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David Mitchell on autism, expectations and 'The Reason I Jump'

David Mitchell, whose complex novel "Cloud Atlas" was adapted into a film last year, has quietly hit bestseller lists again as one of three authors of "The Reason I Jump." He shares credit with KA Yoshida and young Japanese writer Naoki Higashida. Higashida has a severe form of autism, but, as a …

Autism

The 5 Scariest Autism 'Treatments'

Autism invites its share of quacks. In fact, it might have more quacks in its vicinity than a duck pond. After almost a decade of watching “cures” and “treatments” come and go … or stay and stay and stay, bafflingly … I’ve unconsciously created a list in my head, a la <i>High Fidelity</i>, of the Top 5 …

New Study from Duke University Links Autism to Induced and Augmented Labor

Duke University researchers recently published a study that suggests that autism may be linked to labor induction and augmentation. The study …

Canada joins ambitious global campaign to promote hiring of people with autism

Canada is the latest country to join an ambitious global campaign to educate companies and governments about the benefits of hiring people with autism in the work force, with a goal of seeing one million autistic people employed by 2020, including 10,000 in Canada.<p>Danish founder Thorkil Sonne …

Spencer Timme Shows You What It's Like To Have A Brother With Autism

Spencer Timme created a video to let everyone know what it is like for him to have an older brother with autism – a question he receives a lot.<p>For …

Dad's Captivating Photographs of Son Help Explain Autism

Timothy Archibald began photographing his son Elijah at age 5, before the boy was diagnosed with autism. It started as a way to document Elijah's …

FDA Warns Consumers About Common Off-Label Autism Therapy

The FDA minces no words in its consumer alert about hyperbaric oxygen therapy :<p>No, hyperbaric oxygen therapy (HBOT) has not been clinically proven to cure or be effective in the treatment of cancer, autism, or diabetes. But do a quick search on the Internet, and you’ll see all kinds of claims for …

Kids Who Have A Sibling With Autism Are 7 Times More Likely To Be Diagnosed As Well (STUDY)

By Genevra Pittman<p>NEW YORK | Wed Aug 21, 2013 9:36am EDT<p>(Reuters Health) - Children who have an older sibling with autism are seven times more likely than other kids to be diagnosed with the disorder themselves, according to a new study from Denmark.<p>That extra risk is smaller than had been …

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Join Rewards and earn points when you explore and search on MSN.<p>See your recent documents, or start one for free with Office Online.<p>Sign in to your …

The World’s Most Iconic Lighthouses

Source: Messer Smith<p>Madang Lighthouse, Papua New Guinea<p>Source: Peace On Earth<p>Also known as the Coastwatchers’ Memorial, this imposing lighthouse was …

Lighthouses

Surprising Hammock-Chair Fusion by Benjamin Hubert: Cradle

By combining the functionality of a casual backless chair with the comfort provided by a hammock, British designer Benjamin Hubert came up with …

Splash out: the world's most amazing waterfalls

The bigger they are, the harder they fall – feel the power of the planet's mightiest and most beautiful waterfalls.<p>1. Victoria Falls, Zambia/Zimbabwe<p><i>Image by MAZZALIARMADI.IT</i><p>Explorer David Livingstone could be accused of dampening expectations by naming these falls after England's doughy queen: …

The 10 best Roald Dahl characters – in pictures

http://www.theguardian.com/culture/gallery/2013/jun/15/10-best-roald-dahl-characters<p>720<p>As Charlie and the Chocolate Factory the Musical makes its …

America the Beautiful: 50 States in 50 Photos

At 3.79 million square miles (9.83 million km2) and approximately 315 million people, the United States is the third largest country by land area and …

Autism And The DSM-5: Doorstop Or Diagnostic Tool?

“I use it as a doorstop.” That was the response I got from a psychiatrist when I gestured at his copy of the DSM (Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders)-TR-IV and asked what he thought about it. If you read news stories about this book and its update, the DSM-5 (they’ve abandoned …