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Thestar.com: Sherwood Park boy with autism was locked naked in isolated room at school, parents claim in lawsuit

Thestar.com: Sherwood Park boy with autism was locked naked in isolated room at school, parents claim in lawsuit

EDMONTON—Parents who say their 12-year-old son was locked naked in a seclusion room at a school east of Edmonton, and ended up covered in his own feces, are suing Elk Island Public Schools and the provincial government.

Marcy Oakes and Warren Henschel say that in 2015, school staff sent

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Thestar.com: Dr. EP Scarlett High School helps students diagnosed with autism transition into workforce

Thestar.com: Dr. EP Scarlett High School helps students diagnosed with autism transition into workforce

CALGARY—Grade 12 student Megan Morach isn’t done with high school just yet.

“I want to learn more than what I’m allowed to fit into three years,” the 16-year-old said, adding she hasn’t thought about a future career because she wants to focus on her remaining classes.

Megan Morach, a

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Thestar.com: Program to help safeguard people with cognitive conditions like Alzheimer's gets funding boost

Thestar.com: Program to help safeguard people with cognitive conditions like Alzheimer's gets funding boost

VANCOUVER — A B.C. search and rescue program has received funding from Pacific Blue Cross to expand resources for families whose loved ones have cognitive conditions that cause them to wander.

Glen Redden, president of the Search and Rescue Society of British Columbia, said the Project Lifesaver program is

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Thestar.com: Gavin Rose was diagnosed with autism three years ago. Now, he's competing for a world bull …

Thestar.com: Gavin Rose was diagnosed with autism three years ago. Now, he's competing for a world bull …

CALGARY—At just seven years old, Gavin Rose is well versed in bucking expectations.

Diagnosed with autism spectrum disorder in 2015, Rose never felt included in team sports like soccer and baseball. It wasn’t until he tried his hand at bareback horse and bull riding that he found a family,

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Thestar.com: Training autism service dogs takes two years. But they're not always allowed in public spaces

Thestar.com: Training autism service dogs takes two years. But they're not always allowed in public spaces

Deanna Allain has found an unconventional way to train her Labrador retriever Carlin to become a service dog: take chances.

“We just really take a gamble and hope no one kicks us out,” Allain said.

Deanna Allain and autism service dog-in-training Carlin exit the GO train in Oakville, where

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Thestar.com: Surrey mom of son with autism secures same school helper for September but vows to forge ahead with her human rights complaint

Thestar.com: Surrey mom of son with autism secures same school helper for September but vows to forge ahead with her human rights complaint

VANCOUVER—A Surrey mom is relieved that her son, who has autism, will get to keep his dearly loved educational assistant for the next school year, but she is vowing to continue with her human rights complaint so that she and others aren’t faced with the same uncertainty year after

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Thestar.com: Autism not associated with violence, advocates say

Thestar.com: Autism not associated with violence, advocates say

Reports the man connected to Monday’s van rampage on Yonge St. may suffer from Asperger syndrome, have shaken advocates in Ontario’s autism community.

Asperger syndrome has been associated with autism spectrum disorder, a complex neuro-biological disorder that affects the ability to verbalize thoughts, manage anxiety, cope with changes to

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Thestar.com: Parents of boy with autism who drowned on 1st day of school suing Saskatoon board, city

Thestar.com: Parents of boy with autism who drowned on 1st day of school suing Saskatoon board, city

SASKATOON—The parents of a five-year-old autistic boy who died after falling into a pond on his first full day of school are suing the Saskatoon school board and the city.

Kindergarten student Ahmedsadiq Hussein Elmmi was found in a pond near École Dundonald School on Sept. 11 after the

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Thestar.com: Peel police get tips in search for suspects after 'vicious assault' of man with autism in Mississauga

Thestar.com: Peel police get tips in search for suspects after 'vicious assault' of man with autism in Mississauga

By Brennan DohertyStaff ReporterPam DouglasThe Mississauga News

Thu., March 15, 2018

Peel police are receiving tips from the public on the possible identity of three men who viciously beat a man with autism at the Square One bus terminal Tuesday night, leaving him with a broken nose and cuts

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