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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...
Children with autism and managing Halloween treats
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Children with autism and managing Halloween treats

It is Halloween in two days and many children go trick-or-treating with the aim to collect as much candy as possible. This poses several risks for children on the autism spectrum and leads parents to wonder how they can offer their children a fun and healthy...
Reproductive Technology Council approves application to determine sex of sperm for high risk families
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Reproductive Technology Council approves application to determine sex of sperm for high risk families

Western Australia - The Reproductive Technology Council has approved an application for a family pre-disposed to autism, in a fertility clinic to select the sex in order to minimise the risk of autism. This controversial issue works under the premise th...
Clues to autism from new study of prenatal weight gain
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Clues to autism from new study of prenatal weight gain

Salt Lake City, USA  — New research from the University of Utah shows a link between weight gain before and during pregnancy and autism spectrum disorders (ASD). Deborah A. Bilder, M.D., lead author of the study and an assistant professor of psychiatry at t...
Children born to mothers with Lupus twice as likely to be Autistic
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Children born to mothers with Lupus twice as likely to be Autistic

NEWS IN BREIF - Children born to mothers with a diagnosis of Systemic lupus erythamatosus are almost twice as likely to have autism a recent study has found. The study will be presented at the American College of Rheumatology annual meeting on Wednesday Oct...
Can the drug Ecstasy be of assistance in autism therapy?
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Can the drug Ecstasy be of assistance in autism therapy?

Ana Kasparian, Ben Mankiewicz and Michael Shure from the The Young Turks discuss the potential use of Ecstasy in therapeutic uses with autism. Ana begins, "The California Review Panel has decided to allow scientist to do a study on MDMA and what it could po...
Mencap offers support to UK family members with learning disabilities like autism
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Mencap offers support to UK family members with learning disabilities like autism

  John and Andrew are twins with autism who live in the United Kingdom. They both also suffer from learning difficulties and mental health issues, which make their daily lives challenging. Their father took early retirement to help with their care....