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Duo with autism creates short film on “The Adventures of Pelican Pete: A Bird is Born” – w/video
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Duo with autism creates short film on “The Adventures of Pelican Pete: A Bird is Born” – w/video

Jacksonville, Fla. --- Keaton Bicknell was diagnosed with severe autism when he was just two years old. But in less than a decade, he was able to prove his doctors wrong. At just 11 years old, Keaton started writing a screenplay all on his own. Now at 18, h...
US Preventive Services Task Force: not all children should be screened for autism
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US Preventive Services Task Force: not all children should be screened for autism

Rockville, Md. --- It is not necessary to require all children to undergo screening for autism, according to a recommendation by the US Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF). The task force--- a government-funded, independent panel comprised of volunteer ...
Child with autism refused entry in Ikea’s playground – again
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Child with autism refused entry in Ikea’s playground – again

Dortmund, Germany --- A mother of a five-year-old with autism was left outraged after the staff of Ikea's Dortmund branch in Germany refused to let him in at the establishment's play area. Bianca Amanzada was planning to leave her son, Alyschah-Paul, at Ikea'...
Nike creates Flyease shoes for individuals with disabilities – w/video
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Nike creates Flyease shoes for individuals with disabilities – w/video

Fort Myers, Fla. --- In 2012, a then-16-year-old Matthew Walzer was just as anxious about putting on his shoes on his own as he was about getting into college. Matthew has cerebral palsy, and due to this, his physical abilities are limited. He couldn't ...
Study finds girls with mild autism susceptible to treatment-resistant epilepsy
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Study finds girls with mild autism susceptible to treatment-resistant epilepsy

New York --- In a study published in the June issue of Autism Research, researchers at the New York University observed that girls with mild autism are susceptible to what scientists call 'treatment-resistant' epilepsy. It has long been observed by research...
Studies show that pets are good social buffers for children with autism
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Studies show that pets are good social buffers for children with autism

New York --- These days, more and more children with autism are benefiting from the company of their highly-trained service dogs. It has been proven many times over that service dogs are capable of making positive impacts on children with autism, especially wh...
Researchers call for more effective nutritional strategies for individuals with ASD
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Researchers call for more effective nutritional strategies for individuals with ASD

Bethesda, Md. --- As the number of children affected by autism spectrum disorder (ASD) accelerates at an increasingly alarming rate each year, scientists from all over the world scramble to seek answers to the seemingly endless questions that surround the myst...
Caring chef at London school for children with autism creates calming and healthy lunchtimes
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Caring chef at London school for children with autism creates calming and healthy lunchtimes

London, UK - This past weekend The Guardian wrote a piece about a London school for children with autism 'revolutionising' lunchtimes. Queensmill school that is located near Shepherd’s Bush in West London has 140 pupils, ranging from the age of 2 to 19. Many o...
Utah Valley University to open an autism center – w/video
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Utah Valley University to open an autism center – w/video

Orem, Utah --- As a state with the second-highest number of autism diagnosis in the U.S., Utah is in bad need of resources that would help cater to the needs of the growing number of children with autism. At its current rank, one out of 54 children in Utah ...