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ICare4Autism Strengthens Support for Autism in Africa

With the help of ICare, Morgan Jacobs and Afua Akwaah will be joining Echoing Hills Village, a disability support organization within communities of Ghana.

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Cartographer is Internet Sensation at 11 Years Old

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For the autistic son of a college professor, an astounding knowledge of geography is second nature. An 11-year-old boy from New York became an online sensation (and rightfully so) within a few hours after a few amazing photos surfaced.

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Specific Gene Linked with Autism

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CHD8 is a single gene that effects the expression of hundreds or even thousands of other genes. Research into CHD8 provides scientists with a better understanding of the disorder’s complexity.

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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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