Snapshot | Google Alert – autism | Circa October 16, 2008

(Links go to originals and most likely don’t work)

Google News Alert for: autism

Gene Screen To Identify Causes Of Autism
Science Daily (press release) – USA
ScienceDaily (Oct. 17, 2008) — A new screening method can be used to detect the chromosomal abnormalities most commonly associated with autism spectrum 
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Entertainment WeeklyDenis Leary attempts to ridicule kids with autism, fails badly
Entertainment Weekly – USA
And in this book, Leary writes “There is a huge boom in autism right now because inattentive mothers and competitive dads want an explanation for why their 
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Palin’s record on special needs kids is mixed
The Associated Press
Not directly, perhaps, but Palin does have a teenage nephew with autism. The McCain-Palin campaign provided few details about her nephew except that his 
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After McCain Spoke of Autism, Palin Talks of Down Syndrome
Washington Post Blogs – Washington,DC,USA
During last night’s debate, however, GOP presidential candidate John McCain seemed the blur the distinction between Down syndrome and autism
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aPARENTly Speaking: Denis Leary blames ‘inattentive mothers’ for 
San Jose Mercury News – CA, USA
Actor Denis Leary is blaming the brain disorder autism, in part, on “inattentive mothers” in his new book, “Why We Suck: a Feel-Good Guide to Staying Fat, 
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Researchers Develop Screen for Autism-Linked Copy Number Variants
GenomeWeb News (subscription) – NY,USA
By Andrea Anderson NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – Researchers have developed a new method for detecting copy number variants associated with autism spectrum 
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Workers’ LibertyAsperger’s, autism, and special talent
Workers’ Liberty – London,UK
On Sunday 5 October, my son Joe and his dad went to the “Autism and Music” concert at the Savoy Theatre in London. It was promoted by the Autism Research 
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UCR Holds Free Showing of “Autism: The Musical” on Nov. 2
UC Riverside – Riverside,CA,USA
Print Quality Image: Right click image and select “Save Target As.” The cast of “Autism: The Musical” (from left to right) Neal, Adam, Lexi, Henry and Wyatt 
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Students ‘Spike Out Autism
Gulf Coast Newspapers – Daphne,AL,USA
Spanish Fort High School Oct. 7 helped ‘Spike Out Autism’ during a volleyball game against Daphne High School. The school’s Project Outreach club is geared 
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Did John McCain confuse autism with Down syndrome?
Los Angeles Times – CA,USA
John McCain mentioned special needs and autistic children more than once in last night’s final presidential debate. And he noted that his running mate, Gov. 
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Google Blogs Alert for: autism

Autism in the Presidential debate? [Respectful Insolence]
By Orac 
Was it just me, or did anyone else find it jarring when suddenly John McCain interjected special needs children and autism into the debate last night? As you may recall, a few months ago he was tripped up by the antivaccine fearmongers 
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International advocates seek autism support
By Patricia Bauer 
From CBC News [Canada]: Ontario’s “piecemeal” approach to treating adults with autism leaves some of society’s most vulnerable people without the help they need, an advocacy group said in a paper released Wednesday. 
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David Kirby: Last Night’s Autism Debate – Who Will Win the Special 
By David Kirby(
Autism was raised on the campaign trail (when Obama, McCain and Hillary Clinton all said it was increasing, and the potential vaccine connection must be researched), it was raised at both conventions, it was raised duing a FOX News 
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Message to McCain: DOWN SYNDROME, not AUTISM
By nwmuse 
I was a bit stunned last night while watching the debate to hear John McCain say not once, but twice, that Sarah Palin ‘understands about Autism’. Autism? I can only assume he was referring to her infant child – her child with ’special 
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People with autism make more rational decisions
People with autism-related disorders are less likely to make irrational decisions and are less influenced by gut instincts, according to research.
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