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

News-medical.net: Negative school experiences can have adverse long term effects on pupils with autism

News-medical.net: Negative school experiences can have adverse long term effects on pupils with autism

November 17, 2017

Negative school experiences can have harmful long term effects on pupils with Autism Spectrum Conditions, a new study in the journal Autism reports.

Researchers from the University of Surrey have discovered that experiences of social and emotional exclusion in mainstream schools can adversely affect how pupils with

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Disabilityscoop.com: Autism Wandering Bill Advances In Senate

Disabilityscoop.com: Autism Wandering Bill Advances In Senate

A 10-year-old with autism looks out from his California home where the windows and doors are bolted due to the boy’s tendency to wander away. (Paul Kitagaki Jr./Sacramento Bee/TNS)

Federal legislation aimed at providing tracking devices and resources to those with autism and other developmental disabilities who are at risk

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News-medical.net: Study aims to involve parents in early intervention services for children with autism

News-medical.net: Study aims to involve parents in early intervention services for children with autism

November 17, 2017

Early diagnosis and intervention for a child with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) can help change the trajectory of their life. While children can be diagnosed with autism as early as 18-24 months of age, most children are diagnosed between 4-5 years old. Among low income, minority and

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Yahoo.com: Revolutionary New Stem Cell Clinical Trials Geared Towards Autism and Cerebral Palsy

Yahoo.com: Revolutionary New Stem Cell Clinical Trials Geared Towards Autism and Cerebral Palsy

NEW YORK, Nov. 17, 2017 /PRNewswire/ — Americord Registry, the fastest growing cord blood bank based in New York City, has announced a significant advancement in stem cell research and clinical trials coming out of Duke University.

The FDA has announced expanded access to Duke University Medical Center for sibling or autologous

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Psychcentral.com: Mainstreaming Kids with ASD May be Harmful Unless Culture Improved

Psychcentral.com: Mainstreaming Kids with ASD May be Harmful Unless Culture Improved

New research suggests that policies that put children with special needs into classrooms with their peers who have no disabilities, may be harmful to the children unless schools develop programs to create a culture of acceptance.

Proponents of mainstreaming have focused on the possible benefits for both traditional and special needs students by co-mingling the

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Bbc.co.uk: Are autistic obsessions bad?

Bbc.co.uk: Are autistic obsessions bad?

Robyn knows a lot about trumpet playing and Jamie watches hours of milling machine videos each night to wind down.

In this new podcast, the two hosts concentrate on ‘special interests’ – that obsessive geekiness often considered a classic autism trait. And as autistic people themselves, they reveal other obsessions

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Spectrumnews.org: New technique ramps up editing of genes in stem cells

Spectrumnews.org: New technique ramps up editing of genes in stem cells

Target genes: Neurons (green) generated from a human stem-cell line carry one of six mutations associated with schizophrenia, autism or intellectual disability.

A novel method allows researchers to rapidly generate multiple stem-cell colonies with mutations linked to autism or other conditions1.

The method combines the gene-editing tool CRISPR with the

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Huffingtonpost.com: Reflections On Being Thankful As An Autism Parent

Huffingtonpost.com: Reflections On Being Thankful As An Autism Parent

Change is often a gradual process. The subtlety of its signs are often overshadowed by our daily routines. It’s not that we don’t notice our children daily—we do. We learn an incredible amount of completely random things through our daily interactions (for example, red food coloring has historically been derived

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News-medical.net: Scientists unveil pathology underlying optic nerve hypoplasia in children

News-medical.net: Scientists unveil pathology underlying optic nerve hypoplasia in children

November 16, 2017

Scientists at the Virginia Tech Carilion Research Institute (VTCRI) have revealed the pathology of cells and structures stricken by optic nerve hypoplasia, a leading cause of childhood blindness in developed nations.

The discovery in a rodent model may provide insight into what happens in the visual systems

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Spectrumnews.org: Takeaways from SfN 2017

Spectrumnews.org: Takeaways from SfN 2017

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Over the past five days, attendees of the 47thannual meeting of the Society for Neuroscience (SfN) in Washington, D.C., consumed the content of thousands of posters, symposiums, presentations — and, by the looks of it, innumerous cups of coffee.

And now the 30,000-odd neuroscientists

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Indiatimes.com: Autism therapy at private centres too brought under CM's insurance

Indiatimes.com: Autism therapy at private centres too brought under CM's insurance

Trichy: Therapy for autism will be free of cost in private centres as it has been included under the Chief Minister’s Comprehensive Health Insurance Scheme (CMCHIS) in Tamil Nadu.

Autism spectrum disorder (ASD) leaves affected patients with impaired social interaction and communication skills.

Considering the children being impaired due to the

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