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Yale researchers study autism in girls
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Yale researchers study autism in girls

New Haven, Conn. --- A group of researchers from Yale are conducting a clinical study aimed at getting a closer look at autism in young girls. Autism in girls are considered extremely rare and symptoms do not usually manifest in the same way they do in youn...
Popular diet for autism doesn’t pass tough test
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Popular diet for autism doesn’t pass tough test

This article was Originally posted  on the  Futurity website and was by University of Rochester  Gluten-free, casein-free diets have become popular complementary treatments for children with autism spectrum disorder, but a new study finds that eliminati...
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...
ABA In-home therapy provision models vary in the U.S.
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ABA In-home therapy provision models vary in the U.S.

Applied Behavior Analysis, or ABA therapy as it is more widely known, has significantly grown in popularity in the United States as a leading intervention for children with autism. Based on the research of Dr. Ivar Lovaas, ABA therapy for children with autism ...
BBC Four, ‘Autism: Challenging Behaviour’ Documentary and Opinions
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BBC Four, ‘Autism: Challenging Behaviour’ Documentary and Opinions

Reaction to "Autism: Challenging Behaviour" on BBC is strong and mixed. Airdate: Tuesday 5th November. The documentary focused upon the use of Applied Behaviour Analysis) and how it is used as an intervention for Autistic children. The programme information o...