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Dailymail.co.uk: Could cannabis treat autism? Scientists will study the effects of marijuana in children with the disorder

Dailymail.co.uk: Could cannabis treat autism? Scientists will study the effects of marijuana in children with the disorder

The University of California, San Diego, will initiate the study next yearMany parents already give children with autism the drug where it is legalAnecdotal evidence suggests it eases anxiety, aggression and insomniaStudies need to be conducted to determine if marijuana in autism is safeAround one in 59 children in the US

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Inews.co.uk: A woman with autism said she faced “severe prejudice” when travelling with her assistance dog

Inews.co.uk: A woman with autism said she faced “severe prejudice” when travelling with her assistance dog

A Scottish woman with autism claims she experienced “severe prejudice” when struggling to travel back to the UK with her assistance dog.

Esther Gooch, from Aboyne, a village on the edge of the Highlands in Aberdeenshire, was travelling home from a break in Italy last month with her husband, three

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Hightimes.com: Medical Cannabis Treatment for Autism to Begin Clinical Trials

Hightimes.com: Medical Cannabis Treatment for Autism to Begin Clinical Trials

There is a lot of anecdotal evidence that suggests that cannabis can treat autism, but there’s little research to back it up. To investigate these claims, two bi-coastal research groups are initiating major studies. In New York, researchers are looking at the effect of non-psychoactive cannabinoids over years. Additionally, at

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Spectrummagazine.org: Adventist Leaders in Bangladesh Host First Autism Awareness Event

Spectrummagazine.org: Adventist Leaders in Bangladesh Host First Autism Awareness Event

Adventist church leaders in Bangladesh organized a union-wide campaign to celebrate World Autism Day on April 2. Students and staff from Adventist schools across the country, as well as leaders from the Bangladesh Adventist Union Mission (BAUM) in Dhaka, hosted parades, organized community discussions and visited families with autistic

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Latimes.com: Is vasopressin what's lacking in the brains of those with autism?

Latimes.com: Is vasopressin what's lacking in the brains of those with autism?

Outside the brain, vasopressin helps regulate blood pressure and fluid retention. But in the brain, it has long been thought to play a role in social, sexual and nurturing behavior. And because it interacts with male hormones such as testosterone, some scientists suspect it could be implicated in autism, which

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Mihomepaper.com: Light it Up Blue encourages kindness towards those with autism

Mihomepaper.com: Light it Up Blue encourages kindness towards those with autism

By Tanya Terry

BURTON — Autism is the fastest growing serious developmental disability in the United States, and more children will be diagnosed with autism than with AIDS, diabetes and cancer combined this year, according to myasdf.org., the website for the Autism Spectrum Disorder Foundation. A Light It Up

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News24.com: Autism awareness

News24.com: Autism awareness

THE Sunfield Home School inVerulam held its annual autism awareness parade last Saturday to commemorate Autism awareness month on April 21.

A float procession through theVerulam CBD ensured that the combined voice of autistic children was heard, with organisations and hundreds of pupils from local schools uniting with Sunfield to light

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Tapinto.net: Livingston Oval “Lights Up Blue” for Autism Awareness

Tapinto.net: Livingston Oval “Lights Up Blue” for Autism Awareness

LIVINGSTON, NJ — Livingston residents helped the Livingston Advisory Committee for Disabilities (LACD) and Senior Youth & Leisure Services (SYLS) paint the Memorial Oval blue on Monday at their annual “Shine a Light on Autism” event to raise funds and awareness about Autism Spectrum Disorder in partnership with Autism New Jersey.

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Moreechampion.com.au: Autism Awareness Month

Moreechampion.com.au: Autism Awareness Month

Autism Awareness Month

Sam Warwick. Photo by Glen Crump.

Xavier Smith. Photo by Glen Crump.

CLOSE to 50 locals joined rank with Australians all over the country as they celebrated Autism Awareness Month at Rocket Park on Monday.

“It was a great turnout that really showed the community was getting behind this

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Risingsunoverport.co.za: Bright Future Special School educates community on Autism

Risingsunoverport.co.za: Bright Future Special School educates community on Autism

Teachers and pupils from Bright Future Special in Parlock held an Autism awareness initiative to educate parents and residents on autism.

The programme started with a placard demonstration by pupils, teachers and principal, Sipho Nkosi.

They walked to Inanda and Joyce Roads, where they distributed pamphlets to motorists and pedestrians, educating them more about

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News-medical.net: Salk researchers clarify relationship of two neuron types to psychiatric and movement disorders

News-medical.net: Salk researchers clarify relationship of two neuron types to psychiatric and movement disorders

May 3, 2018

If 95 percent of your neighbors are chatty and outgoing, you probably know more about them than the 5 percent who are reclusive and shy. It’s similar for neuroscientists who study the striatum, a brain region associated with action control and learning: they know a lot more

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Hartlepoolmail.co.uk: Hartlepool firm hosting annual charity ball to help people with autism

Hartlepoolmail.co.uk: Hartlepool firm hosting annual charity ball to help people with autism

One of Hartlepool’s most successful companies is planning a supercars-themed annual fundraising ball for charity.

The sixth annual summer ball is being planned by JDR at Hardwick Hall Hotel in Sedgefield, and this year the money raised will be donated to Daisy Chain.

Fun at last year’s Daisy Chain

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Shu.edu: Seton Hall to Host NJSHA's 2nd Annual Interprofessional Autism Conference (IPAC)

Shu.edu: Seton Hall to Host NJSHA's 2nd Annual Interprofessional Autism Conference (IPAC)

According to a recent report by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 1 in 59 American children has autism. The rate represents a 150% increase since 2000. To meet the burgeoning demand for effective treatment, health care professionals, educators, and families are working collaboratively to address the unique

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