Mice & Autism

November 22, 2012
McGill and University of Montreal researches have identified crucial link between protein synthesis and autism which could lead to new therapeutic opportunities for humans. Read more: http://publications.mcgill.ca/reporter/2012/11/new-hope-for-understanding-autism-spectrum-disorders/
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Autism in 1961

November 22, 2012
Lean about how the familly home schooled their child and others in the ’60s. Read more: http://www.guardian.co.uk/lifeandstyle/2012/nov/17/autism-education-saskia-baron-brother?CMP=twt_gu
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Largest Autism Survey

November 21, 2012
The Way We Are: Autism in 2012 looks at what life is like in the UK for people and families living with Autism. Download Report: http://www.autism.org.uk/get-involved/50th-birthday/survey-report.aspx
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Refrigerator Mom Revisited

November 21, 2012
Kate Allen Toronto Star reporter looks as the myth of Refrigerator Mom theory, why new techniques are needed for diagnosing females with ASD and personal stories of moms with ASD coping with children with ASD. Read more:http://theautismnews.com/latest-news/english/the-autism-project-mothers-with-asd-ask-why-scientists-are-missing-girls/
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Carly’s Eye-opener Experience

November 19, 2012
The breakthrough allowed Carly to articulate what is going on in her head and body. Amazing unravelling of the mysteries of her past classical autistic behaviours and what it is like living in her body. See video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vNZVV4Ciccg Check out Carly’s website: http://carlysvoice.com/home/
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Autism & Best Employees

November 19, 2012
The program looks at how to identify and capitalize on the abilities of individuals with Autism and match them with the skills needed by the employer to create a ‘win win’ scenario. Employer feedback has been very positive, often the individual with ASD is their best employee. Read more: http://www.thestar.com/news/gta/article/1289419–the-autism-project-a-worker-with-autism-may-be-your-best-employee
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Autism Silver Lining?

November 15, 2012
The study found that 34.3 percent of students with an ASD gravitated toward STEM majors. That’s not only higher than their peers in all 10 other disability categories, but also higher than the 22.8 percent of students in the general population who declared a STEM major in college. Science (12.1 percent) and computer science (16.2 […]
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Immune Molecules & Autism

November 15, 2012
Studies have found differences in the immunological profiles of children and adults with autism, as well as in the mothers of children with autism during pregnancy, but only a handful of studies have examined this issue in newborns. Read more:http://sfari.org/news-and-opinion/news/2012/newborn-blood-may-reveal-early-immune-signs-of-autism
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UK Study re: Autism & Employment

November 15, 2012
A new survey by The National Autistic Society has revealed that a high proportion of adults with autism are not in education, employment or training (NEET). One in three of those surveyed aged between 16 and 24 with the condition are NEET – more than double the number amongst the general population.Read more: http://www.autism.org.uk/news-and-events/news-archive/5-may/adults-with-autism-left-in-cold-by-supported-employment-programmes.aspx
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Streeetville School Model for Autism Education

November 13, 2012
The Toronto Star newspaper is currently publishing a series of articles on Autism titled “The Autism Project.” The Streetsville School is seen as a model program for autistic teens who are highly intelligent but need help with coping and social skills. Educators around the world want to know how to replicate its quiet success. Read […]
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Child Prodigies & Autism

November 13, 2012
Yale University research of 8 children finds strong link between child prodigies and autism. Read more: http://www.sciencecodex.com/link_found_between_child_prodigies_and_autism-101760
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Geeky Couples & Autism

November 7, 2012
This month’s Scientific American has an article that looks at the disproportionate occurrence of Autism in children and grandchildren of scientists, technologists, engineers and mathematicians.
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Autism And Workplace

November 7, 2012
Autism Support Network’s post looks at how the passion and interests of individuals with Autism can be linked to employment opportunities in different workplaces ranging from museums and zoos to design studios.
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Focus On Strengths, Talents, Interests

November 7, 2012
Every individual with Autism has strenghts, talents, interests and gifts; this blog challenges us to focus on fostering the individual’s talents, rather than treating their deficits.
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Autism & Bullying

November 5, 2012
Health Canada, NeuroDevNet, Autism Speaks Canada, Sinneave Family Foundation and York University have partnered to create the Autism Chair at York University. Dr. Jonathan Weiss, has been appointed to the Chair for a five year term, which will allow him to build on his past research into bullying and autism, as well as mental health […]
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