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Bloomsbury hosts autism-friendly Tempest

Greg Hicks will star in Shakespeare’s The Tempest when Kelly Hunter brings her production for children with autism and their families to the Bloomsbury Theatre Studio this weekend. The Flute Theatre production, which sees the RSC regular take on the role … …read more

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Can Female Mice Improve Autism Research?

Researchers angling for government funds must now include both sexes in their animal studies—or explain why they don’t Trial by water: The ‘water maze’ probes learning and memory in mice, but how exactly the performances of males and females differ … …read more

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Local organizations raising awareness for Autism

We come across many different diseases and illnesses that can change families’ lives forever. To help find a cure for these diseases, people from around the world need to come together to raise awareness for the cause. On Oct. 17, indviduals across North … …read more

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Call for quicker turnaround time for diagnosing autism

Speaking at a debate in the Assembly last week on the need for better support and early diagnosis for autism sufferers, South Down SDLP MLA Seán Rogers called for quicker turnaround time for diagnosing autism. Rogers said, “It is estimated that 3,500 … …read more

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10 Brilliant Novels About Mental Health You Need To Read

This novel follows Christopher, a teenage boy who either has autism or Aspergers syndrome and decides to find out what happened to his neighbour’s dog after it was stabbed to death with a pitchfork. It is a murder mystery all written from a point of … …read more

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Autism families need better supports

The lack of services and supports for people with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) and their families/caregivers continues. Investigative reviews are promised, perhaps even started, but we see no results. Consultations are held; change is promised, but never … …read more

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Benefits of essential oil therapy for autism being tested

COLUMBUS — Historically, essential oils have been used medicinally throughout the world for everything from skin care to cancer treatments. In the modern era, such oils are more commonly used with massages and aromatherapy for their calming and soothing … …read more

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Parents of children with autism decry proposed therapist wages

When Stephanie Hill’s son was 3 years old, doctors diagnosed him with an autism-spectrum disorder and predicted he might never speak. On Monday, Hill brought her now 11-year-old son, J.C., to sit before the Nevada Division of Health Care Financing and … …read more

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Marlborough pair jailed for blackmailing businessman

He highlighted Gray’s Aspergers and the obsessive, repetitive symptoms the disorder can produce as well as the perception of high morality. Defending 23-year-old Cogman, Sarah Brown said she had become involved in the blackmail later on and that while her … …read more

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Films give professionals insight into living with autism

Innovation fund grant helps to create three films as a learning resource for autism awareness training Around 1% of people in England are estimated to have autism, equating to over 695,000 individuals throughout the country. One partnership in Richmond … …read more

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Kelly Higgins-Devine: Overcoming Autism

Sometimes young people know, from being very young, what they want their future career to be. For others, it takes a little longer. The decision can be much harder when you have Autism. When Joanne Stephens’ son was diagnosed, she was told by doctors, that … …read more

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Arc of Bristol County to establish autism center

ATTLEBORO – The Arc of Bristol County will soon be offering expanded services to local residents with autism with the help of a $255,000 grant from the Lloyd G. Balfour Foundation. Patricia Kirby, director of development and public relations for the Arc … …read more

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