Topstories

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

Bbc.co.uk: Autism and Communication

Bbc.co.uk: Autism and Communication

Michael Rosen finds out what the rest of society can learn about communication from people on the autism spectrum, by getting an insight into a different worldview. He meets Alis Rowe and Helen Eaton from the Curly Hair project. Producer Sally Heaven.

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Thesun.co.uk: What are Asperger's syndrome symptoms in adults and children, is there a test and which …

Thesun.co.uk: What are Asperger's syndrome symptoms in adults and children, is there a test and which …

ASPERGER’S Syndrome is one of many forms of Autism Spectrum Disorder.

These are the signs somebody you know may have Asperger’s, and the celebrities who live with the condition.

Alamy

Asperger’s Syndrome comes under the umbrella of Autism Spectrum Disorder What are the signs of Asperger’s Syndrome?

Asperger’s Syndrome

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Autismspeaks.org: Autism Speaks U

Autismspeaks.org: Autism Speaks U

About Us

Autism Speaks U is a program that supports students, faculty and alumni in their awareness and fundraising efforts for Autism Speaks. Chapters follow the lead of their Presidents and Vice Presidents, who are made up of students on the spectrum, students who have family members or friends

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Spectrumnews.org: Maternal infection may trigger autism traits via neuronal 'patches'

Spectrumnews.org: Maternal infection may trigger autism traits via neuronal 'patches'

Hyperactive hubs: Areas of excitable neurons mark the brains of mice exposed to inflammation in utero.

Patches of overactive neurons in the brains of mice exposed to inflammation in the womb may lead to autism-like features in the mice, a new study suggests1. Treating pregnant mice with an antibiotic prevents

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Metro.co.uk: Celebrating Pablo: As CBeebies launch their new show about autism, here's why it's so important

Metro.co.uk: Celebrating Pablo: As CBeebies launch their new show about autism, here's why it's so important

Pablo and his animal friends. (Picture: BBC)

This morning, CBeebies broadcasts its first episode of Pablo: the story of an autistic five-year-old who has his own unique way of interacting with the world around him.

Pablo deals with the anxieties and challenges he faces by drawing a picture,

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Chicagotribune.com: Positivity pushes Special Olympian Tommy Shimoda into Chicagoland Hall of Fame

Chicagotribune.com: Positivity pushes Special Olympian Tommy Shimoda into Chicagoland Hall of Fame

Tommy Shimoda needed a new suit.

The occasion calls for it: On Monday at Wintrust Arena, Shimoda will become the first athlete from Special Olympics Chicago to enter the Chicagoland Sports Hall of Fame. Shimoda, 24, who won the gold medal in 500-meter speedskating at the Special Olympics World

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Startribune.com: Business people

Startribune.com: Business people

On the move

Padilla, Minneapolis, named John Himle executive vice president, senior counsel. Himle was founder and chief executive of Himle Rapp & Co. and a former commissioner on the Metropolitan Airports Commission.

Grant Thornton named Karen Hudson chief sales officer. Hudson was vice president of sales for consumer products

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Telegraph.co.uk: Mental health patients being taught magic tricks to boost self-esteem

Telegraph.co.uk: Mental health patients being taught magic tricks to boost self-esteem

Mental health patients are being taught wizardry after nurses said learning magic tricks can boost the self-esteem.

The NHS is advertising for “volunteer magicians” to expand the Magic Therapy Project scheme across wards in the North East.

Nurses said patients’ lives have been transformed after they were shown how

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Autismsupportnetwork.com: Discovering your child's autism diagnosis, and things to remember

Autismsupportnetwork.com: Discovering your child's autism diagnosis, and things to remember

Tulika Prasad

You see red flags in your child’s development, you apprehensively look all over the internet, hoping to read “it’s nothing to worry about,” however your next visit to the pediatrician aggravates your concern as you check off a list of milestones missed and you finally find yourself staring

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Medicalnewstoday.com: How does oxytocin control the brain's social reward circuit?

Medicalnewstoday.com: How does oxytocin control the brain's social reward circuit?

Oxytocin, the “love hormone,” is a key factor of our social abilities, but not much is known about the mechanisms in which this hormone is involved.  Although several studies have pointed to oxytocin, or the “love hormone,” as an important factor in promoting sociability, the mechanisms behind this remain unknown. Researchers from

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Dailymail.co.uk: Public health enemy No 1: Minnesota thought measles was eliminated until the disgraced British doctor who falsely linked the MMR jab to autism came to town

Dailymail.co.uk: Public health enemy No 1: Minnesota thought measles was eliminated until the disgraced British doctor who falsely linked the MMR jab to autism came to town

Andrew Wakefield is a former London specialist sacked on ethical grounds He falsely linked measles, mumps and rubella (MMR) vaccine to autismLast week, the condition was officially eliminated in the UK but sadly that isn’t the case for Minnesota  

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Miamiherald.com: New law requiring autism training for police officers to take effect

Miamiherald.com: New law requiring autism training for police officers to take effect

A new state law that takes effect Sunday will soon require Florida police departments to establish autism training for law enforcement officers, more than a year after a North Miami police officer shot and injured an unarmed therapist trying to help his autistic patient.

The law, which Gov. Rick Scott

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Msn.com: Facing up to the challenges of autism

Msn.com: Facing up to the challenges of autism

This week we’re looking into France’s attitude to a complex issue: autism. Around 1 in 100 children are diagnosed with autistic spectrum disorders in France and the neuro-developmental condition is thought to affect around half a million people in the country. We take you to the NeuroSpin research centre, just

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