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Paris Askate Skateboarding event invites Autistic children to try a new sport
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Paris Askate Skateboarding event invites Autistic children to try a new sport

We all know that sport and exercise is good for body, mind and soul, and having Autism or an ASD diagnosis should not stand in the way of a child, or adult having fun, branching out and doing something different. Last week we brought you the inspirational s...
Denmark – Increase in autism cases  linked to changes in diagnostic criteria and reporting methods
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Denmark – Increase in autism cases linked to changes in diagnostic criteria and reporting methods

Aarhus, Denmark -- Researchers found that the drastic increase in autism cases in Denmark may have been due to the changes in the diagnostic criteria as well as the reporting methods used to record the number of cases. A group of researchers, mainly from Aarh...
Study shows computer messaging helps adults with autism communicate better
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Study shows computer messaging helps adults with autism communicate better

Leiden, Netherlands -- A study conducted by Aske Plaat of the Leiden University in the Netherlands found that adults with autism communicate better through computer-aided messaging such as text messages, e-mails, instant messaging, and others. According to ...
Sesame Autisme organizes a Flashmob in Paris for Autism Awareness Month
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Sesame Autisme organizes a Flashmob in Paris for Autism Awareness Month

Paris France - A Flashmob is organized for April 2 at the Place de la Republique in Paris at 6 pm. On the occasion of World Autism Awareness Day, volunteers of the Association Sesame Autisme and students IDRAC PARIS have decided to organize a Flashmob and ...
Asperger organizations in Spain promote International Asperger’s Day
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Asperger organizations in Spain promote International Asperger’s Day

Today, Februray 18th is International Asperger’s Day. The event first created in 2007 aims to highlight the significance of Asperger syndrome for both society and individuals.  It also marks the 70th anniversary of the publication by Hans Asperger. Today we ce...
New York autism educational program sets sites on Spain
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New York autism educational program sets sites on Spain

Queens, New York - Thanks to a grant given by the government a Queens, New York, group set up to work alongside parents of autistic children has set it's sites on developing a similar incentive in Spain harnessing the power of the internet. ArtAccess based at...
Swedish footballer makes the difference for one 8 year old fan with Williams syndrome
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Swedish footballer makes the difference for one 8 year old fan with Williams syndrome

  What started out as a small "personal interest" story in a sports magazine suddenly became viral. Social networks across Sweden have been telling the story of Kim Källström and 8 year old Max who has Williams syndrome. Max and ten children with Will...
The psychiatric profession’s reaction to French government’s recommendations
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The psychiatric profession’s reaction to French government’s recommendations

As reported by Autism Daily Newscast, there has be a change in government policy regarding autism in France. The same can not be said of the traditional medical and psychiatric institutions. Back in March, La haute autorité de santé (HAS or Higher Authority f...