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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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Arizona Community Gives Young Adults A Place to Fit In

Parents of a young adult with Asperger’s have been making recent headlines when they started a new program to help others on the spectrum transition after high school.

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Swedish Study Doubts Autism Epidemic

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With the number of diagnoses of autism seemingly increasing every day, it seems as though an epidemic of sorts has arisen. However, a new study has found that instead of autism occurring more commonly, more people are simply being diagnosed with it.

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Tracking Devices Help Locate Autistic Wanderers

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Just two weeks after Cheryl Keaton enrolled her thirteen year old autistic daughter, Cheyenne, in the Project Lifesaver Program, its strength was tested. It was this device that enabled a police officer to find her within just an hour after her disappearance.

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Armenia Joins List of Countries to Benefit From ICare4Autism’s Curriculum Training

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ICare4Autism is proud to partner with Narine Vardanyan with the International Child Development Center this summer, bringing autism therapies to the Armenian community.

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Twin Sister Gives Her Brother a Day to Remember

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At first, family members in Birmingham, AL were nervous on how he would react. Often times in a big crowd or surrounded by lots of noise, Anders gets overwhelmed. But once he stood on the stage, all you could see was a huge smile as he turned to his sister with a look that said “I did it!”

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Companies Increasingly Hiring More Workers on the Spectrum

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Daniel McNabb is an employee of Ultra Testing, one of many companies who are hiring people on the spectrum more and more. Currently, 80% of Ultra’s workforce is on the spectrum.

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Bangladeshi Researcher Maps Out New Autism Genetic Risk Factors

Uddin’s method involves comparing several different data sets involving the function of genes to specific locations in the brain and the activities performed there. By sorting these different data sets, he hopes to unravel the different genetic links to autism.

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Field Day Marathon Won by Autistic Boy

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Ten year old Preston Willis of Grandville, Michigan was diagnosed with Asperger’s syndrome in second grade. This past week, with the help of his fifth grade classmates, Lillis won his elementary school’s field day marathon.

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Teen with ASD Kicked Off Flight, What To Learn From Incident

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You can help ensure that your loved one travels comfortably by taking the proper measures before the actual flight. Here are some basic resources and facts you should know before boarding any plane with a passenger who has disabilities.

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