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Pingree Lends a Hand: Expanding School Resources to Home

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Julia Hood, director of the Carmen B. Pingree Autism Center of Learning in Salt Lake City hopes to alleviate this issue. Her school, which serves diagnosed children up to the age of seventeen, has recently launched a project that would provide students with in-home treatment, communication-oriented iPads, and other such instructive resources.

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Mom Makes Affordable Weighted Vests Out of Military Uniforms

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Weighted vests have been successful in reducing hyperactivity, distractibility, and self-stimulatory behaviors in patients using them. However, they can be quite costly at about $50+ a piece and Lyons’s insurance would not cover the expenses.

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Microsoft Launching Program to Hire Autistic Employees

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Executives at Microsoft are launching the “Autism: The Employment Advantage” program by placing ten candidates with autism into full-time technology jobs.

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Donut Challenge – Accepted!

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Through last year’s Ice Bucket Challenge, many viewers contributed to help fund research and spread awareness for ALS. This is the same goal Max Jamelli from Chambersburg, PA would like to achieve for kids like his son.

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Highly Detailed Autism Study Launches

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The project, made possible by nearly 5,000 volunteer families from the Northern California region, will hopefully shed light on the circumstances influencing autism.

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A Gut Feeling: New Factor for the Cause of Autism Discussed

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Possibly ground-breaking new research indicates that disturbances of natural microbes (or the ‘microbiome’ as it has been termed) seem to be caused by the overuse of ‘antibiotics, disinfectants, C-section deliveries, and even diet’.

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Twin Study Suggests Genes Triumph Over Environment in Autism Cases

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Most scientists agree that both genetics and environmental factors contribute. However a recent study suggests genetics are more at play than any other factor.

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Fat Tuesday for Autism in Fullerton

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This past week’s Mardi Gras celebration didn’t just focus on the indulgence of amazing food for members of the Fullerton town community; it also meant the widespread participation for autism awareness.

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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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Robots Helping Children with Autism Diagnosis and Treatment

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Researchers at HansonRoboKind in Texas have created an intelligent group of robots who are already working with a small group of children with autism. Although they are still starting out, the researchers project’s diagnostic and clinical ‘abilities’ look promising.

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