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Teen with autism missing in Vancouver

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) Kaleb Guenther in an undated photo released by Vancouver PD, March 5 … …read more

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First Friday Coffeehouse to feature Victoria Vox

She has also donated songs to causes like the American Aspergers Association and the Duchenne Foundation. Her music has been used in indie films and featured on NPR’s “To the Best of Our Knowledge.” Vox’s infectious pop-folk-jazz style has earned her fame … …read more

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Can brain scans identify autism?

“Autism can be detected by a 15-minute brain scan,” the Daily Express has reported. The news is based on a study that investigated whether anatomical differences in the brain can be used to identify people with autism. It found that a brain scan and … …read more

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Early trial for autism voice test

Voice technology “could help detect autism”, BBC News has reported. The BBC website said that a new US study found that the early speech of 86% of infants with autism differed from that of unaffected children. In the study researchers recorded the … …read more

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Florida bill requires autism spectrum police training

PORT ST. LUCIE, Fla. — Autism is becoming more common, in fact, there’s a good chance you know someone on the autism spectrum. But it wasn’t always that way. In the early 1990’s Dennis Debbaudt was shopping with his son brad, a youngster on the autism … …read more

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Gender variance and autism spectrum disorders often overlap

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

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Schools, Discipline And Students With Aspergers / NLD

Kids with Aspergers and similar challenges often face punitive consequences for their behavior in school. They usually do what makes sense to them, which can be seen from the point of view of others as oppositional, disruptive and rule-breaking. …read more

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Low-cost autism services at UNT are being expanded

DENTON (UNT) — The Kristin Farmer Autism Center at the University of North Texas has received a $167,000 grant to expand its low-cost autism services to additional families. The grant, awarded by the Texas Department of Assistive and Rehabilitative … …read more

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VIDEO: New book explores link between autism and great talent

Could there be a link between autism and genius level talent? A hot new book, “The Prodigy’s Cousins,” suggests there could be. The book is getting attention in the “New York Times” and other places. And the book’s two authors, Joanne Ruthsatz and Kimberly … …read more

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Undateables star Tom Morgan shows his love for his mother

Tom Morgan, who you may know from The Undateables, was a guest with his mother Elaine. Tom has Tourette’s and Aspergers, and is autistic – he had a few words of thanks for Elaine for all the support she’s shown him over the years. …read more

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Living with autism: How one student made it through A-Levels

SINGAPORE: This was a day that Mdm Florence Goh never thought would come. When her son Noah Si was diagnosed with autism at the age of three, never did she think that he would go on to excel in his A-Level examinations, scoring almost straight As in … …read more

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National autism service to be set up in Wales

Officials say the new service will offer a more “joined up” approach – bringing together children’s autistic teams with health boards as well as creating specialist teams for adults. It comes amid criticism from the National Autistic Society, who said … …read more

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‘Not just bad tempered’ – diagnosed with autism aged 71

A new national autism service is to be set up to improve support for children and adults in Wales, the health minister has announced. It comes after National Autistic Society Cymru criticised “patchy” provision for the 34,000 people with autism and … …read more

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