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Depressed children respond differently to rewards than other kids

Previous research from the same group of scientists found that a reduced ability to experience joy is a key sign of clinical depression in young …

11 things I’ve learned since being diagnosed as autistic

<b>If you’re diagnosed with Autistic Spectrum Disorder, you’re already well aware that you see the world differently from those not on the spectrum.</b><p>And …

HOLLY GO-BRIGHTLY! Caring Actress And Philanthropist HOLLY ROBINSON PEETE Proves To Be A Shining Light For Autism and Parkinson’s Awareness With Her HOLLYROD FOUNDATION!

Unfortunately, it’s often not uncommon for a celebrity to adopt a cause to gain some positive press and accolades for themselves- especially if it’s the trendy “cause du jour.” But, when it comes to actress Holly Robinson Peete, she lives and breathes her philanthropy, engrossing herself in the …

Autism

Autism parents: how do I make my child's teacher understand?

I was a teacher for over twelve years before my son was diagnosed with autism. Before he was born, I had taught countless pupils on the autistic …

Autism

Children with disability are being excluded from education

Governments in Australia, New Zealand and the UK are failing children with disabilities by not providing necessary learning support and by allowing …

Autism

The Best Towns for Raising Children With Autism

There are a large number of cities with good resources for autistic children and their families. While the majority of the resources are focused in …

How to Make Flying with a Child with Autism Easier

You <i>can</i> travel successfully with a child with autism, but it requires planning—and some patience.<p>Shutterstock<p>I've been a mom for 11 years and have …

To Disclose or Not to Disclose: College Acceptances and Youth with Autism Spectrum Disorder

Meet Sam, who is highly gifted in mathematics and recently joined a large public university with dreams of majoring in Engineering. Yet despite his brilliance and success, Sam was forced to drop engineering because of the demands made by the lab instructors: switching lab partners every week, for …

Autism

Students on the autism spectrum are often as smart as their peers — so why do so few go to college?

STATEN ISLAND, N.Y. — Richard was one of the brightest kids in his high school class. His parents figured college was the next step, but that dream …

Autism

John Elder Robison discovers the dark side of emotions

'There were all kinds of messages, but they weren't all sweetness and love'<p>After spending a good chunk of his life being — in his words — "blind to …

Custom Media Player Helps Hacker’s Autistic Son

Getting to play with technology is often the only justification a hacker needs to work on a build. But when your build helps someone, especially your …

6 Important Lessons Autistic People Have Taught Me

This mom's understanding of autism and her own son changed radically after reading the writings of autistic people and talking with them.<p>Since my son got an autism diagnosis five years ago, I've learned a <i>lot</i> about how to help him learn, grow, and thrive. In the beginning, much of this advice came …

This Poem by an Autistic 10-Year-Old Is Going Viral for Nailing What It Is to Be Human

"I worry what others might think / I cry when people laugh, it makes me shrink."<p>When Benjamin Giroux was asked to write a poem for school called "I Am," he was very excited to do it, his mother told TODAY.com. Normally, the autistic Plattsburgh, New York, elementary school student doesn't tell his …

Autism Spectrum
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Controversial New Film Claims CDC Hid Data Linking Vaccines and Autism

The controversial new film "Vaxxed: From Cover-Up to Catastrophe" claims that the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) manipulated and hid data that links vaccines and autism.<p>The film features a "CDC whistleblower" who spoke to a senior CDC scientist who allegedly revealed that the CDC …

Public Health

#TalktoMe What Advice Do You Give to The Child Who Has Taught You?

Nolan is my sweet baby boy in the middle. He is the youngest of my three sons, but the older brother to our little girl. His journey through life has been challenging. He was diagnosed with autism at the age of two. From 30 hours a week of therapy back then to the difficulties of finding the right …

Parenting

What is it like to have autism? Watch this 13-year-old's heartfelt explanation

April is Autism Awareness Month, and 13-year-old Seán Mulligan has a heartwarming message: a candid look at what it's like to live with the disorder.<p>Seán's uncle, Irish Snapchat star James Kavanagh, recently interviewed his nephew on the social media platform about what it's like to have autism. …

Autism

Teen With Autism Breaks Down What You Need To Know About The Condition

One boy gave everyone a snapshot of what it means to have autism.<p>Popular Irish Snapchatter James Kavanagh asked his 13-year-old nephew, Sean, questions about the condition over the app in honor of April's Autism Awareness Month. While the two covered an array of topics, the teen, who has atypical …

Autism

For Ontario Minister Tracy MacCharles, politics is personal

<i>Women in Politics is a new regular column by veteran political journalist</i> Jane Taber<i>. Follow her on</i> Twitter <i>and</i> Facebook<p>Tracy MacCharles broke down in the legislature last week, struggling for words and fighting back tears. It was an unusual display for a cabinet minister, especially Ms. MacCharles, …

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Behavior

Infants born prematurely may show less interest in others: Eye-tracking holds clues for risks of early social cognition in preterm infants

Eye-tracking holds clues for risks of early social cognition in preterm infants<p>Researchers found evidence that babies born prematurely are less …

Pregnancy

Defective PTCHD1 gene in brain creates symptoms associated with autism and ADHD

Evidence is mounting that a gene called PTCHD1 helps the brain sort between important sights and sounds — and distractions. This gene is active in a …

ADHD

This Little Boy Is Sent To Prison Because Of His Autism. The Results Are Amazing!

<b>By Jilly | 23rd March</b><p>Nine-year-old Zachary Tucker was sent to a prison by his parents, but not because he committed a crime. Zachary suffers from …

Scientists May Have Found the Key to Curing Autism, Cancer and HIV

The cures for some of the world's most perplexing diseases might be closer than we think.<p>According to a study published in Cell, researchers have …

Father Creates an Interactive Toy that Hones Fine Motor Skills for Son with Autism

Abu Zubair’s son, Zurrar has autism. Like so many other children with autism, Zurrar has difficulty with fine motor skills. The solution that the two came up with may end up helping many more children than either of them could have predicted.<p>Children with autism may encounter issues with some of …

Autism
Autism

Do People Take Autism Seriously?

So what kinds of reactions do you get when you tell people you have autism/Asperger’s? I’ve only told maybe a third of the people I know, but I’ve …

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