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Spectrumnews.org: Modified Alzheimer's drug may treat some forms of autism

Spectrumnews.org: Modified Alzheimer's drug may treat some forms of autism

Neuron number: Mice lacking one copy of MEF2C have fewer neurons (green, right) in the hippocampus than controls do (left).

A fusion of two existing drugs alleviates autism-like features in a mouse model of the condition, according to a new study1.

The fusion drug, called NitroSynapsin, boosts social interest and

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News-medical.net: Study suggests movement as accurate method to diagnose neurodevelopmental disorders

News-medical.net: Study suggests movement as accurate method to diagnose neurodevelopmental disorders

January 18, 2018

A new study led by researchers at Indiana University and Rutgers University provides the strongest evidence yet that nearly imperceptible changes in how people move can be used to diagnose neurodevelopmental disorders, including autism.

The study’s results, reported Jan. 12 in the Nature journalScientific Reports, suggest a

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Airport-business.com: Edinburgh Airport recognised for autism-friendly initiatives

Airport-business.com: Edinburgh Airport recognised for autism-friendly initiatives

Gordon Dewar, Chief Executive, Edinburgh Airport, being presented the Autism Friendly Award by Jenny Paterson, Director of the National Autistic Society Scotland, and Ryan Gibbons (7), who suffers from autism and uses the service regularly.

Edinburgh Airport has become the first airport in Scotland to achieve an Autism Friendly Award,

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Capitalgazette.com: Around Linthicum: Wings for Autism provides traveling practice for those with disabilities

Capitalgazette.com: Around Linthicum: Wings for Autism provides traveling practice for those with disabilities

The Arc Baltimore hosted its Wings for Autism event Jan. 13, at BWI Thurgood Marshall Airport. One of Arc’s newest national initiatives, the program provides adult and children with disabilities the opportunity to experience one of the most stressful parts of traveling, in a non-stressful environment.

About 50 families

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Dailymail.co.uk: More than 90% of receipts contain dangerous chemicals linked to infertility, autism and type 2 diabetes, study reveals

Dailymail.co.uk: More than 90% of receipts contain dangerous chemicals linked to infertility, autism and type 2 diabetes, study reveals

‘Gender bender’ BPA and its alternative BPS are added to 93% of receipts Just 2% of receipts contain no chemical coating, including Culver’s restaurants’BPA reacts with estrogen, and has been linked to obesity and early pubertyHealth fears prompted its replacement with BPS, which disrupts babies’ growth Cashiers and waiting staff are particularly vulnerable

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Philly.com: Autism took their speech, but technology is helping these kids express themselves

Philly.com: Autism took their speech, but technology is helping these kids express themselves

Diagnosed with autism at age 2½, twins Eddie and Mike Tuckerman, now 21, speak only rarely.  Starting in their tween years, sometimes the boys — mostly Eddie — would connect with their mother by writing in a notebook, but communication was always a struggle.

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The Tuckermans gave the

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Tcpalm.com: Inaugural gala to 'RAISE THE ROOF'

Tcpalm.com: Inaugural gala to 'RAISE THE ROOF'

‘RAISE THE ROOF 2018’ – An Evening to Benefit Connections Education Center – Serving the Autism Community is coming. Pictured as a part of that effort are, back row, from left, Sheree Biafore – parent volunteer, Michelle Wolke – event co-chair, Jason Portman – Connections Education Center –

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Wjactv.com: Dining experience for families with autistic children opens in DuBois

Wjactv.com: Dining experience for families with autistic children opens in DuBois

A dining experience for families with autistic and special needs children opened its doors in Clearfield County. (WJAC)

DUBOIS – A dining experience for families with autistic and special needs children opened its doors in Clearfield County.

The Little Caring Caboose is located at the Depot at Doolittle’s on

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Patienttalk.org: 7 reasons why we have World Autism Awareness Week

Patienttalk.org: 7 reasons why we have World Autism Awareness Week

Autism & Asperger’s: What’s The Difference? Do you agree?

From the National Autistic Society

1) To spread the word far and wide about autism

World Autism Awareness Day is an internationally recognised day for bringing autism to the forefront of people’s consciousness throughout the world, taking place on 2 April.

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Patienttalk.org: How is autism portrayed in the media? How should it be changed? Have your say here!

Patienttalk.org: How is autism portrayed in the media? How should it be changed? Have your say here!

Autism in the media

We have been contacted by Charlotte Andrews of Anglia Ruskin University.  She is  conducting a study which investigates how autism is represented within the media.

Ms Andrews writes “I am conducting this study to investigate different ways in which autism has been displayed in the media and

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Djournal.com: OUR OPINION: Victory marked for children with autism, families

Djournal.com: OUR OPINION: Victory marked for children with autism, families

Parents and family members of kids with autism received some welcomed news this week as three major insurance companies in Mississippi agreed to provide more significant coverage to those with autism and other developmental disorders.

During a press conference in Jackson on Tuesday, Mississippi Insurance Commissioner Mike Chaney announced

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Dailymail.co.uk: Bogus medical professional caught prescribing KFC for girl with leukemia and trying to cure autism with 'bellybutton massages'

Dailymail.co.uk: Bogus medical professional caught prescribing KFC for girl with leukemia and trying to cure autism with 'bellybutton massages'

Elvira Brunt administers the ‘therapy’ at Fravira Clinic, in Adelaide’s eastShe doesn’t claim she can cure autism, but said patients benefit from treatmentsMs Brunt has long been accused of giving false hope and bizarre treatmentsShe has previously been accused of prescribing KFC to a girl with leukaemia 

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