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Thechronicleherald.ca: OPINION: My autistic boy, 9, has nowhere to go for help

Thechronicleherald.ca: OPINION: My autistic boy, 9, has nowhere to go for help

As you walk through the halls of the IWK, you encounter posters and promotional material featuring the happy faces of children with physical disabilities — children undergoing chemotherapy, children with Down syndrome. Nowhere, though, do you see a picture of a child fighting the battle that my son Callum is

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Thechronicleherald.ca: Dalhousie University working with Israeli researchers to study brain injuries, disease

Thechronicleherald.ca: Dalhousie University working with Israeli researchers to study brain injuries, disease

Researchers in Halifax and Israel are putting their heads together to study brain injury and disease.

The recently announced Canada-Israel Trans-Atlantic Collaboration for Brain Studies will see the Brain Repair Centre at Dalhousie University team up with Ben-Gurion University in the desert city of Beer-Sheva in southern Israel.

The research

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Thechronicleherald.ca: Mall, Autism NS team up for visits with Silent Santa

Thechronicleherald.ca: Mall, Autism NS team up for visits with Silent Santa

Bedford’s Sunnyside Mall and Autism Nova Scotia present their annual Silent Santa on Wednesdays and Sundays from Nov. 26 to Dec. 20.

Due to challenges with social anxiety and other factors, families affected by autism do not have the opportunity to visit with Santa.

However, Silent Santa allows individuals to

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Thechronicleherald.ca: Fundraiser for Rowan's Room will help provide support to Valley kids with autism

Thechronicleherald.ca: Fundraiser for Rowan's Room will help provide support to Valley kids with autism

Attending Rowan’s Room helped change Laura White’s daughter’s life. Now, the Meadowvale mom is hoping to help other children have the same experience.

Rowan’s Room is a centre in Middleton that offers resources to parents of children with autism. Inspired by her own daughter Rowan, who was diagnosed with autism

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Thechronicleherald.ca: Playing and Learning Together: Organization uses play to help those with autism

Thechronicleherald.ca: Playing and Learning Together: Organization uses play to help those with autism

One autism organization has expanded its play-based programming to the summer months, thanks to a partnership with the NSCC.

Jan Keddy is the executive director of the non-profit organization Playing and Learning Together, a structured recreation and social club for children with autism or Autism Spectrum Disorder.

She says playing

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