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Center for Autism co-hosts free event for adults with autism

Cal State Fullerton’s Center for Autism is co-hosting a free social event on campus for adults with autism disorders and their caretakers. The event is catered towards individuals aged 16 and older on the autism spectrum as well as their caregivers. …read more

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Autism Coming-Of-Age Documentary To Debut On HBO

A film following a group of young women on the spectrum as they prepare for the social challenges of attending a dance is set to air on HBO later this month. The documentary “How to Dance in Ohio” focuses on three Columbus, Ohio women with autism who … …read more

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Autism Center implements new program for second year

“The individuals with Aspergers or high functioning autism are generally brilliant students, we have a couple right now that have a ACT of 31 that we are looking at for next fall,” Richard said. “They are just not good at navigating the social world. …read more

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New state autism program pay raises concerns

CARSON CITY — Four organizations representing Nevada parents of autistic children said Wednesday they are concerned that a new initiative set to start Jan. 1 will fail because a state agency is proposing to pay an inadequate amount of money necessary to … …read more

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Podcast exposes truth about teenage bullying

He started the podcast to hear from young guys in a range of situations, from bullies to victims to those being treated for Aspergers. Two episodes in, Code of Kings is on top of the non-profit chart on iTunes. “The point is to tease things out from their … …read more

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Does Your Spouse Have Asperger’s Syndrome?

Asperger’s Syndrome, a mild form of Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD), is a growing issue in the South-Asian community. The CDC figures currently report that 1 in 68 children are now diagnosed with ASD. It may be considered, that the same figure now applies … …read more

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Clarenville forum raises awareness on autism issues

Panelists for today’s forum on autism were (left to right): parent Connie Robertson, daycare operator Shannon Ramos, and parent Doreen Stryde. Treshana Gosse, regional assistant manager, Eastern office of the Autism Society of Newfoundland and Labrador … …read more

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How LARPing Helped One Man Deal with His Autism

Those with autism can find themselves isolated, as the disorder can make social interactions difficult and riddled with anxiety. For many on the outside, LARPing, or live action role-playing, may seem like an in-depth performance or fantasy game. …read more

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10 Signs Your Child May Have Asperger’s Syndrome

The healthiest things you can order at 12 fast-food chains Asperger’s syndrome is a neurological disorder in the family of autism spectrum disorders. Because every child exhibits a different set of symptoms, there is no precise checklist of behaviors that … …read more

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Modern Mass Murder and Autism: Sometimes it’s Just the Drugs

On August 18 th, 2015, Chris Harper Mercer, the gunman responsible for the murders of 9 people at Umpqua Community College in Oregon on October 1st, wrote on his Facebook page: I have a pill bottle with like five types of pills mixed in. I don’t know which … …read more

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HBO documentary follows young women on autism spectrum

“How to Dance in Ohio” highlights young women on the autism spectrum as they prepare for a spring formal dance. The HBO documentary was directed and produced by Alexandra Shiva and Bari Pearlman. One in 68 American children has been diagnosed with autism. …read more

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