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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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Olathe, KA Gets a Little TLC For Autism Families

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TLC (Temporary Lodging for Children) assists families in crisis, specifically as a result of psychiatric and developmental problems. Since 2013, TLC has concentrated new efforts into reaching families affected by autism.

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Treatment May Improve the Outcome for Autistics by Age 6

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According to a new study in Canada, more than 10% of these children will remarkably improve by age 6 while nearly 20% will make significant gains in everyday functioning.

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Google Genomics and the Way of the Future

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Autism is not an isolated problem; it occurs globally. With such a vast proclivity, it is no wonder that researchers have struggled so much to firmly conclude some of their studies. There is simply too much variability between subjects. Google is about to change all of that.

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The Cingulate Cortex and the Self: A Major Advancement in Diagnostic Research

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Early intervention is key in providing effective therapy to a child with autism. In an intriguing new study at Virginia Tech, researchers have discovered a potential option that may just take two minutes to test for autism.

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Blood Test for Autism Hits Market Later This Year

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A simple blood test developed by San Diego’s Pediatric Bioscience can unveil a predictor of autism far before a fetus has even been developed.

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