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Mental Health And Police Violence: How Crisis Intervention Teams Are Failing

Nationwide protests over police accountability and racial justice have reenergized longstanding efforts to fundamentally change how police departments respond to someone in a mental health emergency. Many are calling for removing or dramatically reducing law enforcement’s role in responding to those crisis calls unless absolutely necessary. Since 2015, nearly a quarter of all people killed by police officers in America have […]

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Buffalo councilmember calls for collaboration to address mental health and drug abuse disorders

BUFFALO, N.Y. (WKBW) — A Buffalo Common Councilmember is calling for collaboration to address mental health and drug abuse disorders following a recent police shooting. Buffalo Common Councilmember Christopher P. Scanlon filed a resolution Friday which directs council staff to create a detailed list of agencies and nonprofits in Erie County that address mental health, substance […]

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Snapshot | Google Alerts – autism | Circa May 15, 2011

News9 new results for autism   Fever during pregnancy, diabetes and obesity may raise autism riskUSA TodayBy Jenifer Goodwin HealthDay Having the flu during pregnancy isn’t associated with a heightened risk of autism or developmental delay in children, although having a fever during pregnancy might be. By Getty Images Recent research has found that the …See all stories on this topic »USA […]

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Snapshot | About Autism / Spectrum Disorders: The Politics of Autism and Vaccines | Circa February 26, 2009

   Autism / Spectrum Disorders In the Spotlight | More Topics |    from Lisa Jo Rudy This week, yet again, the question of whether autism can be or is caused by vaccines is big news. A major article in Newsweek argues against a connection; a media blitz including a full-page ad in USA Today “breaks” news that the Vaccine Court […]

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Snapshot | Google Alerts – autism | Circa November 8, 2017

autismDaily update ⋅ November 8, 2017 NEWS  Watertown autism nonprofit gets influential role in Tony-winning playWicked Local WatertownAsperger/Autism Network (AANE)–based at 51 Water St.–has partnered with SpeakEasy Stage Co. in support of the launch of the play “The Curious …Flag as irrelevant  People with Autism Are Filling a Void in the WorkplaceAutism Parenting Magazine (blog)The future job market is looking bright for many […]

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Snapshot | Google Alerts – autism | Circa March 18, 2017

autismDaily update ⋅ March 18, 2017 NEWS  Experimental autism blood test for children looks promisingCBS News“The test was able to predict autism, regardless of where on the spectrum an individual was,” said study co-author Juergen Hahn, referring to varying …Experimental blood test could speed autism diagnosis, study claims – Fox NewsAutism Blood Test Incorporates Big Data Techniques – Genetic Engineering & Biotechnology NewsGrandparents ‘may be first to spot autism in […]

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Snapshot | Google Alerts – autism | Circa June 13, 2009

Google News Alert for: autism Strides for Autism in Myrtle BeachWPDE – Myrtle Beach,SC,USABy Graeme Moore Saturday, The South Carolina Autism Society held activities at Grand Park in market common in Myrtle Beach to raise awareness and money for …See all stories on this topic Autism 5K Run/Walk Raises More Money than ExpectedWFMY News 2 – Greensboro,NC,USAGreensboro, NC – The Autism Society of North […]