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

Disabilityscoop.com: For Those With Autism, Behavioral Crises May Have Warning Signs

Disabilityscoop.com: For Those With Autism, Behavioral Crises May Have Warning Signs

Many kids and teens with autism exhibit challenging behaviors, but new research suggests that certain risk factors separate those that end up needing inpatient treatment.

Everything from co-occurring conditions to sleep problems, autism severity and the level of supports an individual has at home appear to impact the likelihood of

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Chicagotribune.com: Autism Center at Rush Seeking Participants for Social Skills Study

Chicagoland families and providers with children on the autism spectrum are invited to enroll in a groundbreaking social skills study. The Autism Center at Rush University Medical Center is actively recruiting children ages 8-11 with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) to participate in a study evaluating how behavioral therapy and

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Dailymail.co.uk: Taking antidepressants during pregnancy DOESN'T raise a child's risk of developing disabilities like Down syndrome or autism, new study claims

Dailymail.co.uk: Taking antidepressants during pregnancy DOESN'T raise a child's risk of developing disabilities like Down syndrome or autism, new study claims

Mothers who take antidepressants during pregnancy don’t risk their child’s risk of developing an intellectual disabilityIntellectual disabilities are defined by an IQ below 70 with symptoms impacting everyday functioning The research comes amid widespread confusion and disagreement about antidepressant use during gestationAuthors studied children and found there was no link between

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News-medical.net: Genetics plays major role in how infants visually explore social world, twin study reveals

July 12, 2017

New research has uncovered compelling evidence that genetics plays a major role in how children look at the world and whether they have a preference for gazing at people’s eyes and faces or at objects.

The discovery by researchers at Washington University School of Medicine in St.

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Express.co.uk: Katie Price and guest discuss hiring prostitute for her autistic son on Loose Women

Express.co.uk: Katie Price and guest discuss hiring prostitute for her autistic son on Loose Women

Kathy, 58, admitted to the panel – consisting of Katie, Janet Street-Porter, Andrea McLean and Stacey Solomon – that she considered going down that route just before her her son Jules’ 21st birthday.

She explained: “When you have autism, girls your own age find you too quirky and rejections meant

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Metro.co.uk: Katie Price has considered hiring prostitute to have sex with son Harvey once he's 18

Metro.co.uk: Katie Price has considered hiring prostitute to have sex with son Harvey once he's 18

Katie Price and Harvey have previously appeared on Loose Women (Pictured: Ken McKay/ITV/REX/Shutterstock)

Katie Price has claimed that she might hire a prostitute to have sex with her son Harvey when he turns 18 but is unsure of how much he should experience.

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Nytimes.com: Study of How We Look at Faces May Offer Insight Into Autism

By PAM BELLUCKJuly 12, 2017

How we look at other people’s faces is strongly influenced by our genes, scientists have found in new research that may be especially important for understanding autism because it suggests that people are born with neurological differences that affect how they develop socially.

The study, published on Wednesday in

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Yahoo.com: Mother claims school excluded autistic son from classes, told him to 'clean animal cages, pull weeds'

Yahoo.com: Mother claims school excluded autistic son from classes, told him to 'clean animal cages, pull weeds'

Yahoo7 on July 12, 2017, 6:53 pm

The mother of a child with autism has launched a Human Rights complaint, claiming her six-year-old was mistreated at his school.

Stop Video Replay 1:49 Mother of autistic student claims he was excluded by the school

Miranda Eyre said Gabrielle’s behaviour deteriorated

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Dailymail.co.uk: 'It's natural to experiment': Katie Price reveals she has considered hiring a prostitute for disabled …

Dailymail.co.uk: 'It's natural to experiment': Katie Price reveals she has considered hiring a prostitute for disabled …

Katie Price has revealed she’s considered hiring a prostitute for her disabled teenage son Harvey when he turns 18.

The 39-year-old former glamour model’s oldest son – her

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Mirror.co.uk: Autistic boy to have dream birthday after mum's emotional plea following no-show from 25 kids …

An autistic boy is set to have a dream birthday this year after his mother’s heartbreaking account of no-one turning up to his last party went viral.

Lisa Jackson told how after an agonising wait, not one of the 25 children she invited to her now 10-year-old son’s ninth birthday

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Medicalnewstoday.com: Autism: Which children respond to oxytocin treatment?

Oxytocin treatment is found to be more efficient in autistic children with low baseline levels of the hormone. Oxytocin treatment has been proven efficient in improving the social behavior of some children with autism, studies have found. A new clinical trial investigates which children will respond best to this treatment

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Mirror.co.uk: Dr Miriam Stoppard: Possible link between exposure to lead and autism in children needs exploring

Over the years, I’ve kept my eye on research that throws light on the cause of autism . In a new study, scientists say being exposed to lead while in the womb or just after being born might possibly increase a child’s chances of becoming autistic.

Lead exposure has previously

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