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Michigan Mom Pushes to Extend Benefits for Applied Behavior Analysis

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Mother Lisa Mortimer has asked that the government provide funding for ABA past the age of 5. She believes that doing so will create extremely beneficial outcomes for both children affected by autism and their families.

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New Strategies for Job Seekers

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The authors of The Autism Job Club: The Neurodiverse Workforce in the New Normal of Employment have compiled a list of strategies useful jobseekers with autism.

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April is Autism Awareness Month!

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April 2 marks World Autism Awareness Day. By spreading autism awareness, even in such a short time, the world has become more accepting for people living with ASD.

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Searching for Breakthrough Therapies at Duke University

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For the past 30 years, Geraldine Dawson has dedicated her life’s work to finding useful treatments for individuals living with Autism. Her newest project involves using umbilical cord blood cells to improve brain function for those with autism.

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Big Fat Smile for Autism in China!

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Big Fat Smile, an Australian not-for-profit organization, is working with China officials to instill autism programs in the highly populated, underserved country.

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A Gut Feeling: New Factor for the Cause of Autism Discussed

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Possibly ground-breaking new research indicates that disturbances of natural microbes (or the ‘microbiome’ as it has been termed) seem to be caused by the overuse of ‘antibiotics, disinfectants, C-section deliveries, and even diet’.

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Autism and Intellect: Are They Correlated?

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In the first study ever done on autism genetic variations and intelligence quotients, researchers have discovered that people who carry autism-associated genes (but do not necessarily develop the condition) exhibit greater cognitive abilities than their typically developing peers.

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Dr. Temple Grandin: The Benefits of Expectation

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Grandin believes that the gentleness with which new therapies and programs approach autism may in fact be detrimental. In breaking down the stereotypes of neurotypicality, Grandin says she fears that parents are not pushing their children to socialize properly, or learn to adapt to their environments.

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A Sibling with Autism (Essay)

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When I was seven years old, I was sure that if my brother’s autism didn’t exist, everything would be better.

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Upcoming Film Documentary Focuses on Autism in Adulthood

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Film studies professor creates the documentary “Aging Out,” hoping that this film is able to show ways adults with Autism can lead meaningful, independent lives.

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