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Big Fat Smile for Autism in China!

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Big Fat Smile, an Australian not-for-profit organization, is working with China officials to instill autism programs in the highly populated, underserved country.

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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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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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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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Autism Throughout the Lifetime

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Autism is a disorder that affects adults as well as children. However as Eileen Hopkins, Director of Global Initiatives for ICare4Autism, discussed during a Google Hangout, services begin to dwindle once an individual with autism turns eighteen.

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Susan Boyle Tells the World that She Has Asperger’s

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Susan Boyle, Scottish singing phenomenon and winner of Britian’s Got Talent 2009, told the Observer newspaper that she has been diagnosed with Asperger’s syndrome.

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Israeli Students with Asperger’s Strive to Earn College Degree

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Ono Academic College, a university located in a Tel-Aviv suburb, recently began an initiative helping adults with Asperger’s earn a college degree in business administration.

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An Art Project with ICare4Autism

Students thought outside the box as they colored inside the lines during a presentation by Goodis, a Korean company that developed the KIMU Kidult Museum program.

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Study Shows Increased Risk of Autism in Mothers with Lupus

Presented at the American College of Rheumatology Annual Meeting in San Diego, researchers discussed their findings that suggest children born to mothers with lupus may have a higher risk for an autism diagnosis than to a mother without the disease. Systemic lupus erythematosus is a chronic inflammatory disease, affecting many areas of the body with […]

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