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Jenny McCarthy makes response to claims son never had autism
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Jenny McCarthy makes response to claims son never had autism

Unsolicited reports that Jenny McCarthy's son, Evan, 11 has no autism diagnosis have been quelled by the View host today on her personal twitter account. Reports began emerging on websites including Radar Online yesterday which cited quotes from and intervi...
Stop blaming Asperger’s Syndrome for Elliot Rodger’s Rampage – Opinion
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Stop blaming Asperger’s Syndrome for Elliot Rodger’s Rampage – Opinion

A troubled young man who shot six U.C. Santa Barbara students and injured 13 bystanders shortly before killing himself has once again been highlighted in a  negative media light because he allegdly had Asperger's Syndrome. Elliot Rodger was 22, and filled h...
Everyone should be admiring autism – an interview with Sarah Dunn
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Everyone should be admiring autism – an interview with Sarah Dunn

admirable: arousing or deserving respect and approval   Being a mother of an autistic child is difficult at the best of times. Even in modern society people often misunderstand autism and ASD's in young children. Perceptions of public meltdowns are...
New York performance artist using emoji to explore autism empathy
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New York performance artist using emoji to explore autism empathy

Emoji. Haven't we all from time to time had a disagreement about what one means? If a smiley face actually means smile, or an upside down frown? The emoji has been about now for just over 14 years, and become a standard form of communication at the end of a te...
Siblings ten times more likely to have autism new study reveals
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Siblings ten times more likely to have autism new study reveals

King's College, London - The largest study of its kind has revealed that children diagnosed with autism are ten times more likely to have siblings also diagnosed on the spectrum. Researchers at Kings College London and Karolinska Institute in Stockholm found ...
Lego helps autistic children in Melbourne build bridges
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Lego helps autistic children in Melbourne build bridges

Fairfield, Melbourne - Everyone loves lego, and 'Inside the Brick' founder Rob Deakin is translating his own enthusiasm for building things out of bricks and taking it to the children of Melbourne. Inside the Brick is Mr Deakin's vision of inclusion. Childr...
Changes in the brain precede conditions such as autism and Schizophrenia
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Changes in the brain precede conditions such as autism and Schizophrenia

A new study has found that children with specific genetic variants could be susceptible  to multiple psychiatric impairments where early intervention therapies could be beneficial. These conditions such as autism, dyslexia and schizophrenia are heralded by ...