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Sbs.com.au: Vic opposition's $50m autism support plan

Sbs.com.au: Vic opposition's $50m autism support plan

Families with autistic children are being promised a $50 million support package by the Victorian opposition.

The money, provided over four years, would include a 24-hour helpline, a support group fund and a review of the current eligibility criteria for students with disabilities program.

“We’ve got an issue here that

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Sbs.com.au: Autism doesn't kill women, men do

Sbs.com.au: Autism doesn't kill women, men do

Andrew Nolch, the man who graffitied Eurydice Dixon’s memorial site with a giant dick as a “political statement”, is a ‘men’s rights’ activist and an anti-vaccine podcast producer.

Autism entered into discussions about the rape and murder of Eurydice Dixon when it was reported the man responsible had a diagnosis

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Sbs.com.au: When we let juries decide on the science, we get Autism linked with vaccines and the Monsanto …

Sbs.com.au: When we let juries decide on the science, we get Autism linked with vaccines and the Monsanto …

I never thought I’d find myself defending agrochemical giant and all-around cartoon villain Monsanto… but here we are.

Earlier this month, Monsanto was ordered to pay American groundskeeper Dewayne Johnson $289M (USD) in a modern David vs Goliath story. Why? Because a jury determined that Monsanto’s weedkiller Roundup caused Johnson’s

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Sbs.com.au: Low vitamin D linked to autism behaviours

Sbs.com.au: Low vitamin D linked to autism behaviours

Low levels of vitamin D during pregnancy and breastfeeding have again been linked to the development of autistic-like behaviours.

The link between vitamin D deficiency and autism spectrum disorder (ASD) has long been suspected and a new Australian study published on Wednesday adds to a growing body of evidence.

Researchers

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Sbs.com.au: Taking multivitamins and folic acid during pregnancy may prevent autism in kids

Sbs.com.au: Taking multivitamins and folic acid during pregnancy may prevent autism in kids

If you’re pregnant, it’s likely that you’ve been told to take a multivitamin to fill any nutritional gaps in your diet and folic acid to reduce the risk of your unborn child developing neural tube defects.

Now, there’s another medical reason to have these supplements every day.

A new study

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Sbs.com.au: 'Quiet Hour' introduced at Coles supermarkets for people on autism spectrum

Sbs.com.au: 'Quiet Hour' introduced at Coles supermarkets for people on autism spectrum

The ‘Quiet Hour’ campaign was launched at selected Coles supermarkets on Tuesday to make shopping easier for people on the autism spectrum.

For individuals on the spectrum, bright lights and loud noises can be overwhelming. 

The initiative was introduced in 68 stores across Australia in response to customer feedback.

Coles

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Sbs.com.au: Nationals senator under fire for “appalling and offensive” autism slur

Sbs.com.au: Nationals senator under fire for “appalling and offensive” autism slur

Autism advocates are seeking an apology from Nationals senator Barry O’Sullivan over an “appalling and offensive” autism slur.

Speaking about the growing pressure for a commission of inquiry into the banking sector, Nationals senator Barry O’Sullivan told the ABC’s RN Breakfast on Monday that the banks “show an almost autistic

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Sbs.com.au: Autism : Interview with Farid Ahmad

Sbs.com.au: Autism : Interview with Farid Ahmad

Autism spectrum disorder impacts the nervous system.

The range and severity of symptoms can vary widely. Common symptoms include difficulty with communication, difficulty with social interactions, obsessive interests and repetitive behaviours.

Early recognition, as well as behavioural, educational and family therapies may reduce symptoms and support development and learning.

Autism

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Sbs.com.au: 'He's just a child!': Bystanders angry at 12-year-old boy's arrest in Victoria

Sbs.com.au: 'He's just a child!': Bystanders angry at 12-year-old boy's arrest in Victoria

Victoria Police say its officers used “reasonable” force against a 12-year-old boy who was dramatically arrested at a Bendigo train station.

Vision captured by a mother who witnessed the incident shows the boy sobbing and crying as he’s pushed face-down on the ground by the four officers.

Bystanders – including

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