Autism

With Partnerships At Major Children’s Hospitals, Manatee Seeks Clinical Validation Of Its...

When Manatee founder Damayanti Dipayana’s brother was diagnosed with autism spectrum disorder, the family took all the steps to ensure that he was properly cared for. All of the things that could have been an obstacle to getting treatment...

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Welcome To The Refrigerator All You Mentally Ill Moms Who Missed Kids' Vaccines

In an effort to bring sexism, misogyny and shaming back to the 1950s, The Daily Mail claims Mothers are crazy, stugotts,  bonkers, barking mad and one vaccine shy of a "well visit" and this is why they are skipping some pediatric vaccines.Autism...
Related topics: Vaccines

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Autism Screening: Time To Focus On Quality Over Quantity

(MedPage Today) -- Most children are being screened for autism spectrum disorder, but disparities remain, an analysis of 20 Utah clinics indicated. Among 36,223 toddlers who came in for check-ups at 18 and 24 months, about three-quarters of...

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Zynerba Cannabinoid Investors Must Now Refocus On Treating Autism

Zynerba Pharmaceuticals shares were practically halved on Tuesday on news that its cannabis-based gel did not see statistically significant results from its most recent study.
Related topics: Medical Research

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Research On Autism & Suicide Begs Question Of Why Cure Has Been So Maligned

IACC has published its 2019 "Summary of Advances"  Each year, the IACC releases a list of scientific advances that represent significant progress in the field. The 2019 IACC Summary of Advances provides short, plain language summaries of the top...
Related topics: Medical Research

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Reaching Out

Note: Even during the COVID shutdown, our kids are at risk for wandering, and summer always brings the fear of drowning.  Stay safe has ALWAYS been our mantra in the autism community. By Cathy Jameson This time of year, I’ve usually seen more...

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Bride-to-be Threatens To 'disinvite' Parents To The Wedding For Insulting Autistic 6-year-old Niece

Post by Devan McGuinness. Anyone who has planned a wedding knows that they're stressful. Even if the marriage part isn't the worry, planning a big event is a lot of work—and they rarely come together without some stress point. Add in any type of...
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Mom Who 'rehomed' Toddler With Autism Says She Needed 'more Training' Before Adoption

Post by Kaitlin Stanford. Chances are, if you didn't know the name Myka Stauffer before, you certainly know it now. The social media influencer has amassed a following of millions in the last few years -- particularly on YouTube and Instagram, where...
Related topics: Social Media, Instagram

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Scientists Uncover New Genetic Mutations Linked To Autism Spectrum Disorder

Scientists have identified mutations in a gene called CNOT1 that affect brain development and impair memory and learning. The research also revealed that CNOT1 interacts with several known autism spectrum disorder (ASD) genes, opening new research...
Related topics: Genetics, Medical Research

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How Flattening The Autism Curve Fell.... Flat

By Anne Dachel On June 19 Age of Autism published the piece, We Flattened The Covid Curve Why Not the Autism Curve featuring an interview in which Safeminds' Rebecca Estepp had a candid conversation with New Jersey autism researcher, Dr. Walter...
Related topics: Medical Research

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Autism 'signature' Detectable In The Blood?

Unique metabolic signatures in the blood can accurately identify more than 50% of children with autism, a finding that may lead to earlier diagnosis and novel targeted treatments. Medscape Medical News

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We Flattened The Covid Curve Why Not The Autism Curve

Safeminds' presents a 5 minute interview with Dr. Walter Zahorodny discussing the steep upward curve of autism especially in New Jersey, the non-existent response from state and federal officials and the whitewashing by the media. If we have taken a...

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Furious Mom Says Grandma Mocked Photo Of Boy With Autism, Saying He Looks 'unhealthy'

Post by Lauren Gordon. Mamas of children with autism have to be extra vigilant -- especially when it comes to their close circle. Their child and that child's needs will always be priority one, even if that means making painful choices.One mother...
Related topics: Health Photos

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Team Develops Benchmark For Detecting Large Genetic Mutations Linked To Major Diseases

Many serious diseases, including autism, schizophrenia and numerous cardiac disorders, are believed to result from mutation of an individual's DNA. But some large mutations, which still make up only a small fraction of the total human genome, have...
Related topics: Genetics, Schizophrenia, DNA

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Support Your Local Hungry Scientist

We can sleep well tonight knowing that Bill Gates has transformed Dr. Peter "Vaccines did not Cause Rachel's Autism" Hotez' life. Money will do that.   Dr. Hotez earned $70K for working just 10 hours a week in 2016 for the Sabin Institute. That's...
Related topics: Bill Gates, Vaccines

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Hannah Gadsby Has A Message For Anti-vaxxers

In her new Netflix special, "Douglas," comedian Hannah Gadsby targets anti-vaxxers.Diagnosed with autism four years ago, Gadsby discusses the dangers of believing vaccinations cause autism.Some high-profile anti-vax activists use their platform in...
Related topics: Anti Vaxxers, Vaccines, Activism

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Lorna Breen Was The Quintessential Canary In The Coal Mine

Dr. Lorna Breen, who died by suicide on April 26, was the canary in the coal mine. You can see it in her eyes, and in her smile. I didn’t know her, but I’ll bet she sang. One of her causes was successful communication with autistic...

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Fagan Says Autism Numbers Are Fakin'

Source: Psychology Today By Anne Dachel Psychology Today just announced that having more kids with autism around doesn’t really mean there is more autism in the world.  Abigail Fagan, an associate editor at P.T., asked the question in the...
Related topics: Psychology

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Covid-19 Kills Top School For Autism

Hi, friends. Kim here. Yesterday, I received an email that my youngest daughter's school will be closing its doors for good on June 30th, after 28 years serving students with autism and other severe diagnoses. She was only there for one year, her...

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National Counsel On Severe Autism On The Extreme Sexual Danger Females Face

Below is a Facebook post I could have written myself. Three times.  Please consider support VOR - Voices of Reason for the disabled. VOR has been fighting for the rights of the disabled, including the autistic, for decades.  I was their keynote...
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