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Social services are failing to look after carers – this must change urgently |by Judith Potts | Reblogged from The Telegraph

Many people who call my helpline (0345 051 3925) for advice on how to cope with the silent, visual hallucinations that can develop when sight is compromised or lost are ringing on behalf of family members for whom they are acting as carers.  The carers tend to be from the ‘sandwich’ generation, living in the middle of […]

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Autism Speaks releases new strategic plan for science | Science News | Autism Speaks

Originally posted on International Badass Activists:
The plan’s priority objectives include: * Support research that deepens understanding of autism’s causes, including basic research on the biological processes that lead to many different types of autism and their associated physical and mental health conditions. * Support studies that translate these basic discoveries into promising personalized treatments and services…

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Autism Speaks releases new strategic plan for science | Science News | Autism Speaks

The plan’s priority objectives include: * Support research that deepens understanding of autism’s causes, including basic research on the biological processes that lead to many different types of autism and their associated physical and mental health conditions. * Support studies that translate these basic discoveries into promising personalized treatments and services ready to be evaluated in pilot […]

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“I WANT TO BE CALLED AUTISTIC” – Autism Mom

At one of our first IEP meetings, I asked about special education services provided at my son’s school, and referred to the students as “autistic children.” “Children with a… Source: “I WANT TO BE CALLED AUTISTIC” – Autism Mom

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The SCOPE Christmas Meal And Some Autism Related Links

Originally posted on aspiblog:
INTRODUCTION I am including autism related links because it was in my capacity as NAS West Norfolk branch secretary that I was invited to attend the SCOPE christmas meal (our organisations are looking to work more closely on various things).  THE MEAL The meal was arranged for The Gatehouse, a Hungry…

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Mom Spurs Marijuana-Autism Study In Philadelphia « CBS Philly

Erica Daniels was nearly at wit’s end in trying to find ways to ease her son Leo’s autism symptoms. And then, she came upon marijuana. Source: Mom Spurs Marijuana-Autism Study In Philadelphia « CBS Philly