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Tadpoles help San Diego researchers get insight into autism
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Tadpoles help San Diego researchers get insight into autism

Tadpoles are helping researchers at Brown University understand the mechanisms of autism. The 'tadpole model of autism' was presented to the  presented a tadpole model of autism at the annual meeting of the Society for Neuroscience in San Diego by Eric ...
Teacher from Montgomery County, Maryland, Accused of Sexually Assaulting Autistic Student
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Teacher from Montgomery County, Maryland, Accused of Sexually Assaulting Autistic Student

Yee Tak Sharon Kui, 25 is a teacher at The Frost School in Wheaton; Montgomery County has been accused of sexually assaulting an Autistic boy of 15. The Frost School is a private special education school for children with  Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) and...
New Autism and Mental Health Toolkit for Mental Health Professionals
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New Autism and Mental Health Toolkit for Mental Health Professionals

The Green Light 2013 Toolkit, launched in the UK aims to inform as well as provide a guide for mental health professionals working with autistic individuals and people with learning disabilities. A report carried out last year by the National Development T...
Missing autistic Bronx boy found in New York’s Time Square
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Missing autistic Bronx boy found in New York’s Time Square

New York, USA -  A 12 year old boy described by the department of education as a high functioning autistic has been found wandering around Times Square,Manhattan New York after being reported missing after  walking out of P.S. 188 on Cauldwell Avenue at ar...
Occupational Therapy using Sensory Integration can improve daily life for Autistic Children
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Occupational Therapy using Sensory Integration can improve daily life for Autistic Children

Researchers led by Neuroscientist Roseann Schaaf, have found that the use of Occupation Therapy together with Sensory Integration (OT-SI) can provide better outcomes for children on the autistic spectrum than ordinary standard care. OT-SI therapy for Autism...
Duplication of federal funding for autism research more than 1 billion dollars
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Duplication of federal funding for autism research more than 1 billion dollars

Autism committee receives dubious award for fiscal irresponsibility. Each week The Washington Times awards the "Golden Hammer" to those that display the highest examples of fiscal redundancy, waste and abuse. The distinction this week gos to the Interagency...
Cuts on autism program taking its toll on children with autism in Illinois
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Cuts on autism program taking its toll on children with autism in Illinois

Springfield, Ill. --- The statewide cutbacks that affect the fundings intended for The Autism Program in Illinois is taking its toll on the ones who are supposed to benefit from the program --- the children with autism. The current state budget impasse in Ill...
Kristina Chew from New Jersey, USA, voices fears for her 16 year old Autistic son’s future
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Kristina Chew from New Jersey, USA, voices fears for her 16 year old Autistic son’s future

New Jersey, USA. In America, children with disabilities are entitled to social services until they are 21 years of age. Kristina Chew’s son, Charlie, is severely autistic and has intellectual disabilities. He will soon be 16 ½ and this has prompted Kristin...
Illinois man indicted of sexual assault on autistic woman
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Illinois man indicted of sexual assault on autistic woman

Peoria, Illinois - A 53 year old man from Peoria Illinois has been indicted by Tazwell County Grand Jury on counts of sexual assault against a woman diagnosed with autism. The woman, who cannot be named for legal reasons is thought to have the mental capaci...