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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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The Dangers of BPA

BPA and Autism Reactions

In a recent study conducted by Rowan University School of Osteopathic Medicine and Rutgers Medical School, researchers have found that BPA materials are not metabolized normally by children with ASD.

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Saliva Test for Autism: Nothing to spit at.

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By analyzing their saliva, it may be possible to know if your child has autism within a very short time.

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Picky Eating and Gluten Free Diets

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Recent studies have shown that children and individuals with Autism Spectrum Disorder are able to have a form of ‘control’ over their symptoms through their diets, especially when they do not eat anything that has gluten in it.

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Being Diagnosed is a Liberation, Not a Limitation

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By getting an assessment and proper diagnosis, a parent is opening doors and creating opportunities for their child.

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Sensory Overload: Meltdowns and How the Public Handles Them

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Recently, as a result of uninformed decision-making, Daniel Ten Oever, a 9 year old boy with ASD from Ottawa was handcuffed by a police officer in his school during a significant meltdown.

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Movie Magic for Autistic Audiences

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Through the teamwork of Canadian autism advocates and Cineplex Entertainment, a whole new world of entertainment has been opened up to children with ASD.

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Tadpoles Reveal Possible Link Between Epilepsy and Autism

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Researchers exposed tadpoles to valporic acid, a drug widely used as an anti-seizure and mood-stabilizing medication, and focused on how it effected brain development.

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Good Cop, Autism-Educated Cop

Police Officers Educated about Autism

When an autistic person becomes involved in an emergency situation, it can be confusing for both them and the people around them. The Winston-Salem Police Department hopes to educate their staff so as to increase awareness and learn productive methods to work with people with autism.

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Autistic Children Can Comfortably Wear GPS Trackers With Special Clothing Line

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Since it has been shown that autistic children are up to twice as likely to run off as a typical child, keeping track of them can be stressful for their caregivers. A former news anchor and mother hopes to remedy parents’ fears through a new clothing line.

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