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Autism: Secrets About Child Prodigies

A child prodigy in the scholarly sense is someone who performs tasks at an adult level in a challenging field at a young age. Researchers have often found a link between child prodigies and autism. What many don’t understand is why these prodigies often … …read more

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Autism group holds fundraiser in Maxatawny Township

A group dedicated to autism advocacy and research held a fundraising event Saturday at Renninger’s Farmers Market in Maxatawny Township. The Berks County-based Team Soldier 620 of Autism Speaks played host to “Stomping Out Autism.” The event included games … …read more

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De Niro pulls disgraced doctor’s film on autism

A CONTROVERSIAL film suggesting that childhood vaccinations cause autism is to be screened at next month’s Tribeca film festival in New York on the orders of Robert De Niro, the actor and festival founder, who has revealed his son has the condition. …read more

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M&S food store staff to raise cash for autism charity

STAFF at a recently opened Mark’s and Spencer (M&S) Foodhall, have chosen BeyondAutism as their charity for the year. In support of BeyondAutism, the M&S team in Wimbledon Park Road, Southfields, Wandsworth will take part in a fundraising campaign to … …read more

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Autism Film Causes Controversy

Robert de Niro has intervened in a row over the screening of a controversial documentary at the Tribeca Film Festival, which he co-founded. “Vaxxed; From Cover Up to Catastrophe”, is directed and co-written by Andrew Wakefield, a discredited former British … …read more

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Robert De Niro steps into autism vaccination row by screening film

Star criticised for adding doc by Andrew Wakefield, who was struck off UK medical register, to Tribeca festival bill A disgraced former British surgeon’s new documentary about the discredited link between autism and childhood vaccination has put Robert … …read more

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Brookfield Zoo Goes Blue for Autism Awareness

Submitted by the Chicago Zoological Society. Brookfield, IL – As the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) reported in 2014, one in 68 children are diagnosed on the autism spectrum. Although not replacing this official estimate, a new government … …read more

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Autism in Vietnam through eye of US photographer

On display are portraits of Vietnamese people with autism, their families and caregivers, which were taken in Hanoi, Ha Long and Ho Chi Minh City. The exhibition is also presenting pictures of their peers in Indonesia, New York, Mexico and Iceland, which … …read more

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The Autism Racket

During July 2008, nationally syndicated talk show host Michael Savage ignited a firestorm with his comments about autism, calling it “a fraud, a racket.” In follow-up statements, Savage explained his views as being “meant to boldly awaken parents and … …read more

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