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

Seattletimes.com: TV picks for Sunday: Autism plays key role in Peete family's reality show

Seattletimes.com: TV picks for Sunday: Autism plays key role in Peete family's reality show

“Meet the Peetes”

Premiere of new reality show with actress Holly Robinson Peete, her husband, former NFL star Rodney Peete, and their four children, focusing on advocacy issues for their autistic son, RJ, and his relationship to his twin sister, to help bring hope to other families dealing with children

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Express.co.uk: Florida school shooting: Killer was plagued by 'DEMON VOICES' that ordered brutal murders

Express.co.uk: Florida school shooting: Killer was plagued by 'DEMON VOICES' that ordered brutal murders

Law enforcement sources also described the voices as “demons”, it has been reported.

The revelation has come as Cruz has been shown to be someone who suffers from autism, depression and other significant psychological problems, according to his legal team.

News of the “demon voices” that plagued his mind has

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Foxnews.com: Florida school shooting suspect investigated by state after he posted video on social media cutting …

Foxnews.com: Florida school shooting suspect investigated by state after he posted video on social media cutting …

The teenager accused of carrying out a school shooting in Florida Wednesday was investigated by the state’s child welfare agency after he cut himself in a video he posted to social media.

The Miami Herald obtained records from Florida’s Department of Children and Families and reported Saturday that Nikolas Cruz, 19, posted

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Miamiherald.com: Shooter cut himself and drew a Nazi symbol on his book bag, but DCF found him to be stable

Miamiherald.com: Shooter cut himself and drew a Nazi symbol on his book bag, but DCF found him to be stable

Nikolas Cruz had just broken up with his girlfriend, who had been cheating on him, and he’d gotten into a fight with another boy. He’d drawn a “Nazi symbol” on his book bag. And Broward mental health authorities were worried that his chronic depression was worsening.

It was Aug. 28,

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Dailymail.co.uk: Heartwarming moment barber calms down autistic boy by pretending to cut hair of toy trucks

Dailymail.co.uk: Heartwarming moment barber calms down autistic boy by pretending to cut hair of toy trucks

Barber James Williams calmed down an autistic little boy while getting a hair cut’Jim The Trim’ shuts down his salon every Sunday to cut hair of autistic childrenIn an adorable video he pretends to cut the hair of a little boy’s toy trucks, in order to calm him down 

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Thesun.co.uk: Doctors say stressed dads have a higher risk of having children with brain disorders such as autism and schizophrenia

Thesun.co.uk: Doctors say stressed dads have a higher risk of having children with brain disorders such as autism and schizophrenia

STRESSED dads face a greater risk of having children with brain ­disorders such as autism and schizophrenia, docs say.

Periods of mild pressure were found to alter sperm’s DNA, leading to changes in brain development in an unborn baby.

Alamy

Stressed dads are at a greater risk of having

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Yahoo.com: Behind the dangerous 'miracle' bleach concoction one mom made to 'cure' her daughter's autism

Yahoo.com: Behind the dangerous 'miracle' bleach concoction one mom made to 'cure' her daughter's autism

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Myths abound in the autism world — and, thanks to the internet, those myths travel.

Whether it’s a company touting concentrated oxygen chambers as a cure or a doctor erroneously claiming the condition is caused by vaccines, the many misconceptions about autism cater to

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Spectrumnews.org: New software mines data for autism risk genes

Spectrumnews.org: New software mines data for autism risk genes

Flock together: Newly flagged genes for developmental conditions (triangles) cluster in networks with previously identified risk factors (circles).

An algorithm combs through genetic data to identify variants involved in autism and four other brain conditions1.

The method expands on an older approach called transmission and de novo association (TADA), which

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Telegraph.co.uk: Teenager charged with Florida school shooting was trained by white supremacist group

Telegraph.co.uk: Teenager charged with Florida school shooting was trained by white supremacist group

The teenage gunman charged with unleashing one of America’s worst school shootings had been trained by a white supremacist paramilitary group, and may have chosen Valentine’s Day to strike after the end of a relationship with a girlfriend.

Nikolas Cruz, 19, described by fellow pupils as a “weird and racist”

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Msn.com: Fetal Alcohol Disorders Are as “Equally Common” as Autism in US Children, Study Suggests

Msn.com: Fetal Alcohol Disorders Are as “Equally Common” as Autism in US Children, Study Suggests

© Flickr user Daily Bnb News What Are Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders?

More children in the United States might suffer from fetal alcohol spectrum disorders than previously thought, according to a new study published in the JAMA journal on Feb. 6. Researchers selected 6,639 first-graders in four regions of the United

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