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5 Things You Should Know About Autism and Homelessness | Autism Housing Network | November 13, 2017

For the past four years, I worked for 801 East Shelter/Transitional Rehabilitation Program in many roles and completed more than 500 intake interviews/screenings. I observed a majority of those individuals had co-occurring disabilities, i.e., substance abuse and mental health issues. Having interned for Madison House Autism Foundation, I have looked back to those intake sessions and think […]

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Mother of autistic boy sues Worcester police after bone broken, records withheld

WORCESTER – Worcester police broke a 10-year-old autistic boy’s arm using excessive force and have refused to release records regarding the case to his mother, a lawsuit filed this month in federal court alleges. In a 22-page lawsuit filed in U.S. District Court in Worcester Sept. 8, Lindsey M. Beshai Torres alleges two officers treated […]

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Mental Health And Police Violence: How Crisis Intervention Teams Are Failing

Nationwide protests over police accountability and racial justice have reenergized longstanding efforts to fundamentally change how police departments respond to someone in a mental health emergency. Many are calling for removing or dramatically reducing law enforcement’s role in responding to those crisis calls unless absolutely necessary. Since 2015, nearly a quarter of all people killed by police officers in America have […]

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Snapshot | About Autism / Spectrum Disorders: The Politics of Autism and Vaccines | Circa February 26, 2009

   Autism / Spectrum Disorders In the Spotlight | More Topics |    from Lisa Jo Rudy This week, yet again, the question of whether autism can be or is caused by vaccines is big news. A major article in Newsweek argues against a connection; a media blitz including a full-page ad in USA Today “breaks” news that the Vaccine Court […]

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Snapshot | Google alerts – autism | Circa October 27, 2008

Google News Alert for: autism New ways to diagnose autism earlierAbilene Reporter-News – Abilene,TX,USABy Jeremy Singer-Vine Scientists have begun looking for signs of autism in children as young as a few months. Diagnosis allows parents to initiate …See all stories on this topic BRITT EDWARDS: Clarity in autism approachGeelong Advertiser – Geelong,Victoria,AustraliaMANY of us know of someone who is autistic. An increasing number of […]

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Snapshot | Google Alerts – autism | Circa March 18, 2017

autismDaily update ⋅ March 18, 2017 NEWS  Experimental autism blood test for children looks promisingCBS News“The test was able to predict autism, regardless of where on the spectrum an individual was,” said study co-author Juergen Hahn, referring to varying …Experimental blood test could speed autism diagnosis, study claims – Fox NewsAutism Blood Test Incorporates Big Data Techniques – Genetic Engineering & Biotechnology NewsGrandparents ‘may be first to spot autism in […]

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Bureau County initiative working to reduce inmates with mental illness

Bureau County has been working on an outreach initiative geared toward reducing the number of people with mental illness being taken to jail. The county was approved for a $300,000 grant last September that allowed for the creation of crisis intervention teams to assist law enforcement during interactions with people who have criminal backgrounds involving […]