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Researchers hope to revolutionize autism diagnosis through Autism & Beyond app
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Researchers hope to revolutionize autism diagnosis through Autism & Beyond app

New York --- A team of researchers from Duke are hoping to revolutionize how autism is diagnosed in young children through an iPhone app called 'Autism & Beyond'. The researchers are working closely with Apple in hopes of improving how autism is diagnos...
National Autistic Society Response to Draft SEN Code of Practice
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National Autistic Society Response to Draft SEN Code of Practice

National Autistic Society (NAS) UK - had now submitted its response to the Draft SEN Code of Practice consultation in England to the Government. They highlight serious concerns and state that: 'It is not fit for purpose as legal guidance for the new syst...
Stephanie Powell from California Fights for Equal Educational Services for Autistic Adults
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Stephanie Powell from California Fights for Equal Educational Services for Autistic Adults

Marin County, California - Stephanie Powell's younger sister Melissa 22 has Rett Syndrome which is a neurodevelopmental disorder that lies on the autism spectrum. Melissa is non-verbal and can suffer from seizures. Stephanie explains her frustrations over...
New York performance artist using emoji to explore autism empathy
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New York performance artist using emoji to explore autism empathy

Emoji. Haven't we all from time to time had a disagreement about what one means? If a smiley face actually means smile, or an upside down frown? The emoji has been about now for just over 14 years, and become a standard form of communication at the end of a te...
Breastfeeding promoted as a way to ‘beat’ autism in the United Arab Emirates
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Breastfeeding promoted as a way to ‘beat’ autism in the United Arab Emirates

United Arab Emirates - A campaign for "beating" autism through breastfeeding has been launched in London UK. Spearheded by Emirates doctor, Hessa Kahlfan, the campaign called SHARJAH aims to reduce autism cases by promoting breastfeeding – a shift from earl...
Boston company paving the way in autism health benefit
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Boston company paving the way in autism health benefit

Boston, MA - A Boston company J.P. Morgan Chase and Company is paving the way for other American companies to have health cover for autism. Announced in late November, it means that employees with autistic children will be given financial help to aid with exp...