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Súper Mamá: A Costa Rican mother advocates for autism Día de la Madre - Tico Times

Autism News from Google - Fri, 08/15/2014 - 06:16

Súper Mamá: A Costa Rican mother advocates for autism Día de la Madre
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“I took him to a specialist,” recalls Madrigal, who visited many doctors to help explain Marco Antonio's unusual behavior. “After five minutes of talking with him, the specialist told me that Marco Antonio had autism.” She draws a finger along her ...

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Boy With Autism Kicked Off Public Bus - NBC Southern California

Autism News from Google - Thu, 08/14/2014 - 22:51

Boy With Autism Kicked Off Public Bus
NBC Southern California
A mother is outraged and wants answers as to why her 11-year-old son who has autism and his grandfather were thrown off an Orange County Transit Authority bus Monday, Aug. 11, when the boy started making noises. Vikki Vargas reports for NBC4 News at ...

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Dog Will Read Flashcards to Help Autistic Kids, a First for Group - Times of San Diego

Autism News from Google - Thu, 08/14/2014 - 12:46

Dog Will Read Flashcards to Help Autistic Kids, a First for Group
Times of San Diego
After nearly a year of fundraising and service training, a 12-month-old golden retriever named Drake has arrived in Oceanside to begin her career on Monday helping children with autism. Drake, the new autism service dog in Oceanside. She has been ...

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Disorganized Brain Cells Help Explain Autism Symptoms - Scientific American

Autism News from Google - Thu, 08/14/2014 - 09:17

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Disorganized Brain Cells Help Explain Autism Symptoms
Scientific American
During the second and third trimester of pregnancy, the outer layer of the embryo's brain, the cortex, assembles itself into six distinct layers. But in autism, according to new research, this organization goes awry—marring parts of the brain ...

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Entrepreneurship the Answer for Some With Autism - ABC News

Autism News from Google - Thu, 08/14/2014 - 00:31

Entrepreneurship the Answer for Some With Autism
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Cottle is one of a few known small business owners with autism, a brain disorder that affects a person's ability to comprehend, communicate and interact socially. There are varying degrees of autism, but even autistic people with the greatest ...

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Autism task force talk - KIMT 3

Autism News from Google - Wed, 08/13/2014 - 15:48

Autism task force talk
KIMT 3
State Senator Dave Senjem of Rochester is hopeful that lawmakers will talk about the Autism Task Force next session. The force is meant to help both the children and their families deal with the condition but was put aside in the 2014 session. There ...

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Wandering poses perilous situations for children with autism USC researchers ... - USC News

Autism News from Google - Wed, 08/13/2014 - 15:33

Wandering poses perilous situations for children with autism USC researchers ...
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The mother of a 5-year-old boy with autism recalled a frightening experience at an amusement park. “We were going into the arcade, and he was right beside me,” Noreen said. “I look down,” she remembered, “and he is gone.” Relying on an ability to ...

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'Love Hormone' Not Responsible For Autism, Study Finds - Disability Scoop

Autism News from Google - Wed, 08/13/2014 - 13:55

'Love Hormone' Not Responsible For Autism, Study Finds
Disability Scoop
While some children with autism may benefit from taking oxytocin, low levels of the so-called “love hormone” do not appear responsible for causing the developmental disorder, researchers say. In the largest study yet to look at oxytocin levels in ...

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Autistic business owners capitalize on strengths - CBS News

Autism News from Google - Wed, 08/13/2014 - 11:12

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Autistic business owners capitalize on strengths
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Work requiring an attention to detail and with repetitive tasks is ideal for an autistic person who wants to start a business, says Gregg Ireland, co-founder of Extraordinary Ventures, a Chapel Hill, North Carolina-based organization that creates jobs ...

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Autistic Business Owners Capitalize on Strengths - ABC News

Autism News from Google - Wed, 08/13/2014 - 03:15

Autistic Business Owners Capitalize on Strengths
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Work requiring an attention to detail and with repetitive tasks is ideal for an autistic person who wants to start a business, says Gregg Ireland, co-founder of Extraordinary Ventures, a Chapel Hill, North Carolina-based organization that creates jobs ...

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Autism's Gut-Brain Connection - OZY

Autism News from Google - Tue, 08/12/2014 - 15:56

Autism's Gut-Brain Connection
OZY
This two-way relationship may be an unlikely key to solving one of medicine's most pressing — and perplexing — mysteries: autism. Nearly 60 years after the disorder was first identified, the number of cases has surged, and the United Nations ...

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Jazz 'N' Blue Festival In Simsbury To Benefit Autism - Hartford Courant

Autism News from Google - Tue, 08/12/2014 - 11:26

Jazz 'N' Blue Festival In Simsbury To Benefit Autism
Hartford Courant
SIMSBURY — Ed Tankus, owner of president of Blue Plate Radio, has teamed with Autism Speaks to organize the first Jazz 'N' Blue Festival at the Simsbury Meadows Performing Arts Center on Saturday, Aug. 16. Tankus said he was inspired to hold an event ...

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President Obama signs Autism CARES Act into law - Left Brain Right Brain

Autism News from Google - Tue, 08/12/2014 - 00:27

President Obama signs Autism CARES Act into law
Left Brain Right Brain
The Autism Collaboration, Accountability, Research, Education, and Support Act of 2014 has been signed by President Obama, making it law. This will extend and expand on the framework for authorizing appropriations for autism research and for ...

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This Is Our Autism - Huffington Post (blog)

Autism News from Google - Mon, 08/11/2014 - 17:04

This Is Our Autism
Huffington Post (blog)
Since the beginning of my life as an autism mom, I have been surrounded by versions of what people think autism is. Well-meaning onlookers have mentioned that my daughter doesn't count 5,000 items in 30 seconds like Rain Man, or memorize the name of ...

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Chefs Gala for Autism Speaks draws Cleveland's star chefs, 700 guests to ... - The Plain Dealer - cleveland.com

Autism News from Google - Mon, 08/11/2014 - 09:15

Chefs Gala for Autism Speaks draws Cleveland's star chefs, 700 guests to ...
The Plain Dealer - cleveland.com
Saturday's second annual Autism Speaks Cleveland Chefs Gala, held for the first time in the exciting Central Atrium at the Cleveland Museum of Art, was successful as both an event and a fundraiser. The 700 guests were fed by 20 of Northeast Ohio's most ...

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OU plan: Help autistic find work - Crain's Detroit Business

Autism News from Google - Sun, 08/10/2014 - 08:15

OU plan: Help autistic find work
Crain's Detroit Business
As the father of a 31-year-old autistic son, Pat Kemp's new role as executive director of a new effort housed at Oakland University to help adults with autism find employment hits close to home. The effort -- funded with $130,000 the first year from ...

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Cornhole tournament held to benefit "Surfers for Autism" - WTOC

Autism News from Google - Sat, 08/09/2014 - 22:48

Cornhole tournament held to benefit "Surfers for Autism"
WTOC
The Salt-2-Sand Surf Company hosted a cornhole tournament and silent auction at Molly McGuire's Restaurant on Saturday. The proceeds benefited "Surfers for Autism," a non-profit organization that introduces children with Autism Spectrum Disorders to ...

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Weekly Wrap: Announcing a New Series -- How Autism Happens - Age of Autism

Autism News from Google - Sat, 08/09/2014 - 05:53

Weekly Wrap: Announcing a New Series -- How Autism Happens
Age of Autism
I'm sure you've had it with the "correlation is not causation" crowd when it comes to the indisputable cause-and-effect relationship between vaccination and autism in so many cases. Certainly, not every child who develops autism starts down that road ...

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Risk of inheriting autism stems from common genes - Futurity: Research News

Autism News from Google - Fri, 08/08/2014 - 12:58

Risk of inheriting autism stems from common genes
Futurity: Research News
Most of the genetic risk for autism comes from common genes, not from rare variants or misfires, a new analysis suggests. The study finds that about 52 percent of autism can be traced to common genes and rarely inherited variations, with spontaneous ...

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Vendor show to help autism therapy - Lima Ohio

Autism News from Google - Thu, 08/07/2014 - 19:06

Vendor show to help autism therapy
Lima Ohio
“The son of one of my friends has autism, so we were originally going to do this event so her son could attend the equestrian therapy program. Certain things then happened and she was unable to do the event with me, so I decided to have the donations ...

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