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

Startribune.com: Autism, sleep apnea added to Minnesota list for medical marijuana

Startribune.com: Autism, sleep apnea added to Minnesota list for medical marijuana

Minnesotans with autism and obstructive sleep apnea will be able to use medical marijuana as of next July to manage their medical conditions.

State Health Commissioner Dr. Ed Ehlinger announced the additions Thursday morning following a state and public citizen review. They bring to 13 the number of medical conditions

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Huffingtonpost.co.uk: More Than Half A Million Kids Have Been Referred To Mental Health Services, And This Is Just …

Huffingtonpost.co.uk: More Than Half A Million Kids Have Been Referred To Mental Health Services, And This Is Just …

Children’s mental health statistics have been included in NHS Digital’s annual Mental Health Bulletin for the first time.

The report includes a breakdown of statistics on the number of kids and young people who have been referred to NHS-funded secondary mental health, autism and learning disabilities services in England. 

Out of the

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Chron.com: Clay shooting fund-raiser for Texas Autism Academy set for Dec. 9

Chron.com: Clay shooting fund-raiser for Texas Autism Academy set for Dec. 9

Published 4:05 pm, Wednesday, November 29, 2017

The Texas Autism Academy, a private school in The Woodlands for children on the autism spectrum, opened its doors nearly three months ago and will host a fund-raising event on Dec. 9.

The academy is hosting its first annual

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Huffingtonpost.co.uk: 'Horrific' Suicide Rate Among Autism Community Must Be Tackled, MPs Demand

Huffingtonpost.co.uk: 'Horrific' Suicide Rate Among Autism Community Must Be Tackled, MPs Demand

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The “horrific” level of suicides in the autism community needs to be urgently confronted, MPs from across the political spectrum are urging the Government.

The SNP’s Dr Lisa Cameron will lead a debate in the Commons calling for the Government to do more to provide

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Spectrumnews.org: Why autism seems to cluster in some immigrant groups

Spectrumnews.org: Why autism seems to cluster in some immigrant groups

Risky moves:

Physicians from all over the U.S. have reached out to Hewitt to share their speculations on why autism rates might be elevated among Somali families. None of those theories — from mercury-laden skin-lightening creams to radical shifts in diet among immigrant mothers — have enough evidence to support

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Express.co.uk: 'Do I look autistic yet?' Campaign goes VIRAL as model lifts lid on life with autism

Express.co.uk: 'Do I look autistic yet?' Campaign goes VIRAL as model lifts lid on life with autism

HANNAH QUINTON – JACKIE MOLESWORTH

Autism awareness: Hannah Quinton has gone viral with her Instagram project

More than 695,000 people in Britain are believed to be on the autism spectrum – that is more than 1 in 100 people.

If you include their families, that is 2.8million people who deal with

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Slate.com: Should We Screen All 2-Year-Olds for Autism?

Slate.com: Should We Screen All 2-Year-Olds for Autism?

Lisa Larson-Walker

This story is part of a series on 2-year-olds produced by the Hechinger Report and the Teacher Project, nonprofit news organizations focused on education coverage, in partnership with Slate magazine.

Jonathan Cruz had just started talking when, suddenly, he fell mute.

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To his attentive mother Jennifer, it seemed that

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News-medical.net: New pluripotent stem cell technology provides insights into neuropsychiatric disorders

News-medical.net: New pluripotent stem cell technology provides insights into neuropsychiatric disorders

November 29, 2017

Studying the genetic code allows researchers to know whether some patients with neuropsychiatric disorders either have extra copies of the CHRNA7 gene or are missing copies. However, little was known about the functional consequences of this genetic imbalance in brain cells.

“For several years we have been

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Disabilityscoop.com: Autism Odds Tied To Birth Spacing, Study Finds

Disabilityscoop.com: Autism Odds Tied To Birth Spacing, Study Finds

An obstetrician performs an ultrasound on an expectant mother at Pennsylvania Hospital in Philadelphia. (Ed Hille/Philadelphia Inquirer/TNS)

Waiting too long — or not long enough — between pregnancies appears to increase a child’s risk of developing autism, according to a new study led by researchers at the U.S. Centers for

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