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

Disabilityscoop.com: Researchers Develop 2-Minute Autism Screening Tool

Disabilityscoop.com: Researchers Develop 2-Minute Autism Screening Tool

New research suggests that a quick questionnaire may be highly accurate at flagging children for autism.

In 88 percent of cases, the so-called Psychological Development Questionnaire, or PDQ-1, correctly identified kids on the spectrum. The results held for children across all socioeconomic backgrounds, according to findings published recently in the

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Chicagotribune.com: Have a Teenager/Young Adult With Autism? Build an Action Plan to Get Them Off Technology and Into Real Life

Chicagotribune.com: Have a Teenager/Young Adult With Autism? Build an Action Plan to Get Them Off Technology and Into Real Life

NAPERVILLE, IL – (Feb.2018) – Teachability, LLC, an organization dedicated to transitioning young adults with autism and other invisible disabilities to employment, will present its new Inverse Internship program on Wednesday, February 21, from 1-2 p.m. and Wednesday, February 28, 7-8 p.m. at the Naperville Public Library, 2035 Naper

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Psychcentral.com: Brief Questionnaire Aids Autism Diagnosis

Psychcentral.com: Brief Questionnaire Aids Autism Diagnosis

A two-minute questionnaire for parents can provide meaningful insights that help pediatricians and other primary care providers detect autism in toddlers.

Early detection of the disorder at this neurodevelopmental stage is critical for enhancing outcomes.

Researchers at Rutgers New Jersey Medical School say the Psychological Development Questionnaire (PDQ-1), developed at Rutgers,

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Spectrumnews.org: US agency backtracks on broad interpretation of 'clinical trial'

Spectrumnews.org: US agency backtracks on broad interpretation of 'clinical trial'

Rebecca Saxe

Professor, Massachussetts Institute of Technology

Autism researchers need no longer worry that their basic research studies will become entangled in the red tape associated with clinical trials.

On 17 January, the U.S. National Institutes of Health (NIH) released revised guidelines indicating what constitutes a clinical trial. It

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Indiatimes.com: New two-minute questionnaire may help detect autism

Indiatimes.com: New two-minute questionnaire may help detect autism

WASHINGTON: Scientists have developed a two- minute questionnaire for parents that could help doctors detect autism in toddlers, at a time when intervention might be crucial.

The Psychological Development Questionnaire (PDQ-1), developed by researchers at Rutgers New Jersey Medical School in the US, correctly identified youngsters who have autism spectrum disorder

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Indiatimes.com: In a first, pvt insurance co offers Rs 3 lakh cover for autistic kids children

Indiatimes.com: In a first, pvt insurance co offers Rs 3 lakh cover for autistic kids children

Mumbai: Just as the Centre’s Rs 5 lakh health insurance cover for economically backward families has generated considerable debate since it was announced in the Budget last week, a private firm’s Rs 3 lakh medical insurance offering for children with autism has led to much discussion among parental groups and

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Dailymail.co.uk: Ketogenic diets could slow aging, new research suggests.

Dailymail.co.uk: Ketogenic diets could slow aging, new research suggests.

Shunning carbs causes the body to release the chemical β-hydroxybutyrateβ-hydroxybutyrate protects cells from ‘internal stress’ and genetic damageIt does this by blocking an enzyme that prevents the activation of certain genesThe researchers plan to analyze β-hydroxybutyrate’s effects on heart healthKetogenic diets force the body to burn fat over carbohydrates for energy  

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Azcentral.com: Autism groups say families must prepare for police encounters — and officers need better training

Azcentral.com: Autism groups say families must prepare for police encounters — and officers need better training

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Cynthia Macluskie, founder of Autism Society of Greater Phoenix.(Photo: Nick Oza/The Republic)

A Phoenix-area incident last year drove home the need to continue training first responders on interacting with people with autism

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Walesonline.co.uk: Being bullied because of my autism nearly drove me to suicide. Then it all changed

Walesonline.co.uk: Being bullied because of my autism nearly drove me to suicide. Then it all changed

Seven years ago, life seemed very bleak.

I had just been diagnosed with a form of autism called Asperger’s Syndrome, anxiety disorder and OCD. The diagnosis process had taken years, and my parents’ health had deteriorated as a result.

At the time, I was in a secondary school which was

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Dailymail.co.uk: Police officer named Innocent is charged with beating his autistic son with a belt so hard that it left …

Dailymail.co.uk: Police officer named Innocent is charged with beating his autistic son with a belt so hard that it left …

Bernard Innocent, 29, was charged Thursday with child abuse after he was accused of hitting his autistic son with a belt on multiple occasionsDocuments say the child told school staff he was spanked with a belt at homeThe child was examined by a hospital where they found two bruises on

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Thestar.com: New CAMH centre focuses on treating adults with 'childhood conditions'

Thestar.com: New CAMH centre focuses on treating adults with 'childhood conditions'

Developmental disabilities like autism and Down syndrome are commonly thought of as childhood conditions.

Too often, however, the mental health-care system has not grown to meet the different and complex challenges that such ailments impose in adolescence and adulthood, says Yona Lunsky, a psychologist and senior scientist at Toronto’s

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Metro.co.uk: 'Hacker' says victory against US extradition is big win for people with autism

Metro.co.uk: 'Hacker' says victory against US extradition is big win for people with autism

Alleged hacker Lauri Love has won his appeal against extradition (Picture: EPA/Neil Hall)

Alleged computer hacker Lauri Love says his fight against extradition to the US is an important win for people with autism.

High Court judges today ruled that Love, 33, from Newmarket, Suffolk would not be sent

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Azcentral.com: Training police to navigate autism while teaching autism community about police

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Cynthia Macluskie, founder of Autism Society of Greater Phoenix, said all major first responder agencies in the Valley partner with health centers and local organizations to tap into learning opportunities. Macluskie’s son Mark Macluskie, 18,

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Spectrumnews.org: Hospitalization during pregnancy boosts risk of difficulties in child

Spectrumnews.org: Hospitalization during pregnancy boosts risk of difficulties in child

Class act: Children born to women who had a serious health condition during pregnancy may score poorly on a teacher assessment when they start school.

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Children of women who are hospitalized for health problems during pregnancy may develop poor physical, social, cognitive or emotional skills, a large study

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