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

Sciencealert.com: Most Autism Cases Can Be Explained by Faulty Genes, New Research Confirms

Sciencealert.com: Most Autism Cases Can Be Explained by Faulty Genes, New Research Confirms

A fresh look at data from earlier research has reaffirmed what many researchers had thought – autism is primarily in the genes.

Other studies have shown autism spectrum disorder (ASD) tends to cluster in families and is associated with particular genes, but nailing down the risks with precision is a complex

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Spectrumnews.org: Microglia 'map' reveals varied roles in young mouse brain

Spectrumnews.org: Microglia 'map' reveals varied roles in young mouse brain

Cell soldiers: Microglia may take on diverse functions in early development.

Steve Gschmeissner / Science Photo Library

Immune cells in the brain called microglia play diverse roles in the mouse embryo, but assume a common function by adolescence. Researchers presented a map of the cells’ roles yesterday at a conference at

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Dailymail.co.uk: Father of boy with autism shares heartwarming video of a conversation to show how 'he communicates in his own special way'

Dailymail.co.uk: Father of boy with autism shares heartwarming video of a conversation to show how 'he communicates in his own special way'

The clip features Chadd Wickert and his son Chase, who has autismThe pair talk about their plans for the day and then Chadd practices spelling and math exercises with his sonEven though Chase’s words do not seem like obvious answers to his father’s questions, Chadd interprets what his son is

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Spectrumnews.org: Young people with severe autism languish in U.S. hospitals

Spectrumnews.org: Young people with severe autism languish in U.S. hospitals

Debbie Cordone embraces her son, James, who she says benefited tremendously from intensive behavioral therapy at the Kennedy Krieger Institute in Baltimore.

Nancy J. Parisi / KHN

Teenagers and young adults with severe autism are spending weeks or even months in emergency rooms and acute-care hospitals in the United States, sometimes

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Autismsupportnetwork.com: Father and son with autism connect through drawing and art

Autismsupportnetwork.com: Father and son with autism connect through drawing and art

Lindsay Richardson

For the first few years of his life, Ellis Goldsmith was silent.

His parents thought he was “acting deaf”—closed off and unresponsive, unable to connect with those in his immediate circle, Ellis was not developing at the same rate as other children in his age bracket.

“It was

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Chicagotribune.com: AmpliVox Supports Grand Opening of Autism Spectrum Therapies Center

Chicagotribune.com: AmpliVox Supports Grand Opening of Autism Spectrum Therapies Center

AmpliVox Sound Systems recently stepped up to help make the grand opening of a center for children with special needs a success. When Autism Spectrum Therapies opened its newest location in Northbrook, Illinois, AmpliVox provided a presentation lectern as well as sound system support for the ribbon-cutting ceremony, attended

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Dailymail.co.uk: Groundbreaking study on autism and gender reveals the disorder is most common in boys who have an older autistic sister

Dailymail.co.uk: Groundbreaking study on autism and gender reveals the disorder is most common in boys who have an older autistic sister

Researchers at Harvard Medical School analyzed health insurance records of more than 1.5 million American families with two children aged 4-18They found boys have the highest risk of being born with autismAnd they showed boys have an even higher risk if they have an older sister with autism

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