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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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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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500 Kilometers of Love

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Mother Dee Gordon has pledged to walk 500km in honor of her son Jake, who suffers from autism. Her ending destination is Parliament Hill in Ottowa.

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Sensory Adapted Swimming Lesson System for Children with ASD

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Sensory Supported Swimming has been supporting autistic children from the age of 4 to 17 and teaching them how to navigate the water.

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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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Treating GI Troubles May Improve Symptoms of Autism

Researchers have found that troubles in the digestive system may actually contribute to autism disorders and create some of the well-known symptoms. Although autism is primarily treated through behavioral therapies, new studies suggest that treatment can come in the form of probiotics.

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Autism Disorders in Children May Be Linked to Iron Deficiency in Mothers

According to a recent study, autism disorders in children may be linked to the iron intake of their mother during pregnancy.

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