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Google poaches top US neuroscientist to lead mental health project
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Google poaches top US neuroscientist to lead mental health project

MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif. — After visiting Silicon Valley this summer for a tour of tech companies including Apple, Google and IBM, the director of the National Institute of Mental Health is coming back — this time to work here. We all know Google as a technolo...
Donald Trump Says Vaccines Caused An ‘Autism Epidemic’ — Wrong, Misleading and Dangerous
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Donald Trump Says Vaccines Caused An ‘Autism Epidemic’ — Wrong, Misleading and Dangerous

Donald Trump decided to take on the role of doctor in Wednesday’s Republican debate, boldly stating that we need to rethink the way we vaccinate children. Though he claims to be “totally in favor of vaccines,” Trump also stated that from his own personal e...
N.J. judge: Mother can’t bring medical marijuana to her child at school
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N.J. judge: Mother can’t bring medical marijuana to her child at school

TRENTON -- The mother of a teenage New Jersey girl with epilepsy cannot come to school to feed her daughter cannabis oil that has helped control her seizures, a state judge ruled Tuesday, saying state and federal drug possession laws trump their right to use m...
Science debunks fad autism theories, but that doesn’t dissuade believers
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Science debunks fad autism theories, but that doesn’t dissuade believers

According to a 2014 National Consumers League poll, 29% of American adults believe that childhood vaccinations can trigger autism. To many, these views are difficult to comprehend. After all, multiple controlled studies conducted on huge international samples ...
Is professor using ‘Ouiji Board’ science to defend herself in sex abuse case?
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Is professor using ‘Ouiji Board’ science to defend herself in sex abuse case?

In a 2011 article, Rutgers-Newark professor Anna Stubblefield offered a staunch defense of the controversial communication method known as "facilitated communication". Autism Daily Newscast has covered a number of important stories involving autistics who use...
This entrepreneur backed out of a Dragons’ Den deal, and the reason why is a lesson for all business owners
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This entrepreneur backed out of a Dragons’ Den deal, and the reason why is a lesson for all business owners

Founder and President Lisa Fraser a former swimming teacher, got the inspiration to start her own company after working with children on the autism spectrum. She noticed that they would frequently seek out tight spaces and pressure related therapy to help mana...
Peter the Robot – “WOULD YOU LIKE TO PLAY AGAIN?”
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Peter the Robot – “WOULD YOU LIKE TO PLAY AGAIN?”

Back in the spring, the Bond's Centre for Autism Spectrum Disorders (CASD)  secured a 58 centimetre humanoid robot, developed by Brainary Interactive, for the research. CASD director Professor Vicki Bitsika said, According to "There is an increasing interest...
Youth multimedia program teaching life-changing skills
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Youth multimedia program teaching life-changing skills

<div class="repubhubembed"> The Studio 2 Multimedia Program at East Metro Youth Services is changing lives. It might even be saving them. Just ask people like Christina Michel, a young woman with high-functioning autism, who has found her niche in photog...
What your father did before you were born could influence your future
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What your father did before you were born could influence your future

It might not just be expectant mothers who have to pay attention to their lifestyle. Now a new study published in Science could be relevant to a growing body of research looking at ways in which the lifestyle and environment of men before they become fathers c...