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Learn about the impact autism and other ASDs have on the children living in the United States of America

Autistic Siblings Display Genetic Differences More Than Similarities

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Autism Spectrum Disorder includes such a wide range of symptoms and behaviors, and new research shows that the genetics involved are just as diverse.

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Colorado Man Debunks Autism Stereotypes, Leading by Example

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Sam Lawrence spent about half of his life with the developmental ability of a toddler. Now, the 23 year old holds two AA degrees and place on the Academic Team.

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Museum Opens Early for Families with Autistic Children

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Museum exhibits are some of the best teaching tools offered to children and families. Luckily, kids with ASD who are easily overwhelmed by the sights and sounds do not have to stay home.

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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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The Unbreakable Boy: A Story of Courage Through Adversity

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In his new book, “The Unbreakable Boy: a Father’s Fear, a Son’s Courage, and a Story of Unconditional Love,” parent Scott LeRette shares story of his life with Austin, his eighteen-year-old son with autism.

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Lack of Neural Protein May be Linked to Autism

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Many theories have been discussed, and researchers often point towards environmental factors. However, in this recent study, researchers at Duke believe that a disruption in infants’ brain development may be the primary source of neurocognitive deficiencies seen in persons with ASD.

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Concerns Arise as Children with Autism Grow Into Adults

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Due to the fact that these diagnoses have grown so much over the past several years, a majority of them are still children. However, as time passes and these children age, they reach the brink of adulthood. This brings on a whole host of new challenges, both within the self and the world at large.

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Family-Owned Nonprofit Works with Businesses to Accommodate Families

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Through Hunters Autism Specials, families have access to special services and discounts offered by their partners.

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National Study will Monitor Children With Autism, Focusing on a Better Treatment Plan

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A federally funded project will seek researchers from several universities to study prevalence of autism among 4 and 8 year olds. The study hopes to procure accurate data on how widespread autism is in the U.S.

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Autism Spectrum Disorder Being Responded to on College Campuses

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There have always been college students with ASD who slip by unnoticed as they struggle silently to get their college degree. Certain programs have been created to help these students.

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