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Wncn.com: NC boy with autism befriends garbage truck driver: 'He brightens my day'

ELIZABETHTOWN, N.C. (WECT) — Twice a week, 6-year-old Adam Smith’s teachers know what to expect. Adam will jump up and run to the window, waiting eagerly to hear the garbage truck drive by.

Marie Smith says her son has autism and is nonverbal, but his face lights up when he hears the truck.

Bruce Atkins, a Bladen County employee, drives the garbage truck by Elizabethtown Primary. He noticed Adam waits by the window, and made

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Heraldextra.com: Utah Valley Everyday Hero: Teenage 'Wunder' Woman creates soccer camp for autism community

Many people go about doing good deeds in their families, neighborhoods, organizations and church congregations. “Utah Valley’s Everyday Heroes” celebrates these unsung community members and brings to light their quiet contributions.

Kylee Wunder has spent most of her 13 years on the soccer field — it’s just a part of the teenager’s life.

But that’s not the case for her two younger twin brothers, Ethan and Jaron. Both have been diagnosed with autism, and playing

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Daily-journal.com: Final Kilbride Family Classic Run for Autism this Sunday

In 1984, the village of Manteno sponsored its first Father’s Day 5K. From then on, the Kilbride matriarch and patriarch, Judy and Gerry Kilbride, made it mandatory for the family to take part in the 5K every year. Gerry participated in track in high school so he was no stranger to running and neither was his wife or their six children.

In the spring of 1996, the race in Manteno was cancelled because of

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Prnewswire.com: MTS Logistics Held 7th Annual Bike Tour for Autism, Successfully Raising Autism Awareness and …

NEW YORK, June 14, 2017 /PRNewswire/ — MTS Logistics, a New York-based shipping and logistics company, today announced that its 7th Annual Bike Tour for Autism, held on Saturday, June 10th, saw over 110 bikers bike across Manhattan and Brooklyn for a great cause – Autism Awareness.

All proceeds from the event were donated to New York-based charity Spectrum Works, which builds recognition of autism and helps young adults with autism find a job. According to the

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Starlocalmedia.com: Free registration available to UNT's ninth annual autism conference

Parents of children with Autism Spectrum Disorder are eligible to apply for free registration to attend the University of North Texas’ Kristin Farmer Autism Center’s ninth annual Adventures in Autism Intervention and Research Conference July 29.

A grant from the Texas Council for Developmental Disabilities will provide free registration to more than 100 families. The registrations will be on a first come, first served basis. To request a free registration, email [email protected]

The conference will

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Healthday.com: Fever During Pregnancy Tied to Autism in Study

Healthday.com: Fever During Pregnancy Tied to Autism in Study

WEDNESDAY, June 14, 2017 (HealthDay News) — Children whose moms have any type of fever during pregnancy may have slightly increased odds of developing an autism spectrum disorder, a new study suggests.

The large study found that one episode of fever in the second trimester might increase the risk for autism by 40 percent. Several bouts of fever after the twelfth week of pregnancy could raise the risk threefold, researchers reported.

“Fever is a response

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Healio.com: Risk for autism linked to fever during pregnancy

Healio.com: Risk for autism linked to fever during pregnancy

Women who have fever during pregnancy are more likely to have a child diagnosed with autism spectrum disorder, according to a study that recently appeared in Molecular Psychiatry.

“No prospective studies have examined risk after fever across all of pregnancy or in conjunction with antipyretic use. In addition, prior work has not examined the possibility that different classes of antipyretics may differentially influence fever risk through their distinct biological effects,” Mady Hornig, MD, Center for

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People.com: Steve Earle on Allison Moorer Split and Why Caring for Their Son with Autism Was the 'Straw That …

People.com: Steve Earle on Allison Moorer Split and Why Caring for Their Son with Autism Was the 'Straw That …

It’s been three years since prolific singer-songwriter Steve Earle and country star Allison Moorer divorced. But for Earle, the pain of that loss is still very much alive.

In a revealing interview with The Guardian, the 62-year-old musician got candid about his relationship with Moorer —his sixth wife, seventh marriage (he wed Lou-Anne Grill twice), and the woman identified as the love of his life.

The two had a whirlwind romance and were together for

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Indiatvnews.com: Fever during pregnancy may up the risk of autism in baby

Indiatvnews.com: Fever during pregnancy may up the risk of autism in baby

Maternal fever can increase the risk of autism by 34

If a woman suffers from fever during her pregnancy, especially during the second trimester, then the baby born is at 40% increased risk of autism spectrum disorder. Babies exposed to maternal fever prenatally are more prone to develop autism, a recent study has claimed. The inference has showed that women who suffered from three or more fevers after the 12th week of pregnancy are

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Nytimes.com: For Children With Autism, No More Being Hushed

By KATE TAYLORJune 14, 2017

For autistic children, Dorothy Siegel does not believe in paraprofessionals, the teaching assistants sometimes assigned to shadow students in class.

To show you why, Ms. Siegel, 70, a longtime special education advocate, grabs your arm, pokes you and forcibly turns your head toward the teacher, the way an aide might.

“The para is not someone who’s there to help a child understand how to interpret the environment so he doesn’t get upset,” she said recently.

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Inquisitr.com: New Potential Autism Cause Surfaces: Fevers During Pregnancy Linked To Autism

Inquisitr.com: New Potential Autism Cause Surfaces: Fevers During Pregnancy Linked To Autism

Potential causes for autism seem to creep up all of the time. While some tend to be more farfetched than others, the latest supports the medical belief that a combination of genetics and environmental factors influence the development of autism long before a child is born.

Fevers during pregnancy

According to The Washington Post, fevers during pregnancy have recently been linked to a high risk of children developing autism. It was on Tuesday that researchers

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Theguardian.com: When Saffron opens her world, it's amazing… – video

Saffron is nine. When she received her diagnosis, her mother Sam did not think what the doctors described sounded like a disability. While Saffron does encounter the difficulties associated with autism, her family encourage her to regard herself simply as not neurotypical, rather than having a disability. We met an extraordinary girl with a colourful imagination, articulacy and sensitivity who has developed a highly individual identity and self-respect. Special thanks to Aire Trampoline Club,

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India.com: Fever during pregnancy increases risk of autism in kids

India.com: Fever during pregnancy increases risk of autism in kids

New Delhi: A study has found that women who had fever while pregnant were more likely to have children with autism.

Babies prenatally exposed to maternal fever during the second trimester are likely to be at 40 per cent raised risk of developing autism spectrum disorder, a study said.

The risk of children developing autism increased by over 300 per cent if women had three or more fevers after the 12th week of pregnancy.

“Our

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Insidermonkey.com: 15 States with the Lowest Rates of Autism in the US

Insidermonkey.com: 15 States with the Lowest Rates of Autism in the US

Today, there are many states and countries where the autism rate is significantly growing from day to day, but do you know what are the states with the lowest rates of autism in the US?

Now before we begin, we should explain what kind of disorder is autism. As perfectly defined on Autism Speaks, “Autism, or autism spectrum disorder, refers to a range of conditions characterized by challenges with social skills, repetitive behaviors, speech and

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Arkansasonline.com: Autism: 1 or 2 oddities don't always justify diagnosis

Arkansasonline.com: Autism: 1 or 2 oddities don't always justify diagnosis

Q Our 4-year-old prefers solitary play over play with other children. It has been this way from early on when I began arranging play dates for him. When those really didn’t work, I enrolled him in preschool but that didn’t help either. If firmly instructed to do so, he will join in and “play” with other children. I put the word in quotes because he doesn’t seem to really connect. He’s very imaginative and will

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Fox10phoenix.com: Tempe autism school needs help after burst pipe results in flood

Fox10phoenix.com: Tempe autism school needs help after burst pipe results in flood

TEMPE, Ariz. (KSAZ) – At St. Dominic Savio, routine is key and not just because it’s a school, but because the students at this academy have autism.

That’s why when teachers discovered flooding in the school due to a burst pipe, they were devastated.

“We have a great school community and our staff responded, got down here and we all just banded together and started to get the water out as quickly as we

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Sussexcountian.com: The Spa at The Bellmoor to hold fundraiser for Autism Delaware

Sussexcountian.com: The Spa at The Bellmoor to hold fundraiser for Autism Delaware

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The Spa at The Bellmoor will raise funds for Autism Delaware during June and July.

Anyone who books a spa appointment during June and July and mentions autism will have 20 percent of their bill donated to Autism Delaware.

“This initiative is incredibly important for our staff and ownership,” said General Manager Benjamin Gray. “Having the opportunity to give back to the autism community and to contribute to their research is a wonderful

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News-medical.net: Research shows how morphological changes in the brain help shape the human connectome

June 14, 2017

Exactly when and where individual neurons develop is as important to our understanding of brain diseases as the underlying genetics, experts have shown.

New research from Newcastle University, UK, and published today in the academic journal Trends in Cognitive Science, shows for the first time how morphological changes in the brain help shape its neural networks – the human connectome.

Carrying out a review of brain research carried out over the past

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