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17 Children's Books That Promote Understanding Of Autism

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention estimates that about 1 in 68 children in the U.S. has been diagnosed with autism spectrum disorder. Yet despite improvements, people with autism are still relatively underrepresented in the realm of film, TV and literature. In honor of Autism Awareness Month, we compiled a list of children’s books that feature… Health

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11 Photos That Show What Autism Looks Like

Kimberly Cherry Shiver “Children with autism see things differently than we do. The way you hold a flower, twirl a blade of grass through your fingertips amazes me. What we take for granted, you notice. Because I believe, I know, in your world, there are beautiful colors, laughter and soft sounds.”  … Health

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World Autism Day: Three signs that can indicate the disorder is present in adults

Autism spectrum disorder, its full name, describes a range of similar conditions, including Asperger syndrome, that affects a person’s social interaction, communication, interests and behaviour. Around one in every 100 people in the UK are estimated to have autism, and it is more boys that are diagnosed with the condition than girls. In children symptoms … Daily Express :: Health ...

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Autism breakthrough: Trial drug given 'accelerated status' paves way for faster approval

The treatment developed by drug giant Roche acts on a brain receptor for the hormone vasopressin, which is believed to influence social bonding. During the 12-week trial of 223 men, one group had the treatment and the other a placebo. Those who took the drug scored significantly higher on social behavioural scales. Other research has shown positive effects on social ...

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Autism Looms Larger on TV, But Industry Therapy Coverage Falls Short (OPINION)

“So, autism. That’s like the Rain Main savant thing, right?” Thanks to television shows such as “Parenthood,” “Atypical,” “The A Word” and “The Good Doctor,” conversations about autism are less likely to start with this type of under-informed exchange. The wider public is finally gaining more nuanced insight into the condition that impacts 1 out of 68 children in the ...

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