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A selection of stories from major news organisations and sites specialising in Autism and related subjects.

Nytimes.com: Making Encounters With Police Officers Safer for People With Disabilities

Nytimes.com: Making Encounters With Police Officers Safer for People With Disabilities

Op-Ed ContributorBy STEVE SILBERMANOctober 6, 2017

An Op-Ed essay last month about the fraught encounter between an Arizona teenager with autism, Connor Leibel, and a police officer inspired thoughtful comments, so we invited the author, Steve Silberman, to address a few in this follow-up. Comments have been edited for clarity and length.

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Yahoo.com: Mum charged with fatally burning son with autism in family bathtub

Yahoo.com: Mum charged with fatally burning son with autism in family bathtub

WARNING – GRAPHIC CONTENT: A young mother has been charged with first-degree intentional homicide, accused of setting her four-year-old son on fire in a bathtub.

Amelia Distasio’s son was found lifeless after authorities were called about smoke coming from inside the Milwaukee apartment on Thursday morning.

Firefighters found

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Walesonline.co.uk: 'Undateable' Rhys who has autism had one of the best days of his life on a Channel 4 date show

Walesonline.co.uk: 'Undateable' Rhys who has autism had one of the best days of his life on a Channel 4 date show

A Neath lad with high functioning autism and severe dyspraxia has found fame on television show The Undateables.

Rhys Jenkins starred on one of the latest episodes of the Channel 4 show, taking out 26-year-old Sofia, a medical student from Oxford University – something he described as “one of the

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Spectrumnews.org: Droplet technique probes gene expression in brain tissue

Spectrumnews.org: Droplet technique probes gene expression in brain tissue

Colorful clusters: A new method analyzes gene expression to identify more than a dozen cell types in human brain tissue.

A new method offers an efficient way to examine gene expression in individual cells from postmortem brain tissue1.

Scientists typically measure gene expression by looking at messenger RNA (mRNA), the

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Dailymail.co.uk: Single mother praises 'hero' stranger, 21, who stepped in to calm down her autistic five-year-old …

Dailymail.co.uk: Single mother praises 'hero' stranger, 21, who stepped in to calm down her autistic five-year-old …

Gayna Pealling from Farnborough was travelling on a train with her two childrenHer son Jack, five, suffers from autism and ADHD and had a public ‘meltdown’ Recruitment consultant Dan Ball, 21, stepped in and calmed down the youngsterMs Pealling said most people do not understand autism and ADHD in children 

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Huffingtonpost.co.uk: Mum Calls Stranger On Train Her 'Hero' After He Calmed Five-Year-Old With ADHD And Autism

Huffingtonpost.co.uk: Mum Calls Stranger On Train Her 'Hero' After He Calmed Five-Year-Old With ADHD And Autism

A man who was branded a “hero” by a mum because he helped calm down her son, who has autism and ADHD, has inspired a campaign encouraging people to offer help to parents.

Gayna Pealling was travelling home to Farnborough from Portsmouth with her five-year-old son Jack and four-year-old daugher Amy, when

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Autismsupportnetwork.com: My nickname was retard: Autism and how I survived bullying

Autismsupportnetwork.com: My nickname was retard: Autism and how I survived bullying

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“When everyone else has given up on you, it’s hard not to give up on yourself.” Struggling with learning disabilities and battling school bullying – like horrible nicknames such as “retard” – Ben discovered early on that kids can be cruel to children with differences like autism. With no

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Mirror.co.uk: Heartwarming moment heroic stranger steps in to calm down autistic boy having meltdown on train

Mirror.co.uk: Heartwarming moment heroic stranger steps in to calm down autistic boy having meltdown on train

This is the moment a ‘heroic’ stranger stepped in to calm down an autistic child who was having a ‘meltdown’ on a train.

Single mum Gayna Pealling found herself sat opposite Daniel Ball when her five-year-old son Jack started swearing and shouting on the train from Winchester to Farnbourgh.

When

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Nationalpost.com: Autistic characters lead TV's 'Good Doctor' and 'Atypical,' but are they realistic?

Nationalpost.com: Autistic characters lead TV's 'Good Doctor' and 'Atypical,' but are they realistic?

TORONTO — Characters with autism are increasingly finding prominence in film and television, most recently in the new TV network offering “The Good Doctor” and “Atypical,” which debuted in August on the streaming service Netflix.

Such series may provide viewers with a glimpse into the world of those with

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