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

Chron.com: Hope For Three, Autism Advocates, joins forces with Poppy's Place Book Store

Chron.com: Hope For Three, Autism Advocates, joins forces with Poppy's Place Book Store

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Hope For Three, Autism Advocates, has formed a partnership with children’s bookstore Poppy’s Place Book Store. Pictured here are Robert “Poppy” Lampkin, owner of Poppy’s Place Bookstore and the Montgomery triplets – Lauren, Londyn

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Sciencedaily.com: Genetic gains and losses in Tourette syndrome uncovered

Researchers have identified structural changes in two genes that increase the risk of developing Tourette syndrome, a neurological disorder characterized by involuntary motor and vocal tics. The study, published in the journal Neuron, was supported by the National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke (NINDS), part of the National Institutes

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News-medical.net: Study identifies structural changes in genes that increase risk of Tourette syndrome

June 21, 2017

Researchers have identified structural changes in two genes that increase the risk of developing Tourette syndrome, a neurological disorder characterized by involuntary motor and vocal tics. The study, published in the journal Neuron, was supported by the National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke (NINDS), part of

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Mirror.co.uk: Flu during pregnancy could increase the risk of the child developing autism by almost double, new …

Flu during pregnancy could increase the risk of the unborn child being autistic, warns a new study.

Researchers found mixed evidence of a possible link between influenza during pregnancy and risk that the baby will develop autism.

They found no evidence that laboratory-diagnosis alone of maternal influenza during pregnancy is

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Express.co.uk: Pregnancy danger: Catching THIS risks autism in unborn child

Express.co.uk: Pregnancy danger: Catching THIS risks autism in unborn child

According to a study, having flu increases risk of autism when the child is born.

In the study, published in the journal mSphere, scientist found evidence of a link between catching influenza during pregnancy and an unborn baby developing the condition.

Known properly as Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD), it affects

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Huffingtonpost.co.uk: Six-Year-Old Boy With Autism Wows 'This Morning' Presenters With Impressive Geography Knowledge

Huffingtonpost.co.uk: Six-Year-Old Boy With Autism Wows 'This Morning' Presenters With Impressive Geography Knowledge

A six-year-old boy with autism impressed presenters on ‘This Morning’ when he scored top marks on a tricky geography quiz live on TV.

Jayden Binkley, from Nottingham, was set a task by Phillip Schofield and Holly Willoughby to identify unusual countries – including Benin, Comoros and Vanuatu – from their

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Smh.com.au: Autistic children are 'holding our kids back': Senator Pauline Hanson

Smh.com.au: Autistic children are 'holding our kids back': Senator Pauline Hanson

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Students with disabilities should be removed from mainstream classrooms because they are putting a strain on teachers and schools, One Nation Senator Pauline Hanson has told parliament.

“These kids have a right to an education by all means,” Senator Hanson said.

Students with disabilities are putting

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Theguardian.com: Experts condemn Pauline Hanson's comments about children with autism

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Senator suggests teaching children with disabilities in mainstream classrooms disadvantages other students

Pauline Hanson speaks on the government’s schools funding package on Wednesday. Photograph: Mick Tsikas/AAP Pauline Hanson Experts condemn Pauline Hanson’s comments about children with autism

Senator suggests teaching children with

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News-medical.net: Study suggests sons of older fathers have characteristics of 'geeks'

June 21, 2017

Sons of older fathers are more intelligent, more focused on their interests, and less concerned about fitting in, all characteristics typically seen in “geeks,” according to research conducted at The Seaver Autism Center for Research and Treatment at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai and

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News-medical.net: Vast numbers of peripheral genes can influence diseases, Stanford researchers suggest

June 20, 2017

A core assumption in the study of disease-causing genes has been that they are clustered in molecular pathways directly connected to the disease. But work by a group of researchers at the Stanford University School of Medicine suggests otherwise.

The gene activity of cells is so broadly

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Dailymail.co.uk: Pauline Hanson calls for children with autism and other disabilities to be taken out of mainstream schools – because 'they're holding other students back'

Dailymail.co.uk: Pauline Hanson calls for children with autism and other disabilities to be taken out of mainstream schools – because 'they're holding other students back'

Queensland Senator Pauline Hanson caused outrage in Senate on WednesdayShe said children with autism should go into special classes away from othersMs Hanson claimed disabled children took up too much of the teacher’s timeAs a result, she claimed other children were being held back in their learning Disability advocates have slammed

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Sciencealert.com: For Those With Autism, Eye Contact Isn't Just Weird, It's Distressing

Sciencealert.com: For Those With Autism, Eye Contact Isn't Just Weird, It's Distressing

For many people with autism, avoiding eye contact isn’t a sign that they don’t care – instead, it’s a response to a deeply uncomfortable sensation.

Researchers have discovered a part of the brain responsible for helping newborns turn towards familiar faces is abnormally activated among those on the autism spectrum,

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Thehindu.com: Changing diet may treat autism: study

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Medicalnewstoday.com: Fever in pregnancy tied to higher risk of autism

The risk of developing autism spectrum disorder is stronger among children whose mothers experienced fever during pregnancy. A study of a large group of children found a link between raised risk of autism spectrum disorder and their mothers reporting fever during pregnancy. The link was strongest with fevers reported during

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