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A Revised Modified Checklist for Autism in Toddlers
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A Revised Modified Checklist for Autism in Toddlers

USA, Modified Checklist for Autism in Toddlers - Sean Patterson reports that a new study published in the journal Paediatrics is more accurate than previous versions. The screening tool can be used to diagnose children as young as 16 months old. Deborah...
National Autistic Society (NAS) are Campaigning with People in Nottingham to Save Local Autism Service
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National Autistic Society (NAS) are Campaigning with People in Nottingham to Save Local Autism Service

NAS, UK - are campaigning with local people from Nottingham to save the Adults with Asperger’s Team. The NAS report that the team have supported at least 10 per cent of the adult population living with Asperger syndrome in the county. They state on their web...
Paralysed Dog Brings Comfort to Autistic Children
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Paralysed Dog Brings Comfort to Autistic Children

 Tampa, Florida - Sandy Lewers 55, adopts paralysed dog from Humane Society of Tampa Bay. Sandy told ABC News reporter Ben Gittleson that she had no intention of buying a dog when she went to the shelter but that when she saw Willie the dachshund her heart ...

Autistic children banned from Newport, UK school canteen for not speaking welsh

Wales, UK- A number of parents from Newport, Wales, UK have blasted  the local authority as their autistic children were banned from their school canteen for not speaking Welsh. The children who attend Ysgol Gymraeg Bro Teyrnon  were made to eat their d...
Micro movements a way of diagnosing autism, say researchers
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Micro movements a way of diagnosing autism, say researchers

Tiny movements of the eye that are not even visible to the human eye are being studied by researchers in the University of Indiana as a means to detect autism and autistic spectrum disorder. The tiny micro movements and their frequency can also be an in...
Beijing support center helps autism sufferers find work
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Beijing support center helps autism sufferers find work

Bejing- Young adults with autism are being helped back to work through the efforts of a charity set up last year. The Kangnazhou Autism Family Support Center, based in the city’s Changping district, has already offered “simulated employment” training to 700 ...
French mother concedes hunger strike for Autistic daughter after 15 days
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French mother concedes hunger strike for Autistic daughter after 15 days

We have been following closely the hunger strike started on July 9 by French mother Jacqueline Tiarti as a crusade against the French government's preference for medical treatment for children and individuals with Autism. On July 23, after 15 days of st...
Germany takes a Leadership Stance in Employing people on the Autism Spectrum
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Germany takes a Leadership Stance in Employing people on the Autism Spectrum

Autism is a disability which is caused due to the mutilation of the development of the brain or the central nervous system. The characteristic of an autistic person is that they have difficulty in social interactions but they are exceptionally good in specific...
Camp Thrive helps young adults with autism develop job skills
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Camp Thrive helps young adults with autism develop job skills

Shelburne, Ontario, Canada --- In an effort to address the pressing problem of unemployment in individuals with autism, a Canadian camp devised a program that will help young adults with autism develop the job skills that they need in order to find employment....
Glade Run builds autism-friendly neighborhood
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Glade Run builds autism-friendly neighborhood

Zelienople, Pa. --- A non-profit organization is building a neighborhood that it intends to be a future home to individuals on the autism spectrum. Glade Run Lutheran Services is now in the process of building the first phase of its $30 million, 12-acre housi...