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Autism Over-Diagnosed Study Shows

U.S. government researchers reported Friday, autism may be overdiagnosed in as many as 9 percent of children. The team at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the University of Washington found, it might be because autism covers such a broad … …read more

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These Photos Show How The World Might Look To A Person With Autism

Individuals with autism see the world through very different eyes than those who don’t have it, which impacts how they interact with their environment. Research from Cal Tech, published online Thursday, found this is because a wide range of visual input is … …read more

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NFAR’s 5th Annual Autism Friendly Halloween Carnival

Looking for a fun “autism friendly” Halloween Carnival where a kid with autism can be a kid? Join us this Saturday (10/24) from 11am-2pm at Nobel Park Recreation Center for games, crafts, bounce houses, giant slide, treats, prizes & much, much, more! …read more

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Foundation Tasks Parents On Care For Autism Children

www.ekekeee.com A co-founder, Thoughtful House Foundation, a non-profit organization, Omagbitse Barrow, has advised parents of children afflicted with autism to accept and face the challenge head on, saying it is the best response to a diagnosis of the … …read more

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Could high U.S. autism rate be due to over-diagnosis?

A report from the Center for Health Statistics finds that 13% of children who were diagnosed with autism spectrum disorders lose their diagnosis after later tests. The study, which uses data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, is the first … …read more

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New Character with Autism Added To Sesame Street

A new muppet character with autism is joining the Sesame Street. It is the very first character of Sesame Street with autism. Sesame Street has been working on the character now for more than a year. Through its new character Julia, Sesame Street wants to … …read more

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Cross Country Team Doubles Back To Finish With Autism Teammate

Today in stuff that is awesome, a middle school cross country team finished their district race together. Cooper, who has autism, was running in last place, when his team came back to finish with him. According to the video below, he dedicated so much time … …read more

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Study Suggests Autism is Being Overdiagnosed

Autism may be overdiagnosed in as many as 9 percent of children, U.S. government researchers reported Friday. It might be because autism covers such a broad range of symptoms and behaviors and is difficult to diagnose, and it may also be because increasing … …read more

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Autism and medication. A Spoonful of Sugar?

Now to the controversial area of medication. While it is certainly worth trying a sensory and dietary approach first it would be foolish to ignore the fact that the correct medication – given in the right amount – can help at times. A sweeping statement? …read more

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Applebee’s Forgot To Pay Prep Cook With Autism For A Whole Year

How can someone work part-time for a national chain restaurant for the better part of a year and not receive any pay? What happened to a young adult in Rhode Island was a unique situation where the employee worked in an unpaid training program through a … …read more

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Autism: Could high U.S. rate be due to over-diagnosis?

(CNN)A report from the Center for Health Statistics finds that 13% of children who were diagnosed with autism spectrum disorders lose their diagnosis after later tests. The study, which uses data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, is the … …read more

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Sesame Street tackling stigma about autism with new character

Calling it an initiative to take the stigma out of the development disorder, the Sesame Street Workshop is introducing a new character named Julia: a preschooler with autism. The TV show’s decision is winning high praise from many, including Anya Walsh … …read more

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Is over-diagnosis to blame for autism rate?

A report from the Center for Health Statistics finds that 13% of children who were diagnosed with autism spectrum disorders lose their diagnosis after later tests. The study, which uses data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, is the first … …read more

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Sesame Street’s new character to tackle autism stigma

Julia, centre, has autism and the show’s makers hope the addition of her character will tackle the associated stigma [Sesame Street] For 46 years, Sesame Street has been a fixture for children around the world. Its mission: helping children “grow stronger … …read more

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Group worried about autism caused by vaccines protests CDC

Protesters gathered Friday near the entrance of Atlanta’s Centers for Disease Control, calling for the government to investigate certain vaccines they think have harmful side effects. They are worried that children are getting autism from vaccines. …read more

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