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Is surgically altering an autistic boy’s voice cruel or kind? | Salon.com | Circa September 28, 2013

A controversial surgery to reduce screaming draws critics — but the boy’s doctor says it’s to help him MARY ELIZABETH WILLIAMS SEPTEMBER 28, 2013 12:58AM (UTC) Two years ago, Vicki Hanegraaf’s son Kade was, as Dr. Seth Dailey wrote in his medical case report last March, “a 14-year-old boy with Autism Spectrum Disorder and vocal tics.” […]

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Snapshot | Google Alerts – autism | Circa May 16, 2013

Google Alert – autismgoogle alertsx Google Alerts googlealerts-noreply@google.comThu, May 16, 2013, 11:30 PM News 9 new results for autism Link Between Epilepsy And Autism Found – Medical News TodayMedical News TodayThe findings may lead to better treatment for people with epilepsy and autism. Dr. Wakeford suggested that although epilepsy has a cultural stigma, the more […]

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‘We didn’t realise Mum was autistic until she was diagnosed at the age of 74’

ByAnna Wilson To me and my sister, she was super-glamorous and fiercely intelligent, but with hindsight, I can see that Mum didn’t fit in My mother’s favourite saying was: “There’s a place for everything, and everything in its place.” It was the mantra that she lived – and ruled us – by. She was fastidious […]

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Snapshot | Google Alerts – autism | Circa January 26, 2011

Google Alert – autismgoogle alertsx Google Alerts googlealerts-noreply@google.comWed, Jan 26, 2011, 8:41 PM News 9 new results for autism ‘We don’t have to lock people in rooms’Cape Breton PostThat’s the assessment of Michelle Gardiner, president of the Autism Society of Cape Breton and mother of an autistic son, about the 20-year-old who was …See all […]

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Snapshot | Google Alerts – autism | Circa January 25, 2011

Google Alert – autismgoogle alertsx Google Alerts googlealerts-noreply@google.comJan 25, 2011, 8:30 PM News 10 new results for autism Autistic man confined in room, sometimes without toilet, for two weeks: motherWinnipeg Free PressSYDNEY, NS – An autistic man was locked in a room at a special care home in Nova Scotia for 15 days, sometimes urinating […]

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Snapshot | Google Alerts – autism | Circa January 22, 2011

Google Alert – autismgoogle alertsx Google Alerts googlealerts-noreply@google.comSat, Jan 22, 2011, 8:31 PM News 10 new results for autism Autistic man’s family sues ex-cop in case highlighting problems dealing with …The Canadian PressWhat Cruz and his partner apparently did not know was that the Pakistani-American man was autistic. Three years later, as a jury weighs […]

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Snapshot | Google Alerts – autism | Circa January 17, 2011

Google Alert – autismgoogle alertsx Google Alerts googlealerts-noreply@google.comMon, Jan 17, 2011, 8:30 PM News 10 new results for autism British Researcher Wakefield Defends Link Between Vaccine and AutismABC NewsEvidence Wakefield published in 1998 gave birth to the belief of a connection between vaccines and autism, which ignited a nationwide public health scare …See all stories […]