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Intelligencer.ca: Robotic assistant in class

Intelligencer.ca: Robotic assistant in class

BELLEVILLE – 

A pair of students in the Algonquin Lakeshore Catholic District School Board (ALCDSB) with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) are getting help with communication and social skills from an unlikely source – Milo the robot.ALCDSB is the first board in Ontario, and only the second in Canada, to employ the service

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Newbritainherald.com: Welcome to My World Autism fundraiser Oct. 21

Newbritainherald.com: Welcome to My World Autism fundraiser Oct. 21

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NEW BRITAIN – Welcome to My World Autism, a New Britain-based organization that brings families who have children with autism together, is hosting its seventh annual Hearts for Autism fundraising event on Saturday, Oct. 21.

“This event is about getting children and parents of autistic children together in a

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Norwichbulletin.com: Learn the facts about vaccine safety

Norwichbulletin.com: Learn the facts about vaccine safety

Dr. Marc Cerrone For The Bulletin

As a pediatrician for the last 20 years, I’ve had plenty of discussions with families about vaccinations — hearing their concerns, answering their questions and providing them with the scientifically proven information they need to become well-informed. Though the original 1998 study that falsely linked

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Spectrumnews.org: Small head, speech delay characterize mutations in autism gene

Spectrumnews.org: Small head, speech delay characterize mutations in autism gene

Facial features: Children with mutations in the DYRK1A gene have characteristic facial features, including protruding ears.

Editor’s Note

The findings discussed in the conference report below were published 5 October 2017 in Molecular Autism1.

Children with mutations in a gene called DYRK1A, a leading autism candidate, have a distinct set

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Eurekalert.org: Joseph Coyle, Catherine Lord, and Matthew State Receive NAM's Sarnat Award

Eurekalert.org: Joseph Coyle, Catherine Lord, and Matthew State Receive NAM's Sarnat Award

WASHINGTON – The National Academy of Medicine (NAM) today awarded 2017 Rhoda and Bernard Sarnat International Prize in Mental Health to Joseph Coyle, whose research laid the foundation for integrating neuroscience and clinical psychiatry and shifted psychiatry’s emphasis toward empirically based brain research; and to the team of Catherine

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Mentaldaily.com: Researchers Find Connection Between Autism and High Socioeconomic Status

Mentaldaily.com: Researchers Find Connection Between Autism and High Socioeconomic Status

According to a new study, published in the American Journal of Public Health, children of lower-income backgrounds were less likely to be diagnosed with an autism spectrum disorder (ASD).

A team of researchers, led by Maureen Durkin of the University of Wisconsin-Madison’s Waisman Center, examined health care and education data of 1.3 million children

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Tnjn.com: Temple Grandin: An Inspirational Outlook on Autism

Tnjn.com: Temple Grandin: An Inspirational Outlook on Autism

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Temple Grandin, author, inventor, and animal expert, spoke at the University of Tennessee’s Alumni Memorial Building about pinpointing the symptoms of Autism early on and stimulating people with the disability by challenging their strengths.

Grandin emphasized that people with disabilities should embrace their difference and run with

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Newswise.com: New Book Explores Drinking, Drug Abuse, and Addiction in the Autism Community

Newswise.com: New Book Explores Drinking, Drug Abuse, and Addiction in the Autism Community

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Released: 16-Oct-2017 1:05 PM EDT

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Niskanencenter.org: How Regulation is Preventing Adults with Autism to Get The Care They Need

Niskanencenter.org: How Regulation is Preventing Adults with Autism to Get The Care They Need

October 16, 2017by Ed Dolan

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has been tracking the prevalence of autism spectrum disorder (ASD) since 2000. As the chart shows, the identified prevalence of ASD among American children – especially boys – has been rising steadily. No one seems to know how much

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Wearewvproud.com: Center for Autism Research Reaches Out to New River Valley with Community, Campus Events

Wearewvproud.com: Center for Autism Research Reaches Out to New River Valley with Community, Campus Events

BLACKSBURG –

The Virginia Tech Center for Autism Research, in conjunction with Blacksburg businesses and campus organizations, is embodying the spirit of Ut Prosim (That I May Serve) by working to make events friendlier for youth with sensory challenges.

Center director Angela Scarpa, an associate professor of psychology in the Virginia Tech College

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Popsugar.com: A Stranger at Ruby Tuesday Made 1 Boy With Autism's Day by Showing Him the Dishwasher

Popsugar.com: A Stranger at Ruby Tuesday Made 1 Boy With Autism's Day by Showing Him the Dishwasher

10/16/1710/16/17

When Katie Elizabeth Denton went out to eat at Ruby Tuesday with her family, she definitely wasn’t expecting a dinner and a show, but that’s exactly what they got after the restaurant manager took a special interest in Denton’s stepson, Slade, who has high-functioning autism. She shared how special the

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