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Wpxi.com: Proud to be from Pittsburgh: Autism training program

Wpxi.com: Proud to be from Pittsburgh: Autism training program

Updated: Sep 1, 2017 – 11:15 AM

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, autism is the fastest-growing developmental disability in the United States.

More than 3.5 million Americans live with a spectrum disorder, which is characterized by challenges in socializing and communicating.

Those numbers, and a personal

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Yale.edu: Yale launches five-year study of origins of autism

Yale.edu: Yale launches five-year study of origins of autism

Yale researchers will study the development of functional brain connectivity during late pregnancy to early adolescence thanks to a five-year, $12.4 million grant from Autism Centers of Excellence Program, part of efforts by the National Institutes of Health to understand the origins of autism spectrum disorders (ASD).

Previous studies have

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City.ac.uk: Ageing and autism

City.ac.uk: Ageing and autism

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Event discusses the latest research and also hears from older adults with ASD

First published Friday, 1st September, 2017• by George Wigmore (Senior Communications Officer)

Researchers from the Autism Research Group at City, University of London hosted an event in July discussing ageing and autism.

Touching on

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News-medical.net: Study suggests neural mechanism behind contagious yawning

News-medical.net: Study suggests neural mechanism behind contagious yawning

September 1, 2017

A study named “A neural basis for contagious yawning” conducted at the University of Nottingham suggests that primitive reflexes that originate in the primary motor cortex, a section of the brain accountable for motor function, are responsible for automatically initiating the human tendency for contagious yawning.

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News-leader.com: Mom of Kickapoo teen with autism pleads for kindness in Facebook post

News-leader.com: Mom of Kickapoo teen with autism pleads for kindness in Facebook post

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Cara Thulin made a post on Facebook introducing her son Zeke Gibson to his new teachers and classmates and asking them for kindness. Andrew Jansen/News-Leader

Cara Thulin and her son, Zeke Gibson.(Photo: Submitted)

Cara Thulin knew she couldn’t send her freshman son off to Kickapoo High School

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Wmicentral.com: Local Autism foundation holds 2-day Disc Golf Tournament

Wmicentral.com: Local Autism foundation holds 2-day Disc Golf Tournament

The White Mountains Autism Foundation held its fifth annual golf tournament Aug. 26-27 at Woodland Park Disc Golf Course in Lakeside.

Naked Mobile, official sponsor of the event, provided custom shirts for the competitors. In addition, Naked Mobile sponsored (2) $10,000 Holes-in-one.

Nicole Edgington, Commercial Director, said, “Naked Mobile

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Responsesource.com: KENT AUTISTIC WOMAN RECOGNISED BY PRIME MINISTER FOR COMMITMENT TO AUTISM

Responsesource.com: KENT AUTISTIC WOMAN RECOGNISED BY PRIME MINISTER FOR COMMITMENT TO AUTISM

through your campaigning you have encouraged thousands of children with autism to get involved in sports and recreation activities

Kent based Dr Sandra Beale-Ellis, has been chosen by Prime Minister Theresa May to receive the 765th Points of Light award for her campaigning to get autistic children involved

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Pointsoflight.gov.uk: Autism Campaigner

Pointsoflight.gov.uk: Autism Campaigner

765. Sandra Beale-Ellis (Kent)

Dr Sandra Beale-Ellis, from Herne Bay, educates instructors, gives lectures, and works directly with children to encourage participation and inclusion.

Sandra campaigns across the UK to encourage more children with autism to get involved in sports and recreation activities, such as martial arts and dance. Sandra has

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Huffingtonpost.co.uk: Dad Explains Why His Son Telling Him He Was Funny Is One Of His Greatest Successes To Date

Huffingtonpost.co.uk: Dad Explains Why His Son Telling Him He Was Funny Is One Of His Greatest Successes To Date

A dad has shared why he felt “amazing” when his eight-year-old son with autism told him he was funny.

Travis Saunders, from Australia, who blogs at School of the Road, called the moment one of his “greatest” successes to date.

His son, Patch, is severely autistic and Saunders said

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Mprnews.org: This tiny device could change how cops deal with mental diseases and disorders

Mprnews.org: This tiny device could change how cops deal with mental diseases and disorders

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When police arrive on the scene of a disturbance or disorderly conduct call, it’s often a mystery regarding who or what exactly they’re dealing with.

VariAware, a Twin Cities application developer, wants to change that. The startup is teaming up with St. Paul police

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