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Emma Nicholson talks about her autistic son Ben and how she taught him to swear
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Emma Nicholson talks about her autistic son Ben and how she taught him to swear

Emma Nicholson, Charlottesville, Virginia - recently blogged over on Huffington Post on how she taught her autistic son to swear. Her son Ben is now 19. Emma says in her blog: “I realized it was time to teach Ben the underbelly of language when he came...
£400 in donations received for autistic boy’s funeral
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£400 in donations received for autistic boy’s funeral

Essex, UK -  Over £400 in donations have been received for the funeral of 20 year old autistic man Rodney Larsh. Mr Larsh, who was non verbal, was tragically struck by a train near Barking, miles from where he lived on Christmas Eve. He was found by British t...
Autism and Animal-Assisted Therapy
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Autism and Animal-Assisted Therapy

Many parents of individuals on the autism spectrum wonder about the potential benefits of animal-assisted therapy. Most people believe that animals have a calming effect. According to the American Pets Products Association, in the US alone, 83.3 million people...
Erin Corrado Director of ‘Hold Me Steady: A Story of Autism Service Dogs’
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Erin Corrado Director of ‘Hold Me Steady: A Story of Autism Service Dogs’

Erin Corrado, Toronto, Canada - is a filmmaker and has recently directed a film about autism service dogs. The film portrays society’s views on the world of autism and weaves together information through conversations with families and professionals includ...
DNA testing to determine if remains are those of autistic teen Avonte Oquendo
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DNA testing to determine if remains are those of autistic teen Avonte Oquendo

New York - The search for 14 year old Avonte Oquendo who was last seen on October 4, 2013 may be over.  DNA results from remains recovered last Thursday are expected to be determined around Wednesday, January 22. After authorities were led to  the shore...
Survey Demonstrates Need for Housing, Support, for Adults with Autism
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Survey Demonstrates Need for Housing, Support, for Adults with Autism

Last summer Autism Speaks conducted a survey of over 10,000 people from various socioeconomic and ethnic backgrounds, including over 400 individuals with autism, to explore the current state of housing and support for individuals with autism in the United ...
Carly Fleischmann taking social media by storm
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Carly Fleischmann taking social media by storm

Social media has been dubbed a dark an vile place, somewhere to be on your guard by many a person diagnosed with autism. But social media sites such as Twitter and Facebook has helped one very special autistic girl really find her voice. Carly Fleischma...