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Local Teen Doesn't Let Disability Hinder His Business Dreams

Wed, 03/19/2014 - 11:10
A local teen with a disability isn't letting it hold him back. He is thriving at his job and he even started his own business.
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Neuroscience 'used and abused'

Wed, 03/19/2014 - 11:02
The researchers warn that the success that advocates of 'brain-based' parenting have had in influencing government policy could undermine parent-child relationships.
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Illinois Republicans Nominate Candidate Who Blames Gay Rights For Autism And Tornadoes

Wed, 03/19/2014 - 10:55
All of the Republican incumbents in Illinois who supported marriage equality won their primaries Tuesday, but one particularly anti-LGBT candidate for Congress did beat her more liberal challenger.
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Baltimore Orioles to Host Autism Awareness Night on April 12

Wed, 03/19/2014 - 10:44
Orioles 101 provides 24/7 obsessive sports coverage of the Baltimore Orioles as a part of Sports Media 101 .
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Strategies for teaching common core to teens with autism show promise

Wed, 03/19/2014 - 10:43
Scientists at UNC's Frank Porter Graham Child Development Institute report that high school students with autism can learn under Common Core State Standards , boosting their prospects for college and employment.
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Reply: Spontaneous versus deliberate vicarious representations:...

Wed, 03/19/2014 - 09:50
They summarize data that suggest that in autism, vicarious activations can be relatively normal under instructions explicitly encouraging vicarious processes, while being abnormal in conditions in which instructions do not.
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Inability to empathize: brain lesions that disrupt sharing and understanding another's emotions

Wed, 03/19/2014 - 09:50
Correspondence to: Argye E. Hillis, MD, Department of Neurology, Meyer 6-113, Johns Hopkins Hospital, 600 North Wolfe Street, Baltimore, MD 21287, USA E-mail: Emotional empathy-the ability to recognize, share in, and make inferences about another person's emotional state-is critical for all social interactions.
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West Dunbartonshire Provost's Civic Awards: Provost McAllister...

Wed, 03/19/2014 - 09:22
STEVEN Downie, 20, was seen snorting the drug from the back of his hand as he was driven to a police station on Hogmanay.
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Disabled 'have right to liberty'

Wed, 03/19/2014 - 09:22
Lady Hale, deputy president of the Supreme Court, said disability did not entitle the state to deny disabled people their human rights Disabled people have the same human right to "physical liberty" as the rest of the human race, one of the UK's most senior judges said today.
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Researchers survey protein family that helps brain form synapses

Wed, 03/19/2014 - 09:12
Neuroscientists and bioengineers at Stanford Univ. are working together to solve a mystery: How does nature construct the different types of synapses that connect neurons-the brain cells that monitor nerve impulses, control muscles and form thoughts.
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You're not alone: Medical conspiracies believed by many

Wed, 03/19/2014 - 09:06
For example, three times as many people believe U.S. regulators prevent people from getting natural cures as believe that a U.S. spy agency infected a large number of African Americans with the human immunodeficiency virus .
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Study: Nearly 50 Percent Of Americans Believe In Medical Conspiracies

Wed, 03/19/2014 - 09:03
Researchers surveyed 1,300 Americans to find out their beliefs about 6 popular theories, including the discredited link between vaccines and autism or that water fluoridation is a cover-up that allows companies to dump dangerous chemicals into the water supply.
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Last chance to nominate local group or charity for 500 grant

Wed, 03/19/2014 - 09:02
Since summer 2013 The Broadwalk Centre in Edgware has given away A 2,000 to local causes thanks to their Community Fund, which helps local community groups and charities in the Borough of Barnet.
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Kristin Cavallari Defends Anti-Vaccination Stance on Watch What Happens Live

Wed, 03/19/2014 - 09:00
Kristin Cavallari doesn't believe in vaccinations - for her children, anyway. The former reality starlet was considerably more restrained than Jenny McCarthy while defending her own anti-vaccination stance to Andy Cohen on Watch What Happens Live Tuesday.
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The Morning Pride: March 19, 2014

Wed, 03/19/2014 - 08:49
Welcome to The Morning Pride, ThinkProgress LGBT's daily round-up of the latest in LGBT policy, politics, and some culture too! Here's what we're reading this morning, but please let us know what stories you're following as well.
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Healthcare group Cambian set for float

Wed, 03/19/2014 - 08:13
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Abbreviated Pundit Round-up: Global warming, headaches and more

Wed, 03/19/2014 - 08:10
Early in his career, a scientist named Mario J. Molina was pulled into seemingly obscure research about strange chemicals being spewed into the atmosphere.
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Ga. Republicans moving against Obama health plan

Wed, 03/19/2014 - 07:47
Republican lawmakers in Georgia would get the final say on whether to expand a government health insurance program for the poor under a bill passed Tuesday, making it even less likely the state will join an overhaul sought by Democratic President Barack Obama.
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Tennis as tool for teaching social skills

Wed, 03/19/2014 - 07:42
It's a sunny morning on the tennis courts at the International Polo Club in Wellington and Aceing Autism is in full swing.
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Time running out for passage of medical marijuana bill

Wed, 03/19/2014 - 07:38
The Georgia state Senate on Tuesday skipped a vote to decriminalize possession of a single type of liquid medicine derived from cannabis, meaning the last chance for passage of the measure this year is Thursday.
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