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Morgan’s Mission

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Our global initiative in Ghana is receiving a strong push forward, thanks to a pioneer of special education. Morgan Jacobs paid a visit to Shema Kolainu this week to discuss her involvement in the upcoming Ghana initiative at Echoing Hills Academy through ICare4Autism.

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Could Diabetes Be Linked To An Autism diagnosis?

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Scientists are now noticing a link between mothers who develop diabetes early in their pregnancy, and the diagnosis of autism in their child. Diabetes may play a role in interfering with a critical span of time in which the fetus undergoes brain development.

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Why Autism Should Be in the Workspace

Earlier this month, Microsoft announced its plan to hire more people on the autism spectrum. The reason? Good business sense.

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Minnesota Mom Fights to Expand Federal Funds

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Idil Abdull has been diligently working to broaden health care resources not only for herself, but for other low income families in Michigan. Her persistent efforts have caused major changes in legislation that provide autism therapy assistance to families in the state.

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Mom Makes Affordable Weighted Vests Out of Military Uniforms

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Weighted vests have been successful in reducing hyperactivity, distractibility, and self-stimulatory behaviors in patients using them. However, they can be quite costly at about $50+ a piece and Lyons’s insurance would not cover the expenses.

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Microsoft Launching Program to Hire Autistic Employees

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Executives at Microsoft are launching the “Autism: The Employment Advantage” program by placing ten candidates with autism into full-time technology jobs.

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Donut Challenge – Accepted!

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Through last year’s Ice Bucket Challenge, many viewers contributed to help fund research and spread awareness for ALS. This is the same goal Max Jamelli from Chambersburg, PA would like to achieve for kids like his son.

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4 Ways You Can Raise Autism Awareness Today

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The autism community needs you! Although we hope today will open peoples’ eyes to learn more about autism, we also hope this is just a step on an ongoing journey.

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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

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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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