douglas works with parents whose children need special education. She helps children who are … …read more

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VOTE with your Pocketbook and Support Age of Autism

The election is over, and Donald Trump is our President elect. There’s another chance to cast a vote with confidence. Vote to keep Age of Autism reporting the news and events from inside the autism epidemic by making a donation of any amount – that will … …read more

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Building A Database For Autism Research

Research into the causes and possible treatments for autism is at the forefront of neuroscience. With numbers like 1 in 68 children being diagnosed as having an autism spectrum disorder (ASD) the need for better research and information on autism is … …read more

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Autism Market 2016 Overview Trends & Analysis

development activities around the Autism. The DelveInsight’sReport covers the product profiles in various stages of development including Discovery, Pre-clinical, IND, Phase I, Phase II, Phase III and Preregistration. Report covers the product clinical … …read more

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Autism gene that slows down brain cell communication identified

Toronto, Nov 9 (IANS) Researchers, including one of Indian-origin, have identified a gene mutations in which can change the way brain cells grow and communicate in individuals with autism spectrum disorders (ASD). The researchers identified genetic changes … …read more

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