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“Thank you for releasing my voice”, teen with autism says

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By Patty Crosby | FCN

“It’s a miracle. It’s the best thing that has ever happened to our family.”That’s how Leslie Weed describes being able to hear what her Lanier is thinking and feeling after 16 years of relative silence.

“I now have this treasure trove of thoughts” says Leslie....

Autistic boy, 12, eagerly waits to go back to school

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By Angie Seth | Global News

Christian Thorndyke, 12, is a boy who loves to go to school.“I find it’s fun learning, I like being involved with other children, and recess and gym class. I really love learning and going to school,” Christian told Global News.

But for the past few months Christian has been at...

8-YEAR-OLD MISSING AUTISTIC BOY FOUND SAFE

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By abc7 Eyewitness News

A family is reunited after a frantic search a child with autism. The boy disappeared at Westfield shopping mall.

Family and friends let out a cheer after getting word 8-year-old Brooklyn Venter is safe. More than a hundred volunteers showed up to help dozens of police officers in the search for...

Brain wave test could help in autism study

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By WKRC Local 12

One in 68 children is diagnosed with autism.

That was the estimate from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Cuba Cooper and Nalani Roland have autism. They are taking part in a study that could someday help classify and diagnose autism earlier.

Researchers at the Albert Einstein College of...

Children with autism are more sedentary than their peers, new study shows

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By MedicalXpress

A new Oregon State University study of children with autism found that they are more sedentary than their typically-developing peers, averaging 50 minutes less a day of moderate physical activity and 70 minutes more each day sitting.

The small study of 29 children, some with autism and some without,...

Children born too close together face autism risk

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By Sarah Knapton | The Telegraph

Children born too close to their siblings face a greater chance of being autistic, a study has found

Parents should avoid having children too close together, after a study found that babies conceived within 12 months of the birth of a sibling were more likely to be autistic.

Youngsters were...