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China’s Autistic Children Living in Silence

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The densely populated nation has a distinct lack of trained professionals who specialize in autism therapy. Assuming that autism rates in China are statistically similar to other countries, it is likely that millions of children have with ASD are never diagnosed.

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Prepare Your Child for College, Since Their High School Probably Won’t

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Once the child enters adulthood, and particularly if they attend college away from home, they may struggle with the independence required to succeed without direct supervision. Luckily, there are steps a parent can take to prepare their child with this important transition.

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Nepal Survivors with Autism Seek Special Care

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The Autism Care Nepal Society (ACNS) is on the ground in Katmandu working to provide relief for special needs Nepal citizens and their families. In light of the recent disaster, the special needs community in Nepal is particularly vulnerable during the state of emergency.

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5 Tips for Autistic Teenagers Transitioning to Adulthood

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With the rise in the number of children being diagnosed with ASD, we must also anticipate their transition to adulthood. A lot of stress can be alleviated with proper preparation.

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Fifth Grader with Autism Wins National Essay Contest

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Contestants are instructed to write about a barrier in their lives and how they used one of Jackie Robinson’s nine values to face it.

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ICare4Autism Strengthens Support for Autism in Africa

With the help of ICare, Morgan Jacobs and Afua Akwaah will be joining Echoing Hills Village, a disability support organization within communities of Ghana.

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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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