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Autistic Girls More Prone to Severe Epilepsy






Recent findings have shown that autistic girls are more susceptible to epilepsy, with nearly three times as many diagnoses than autistic boys of the same age.






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Enhancing Reading Comprehension through Intensive Training











A new training regime that improves reading comprehension in children has been shown to also boost brain connectivity in kids with autism.






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Autism in a New Light: The Benefits of Sensory Lighting











Sensory lighting can be used in rooms to create a safe haven where those on the spectrum can stimulate and balance their sensory systems.






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Lab-Grown Brain Clumps Shed Light on Causes of Autism

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These lab-grown organ buds are very new and developing quickly; in 2013, The Scientist called organoids one of the biggest advances in science.






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Girl with Asperger’s Syndrome Tells Her Story to Raise Awareness

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Once Jacki got started on her blog, it quickly became a way to translate Marta’s everyday thoughts and actions. She was also able to connect with other families whose children have Asperger’s Syndrome.






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Autism Over the Years

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The history of autism awareness began in 1943 when child psychiatrist Leo Kanner published a study about 11 patients. He described them as having their own private worlds.






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Premature Babies May Not Exhibit Early Autism Symptoms

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A new study published in the American Journal of Occupational Therapy tracked babies who were diagnosed as toddlers with ASD. Of those children, the babies prematurely born did not tend to avert their gaze as infants.






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Autism Insurance Coverage May Soon be a Reality in North Carolina

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In North Carolina, a bill that would require insurance companies to cover costs for autism treatment is in the process of being signed into law.






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New York Jets Help Teen Ask Autistic Friend to Prom

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Asking someone to prom is an incredibly nerve-wracking experience. Seventeen year old Sarah Kardonsky recruited the help of the NFL’s New York Jets team players.






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Arizona Community Gives Young Adults A Place to Fit In











Parents of a young adult with Asperger’s have been making recent headlines when they started a new program to help others on the spectrum transition after high school.






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