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Diagnosed with Autism at 21, and Fine With That

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All her life, Lydia Wayman knew she was different. It wasn’t until here college years that the mystery began to surface, with observations from a trusted friend.

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Prepare Your Child for College, Since Their High School Probably Won’t

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Once the child enters adulthood, and particularly if they attend college away from home, they may struggle with the independence required to succeed without direct supervision. Luckily, there are steps a parent can take to prepare their child with this important transition.

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Companies Actively Hiring Workers with Autism

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Although ASD is still misunderstood by so many, some companies have begun actively searching for those whose talents will greatly benefit their business. They’re calling it the Autism Advantage.

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Why Autism Should Be in the Workspace

Earlier this month, Microsoft announced its plan to hire more people on the autism spectrum. The reason? Good business sense.

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New Strategies for Job Seekers

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The authors of The Autism Job Club: The Neurodiverse Workforce in the New Normal of Employment have compiled a list of strategies useful jobseekers with autism.

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Minnesota Reforms Autism Insurance Coverage, Next Step for The Nation?

The Minnesota Legislature has proposed the first bill of 2013 to reform insurance coverage for autism. The health care bill encompassing autism coverage reform was approved by the House of Representatives on Friday and by the Senate on Saturday. It is estimated that the changes would benefit 750,000 Minnesota residents who are insured by state-regulated […]

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Grant will Support Neuroscientist’s Autism Research

14 young scientists are participating in the Harvard Catalyst KL2 Medical Investigator Research Training (MeRIT) program, and will spend the next two years conducting clinical and translational research to learn more about the origins of ASD in children. Among them will be Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center (BIDMC) neuroscientist Lindsay Oberman, PhD, using noninvasive brain […]

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Degree in Autism Studies Launches

Kennebec Valley Community College in Maine is launching a two-year degree in autism spectrum disorder studies this fall. Martha Naber, education program coordinator at KVCC, said the program is important for the health of families and communities. As the prevalence of Autism rises, so does the need for educators to have a thorough understanding of […]

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Autism, S100B Protein and Autoimmunity

A recent study showed that 36% of children with an Autism diagnosis had significantly higher serum S100B protein levels than healthy controls and that those with severe autism had significantly higher serum S100B protein than children with mild to moderate autism.  by

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Severity of Autism Linked to Length of Pregnancy

Researchers at Michigan State University have discovered a connection between length of pregnancy and the severity of autism symptoms. The research suggests normal term children born with autism have less severe symptoms than children with autism who are born pre-term or several weeks late. Researchers also say that children with autism who were born either preterm or […]

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