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

Huffingtonpost.com: What It's Like Being A Kid Who Has The 'Opposite Of Autism'

Huffingtonpost.com: What It's Like Being A Kid Who Has The 'Opposite Of Autism'

Williams syndrome is sometimes called the opposite of autism: people who have it tend to be extremely outgoing, socially uninhibited and driven to engage with everyone they meet. The tiny genetic deletion that causes Williams affects one in 10,000 people, or roughly 30,000 Americans. Journalist Jennifer Latson spent several

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Usatoday.com: John Oliver makes case for vaccines using infant son's health struggles

John Oliver took the Jimmy Kimmel approach when he discussed vaccines on ‘Last Week Tonight,’ invoking his own child’s health. (Photo: Charles Sykes, AP)

For everyone who believes vaccines are dangerous, Sunday’s Last Week Tonightspent half an hour arguing the opposite.

John Oliver tackled the anti-vaccination movement with a lengthy segment on

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Dailymail.co.uk: The 'robot therapist' that teaches autistic children how to take turns and hold conversations

Dailymail.co.uk: The 'robot therapist' that teaches autistic children how to take turns and hold conversations

EXCLUSIVE: A special robot has been designed to work like that of a therapistIt has been designed by a team of experts, led by the University of PortsmouthThe machine scans autistic children for facial expressions in certain situationsThis is then used by the robot to work out the best way

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Dailymail.co.uk: Autistic boy, 11, who drowned in a river in Montenegro 'drew the scene of his death years before in …

Dailymail.co.uk: Autistic boy, 11, who drowned in a river in Montenegro 'drew the scene of his death years before in …

Ognjen Rakocevic, 11, from Podgorica in Montenegro, was found dead last yearHis father, Branko Rakocevic, believes tragic youngster predicted his own deathBoy drew a picture depicting himself in the exact spot he was found, father saysThe drawing apparently shows a halo above the hilltops and a church’s cross 

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Disabilityscoop.com: Autism At Center Of New Netflix Series 'Atypical'

Disabilityscoop.com: Autism At Center Of New Netflix Series 'Atypical'

Keir Gilchrist plays Sam, an 18-year-old with autism, on the upcoming Netflix series “Atypical.” (Greg Gayne/Netflix)

The coming-of-age story of an 18-year-old with autism is headed to Netflix.

The streaming service said it will debut the eight-episode series “Atypical” later this summer.

The half-hour show is presented from the perspective

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Sciencedaily.com: Elevated rate of autism symptoms found in children with Tourette syndrome

Around one in five children with Tourette syndrome, a neurological disorder characterized by involuntary movements and vocalizations, met criteria for autism in a study headed by UC San Francisco. But this prevalence may be more a reflection of similarity in symptoms than actual autism, according to the study’s researchers.

Researchers

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Thestar.com: Artist, 13, aims to inspire 150 kids before Canada's sesquicentennial

When Aidan Lee was very young, his autism inhibited him from communicating what he was feeling through speech.

“So how I responded was I painted to show my emotions,” said Lee, now 13. He continues to feel most comfortable expressing himself through art, and paints regularly at his home in Oakville.

The

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Thehindu.com: Demystifying autism

Staff Reporter CHENNAI, June 26, 2017 00:36 IST

Updated: June 26, 2017 00:36 IST

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Dailymail.co.uk: Mother claims her autistic son, eight, was locked in a plywood box with only PEEPHOLES by …

Dailymail.co.uk: Mother claims her autistic son, eight, was locked in a plywood box with only PEEPHOLES by …

An eight-year-old boy with autism was locked in a plywood box to calm downThe box had no windows, just a peephole, and measured eight cubic metresHis mother, Melbourne woman Emily Dive, is suing the Department of EducationLachlan hasn’t attended school in more than a year – he can’t be accommodatedPreviously

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Huffingtonpost.com: Autism Without Fear: (On the Eve of ASA's Annual Conference…) Autism Is Not Bipartisan Anymore.

Huffingtonpost.com: Autism Without Fear: (On the Eve of ASA's Annual Conference…) Autism Is Not Bipartisan Anymore.

by Michael John Carley

In less than a month, the Autism Society of America’s (ASA) members will convene in Milwaukee after having survived the same surprising, bitter year that all Americans have endured.

Republicans have kids with autism just as frequently as Democrats, and Democrats have autism diagnoses just

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