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Sciencedaily.com: Rates of suicide 'worrying' among people with autism, say experts

Suicide rates among people with autism in England have reached “worryingly” high levels, according to experts writing in the Lancet Psychiatry.

Writing ahead of a world-first international summit on suicidality in autism, the researchers — from Coventry and Newcastle universities — say the issue remains poorly understood and that action is urgently needed to help those most at risk.

Dr Sarah Cassidy from Coventry University cites a clinical study she led in 2014 — also

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Sciencedaily.com: Health care process a roadblock for adolescents with autism and their caregivers

For most people, trips to the doctor can be quite scary. For adolescents and young adults with autism, taking control of health care decisions is not only frightening, it also can be a barrier to independence. Now researchers from the University of Missouri have found that the health care process not only impacts adolescents with autism, but caregivers also feel they lack the skills and support necessary to help those adolescents achieve health-related independence. As

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Sciencedaily.com: Researchers closer to cracking neural code of love

A team of neuroscientists from Emory University’s Silvio O. Conte Center for Oxytocin and Social Cognition has discovered a key connection between areas of the adult female prairie vole’s brain reward system that promotes the emergence of pair bonds. Results from this study, could help efforts to improve social abilities in human disorders with impaired social function, such as autism. In addition to the online posting, the study is expected to be in the June

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Sciencedaily.com: Study could help explain link between seizures and psychiatric disorders

In a new study published in Cell Reports, scientists at the Gladstone Institutes identified different types of neurons in a brain region called the reticular thalamus. A better understanding of these cells could eventually help explain how both seizures and certain psychiatric disorders can occur at the same time.

Most sensory information from the outside world — including sight, touch and sound — is collected in a region of the brain called the thalamus. The

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Sciencedaily.com: Hospitalization risk factors for kids with autism identified

Children or teens with autism spectrum disorders often come to hospitals when behavioral episodes overwhelm the support that caregivers can provide at home — but resources at hospitals are sometimes limited, too, says clinical psychologist and researcher Giulia Righi. With that reality in mind, Righi led a new study to identify which factors put young people with autism at especially high risk of seeking inpatient psychiatric care.

“The demand is far greater than the number

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Sciencedaily.com: Neuroimaging technique may help predict autism among high-risk infants

Functional connectivity magnetic resonance imaging (fcMRI) may predict which high-risk, 6-month old infants will develop autism spectrum disorder by age 2 years, according to a study funded by the Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development (NICHD) and the National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH), two components of the National Institutes of Health. The study is published in the June 7, 2017, issue of Science Translational Medicine.

Autism affects roughly 1

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Buffalonews.com: For truck-loving Akron boy, a birthday dream comes true

Buffalonews.com: For truck-loving Akron boy, a birthday dream comes true

He sat perched on his father’s shoulders as they rolled in, all in gleaming black, blue, red, gray, and white.

By the time the 17 jacked-up trucks and Jeeps had parked outside his family’s Akron home Sunday, little Teddy DeGolier was squealing.

It was Teddy’s 5th birthday party, and this was his surprise: a group of good Samaritans putting on a show for the monster truck–loving boy, who has moderate-to-severe autism.

When his dad, also

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Buffalonews.com: Adaptive kayaking removes barriers to enjoying the water

Buffalonews.com: Adaptive kayaking removes barriers to enjoying the water

Terri Rozewicz wanted her 14-year-old daughter, Sam, to get out on the lake and get some fresh air.

It was the first time being in a kayak for Sam, who has Asperger’s syndrome, and even the video game enthusiast had to admit in the end it was “pretty fun.”

Taylor Dunford, who is 17 and on the autism spectrum, went kayaking when she was a little girl. So the chance to paddle out in a tandem

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Wnyt.com: Autism Action Day held at Via Aquarium

Wnyt.com: Autism Action Day held at Via Aquarium

Santabarbara says sensory issues can often cause families of people with Autism to miss out on certain things.

“We’ve accommodated that today, and we hope to see more of this in the community, not just the aquarium,” Santabarbara said. “We hope this will inspire others to do the same, so that families are not blocked out.”

The changes included lowering the lights and getting rid of lines.

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Villages-news.com: Villager sentenced in sexual assault of autistic man at Publix parking lot in The Villages

Villages-news.com: Villager sentenced in sexual assault of autistic man at Publix parking lot in The Villages

Edmund Rossy

A 72-year-old Villager has been sentenced in the sexual assault an autistic man in a Publix parking lot in The Villages.

Edmund Peter Rossy of the Village of El Cortez was arrested Jan. 28, 2016 by Sumter County sheriff’s deputies after approaching the victim Jan. 19, 2016 in the parking lot of Publix at Spanish Plaines Plaza.

The victim said an older man lured him into the car, proceeded through the parking

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Newjerseyhills.com: Caldwell University gala benefits student scholarships

CALDWELL – Caldwell University honored two distinguished professionals at its Presidential Scholarship Gala on Friday, April 21 at Mayfair Farms in West Orange. The honorees were Philanthropist Michael Kambourakis and Founding partner of Artisan Wealth Management Edward R. Collins ’98.

The gala is the signature fundraising event for Caldwell University and helps fund scholarships for deserving students.

Kambourakis was integral to the founding of two nonprofits – the SEARCH Day Program in Ocean, NJ, and

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Indiatimes.com: Helping dreams take wings

Indiatimes.com: Helping dreams take wings

Ihave often flown IndiGo and been mildly surprised that the 6E magazine makes only a modest mention of how one can buy a “Women Power” badge and contribute to the company’s girl education programme. The first impression is then that of the largest Indian aviation brand contributing only nominally to the country’s philanthropic pool. Achance opportunity to study the company’s CSR intent and content has helped correct the perception.

Let it then be stated: IndiGo has

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Phillyvoice.com: CHOP looks to brain scans for breakthrough in early detection of autism

Phillyvoice.com: CHOP looks to brain scans for breakthrough in early detection of autism

With a shift in diagnostic criteria raising the number of American children placed on the autism spectrum—and with families and professionals adjusting their approach to conceptualizing the disorder—researchers at the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia believe there may be promise in conducting brain scans to enable earlier detection of the condition.

The multi-site Infant Brain Imaging Study, funded by the National Institutes of Health (NIH), seeks to determine the predictive ability of functional connectivity magnetic resonance

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Montrealgazette.com: Stu Cowan: Racing helps teen overcome childhood challenges

Montrealgazette.com: Stu Cowan: Racing helps teen overcome childhood challenges

Former kart champion Austin Riley, an 18-year-old from Uxbridge, Ont., who was diagnosed as being high-function autistic when he was 12, poses in the car he is driving as a rookie in the 2017 Micra Cup season. Jason Riley/Racing With Autism / –

Austin Riley loves cars.

I mean, he really loves cars.

He loved cars before he could walk and when he started walking would carry small toy cars with him everywhere he went.

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Thefutureofthings.com: New Drug May Reverse Autism Symptoms

Thefutureofthings.com: New Drug May Reverse Autism Symptoms

Professor Naviaux (Credit: University of San Diego)

Researchers from the University of San Diego in California have used a newly discovered function of an existing drug, to reinstate cell communications in a mouse model of autism, reversing the symptoms of the disorder and giving hope for millions of children worldwide.

Autism is a disorder that results from an abnormal cell communication in the brain. The U.S. Center for Disease Control estimates that about

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Thenational.ae: Autistic boy's work pays off with placement at Dubai accountancy firm

Euan Buenavides is a whizz kid when it comes to computers and, like any other enterprising 15-year-old would, he jumped at the chance to trade school for real-life work in a corporate office.

But Euan is autistic and employment opportunities for people such as him are still rare. That is what makes Euan’s work placement, as a payroll assistant at the Dubai offices of Grant Thornton accounting and advisory practice, so remarkable.

It marks the first time

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Popsugar.com: What an American Airlines Employee Did For a Passenger With Autism Will Make You Cry

Popsugar.com: What an American Airlines Employee Did For a Passenger With Autism Will Make You Cry

Air travel is rarely fun for anyone, but for those dealing with difficult conditions, it can be especially stressful. Russell Lehmann, a man with autism who is a “speaker, author, and advocate” shared a touching personal story on Facebook about his recent experience flying. After having a flight delayed and missing his connection for the second time in two days, he succumbed to what he described as “the worst meltdown” of his life at the

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