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The National Autistic Society – Autism Diagnosis Process
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The National Autistic Society – Autism Diagnosis Process

Anna Kennedy OBE will be meeting with The Department of Health this week, Feb 5 to discuss the findings of her UK Autism Diagnosis Survey and to ask for more consistency within the NHS regarding autism diagnostic criteria. Autism Daily Newscast have reported...
Are People with Autism at a Higher Risk for Homelessness?
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Are People with Autism at a Higher Risk for Homelessness?

Over 40% of America's homeless population are people with disabilities, according to a 2008 annual report on homelessness from the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD). The research found that 42.8% of adults using homeless shelters had a disab...
Kevin Healey’s Anti Bullying Autism Awareness Documentary
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Kevin Healey’s Anti Bullying Autism Awareness Documentary

Tuesday Jan 28 - The launch of Kevin Healey's much anticipated film documentary, Anti Bullying Autism Awareness. The film was made to highlight Kevin's autism anti bullying campaign. The film has been produced by Steve Cranston of Lilac Films. The film premie...
‘Pylon corridor would destroy our autistic son’s quality of life’
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‘Pylon corridor would destroy our autistic son’s quality of life’

Liam and Fiona O'Neill, East Cork, Ireland - told the Irish Times that a proposed pylon corridor near their home would destroy their son's quality of life. Connor O’Neill 10 has severe autism with hypersensitivity to artificial noises. Connor is the elde...
Autism and Therapeutic Aquariums
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Autism and Therapeutic Aquariums

Aquariums can be both soothing and educational for children on the autism spectrum. Designing, setting up and maintaining them can serve as a functional activity. Children with ASD can share aquarium activities with siblings, friends and parents to work on tak...
Quality of Care for autism in UK needs consistency, warns NICE
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Quality of Care for autism in UK needs consistency, warns NICE

The National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (Nice) has called for a standardised level of care for autism in the UK and warns that consistency is required across Britain to improve quality of care. In some parts of the UK children referred to auti...
New bill may provide more private insurance cover towards autistic children
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New bill may provide more private insurance cover towards autistic children

Augusta, Maine USA — a new bill that is being considered may mean that more children will be able to receive private insurance coverage for autism treatment. At present the current law mandates that insurance companies must provide coverage for treatment of a...
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...
Complementary and Alternative Medicine (CAM) use and autism
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Complementary and Alternative Medicine (CAM) use and autism

Advances in our collected knowledge about autism have been painfully slow down the years. Science has come to realise that autism is a spectral condition, presents with huge variability in terms of symptoms and their variable effect on daily living and quality...