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

Spectrumnews.org: Some mutations tied to autism may be passed down from fathers

Spectrumnews.org: Some mutations tied to autism may be passed down from fathers

Small risk: Mutations passed down from fathers are likely to account for only about 1 percent of autism cases.

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Some children with autism carry rare mutations in DNA segments that flank genes and control their expression — and they tend to inherit these mutations from their unaffected fathers,

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Nytimes.com: Nazi Links of Hans Asperger, Autism Research Pioneer, Prompt Consternation

Nytimes.com: Nazi Links of Hans Asperger, Autism Research Pioneer, Prompt Consternation

A new study has shed more light on the revelations that Hans Asperger, the Austrian pediatrician for whom a form of autism is named, had collaborated with the Nazis and actively assisted in the killing of disabled children.

Published on Wednesday in the journal Molecular Autism by the medical historian Herwig

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Yahoo.com: Local Leaders and Families Are Gearing Up for a “Roaring Good Time” to Empower and Include San Diego's Autism Community

Yahoo.com: Local Leaders and Families Are Gearing Up for a “Roaring Good Time” to Empower and Include San Diego's Autism Community

Include Autism’s Gatsby Gala will raise crucial funds for local San Diego nonprofit’s programs.

SAN DIEGO, April 19, 2018 /PRNewswire/ — Community leaders will join together on Saturday, May 19th to raise awareness and funds for local autism inclusion programs at Include Autism’s Gatsby Gala. 1 in 68 children are now diagnosed

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Yahoo.com: Inside Australia's first purpose-built school for children with autism

Yahoo.com: Inside Australia's first purpose-built school for children with autism

The first ever school purpose-built for children with autism will open on the Gold Coast next week.

Josiah College has been custom-designed to suit the needs of autistic students who may struggle in a mainstream school environment.

Working closely with specialists in autism from the Bond University Centre for Autism

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Yahoo.com: Autism pioneer Hans Asperger 'sent disabled children to their deaths in Nazi euthanasia clinic'

Yahoo.com: Autism pioneer Hans Asperger 'sent disabled children to their deaths in Nazi euthanasia clinic'

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The pioneering autism expert Hans Asperger – after whom the syndrome is named – sent dozens of disabled children to their deaths in a Nazi euthanasia clinic, a historian

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Spectrumnews.org: Social communication in autism, explained

Spectrumnews.org: Social communication in autism, explained

Communication problems have always been considered a core feature of autism. Yet there are substantial and wide-ranging differences in how people with autism communicate. That reflects not only the inherent variability of the condition, but also the complexity of communication itself — encompassing the words we use, the order in

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Bbc.co.uk: Hans Asperger 'collaborated with Nazis' in WWII

Bbc.co.uk: Hans Asperger 'collaborated with Nazis' in WWII

Newly uncovered documents suggest Hans Asperger, the paediatrician whose name describes a form of autism, was actively involved in the Nazi regime’s euthanasia programme in Austria.

The evidence comes from previously unexamined Nazi-era documents and patient records.

They suggest Dr Asperger ingratiated himself by referring children to a notorious euthanasia clinic.

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Thesun.co.uk: Respected autism doctor Hans Asperger actually helped Nazis murder dozens of disabled kids, new documents reveal

Thesun.co.uk: Respected autism doctor Hans Asperger actually helped Nazis murder dozens of disabled kids, new documents reveal

THE respected autism doctor Hans Asperger actually helped Nazis murder dozens of disabled children, new documents reveal.

Asperger was the first psychiatrist to chronicle the form of high-functioning autism and has won a reputation for his leading work on “autistic psychopathy” – a syndrome which would later be named after

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Dailymail.co.uk: A supermarket has introduced a 'quiet hour' for shoppers dealing with autism

Dailymail.co.uk: A supermarket has introduced a 'quiet hour' for shoppers dealing with autism

A supermarket has introduced a ‘quiet hour’ for shoppers dealing with autismCountdown supermarket in New Zealand transforms once a week for an hourMusic is turned off, lighting is dimmed and there are less trolleys in aisles 

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Mirror.co.uk: Respected doctor Hans Asperger who gave name to form of autism 'assisted Nazis in murder of disabled children'

Mirror.co.uk: Respected doctor Hans Asperger who gave name to form of autism 'assisted Nazis in murder of disabled children'

The formerly respected doctor who gave his name to a form of autism has been implicated in the killing of disabled children by the Nazis.

Campaigners have reacted with shock to a report which claims to have ­uncovered a dark past of Austrian ­paediatrician Hans Asperger, who first coined the

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Dailymail.co.uk: Hans Asperger, the doctor famed for his early work in autism, was a cog in Hitler's killing machine and sentenced dozens of helpless disabled children to their death in a Nazi …

Dailymail.co.uk: Hans Asperger, the doctor famed for his early work in autism, was a cog in Hitler's killing machine and sentenced dozens of helpless disabled children to their death in a Nazi …

Discovery made by Herwig Czech, a historian at the Medical University of ViennaHe studied Asperger’s Nazi-era texts and documents from the Austrian archivesAsperger referred profoundly disabled children to Nazi Am Spiegelgrund clinicThe clinic served the Nazi goal of eugenically engineering a genetically ‘pure’ society through ‘racial hygiene’ and the elimination

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Independent.co.uk: Pioneering autism doctor Hans Asperger sent disabled children to be killed by Nazis, new study …

Independent.co.uk: Pioneering autism doctor Hans Asperger sent disabled children to be killed by Nazis, new study …

Hans Asperger, the Austrian paediatrician who gave his name to a kind of high-functioning autism, helped the Nazis in their murder of disabled children, according to a new report.

The new study claims that the respected professor actively recommended children should be sent to their deaths at Spiegelgrund, where the Nazis enacted

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Mirror.co.uk: Doctor who gave his name to form of autism implicated in killing of disabled children by Nazis

Mirror.co.uk: Doctor who gave his name to form of autism implicated in killing of disabled children by Nazis

The formerly respected doctor who gave his name to a form of autism has been implicated in the killing of disabled children by the Nazis.

Campaigners have reacted with shock to a report which claims to have ­uncovered a dark past of Austrian ­paediatrician Hans Asperger, who first coined the

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