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Spectrumnews.org: Parents' interactions with infants may alleviate autism features

Spectrumnews.org: Parents' interactions with infants may alleviate autism features

Taking cues: Certain autism features can impede a baby’s ability to interact with her parents.

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Teaching parents to respond to cues from babies at high risk of autism eases the severity of autism features at age 3, a new study suggests1.

The research is a follow-up to a 2015 study that showed that a parent-delivered behavioral therapy decreased autism signs in their high-risk babies at age 15 months2. The new study suggests

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Deccanchronicle.com: Brain scans could spot signs of autism in high-risk babies

Deccanchronicle.com: Brain scans could spot signs of autism in high-risk babies

A team of researchers has revealed that a specific magnetic resonance imaging procedure of six-month-olds may help in predicting which babies are at a high risk of developing autism disorder by age two.

Autism is a developmental disorder characterised by difficulties in social interaction and communication and by restricted or repetitive patterns of thought and behaviour. According to researchers, siblings of children diagnosed with autism are at higher risk of developing the disorder.

Although early

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Rsvpmagazine.ie: LATEST PICS: Cork Ladies Shine for Autism

Rsvpmagazine.ie: LATEST PICS: Cork Ladies Shine for Autism

300 ladies supported the 6th annual Shine Ladies Charity Lunch hosted by The Clayton Cork City Hotel on Saturday 10th of June. The event supports the Shine Centre for Autism who provide services and support for children and families affected by autism in Cork City and County.

Summer fashion was the order of the day as the ladies looked stunning in an array of bright summer colours as they arrived for the champagne

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Thestandard.com.ph: Creative paintings by artists with autism

Thestandard.com.ph: Creative paintings by artists with autism

The artworks of artists with autism serve as inspiration for the functional merchandise in Design, Art, Autism, a collaborative presentation produced by Unilab Foundation (ULF) and De La Salle-College of Saint Benilde (DLS-CSB), on Thursday, June 15.

The exhibit will feature the paintings of Jorel Alegre, Vico Cham, Julyan Harrison, Chico Joaquin, Samantha Kaspar, Karl Oliveros, Muneer Pena, and Daniel Sanchez.

It will likewise include text and videos aimed to inform the viewers on

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News-sentinel.com: Drs. Roizen and Oz: Understanding the current measles outbreak

Q: Why is there a measles outbreak in Minneapolis? Doesn’t that state have a high vaccination rate? — Kevin Q., Rochester, Minn.

A: Minneapolis has had a large community of Somali immigrants since the 1990s, refugees who have fled their civil war. Measles kills about 10,000 children a year in Somalia, so when the refugees arrived here, they were glad to have access to the measles vaccine and gave it to their children.

Then between 2010 and 2011,

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Pineandlakes.com: Faces: Ailie watched autism awareness change in 34 years of teaching

Pineandlakes.com: Faces: Ailie watched autism awareness change in 34 years of teaching

“I like the size,” Ailie said of the Pine River-Backus School District. “I like that we get to know everybody. Even now, this seems big compared to what Backus was like.”

For Ailie’s job, small groups are key. Ailie spent 32 of her 34 years as a special education teacher. When she started in Backus, the groups were even smaller than they are today, even though she covered a larger range of students.

“I can

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Ndtv.com: New Brain Scan Can Now Detect Autism In Infants As Old As 6 Months.

Ndtv.com: New Brain Scan Can Now Detect Autism In Infants As Old As 6 Months.

By scanning the brains of babies whose siblings have autism, researchers say they have been able to make reasonably accurate forecasts about which of these high-risk infants will later develop autism themselves. Autism is a spectrum disorder, which is also known as Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD). It is primarily a developmental and bio- neurological disorder. A child with autism has immense difficulty in social interaction and spoken communication. Regardless of these commonalities, no two

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Cctnews.com: Ted Talks: To Understand Autism, Don't Look Away

Unlike many of us, Carina Morillo is conversant with what autism really is given that her son was diagnosed with it when he was two and a half. It was a pretty early age, whereby Morillo and the husband had to struggle through with the condition. Ivan could neither speak nor maintain eye contact. To him, words were noise thus communication was a broken bridge.

Apparently, there was no internet then for Ivan’s

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Jsonline.com: Robot helps children with autism spectrum disorder learn life-skills at elementary school

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Milo the robot is being used at Shady Lane Elementary School in Menomonee Falls to assist students with Autism to better understand and recognize emotions. Mike De Sisti

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Logan Lucas, an eight-year-old 2nd grader at Shady Lane Elementary School in Menomonee Falls, mimics the face made by robot Milo as special education teacher Karen Richie observes.(Photo: Mike De Sisti, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel)Buy Photo

MENOMONEE FALLS – Logan Lucas always had

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Somersetlive.co.uk: Shepton Mallet man lost his temper and assaulted autistic teenage girl when she tried to leave his …

A man who tried to prevent a teenage girl with autism from leaving his flat then lost his temper when he saw she had texted her support worker with his name and the word “police”.

Martin James Harbour, 30 of Swan House, Shepton Mallet, tried to grab her phone off her, but during a struggle he pushed her onto a sofa leaving her struggling to breathe, though she could not remember why.

In retaliation she

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Thecable.ng: Brain imaging may help with early detection of autism in infants

Thecable.ng: Brain imaging may help with early detection of autism in infants

A team of researchers may have found a way to predict which high-risk, 6-month-old infants will develop autism by age 2.

The infants were deemed high-risk because they have older siblings with the spectrum disorder.

A neuroimaging technique called functional connectivity magnetic resonance imaging was used to predict future occurrence in some of the children.

The technology looks for differences that can separate the neuroimaging results into two groups (autism or non-autism) and predict future

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Kake.com: Giving hope to families coping with autism

Kake.com: Giving hope to families coping with autism

WICHITA, Kan. (KAKE) –

Parents with autistic and special needs children can often get frustrated, but there’s a special place here in Wichita that has been bringing hope to Kansas families for more than 80 years. 

Heartsprings is a 37-acre campus serving more than 1,200 kids a year. 

Keegan Baker is one of them. He has autism spectrum disorder (ASD). It’s different in everyone, and includes a wide range of symptoms and disabilities. 

“(Heartsprings has) taught my

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Saddind.co.uk: Family fun day and auction is PS1556 boost for fundraisers

Saddind.co.uk: Family fun day and auction is PS1556 boost for fundraisers

FUNDRAISING PARENTS have received a £1,556 boost thanks to an action-packed auction and family fun day.

The parents of six pupils with autism at Bright Futures School in Grasscroft are aiming to raise £6,000 for the cost of legal advice for upcoming tribunals.

Zoe Thompson, Head of Development at the school and also a parent, set up a crowdfunding page to raise the money so they can make their case at Special Educational Needs tribunals.

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Ktnv.com: Blue Man Group performs special show for kids with autism

Ktnv.com: Blue Man Group performs special show for kids with autism

LAS VEGAS (KTNV) – Two groups in Las Vegas came together for a great cause Sunday evening. The groups are the Blue Man Group and Grant a Gift Autism Foundation. They teamed up for a third time to put on a sensory friendly Blue Men performance for kids with autism.

Kids with autism tend to become overwhelmed when the lights and noises are too intense so Sunday’s special show is tweaked so that it is sensory

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Bournemouthecho.co.uk: Eight Autism Wessex staff are made redundant following closure of children's homes after damning …

Bournemouthecho.co.uk: Eight Autism Wessex staff are made redundant following closure of children's homes after damning …

STAFF at a charity aimed at helping people with autism have been made redundant following the closure of children’s homes.

Following a damning Ofsted report, homes run by Autism Wessex were closed at Christmas affecting 11 young people between the ages of 13 and 19 living at small homes – two of which were at the charity’s Portfield School at Parley Lane.

Since the homes’ closures eight members of staff have been made redundant.

Paul

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Limerickleader.ie: Calls for secondary school provision at Limerick's Red Hill

Limerickleader.ie: Calls for secondary school provision at Limerick's Red Hill

FORMER Minister for Education Jan O’Sullivan has called for the provision of full second-level education for autistic children in Limerick following a Dáil question to current minister Richard Bruton.

Labour’s Deputy O’Sullivan asked Minister Bruton for his plans in relation to the provision of secondary education at Patrickswell’s Red Hill school, which currently does not have sufficient resources to offer a full secondary curriculum.

Mr Bruton replied: “Special schools are allocated teaching staff based on

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