Sesame Place is world's first theme park designated as a Certified Autism Center

Nightly News<p>River surfing surging in popularity in Missoula, Montana<p>01:37<p>Baby boom at Arizona hospital: 16 nurses pregnant at the same time<p>01:05<p>Dozens of high schools scrap varsity football programs after struggling to fill positions<p>01:53<p>Electric scooters, the latest transportation trend, spark …

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Autism can be spotted by monitoring babies' reactions to incy-wincy spider and peek-a-boo games, study says

Signs of autism might be displayed in children as early as four-months-old, according to a new study looking at how babies react to playing games and …

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Pastor Claims in Documentary That Jesus Healed Her Son’s Autism

It's dangerous to suggest there's a cure (much less a religious one) for something many parents don't believe even needs one.

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Michigan groups work to increase disability employment

Cheryl Angelelli feels lucky.<p>After a tragic accident in a swimming pool left her a quadriplegic at 14, her parents did not treat her any …


This 26-year-old baseball player with autism is an inspiration on the field

Sunday TODAY<p>Chris O’Dowd: Judd Apatow ‘forgot’ to tell me I got ‘Bridesmaids’ role<p>03:04<p>What’s next: Parkland students return to new school year, ‘Pretty Woman’ musical opens<p>00:26<p>Bill Murray gives Wes Anderson an ‘automatic yes’ when he calls his 1-800 number<p>08:25<p>Bill Murray has become an urban folk …

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Texas Court Rules Moore Can Be Executed, Is Not Intellectually Disabled

The nearly 40-year old case of Bobbie James Moore, incarcerated for a murder he committed in 1980, took another—possibly final—turn when the Texas …


Primary fails in High Court bid to overturn ruling on ADHD exclusion

A Cambridgeshire primary school, ordered to apologise for excluding a disabled pupil who assaulted a teacher, has failed in a High Court bid to …


‘Fifteen years into my marriage, I realised why my husband could never look me in the eye.’

How on earth could I have been married to a man for 15 years and not recognise that he had Asperger Syndrome? Okay, in my defense, he didn’t know it …


Anxiety in Adults With ADHD

Many adults with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) also struggle with impairing anxiety. Sometimes this anxiety develops as a result of …


Ryanair boot girl with autism off flight leaving her stranded in Portugal because staff 'didn't believe she was with family'

Ryanair booted a 13-year-old girl with autism off a flight because cabin crew wouldn't believe she was flying with family members.<p>Teenager Daisy …


Sluggish Cognitive Tempo in ADHD

Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) is defined by three distinct subtypes:<p>the predominantly inattentive type<br>• the predominantly …

Mental Health

Autism, Psychosis, and Sanity: Diametrics of Co-morbidity

As I recounted in a previous post, the idea of what is now known as the diametric model of mental illness first occurred to me in 1997, originally …

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Why vaccine opponents think they know more than medical experts

Vaccinations have saved countless lives and untold suffering, even though many adults still believe vaccines are bad for their children.<br>Read More

Public Health

Como Park Zoo sets aside time for those with sensory sensitivities

For eight days a year, people of all ages with autism and sensory processing sensitivities — and their families or caregivers — get the entire Como …

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Autism and Friendships Part 1: The Polish of a One-Winged Albatross

It was hard to come out as an aspie (a person with Asperger’s syndrome). I started with some people I thought would be the most safe, but I read that …

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Southeast Missouri Challenger Baseball

“Special needs” is an umbrella underneath which a staggering array of diagnoses can be wedged. Children with special needs may have mild learning …


Richardson To Break Ground On New, Inclusive Playground

<b>RICHARDSON (CBSDFW.COM) –</b> It’s a playground designed so all kids can play equally.An “inclusive playground” is coming to Richardson. For parents such …

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Dane Capo, young artist diagnosed with autism and epilepsy, shows the transformational power of art

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'Shrek the Musical' performed for special audience at Northport theater

Picture yourself trying to enjoy a musical with stage lights as blinding as lightning and music like thunder.

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The Genetics of Autism Spectrum Disorders and Related Neuropsychiatric Disorders in Childhood | American Journal of Psychiatry

From the Department of Medical Epidemiology and Biostatistics, Karolinska Institutet, Stockholm; Department of Clinical Science, Child and Adolescent …


How People With Disabilities Are Challenging the Hollywood Pipeline | TV Guide

Perhaps the greatest benefit of having more than 300 TV shows currently airing is the surge in opportunities to showcase groundbreaking stories. …


Bayside Filmmaker Puts Focus On Son's Autism For New Flick

"I want people to understand him," David Bold said of his son, Justin, who inspired him to make a film about life with autism.<p>BAYSIDE, QUEENS -- …

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Demerit points being considered for Queensland's disability parking thieves

The news has been welcomed by a disability advocate, who said the disability community encounters this issue "on a daily basis".


Whitecaps FC partner with Pacific Autism Family Network to provide autism toolkits

<b>VANCOUVER, BC -</b> Vancouver Whitecaps FC have partnered with Pacific Autism Family Network to ensure that attending ‘Caps home matches at BC Place is …

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Hundreds of autism genes found to be triggered by a single key protein

Despite some exciting recent advances in early detection methods, autism spectrum disorder is still a frustratingly mysterious and elusive condition. …

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An Infamous Pesticide Was Just Linked to Childrens' Risk of Developing Autism

This is terrible.<p>Exposure to the notorious pesticide dichlorodiphenyltrichloroethane (DDT) during pregnancy could raise the risk of a child …

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Acute Physical Activity Enhances Executive Functions in Children with ADHD

1.<p>Polanczyk, G., de Lima, M. S., Horta, B. L., Biederman, J. & Rohde, L. A. The worldwide prevalence of ADHD: A systematic review and metaregression …


Schools once refused disabled kids — so this mom started a revolution

When Ann Greenberg’s 5-month-old, Jerry, started having seizures in 1944, she took him to the hospital — and the doctor’s words shocked her to the …


Birmingham Bakery Throws Special Birthday Party for Autistic Girl

Savage's Bakery in Birmingham is known for its tasty deli sandwiches and delightful cakes. Now it can add another signature to its list: Heartwarming …

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what the lives of disabled teens are really like

Cripple Magazine is created by and for disabled teens -- and anyone who wants to really understand the experiences of Gen Z youth with disabilities.<p><i>Cripple Magazine,</i> created by and for disabled teens -- and anyone who wants to really understand the similarities and differences experienced by Gen Z …