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Could Autism be Linked to Gender Dysphoria?

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Most autism parents, therapists, and teachers are aware that autism is four times more likely to occur in boys rather than girls. Less common in the industry dialog, however, is that autism spectrum disorder (ASD) is more likely to occur in transgender individuals than the general population.

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Swedish Study Doubts Autism Epidemic

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With the number of diagnoses of autism seemingly increasing every day, it seems as though an epidemic of sorts has arisen. However, a new study has found that instead of autism occurring more commonly, more people are simply being diagnosed with it.

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How Different Countries Stand for Education Equality

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Of the estimated 500 million persons with disabilities worldwide, 120 million to 150 million are children. Eighty percent of these children live in lower to lower-middle-income countries, where they are more likely to not receive the resources needed to ensure successful development into adulthood.

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Author Mark Haddon on Curious Incidents of Misunderstanding

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Haddon explained to an audience at a 2012 Telegraph Hay Festival, “It is used as a textbook for social workers, and for policemen, which is something I heard recently. I never meant it to be a textbook.”

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Aspie Travels the World as an Advocate

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Zach Zaborny is a 25-year-old man living with Asperger’s Syndrome. However, he does not let that or any of his previous diagnoses hinder him. Zaborny has become an advocate for post-secondary opportunities for students with Asperger’s.

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Tracking Devices Help Locate Autistic Wanderers

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Just two weeks after Cheryl Keaton enrolled her thirteen year old autistic daughter, Cheyenne, in the Project Lifesaver Program, its strength was tested. It was this device that enabled a police officer to find her within just an hour after her disappearance.

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Armenia Joins List of Countries to Benefit From ICare4Autism’s Curriculum Training

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ICare4Autism is proud to partner with Narine Vardanyan with the International Child Development Center this summer, bringing autism therapies to the Armenian community.

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Do ESY Programs Give Autistic Students Equal Chances At Success?

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These federally mandated programs are called Extended School Year (ESY) Programs. The systems are designed to advance progression of a student’s IEP goals.

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App Could Help Greatly With Diagnosing Autism

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NODA gives parents instructions about recording their child while doing a number of certain tasks and then sending the videos to a healthcare provider somewhere in the world.

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Companies Increasingly Hiring More Workers on the Spectrum

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Daniel McNabb is an employee of Ultra Testing, one of many companies who are hiring people on the spectrum more and more. Currently, 80% of Ultra’s workforce is on the spectrum.

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