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Clinical Trial in San Diego – African Sleeping Sickness treatment could treat autism
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Clinical Trial in San Diego – African Sleeping Sickness treatment could treat autism

San Diego,CA - A new study to test whether African Sleeping Sickness treatment suramin can treat autism is about to be completed at the University of California’s San Diego School of Medicine. The phase 1 clinical trial will be lead by Robert K. Naviauk an...
Over 1000 schools in NY to be equipped with door alarms under “Avonte’s Law “
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Over 1000 schools in NY to be equipped with door alarms under “Avonte’s Law “

New York, NY - A new bill that will require over 1000 public schools throughout New York State to install door alarm systems in order to protect special needs students has been passed. The legislation, named Avonte’s Law, was initially introduced by both ci...
Security guard nominated for Community Hero Award after helping teen with autism – w/video
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Security guard nominated for Community Hero Award after helping teen with autism – w/video

Thornhill, Ontario, Canada --- A security guard for a mall in Thornhill in Ontario, Canada has been nominated for a Community Hero Award after helping a teen with autism. Ana Abreu came to the aid of a 15-year-old boy with autism who became distraught a...
Single mother from China who raised twins with special needs says she ‘wouldn’t change a thing’
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Single mother from China who raised twins with special needs says she ‘wouldn’t change a thing’

Shanyang, China - Ma Zhiqui gave birth to twins Zhang Yuanjun and Zhang Hangjun 21 years ago. Hangjun, who is the older of the twins, was diagnosed with cerebral palsy, while the younger twin, Yuanjun, was diagnosed with autism. Shortly after her sons we...
Former Israeli Foreign Minister Avigdor Liberman apologises for his use of the term ‘autistic’
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Former Israeli Foreign Minister Avigdor Liberman apologises for his use of the term ‘autistic’

The news outlet, the Jewish Press reported today that in a radio interview broadcast on Voice of Israel radio, former Israeli Foreign Minister Avigdor Liberman, used insensitive language directed towards Prime Minister Netanyahu on the issues surrounding s...
India – AIIMS’ autism helpline provides emergency support for families
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India – AIIMS’ autism helpline provides emergency support for families

New Delhi - The AIIMS (All Indian Institute of Medical Sciences) has developed a new helpline designed to assist parents of children with autistic spectrum disorder (ASD) address medical emergencies more effectively. The telephonic helpline will operate in co...