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Gender variance and autism often overlap

Children with an autism spectrum disorders (ASDs) were seven times more likely than other children to report gender variance. Autism spectrum disorders and gender identity issues often occur together in children, according to new research that supports … …read more

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Understanding Asperger’s and Autism

Artist, story teller and poet Cassandra Kavanagh is a dynamic person with a story to tell that can help everyone understand autism. Not long ago Mrs Kavanagh could have never stood up and spoken in front of people. But when she did recently she was so … …read more

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Guitars strum up help for autism

Krystal Harms was on watch duty. Her dad’s guitar, in a hard black case, was propped up across the room waiting to be played Sunday at the Acoustics for Autism concert in Maumee. The massive annual event, a fund-raiser for Project iAm, this year with 53 … …read more

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Autism Society Holds ‘Steps Of Hope’ Walk

Organizers expected up to two-thousand people to come out and support the group, but also to connect with others, Angela Davis reports (0:56). WCCO 4 News At 10 – March 5, 2016 …read more

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5 Activities To Help Children With Autism Learn By Themselves

“Why doesn’t my child listen to me?… Why do I have to tell him to do something five times before he does it?…Can’t he understand that I’m upset and I want to be left alone?… Why does he keep pinching me, even when I shout at him and ask him …read more

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Growing up undiagnosed

She contacted her doctor and was finally diagnosed with high-functioning Aspergers syndrome. The diagnosis has helped Gingras become a better teacher and parent. She also has a son with autism. “I did a lot of home-based teaching. I changed things to … …read more

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Autism Cut-A-Thon Raises Awareness And Money

Autism Awareness Month isn’t until April, but that’s not stopping the staff at Lex Charm salon in Lexington from getting a jump start on raising funds and awareness for families living with autism. The fourth annual “Autism Cut-A-Thon” took place on Sunday … …read more

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Autism Society Hosts ‘Steps Of Hope’ Walk

MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — Sunday morning marked the Autism Society of Minnesota’s largest fundraiser. It’s their Steps of Hope walk at Southdale Center. The theme this year is “Be an Autism Hero.” So many people wore costumes. Hundreds of families … …read more

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Students participating in Autism Speaks Walk 2016

WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. – A record ten-thousand people walked for autism at the annual Autism Speaks Walk in West Palm Beach Sunday morning. During the event, teams and participants walk 0.68 of a mile, representing the one every 68 children diagnosed with … …read more

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Video: Learing to love on the autism spectrum

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Gerard Groves, an 18 years-old from the UK on the autism spectrum, has created a funny warm insightful film about finding love. Getting a Valentine’s date can be hard for any of us but how much harder is it when you have Asperger’s? Gerard’s film takes us through his past …read more

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Call to make children with autism more accessible to society

Children with autism and hyperactive brain disorders are less acceptable in the society due to lack of inclusive policies, according to experts. Brenda Shuma, an occupational therapist, explained that African communities tend to hide their children with … …read more

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Autism initiatives address challenges for employers, workers

WORCESTER, Mass. (AP) — Sue Loring, as director of Autism Resource Central in West Boylston, knows how exhausting it can be to care for an autistic child. And Lauri Tenney, senior director of benefits at Hopkinton-based EMC Corp., knows how to create an … …read more

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4th annual autism spring conference held in Missoula

Several Missoula organizations remain committed to preparing those with autism to meet the challenges of everyday life. Specialists at the event lectured to help aspiring speech and language pathologists understand strategies to help educate children with … …read more

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Wren High autistic student uses art to illustrate autism

Brian rocked back and forth in his chair Friday afternoon as he flipped through his slideshow about a paper cat named Fragile. Like 16-year-old Brian, Fragile has autism. A lover of video games, Brian has learned how to express himself through art and … …read more

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Ripley’s Aquarium hosts second annual ‘Autism Family Day’

Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window) Click to share on Google+ (Opens in new window) Share on Facebook (Opens in new window) Click to share on Pinterest (Opens in new window) GATLINBURG (WATE) – Ripley’s Aquarium of the Smokies welcomed more … …read more

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Missing Vancouver teen with autism found safe

A 15-year old with autism who was missing overnight has been found safe Saturday, according to police. Kaleb Gunther has been reunited with his family. Police want to thank all who assisted with getting information out and participated in the search. …read more

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Dealing with autism

Starting this week, Kim Churko (middle) is launching ColorKids, an autism support service for both caregivers and children. She is pictured here with her son Trea (right) and daughter Alethia, both of whom were diagnosed with autism at an early age. …read more

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