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Former Israeli Foreign Minister Avigdor Liberman apologises for his use of the term ‘autistic’

The news outlet, the Jewish Press reported today that in a radio interview broadcast on Voice of Israel radio, former Israeli Foreign Minister Avigdor Liberman, used insensitive language directed towards Prime Minister Netanyahu on the issues surrounding support for a two-state solution. He used the term “autistic” in order to describe Netanyahu’s behavior and state of mind. He […]

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Ottawa hospital spends millions on temporary housing for individuals with autism – w/video

Ottawa — A hospital in the Canadian capital has been spending millions of dollars to make sure patients with autism are properly cared for as they await transfer to group homes. The Ottawa Hospital has taken in four individuals with autism as they wait for their names to be at the top part of the […]

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Update – Daryl Hannah opens up about her life with autism

In an interview with The Australian Woman’s Weekly this week, Daryl Hannah spoke candidly about her life growing up with Asperger’s syndrome. Ms Hannah who is now 54, is known for her star Hollywood roles in films such as Splash with Tom Hanks, Blade Runner and Kill Bill, to name but a few. In her […]

Parent’s Corner

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Maybe my opinion does matter…at least a little

Several months ago, during a car ride home from school, Hunter informed me that my opinion didn’t matter to him. This shouldn’t come as a shock to me. He pretty much says that through his actions each and every day. After all, he is a teenager who also has Asperger’s Syndrome. He tells me what he is thinking, […]

Exploring Autism

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Autism and Anxiety – The Shapes of Fear

Does your child withdraw into his own world at times? Or get upset by changes in his routine or environment?  Is he reluctant to try anything new?  Have routines that simply ‘have to be done’ often in a specific order?   Or is she a ‘collector’ – filling her pockets, her room or even the whole house with the things […]

Insights into Autism with Paddy-Joe Moran

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Autism and Food – Part 2 – reasons for food-related issues

This article will look at some of the food-related problems discussed in the previous article, and try to figure out why they may be taking place. However much autistic `behaviour` may appear to be irrational, there is always a reason behind it somewhere. The reasons might not always seem logical, but they are not excuses, […]

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