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Author Steve Silberman pushes for change in how people see autism
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Author Steve Silberman pushes for change in how people see autism

San Francisco --- U.S. Journalist and Author Steve Silberman wants to change how the world sees people with autism. Silberman, whose book 'Neurotribes' made it to the Samuel Johnson Prize 2015 longlist, wants everyone to stop seeing autism spectrum disorder...
Mothers open up on the struggles of raising a child with autism
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Mothers open up on the struggles of raising a child with autism

Sydney --- Despite the increasing and relentless efforts of advocates and families of children with autism to raise awareness about the developmental disorder, it seems like society still hasn't done enough in helping children struggling with autism spectrum d...
Doctor creates wristband that predicts outbursts in individuals with autism
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Doctor creates wristband that predicts outbursts in individuals with autism

Boston --- Northeastern University's Dr. Matthew Goodwin was happy to announce that a wristband designed specifically to help individuals with autism will likely be made available to the public in two to five years' time. Dr. Goodwin's lightweight wrist...
Young boy with autism starts fundraiser to get himself a service dog
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Young boy with autism starts fundraiser to get himself a service dog

Bristol, England --- A 12-year-old boy who was diagnosed with Pathological Demand Avoidance or PDA has been trying to raise funds in hopes of getting himself an autism service dog. Elliott Pugh has been struggling with his condition, which causes behavi...
Number of children with on with ASD up in British Columbia
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Number of children with on with ASD up in British Columbia

Vancouver, Canada --- The number of children with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) in the Canadian British Columbia has multiplied over the years, despite the fact the number of gifted children in the province has decreased considerably. According to figures pu...
Child with autism told he can start going to school after funding dispute was resolved
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Child with autism told he can start going to school after funding dispute was resolved

Edmonton, Canada --- A child with autism who was caught in a crossfire between two school districts and his mother over funding for his schooling has been told he can now start going to school. Simon Wray is set to start seventh grade this year, but the pre...
Stanford researchers hope to treat autism with Google Glass
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Stanford researchers hope to treat autism with Google Glass

Stanford, Calif. --- A team of researchers at the Stanford School of Medicine's Wall Lab led by Nick Haber and Catalin Voss are working on an ambitious project --- treating autism with the use of Google Glass. The project, called 'The Autism Glass Project,'...
Autistic child wanders from school unnoticed then found and handcuffed. Apology isn’t enough w/video
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Autistic child wanders from school unnoticed then found and handcuffed. Apology isn’t enough w/video

Jacksonville, Fla. --- Duval School District officials apologized after an 11-year-old girl with autism was found wandering off campus for hours. Shelby Hahn was found roaming around city streets about two miles from Lakeshore Middle School where she report...
JetBlue Airways conducts “Blue Horizons for Autism” Program for children with autism at Orlando International Airport
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JetBlue Airways conducts “Blue Horizons for Autism” Program for children with autism at Orlando International Airport

Orlando --- JetBlue Airways and Orlando International airport recently conducted a program to help children with autism familiarize themselves with the process of flying, but without having to actually take off. This is part of the Wings for Autism nation wide...