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

Washingtonpost.com: Rep.-elect Mark Green walks back claim that vaccines cause autism

Washingtonpost.com: Rep.-elect Mark Green walks back claim that vaccines cause autism

Rep.-elect Mark Green (R-Tenn.) is walking back comments at a town hall in which he promoted the conspiracy theory that vaccines cause autism and said that the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention may have “fraudulently managed” data on the topic.

Green, a physician who last month won the House

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Huffingtonpost.com: Tennessee U.S. Rep-Elect Walks Back False Claim That Vaccines Lead To Autism

Huffingtonpost.com: Tennessee U.S. Rep-Elect Walks Back False Claim That Vaccines Lead To Autism

Tennessee’s newly elected Rep. Mark Green (R) has walked back comments he made to constituents on Tuesday at a town hall, where he said that he believes vaccines may lead to autism.

Green, a state senator and physician, made the dangerous and medically-unfounded claim in response to a question from

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Latimes.com: Kinks' 1968 'Village Green' album to be performed at Feb. 23 Wild Honey benefit for Autism Think Tank

Latimes.com: Kinks' 1968 'Village Green' album to be performed at Feb. 23 Wild Honey benefit for Autism Think Tank

That ensemble is scheduled to include guitarist-singer Elliot Easton; drummer-singer David Goodstein; bassists Derrick Anderson, Robby Scharf and Dan Rothchild; keyboardists Chris Price, Willie Aron, Jordan Summer and Danny McGough; percussionists Andrew Sandoval, Rob Bonfiglio and Nelson Bragg; multi-instrumentalist Probyn Gregory; and string players Kaitlin Wolfberg and Lyn Bertles.

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Washingtonpost.com: Autism break rooms at sports events: A place to go when sensory overload hits

Washingtonpost.com: Autism break rooms at sports events: A place to go when sensory overload hits

Declan O’Donnell, 8, and his mother, Erin O’Donnell, visit the new autism break room at St. Joseph’s University in Philadelphia during a men’s basketball game on Dec. 2. (Melissa Kelly Photography) December 12 at 9:00 AM

When Erin and Kevin O’Donnell were students at St. Joseph’s University in

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Mirror.co.uk: Anne Hegerty admits why she REALLY went on I'm A Celebrity – and it's got nothing to do with autism

Mirror.co.uk: Anne Hegerty admits why she REALLY went on I'm A Celebrity – and it's got nothing to do with autism

She faced some of her worst fears in the Australian jungle, downing stomach-churning fish eye drinks and hanging out with creepy crawlies.

And Anne Hegerty’s performance was all the more impressive given she was diagnosed with Asperger’s aged 45.

The form of autism makes it hard for those with the

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Yahoo.com: Autism Learning Partners Expands to Michigan and Indiana – Creating Access to Autism Services and Developing Jobs for the Local Workforce

Yahoo.com: Autism Learning Partners Expands to Michigan and Indiana – Creating Access to Autism Services and Developing Jobs for the Local Workforce

Autism Learning Partners (ALP), a national leader and full service provider that specializes in the treatment of autism and other developmental disabilities, is pleased to announce its expansion to Michigan and Indiana.

INDIANAPOLIS, Dec. 12, 2018 /PRNewswire-PRWeb/ — Autism Learning Partners (ALP), a national leader and full service provider that specializes in

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Spectrumnews.org: Unusual sensory responses in infancy may hint at autism

Spectrumnews.org: Unusual sensory responses in infancy may hint at autism

Sensory signs: Babies who show sensitivities to certain stimuli may benefit from early intervention.

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Some children diagnosed with autism by age 2 show unusual responses to sights, sounds and textures as infants, according to a new study1.

For example, the infants may cover their ears in response to

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Yahoo.com: Autism Learning Partners Expands to Atlanta, Georgia – Creating Access to Autism Services and Developing Jobs for the Local Workforce

Yahoo.com: Autism Learning Partners Expands to Atlanta, Georgia – Creating Access to Autism Services and Developing Jobs for the Local Workforce

Autism Learning Partners (ALP), a national leader and full service provider that specializes in the treatment of autism and other developmental disabilities, is pleased to announce its expansion to Atlanta, Georgia. This expansion is part of a concerted effort to address the service gap and alarming rise in Autism Spectrum

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Indiatimes.com: Rajya Sabha adjourned amid protests; passes bill for autism, disabled

Indiatimes.com: Rajya Sabha adjourned amid protests; passes bill for autism, disabled

NEW DELHI: The Rajya Sabha was adjourned for the day Wednesday following noisy protests by AIADMK and YSR Congress members demanding protection of Cauvery Delta farmers and special status for Andhra Pradesh.

Amid the protests which continued after the House reconvened at 2 PM post two adjournments, the Upper House passed

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News-medical.net: Innovative care model for children with ASD reduces use of behavioral drugs in ED

News-medical.net: Innovative care model for children with ASD reduces use of behavioral drugs in ED

An innovative care model developed by Nemours Children’s Hospital for children with autism spectrum disorders (ASD) in the emergency department (ED) reduces the use of medication administered to kids who are prone to stress and sensory overload in this care setting. Information about this care model was presented today at

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Msn.com: Younger siblings of kids with autism and ADHD have higher risk of these disorders

Msn.com: Younger siblings of kids with autism and ADHD have higher risk of these disorders

By Lisa Rapaport

(Reuters Health) – Children who have an older brother or sister with autism or attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) may be more likely to develop these conditions than kids who don’t have an older sibling with these neurological problems, a new study suggests.

When an older sibling

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Msn.com: How VR is Being Used to Help Children With Learning Disabilities, Autism

Msn.com: How VR is Being Used to Help Children With Learning Disabilities, Autism

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The United States Department of Education is betting on virtual reality to help students with high-functioning autism and learning disabilities in schools across the country. This month the Office of Special Education and Programs announced its investment of $2.5 million toward a new program that will use VR

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