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Apraxia – This speech disorder often overlaps with autism
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Apraxia – This speech disorder often overlaps with autism

Some children with autism should undergo ongoing screenings for , a rare neurological speech disorder, because the two conditions often go hand-in-hand. Over the course of a three-year study, 64 percent of children initially diagnosed with autism were found...
Emma Murphy from Manchester, Co-founder of FACSA ( Fetal Anti Convulsant Syndrome Association)
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Emma Murphy from Manchester, Co-founder of FACSA ( Fetal Anti Convulsant Syndrome Association)

Emma Murphy from Manchester UK, co-founded FACSA ( Fetal Anti Convulsant Syndrome Association) in November this year with Janet Williams. This is a support group for families affected by FACS. Both women have children who are affected by Fetal Anti Convuls...
Functional gastrointestinal problems are not uncommon in autism
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Functional gastrointestinal problems are not uncommon in autism

The presence of bowel issues, whether functional bowel habit problems such as constipation or diarrhoea or more chronic bowel pathology, occurring alongside the presentation of at least some cases of autism have perhaps more that any other comorbidity generate...
Cryptocurrency millionaire from New York donates Ripple, worth over $400K to a charity for Autism
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Cryptocurrency millionaire from New York donates Ripple, worth over $400K to a charity for Autism

A cryptocurrency millionaire from NYC, according to sources close to this man, Igor Berezner, who is a Hunter College Psychology Graduate, decided to donate the private key to his Ripple wallet that is believed to be worth over $400K. Berezner mailed the “pap...
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...
British Celebs go twitter crazy for autism Anti bullying poster
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British Celebs go twitter crazy for autism Anti bullying poster

London, UK - Twitters British glitterati have been sharing and re-tweeting a poster created by a 20 year old autistic and epileptic from Uxbridge, London. Angelo Kennedy, son of Autism advocate Anna Kennedy OBE, is featured on a  poster for his mother's ant...
Brain Study May Shed Light on Autism, Schizophrenia, and other Disorders
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Brain Study May Shed Light on Autism, Schizophrenia, and other Disorders

Scientists know that disorders such as autism, schizophrenia, epilepsy, and intellectual disability are the result of differences in the brain. New findings on how the brain is organized during early childhood could be a factor in these disorders, and offe...
Did the New York Times get it wrong in linking Autism and Cancer genes?
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Did the New York Times get it wrong in linking Autism and Cancer genes?

Research into two unrelated genetic mutations in cells have shown a link between a specific cancer gene and Autism, say the New York Times. This is based on research conducted by the University of Washington into mutates cancer gene, called PTEN. Around 10%...
The Confusion Between Autism and Co Morbid Conditions
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The Confusion Between Autism and Co Morbid Conditions

I was asked today by a member in my support group what the differences between autism and learning difficulties are. They had been informed by a well known autism charity that autism is a learning difficulty. This is not the case at all and I felt the need to ...