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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...
Help Your Child with Autism Build Stronger Bonds through Eye Contact
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Help Your Child with Autism Build Stronger Bonds through Eye Contact

“LOOK AT ME” - No one likes to be forced to do anything, especially kids. As a parent, you know it’s difficult for your child with autism to make eye contact, which sometimes leads you to say:  “Look at me.”  As parents, caretakers, and teachers, we sometimes ...
Kevin Healey talks about the Dimensions Charity Question Time Panel at Parliament
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Kevin Healey talks about the Dimensions Charity Question Time Panel at Parliament

On November 18 Kevin Healey was invited to take part in an accessible Question Time Panel for people with learning disabilities and autism. It was organised by the UK charity, Dimensions, who support people with learning disabilities and autism. The event too...
Insurance coverage for ABA therapy not uniform in the US
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Insurance coverage for ABA therapy not uniform in the US

Insurance coverage for applied behavioral analysis (ABA) therapy for children with autism is still not consistent throughout the United States, even with the implementation of the Affordable Care Act. The new law puts in place a variety of provisions that im...
Children in Yorkshire, UK waiting too long for therapy
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Children in Yorkshire, UK waiting too long for therapy

Yorkshire UK -  Children referred to paediatricians in North Yorkshire are being made to wait in excess of NHS guideline waiting times in parts of North Yorkshire. 245 children are currently listed for assessment 180 of which have exceeded the three month w...
Sue James from Isle of Man, UK, talks about ‘A Sense of Calm’
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Sue James from Isle of Man, UK, talks about ‘A Sense of Calm’

A Sense of Calm is a 60 minute DVD which features, ‘6 tracks of specially-created, flowing images, set to specially-composed music, designed to promote relaxation through sensory stimulation.’ Each DVD also comes with a booklet which gives information on how b...
CHICA Automated System helps pediatricians screen for Autism
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CHICA Automated System helps pediatricians screen for Autism

Studies show that early intervention can substantially improve the long-term prognosis for children with autism, but most are not diagnosed until they are 4-1/2 to 5 years of age, according to the CDC's Autism and Developmental Disabilities Monitoring Networ...