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Girls may be protected against autism, new study finds – The Boston Globe | Circa FEBRUARY 25, 2013

FEBRUARY 25, 2013 For years, it’s been known that boys are disproportionately affected by autism spectrum disorders, outnumbering girls 4 to 1. What has never been clear is the reason for the gender imbalance: Were males more biologically susceptible, or were females somehow insulated from the disorder and its suite of communication and behavioral problems? […]

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Bruno Bettelheim – Wikipedia | 1903 – 1990

Bruno Bettelheim (August 28, 1903 – March 13, 1990) was an early writer on autism who was also a refugee from Nazi Europe who used fraudulent credentials to obtain an academic position. After his death, he was exposed for plagiarism, false credentials, and abusive treatment of students.[2][3][4][5] Bettelheim was born in Vienna, Austria-Hungary, and following the Nazi Anschluss (annexation) of Austria in March 1938, […]

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Advocates & Activists Aging & Disability Divergent News Healthcare & Wellness

Disability hate crime: Katie Price backed by MPs over online abuse – BBC News

The model is calling for new laws to protect disabled people online after her son Harvey was trolled. Source: Disability hate crime: Katie Price backed by MPs over online abuse – BBC News

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Recovery from autism | Left Brain Right Brain | Circa May 5, 2011

At IMFAR, a new abstract is available about recovering from autism. Its also covered by AP in a slightly oblique way. For example, the AP story states: …at least 10 percent of children with autism can “recover” from it — most of them after undergoing years of intensive behavioral therapy… And yet I can’t see ABA mentioned in the […]

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Divergent News Employment & Education

North Carolina kid with autism expands pickle profession to grandmother’s Pineville consignment shop

Pineville’s Main Street has what you need to put some love in your home. For Donna Lester’s New To You Consignment Shop, the inventory list for those items goes on and on. Source: North Carolina kid with autism expands pickle profession to grandmother’s Pineville consignment shop

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Spread the word: Fort Mill teen with autism reported missing – Story | WJZY

The Fort Mill Police Department is asking for the public’s help in locating a missing teenager who they say is high-functioning autistic. Source: Spread the word: Fort Mill teen with autism reported missing – Story | WJZY

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Arthur and Zwannah Autism School Appeals for Support | Liberian Observer

Michael Gebeh, Deputy Director for Administration at the Arthur and Zwannah First Autism School, has called on philanthropists and the government to help contribute to the well-being of autistic children and the smooth running of the institution. Autism is a complex developmental disorder that primarily affects the human brain and it is characterized by the… […]