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Which terms should be used to describe autism? Perspectives from the UK autism community | Circa July 1, 2015

Abstract Recent public discussions suggest that there is much disagreement about the way autism is and should be described. This study sought to elicit the views and preferences of UK autism community members – autistic people, parents and their broader support network – about the terms they use to describe autism. In all, 3470 UK […]

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Large Swedish study ties autism to early death | Spectrum | Circa December 11, 2015

People with autism are more than twice as likely as their peers in the general population to die prematurely1. The finding, published 5 November in the British Journal of Psychiatry, adds to evidence suggesting that gaps in preventive care can cause serious health problems in people with autism. Previous studies have hinted at premature death among people with autism, […]

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For years, autistic people have been condemning the use of the colorful jigsaw puzzle piece that stands as an international symbol for autism awareness. But their voices haven’t been able to overpower the media push to use the symbol. It’s everywhere: on clothing, keychains, coffee mugs, license plates, organization logos and promotional materials. Many families […]

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Snapshot | Google Alert – autism | Circa April 25, 2015

autismDaily update ⋅ April 25, 2015 NEWS  Columbus DispatchProdigies, people with autism have genetic link, Ohio State researchers sayColumbus DispatchResearchers at Ohio State University and Nationwide Children’s Hospital have found a genetic link between people with autism and prodigies.Genetic Link Between Autism, Prodigy Identified – Psychiatry AdvisorFull Coverage Flag as irrelevant  Cherry Hill Courier PostEagles’ event tackles autismCherry Hill Courier PostPHILADELPHIA – A few days short […]

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Snapshot | Google Alerts – autism | Circa February 10, 2015

autismDaily update ⋅ February 10, 2015 NEWS  KABC-TVTake a tour inside the car wash staffed by employees with autismKABC-TVTom and John D’Eri, seen back row center, are the leaders of Rising Tide Car Wash, where 80 percent of employees are individuals with autism.Flag as irrelevant  NewsweekAndrew Wakefield, Father of the Anti-Vaccine Movement, Sticks to His StoryNewsweekThe GMC ruled that Wakefield acted unethically […]

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Snapshot | Google alerts – autism | Circa February 8, 2015

autismDaily update ⋅ February 8, 2015 NEWS  Kids with Autism and Special Needs Attend Free Baseball Clinicwnep.comBaseball players from Lackawanna College teamed up with the Graham Academy to provide a clinic for kids with autism and other special needs.Flag as irrelevant  CTNowA Blooming SuccessCTNow“Folks on the autism spectrum just need a little step up,” says Lori Gregan, retail operations manager for the non-profit […]

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The man who wants us to embrace autism | Circa August 29, 2015

Fifteen years ago, when Steve Silberman broke the story of Silicon Valley’s autism ‘epidemic’, he saw it as a problem. Now he’s changed his mind and has published a book about understanding and accepting autism spectrum disorders Sat 29 Aug 2015 02.15 EDT Fifteen years ago, Steve Silberman was working as a journalist for Wired magazine in […]