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Autistic adults face health insurance problems

2014-09-20 18:15

Adults with autism continue to face ongoing problems with health insurance, and age is at the center of the debates. Most programs offer coverage through the age of 21, but families are left with the difficulty of finding new services once their loved ones are older. This leaves thousands of autistic people without the coverage they need.

People who have autism spectrum disorder (ASD) are often faced with the dilemma of finding good health insurance once they are over the age of 21.

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Fake charity for autism wastes money on ridiculous purchases

2014-09-18 20:44
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Investigators have uncovered another fake charity for autism that wasted funds on personal purchases instead of the promised services. Brandie Christian and Joshua Hani are accused of running a false charity and using the money collected from donors to buy ridiculous items that they claimed were for the children.

Brandie Christian and Joshua Hani founded the Autism Outreach Foundation and claimed that it would help needy autistic children by paying for their services.

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Zinc, copper levels in autism could provide answers

2014-09-17 20:45

Researchers have been investigating zinc and copper levels in people with autism to determine if there is a link to the condition. Now, a new study reveals important information about the balance of these minerals in autistic people. The levels of zinc and copper may hold vital clues to understanding autism.

Scientists have been trying to uncover the mysteries of autism spectrum disorder by analyzing mineral levels in the body.

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Autistic residents at Winter Park home abused by workers

2014-09-16 20:56

Workers at a Winter Park home in Florida have been accused of abusing some of the autistic residents. Michael Meeks, Shenika Abraham and Kenneth Hampton Jr. are currently under arrest, and a video exists of their abuse. Another worker who was employed with them at the Threshold Center for Autism came forward with the evidence.

Michael Meeks, Shenika Abraham and Kenneth Hampton Jr. could spend five years in jail for abusing autistic people at a residential home. They may also be forced to pay a fine for their actions.

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Kelli Stapleton talks to Dr. Phil about autism: Mom tried to kill autistic child

2014-09-15 22:08
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Kelli Stapleton has tried to explain her mindset to Dr. Phil on his show after agreeing to an interview from jail. The mother attempted to kill her autistic daughter and herself, but now admits she deserved to go to prison. She shares disturbing information about her daughter, her behavior and her reaction to dealing with an autistic child.

The woman who is known for trying to kill her autistic child is speaking out about her case. Kelli Stapleton agreed to talk to “The Dr.

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Police replace autistic man’s stolen birthday money

2014-09-13 22:17

An autistic man received a surprise from police officers who decided to replace the money he lost during a robbery in Stamford. Police were able to raise $800 for the man, and they are still actively searching for the thief who tricked him. They also received money from local residents who were touched by the story.

A man with autism was on his way to purchase items with his birthday money, but he was robbed before he could reach the store.

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Autistic boy hospitalized after school bullying finds support on Facebook

2014-09-12 20:46

Christopher Miller has been facing bullies at school in Tennessee on a daily basis. The autistic boy was recently hospitalized because of the bullying, but his family has found a way to help him cope. Their decision to start a Facebook page, titled Hearts for Christopher Miller, may inspire other families to fight bullying with positivity.

Miller is 12 years old, and his recent hospitalization was related to attempted suicide. He faces bullying at school and often has to deal with people mocking him.

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Data mining creates sick lists: Autism for sale

2014-09-11 16:51

A disturbing trend has been noted among data mining companies that affects people with autism and other conditions. Information is being collected to create sick lists that include people’s names, addresses and other data. These lists are being used in ways that may make people angry.

Data mining is a growing industry that collects information on people and sells it to marketers, companies, brands and others.

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Supermarket makes new shopping carts for autistic children

2014-09-10 20:16
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A supermarket in the U.K. is developing a new type of shopping cart specifically designed for children with autism. Sainsbury’s believes this will help families shop easier while keeping the children more comfortable. The change should offer hope to families around the world that other stores may be willing to follow this example.

Sainsbury’s is a popular supermarket in the U.K. that also offers online shopping options in some areas.

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Autism stomach problems create drug absorption concerns

2014-09-09 21:32
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Stomach problems are often an issue for people with autism, and the latest research has found another concern. A new study reveals that absorption problems should not be dismissed because of their potential impact on medications. People with autism may not be getting the full benefit of the drugs they are taking on a daily basis.

Researchers have discovered that gastrointestinal problems play a role in the absorption of drugs in autistic people.

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