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Autism

Missing autistic man Tijuani Jones could be in danger

2014-09-30 17:36

Police and the family of Tijuani Jones are becoming more concerned about him and are asking local communities in Maryland to help. Jones has autism and disappeared last Thursday from Community Living Inc. located in Frederick. Although he has a tracking bracelet, it is either not working or has been removed, so the family has no information about his current location.

Police acknowledge that Tijuani Jones has wandered away in the past, but the 24-year-old is usually found quickly. His family estimates that he is generally located within two days or less.

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Autism in China’s media coverage skips science

2014-09-27 18:00

Media coverage about autism is increasing around the globe, but this has not stopped some countries from limiting the type of information that is accessible to people. China has a notorious problem with censorship, and newspapers continue to suffer. Now, people who are interested in learning more about autism are not able to get a complete understanding of the disorder from the media.

China’s restrictions are creating a limited perspective on autism in newspapers.

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Autistic children more sedentary despite surprising fitness levels

2014-09-26 17:42

A new study has compared sedentary lifestyles among autistic and nonautistic children. The research from Oregon State University reveals that children with autism are more sedentary despite finding encouraging fitness levels. There was only one area that showed autistic kids falling behind compared to kids without autism.

The researchers at Oregon State University discovered that autistic children spend an additional

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Family being deported because of autistic child: Maria Sevilla reveals details

2014-09-25 18:35

A family is being deported in Australia because of an autistic child and is considering the appeals process. Maria Sevilla’s son, Tyrone, has autism, and her visa application was recently rejected. Government officials made it clear in the denial that Tyrone was viewed as a burden on the health system and not wanted in the country.

Maria Sevilla is originally from the Philippines, but her son only spent the first two years of his life in the country before arriving in Australia.

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Establishing autism diagnosis in young children

2014-09-24 16:32
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Medical experts agree that autism spectrum disorder (ASD) is difficult to diagnose, and the process requires thorough evaluations by trained professionals. Diagnosing the condition at an early age benefits both the child and parents, so it is important for parents to learn ASD symptoms and pay attention to the development of their children. Although there is no easy blood test for the disorder, there are reliable ways to identify autism at an early age.

Parents and close family members tend to be the first people to notice behavioral differences and developmental delays in children.

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Autistic teenager missing in disturbing trend: Joshua Lee Lord disappears

2014-09-23 17:35

It is a nightmare parents never want to encounter, but one family is facing its worst fears as they search for a missing autistic teenager. Joshua Lee Lord has disappeared from his home in Bury, which is located in Greater Manchester, in the United Kingdom. His family is worried about his safety because of health issues.

Joshua Lee Lord has been missing since Monday, and no one has been able to provide a specific reason for his disappearance.

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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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