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Awakening the Autism Entrepreneur Workshop

Rising Tide U, which provides a road map for families who believe starting a business is their only way to help loved ones with autism build a future, and University of Miami-Nova Southeastern University Center for Autism & Related Disabilities, are … …read more

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Google Glass program aims to help children with autism

Julian Brown smiles while wearing Google Glass glasses and talking with Jena Daniels, a clinical research coordinator at The Wall Lab in Stanford, Calif., Wednesday, June 22, 2016. Once detected, the device shows a word of the identified emotion to the … …read more

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Councillor joins YMCA skydive to help young people

They are a fantastic group of young people doing amazing things, despite their own disability.” Joely, who has Aspergers, said: “The Chatterboxes have improved my life and enabled my autism disability to blossom; by giving me opportunities to achieve my … …read more

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Autism group welcomes 7 per cent increase in SNAs

Wicklow will see an increase of almost 7 per cent in Special Needs Assistant (SNA) numbers in the next school year in order to meet the increase in the school going population. Chairperson of the Triple A Alliance autism support group, Alice O’Donnell … …read more

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Man running 220 miles across Ohio to raise autism awareness

Some run for fun, others for fitness, but one young man is doing it to raise awareness of autism, and his path isn’t a short one. Tyler Aldrich is on a mission — a 220-mile run, from Toledo to Cincinnati. His mother, Tami Aldrich, said she can remember … …read more

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Children with autism who have a pet have more social skills

According to a research at Missouri-Columbia Unversity, it was found that children with autism have stronger social skills when any kind of pet lived in the home. Pets often serve as “social lubricants,” Carlisle said. When pets are present in social … …read more

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Autism program rescued by UI grant, donations

URBANA — The Autism Program at the University of Illinois, which was on its way to closing over the state budget impasse, has gotten a funding rescue. The program learned Friday that a private donor to the UI College of Agriculture, Consumer, and … …read more

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Middletown: 2 camp spots remain for kids on autism spectrum

MIDDLETOWN >> Brenda Wilson’s love for her grandson inspired a journey to help him and others like him. Founder of the Ryan Woods Autism Foundation, the executive director has helped not only her grandson Ryan, 15, but many others on the spectrum and … …read more

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Autism At Center Of New TV Drama

One family’s experience with a child on the spectrum is at the heart of a drama premiering on television this summer. The British show “The A Word” will debut in July on SundanceTV. The one-hour drama, which aired on BBC One earlier this year in the … …read more

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Autism program rescued by UI grants, donations

URBANA — The Autism Program at the University of Illinois, which was on its way to closing over the state budget impasse, has gotten a funding rescue from the university and the community. The program learned this morning that the UI College Agriculture … …read more

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British Man Accused of Planning to Kill Donald Trump at Rally

Donovan said he didn’t know about the charge against Sandford until he saw news reports. “It’s so against his nature and obviously with his Aspergers, we think somebody has got hold of him and done something”. A judge declined Monday to release Sandford on … …read more

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Antisocial cave fish may hold clues to schizophrenia, autism

Cave fish have long fascinated biologists because of their missing eyes and pale skin. Now, one researcher is studying them for another reason: Their behavior may provide clues to the genetic basis of some human psychiatric disorders. Last week at the 23rd … …read more

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Autism Day at Horsin’ Around is Saturday

Horsin’ Around is inviting families with children of all ages diagnosed with autism to come join us for a morning of horseback riding, grooming, arts and crafts, and more. This free event is 9 a.m.-noon June 25 at 1032 John Carter Road in Bloomingdale. …read more

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CIBC releases banking app for people with special needs

The cards are designed to help people with disabilities like autism, Aspergers, ADHD, Down Syndrome and cognitive special needs navigate day-to-day banking activities, and gain confidence as they complete each step. “This new tool for the MagnusCards app … …read more

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The Gate named UK’s first autism-friendly restaurant

The Gate in Islington has become the first restaurant in the UK to receive the National Autistic Society’s (NAS) Autism Friendly Award. Staff at the vegetarian venue are trained to work with autistic customers and ensure that their families feel welcome. …read more

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