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Kids On Autism Spectrum Appearing More On TV, But Is Media Getting It Right?

Kids On Autism Spectrum Appearing More On TV, But Is Media Getting It Right?

Is the media helping by including characters on the Autism Spectrum in tv shows and movies, or is it having a negative affect by propagating misleading notions and stereotypes?   After several years of debate, the American Psychological Association has approved the new version of the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders, the... Read More

December 25, 2012

Autism Diagnosis

Brothers And Sisters

Brothers And Sisters

Scientists have puzzled over why autism continues to be a relatively common condition even though people with the disorder rarely marry and have children.... Read More

December 19, 2012

Autism Research Family Matters Siblings

14 Tips To Help Your Child With Special Needs Be Independent

14 Tips To Help Your Child With Special Needs Be Independent

Some small suggestions that can make a big difference in helping an individual with Autism or other special needs gain independence.   In light of the recent tragedy in Connecticut, science writer, Emily Willingham, sets the record straight on the erroneous assumption that individuals with Autism... Read More

December 16, 2012

Advocacy & Awareness Advocacy Advice Incidents, Wrongdoings & Misfortunes

What Does Hanukkah Mean To My Autistic Son?

What Does Hanukkah Mean To My Autistic Son?

"My cats are Jewish," insists the son of Autism Mom and blogger, Liane Kupferberg Carter. She continues, questioning what the Jewish holiday of Hanukkah... Read More

December 13, 2012

Religion

A Blood Test For Autism?

A Blood Test For Autism?

Researchers from Boston Children’s Hospital  describe a new experimental test to detect Autism, based on the differences in gene expression between... Read More

December 11, 2012

Autism Diagnosis Research

Kids With Autism Common Users Of ERs, Study Says

Kids With Autism Common Users Of ERs, Study Says

Children with autism are nine times more likely than other children to be taken to the emergency department for mental health problems, according to... Read More

December 7, 2012

Autism Research

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