Topstories

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

Metro.co.uk: Hollyoaks casts first autistic actress in a mainstream UK TV role

Metro.co.uk: Hollyoaks casts first autistic actress in a mainstream UK TV role

Hollyoaks announce actress Talia Grant is set to play new character Brooke Hathaway (Picture: Supplied)

Talia Grant is the latest face to join the Hollyoaks family, making her the first autistic actress to land a mainstream role on British TV.

The actress, who identifies as having high-functioning autism, is set to

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News-medical.net: Studies offer leads for new approaches to treat neurological problems

News-medical.net: Studies offer leads for new approaches to treat neurological problems

April 23, 2018

Technological advances have ushered in a new era of discovery in neuroscience. The Experimental Biology 2018 meeting (EB 2018) will feature an array of research findings on the brain and nervous system. The studies shed new light on the intricate circuitry behind our thought processes, feelings and

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Dallasnews.com: Milo the robot helps Dallas students with autism learn new social and emotional skills

Dallasnews.com: Milo the robot helps Dallas students with autism learn new social and emotional skills

The newest instructor at Tom C. Gooch Elementary is unlike any others there. 

Milo, who started at the northwest Dallas school a month ago, looks like his fellow co-workers and some of his students in many ways. He sports a spiky brown hairstyle, smiles when he’s happy, frowns when he’s

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Spectrumnews.org: Co-occurring conditions alter timing of autism diagnosis

Spectrumnews.org: Co-occurring conditions alter timing of autism diagnosis

Masking malady: Clinicians often miss signs of autism in children who also have attention deficit hyperactivity disorder.

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Children with autism typically have four or five other conditions, such as attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), a new study suggests1. And which conditions a child has influences whether she is

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Thesun.co.uk: Hollyoaks announce Talia Grant will be joining the soap as the Osbornes's new autistic foster …

Thesun.co.uk: Hollyoaks announce Talia Grant will be joining the soap as the Osbornes's new autistic foster …

TALIA Grant has joined Hollyoaks becoming the first female autistic actress to land a mainstream role on British TV.

The actress will play teenager Brooke Hathaway, who is also autistic, in the Channel 4 soap and the star is “really looking forward” to representing people with the lifelong, developmental disability

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Radiotimes.com: Hollyoaks casts actress with autism Talia Grant in major role

Radiotimes.com: Hollyoaks casts actress with autism Talia Grant in major role

The daughter of Fame Academy vocal coaches David and Carrie Grant will play newcomer Brooke

Monday, 23rd April 2018 at 10:41 am

Hollyoaks has announced that actress Talia Grant – who identifies as having high-functioning autism – is joining the Channel 4 soap.

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Grant, who is the daughter of vocal

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Mirror.co.uk: 'Eating crunchy foods and clothing labels touching my skin makes me cry' – what living with autism …

Mirror.co.uk: 'Eating crunchy foods and clothing labels touching my skin makes me cry' – what living with autism …

Two years ago Vicky Whiting’s life changed when she finally received a diagnosis that explained her intense emotions – autism .

The 26-year-old said she’d never realised her behaviour – such as hating crunchy food to the point it makes her cry and collecting nail brushes – could mean she

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Foxnews.com: Adults with autism bring special talents to the workplace — employers would be lucky to have them

Foxnews.com: Adults with autism bring special talents to the workplace — employers would be lucky to have them

April is Autism Awareness Month, and while it’s a good idea to remind people about awareness for autism, few need reminding. With nearly 1 in 68 people being diagnosed, it’s getting harder to find people who aren’t directly impacted or know of a friend or family member who is “on

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Nationalpost.com: 'Outrageous claims': Canadian homeopaths say diluted vaccines can 'recover' kids from autism

Nationalpost.com: 'Outrageous claims': Canadian homeopaths say diluted vaccines can 'recover' kids from autism

Some homeopaths in Canada are claiming they can “recover” children from autism using massively diluted doses of the very vaccines they blame for autism in the first place.

The “detoxification” therapy known as CEASE — Complete Elimination of Autistic Spectrum Expression — is based on the widely debunked theory

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News-medical.net: Drawbacks and benefits of using saliva for epigenetic studies

News-medical.net: Drawbacks and benefits of using saliva for epigenetic studies

April 20, 2018

Biomarkers in saliva identify changes that impact the body, according to research published in Current Genomics. This important paper details the drawbacks and benefits of using saliva as a tissue sample for the study of epigenetic changes affected by experiences. Beginning with a detailed review introducing epigenetics

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Indianexpress.com: AIIMS initiative: For kids with autism and epilepsy, helpline offers a ray of hope

Indianexpress.com: AIIMS initiative: For kids with autism and epilepsy, helpline offers a ray of hope

Written by Aniruddha Ghosal | New Delhi | Published: April 22, 2018 5:19:25 am

Before the helpline was started, three studies were conducted — which compared telephonic follow up; face-to-face consultation; and the “accuracy of identification of critical clinical events in four months to 18 years of

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Medicalnewstoday.com: How inflammation and gut bacteria influence autism

Medicalnewstoday.com: How inflammation and gut bacteria influence autism

A new study investigates the relationship between autism, the immune system, gastrointestinal issues, and gut bacteria. The story is a complex one with many questions still remaining unanswered, but this latest project adds insight.A new study examines the communication lines between gut and brain.

Autism spectrum disorders (ASD) affect 1

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Metro.co.uk: These 10 artists prove autism is no barrier to creativity

Metro.co.uk: These 10 artists prove autism is no barrier to creativity

Those with autism can be especially creative (Picture: Various)

Public perception of autistic people as ‘Rain Man’ style geeks is finally changing, thanks to increased media visibility and awareness.

But there’s still an assumption that autistic people are mostly tech whizzes who wouldn’t know their Leonardo from their

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