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Autistic Girls More Prone to Severe Epilepsy






Recent findings have shown that autistic girls are more susceptible to epilepsy, with nearly three times as many diagnoses than autistic boys of the same age.






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When Teachers say “Action”, Students Go Animate

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This online company provides easy-to-use animation software that allows students and teachers to create their own cartoons. The only limit is the imagination of the students themselves.






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Why Were Cases of Autism So Hard to Find Before the 1990s?

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“Why were cases of autism so hard to find before the 1990s?” Silberman notes that autism doesn’t follow the normal trajectory for a condition or diagnosis. Instead, he says, he learned about it from the process of storytelling.






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Autism Insurance Coverage May Soon be a Reality in North Carolina

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In North Carolina, a bill that would require insurance companies to cover costs for autism treatment is in the process of being signed into law.






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New York Jets Help Teen Ask Autistic Friend to Prom

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Asking someone to prom is an incredibly nerve-wracking experience. Seventeen year old Sarah Kardonsky recruited the help of the NFL’s New York Jets team players.






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Could Autism be Linked to Gender Dysphoria?

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Most autism parents, therapists, and teachers are aware that autism is four times more likely to occur in boys rather than girls. Less common in the industry dialog, however, is that autism spectrum disorder (ASD) is more likely to occur in transgender individuals than the general population.






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Autistic Youth’s Brains React Differently to Stimuli

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By looking at brain imaging research and magnetic resonance imaging, the team from UCLA hopes to understand how to treat sensory over-responsitivity, or SOR.






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Aspie Travels the World as an Advocate

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Zach Zaborny is a 25-year-old man living with Asperger’s Syndrome. However, he does not let that or any of his previous diagnoses hinder him. Zaborny has become an advocate for post-secondary opportunities for students with Asperger’s.






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Policy Expert Joins Forces with ICare4Autism to Help Ghana

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Mr. Fosu will assist in our efforts regarding Ghana; to help ICare4Autism reach the Ghanaian government so that we can increase awareness of autism in Ghana, upgrade training and facilities, and expand the overall knowledge base of caregivers and educators.






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Portraits of Autism That Break Stereotypes

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The following 8 artists have debunked major misconceptions about people living on the spectrum. They celebrate neurodiversity and value the perspective that comes from being autistic.






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