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Vaccines Don’t Actually Cause Autism, Anti-Vaxxer Study Finds
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Vaccines Don’t Actually Cause Autism, Anti-Vaxxer Study Finds

Even when anti-vaxxers fund studies, they get the same results: Their hypothesis that vaccines cause autism has nothing to stand on. In a study that included approximately 95,000 children with older siblings, receipt of the measles-mumps-rubella (MMR) vacci...
War of Words Over NJ’s Affordable-Housing Needs Sparked by Two New Reports
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War of Words Over NJ’s Affordable-Housing Needs Sparked by Two New Reports

New Jersey's always contentious affordable-housing scene got even more charged with the release a week ago Monday of two reports by the New Jersey State League of Municipalities that question the validity and practicality of obligations calculated by advocates...
Science that could improve the lives of people with autism is being ignored
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Science that could improve the lives of people with autism is being ignored

The economic costs associated with autism spectrum disorder run at £32 billion per year in the UK, more than heart disease, stroke and cancer combined. For children with autism this includes special education services and the costs of their parents not working...
Understanding Why Girls With Autism Behave Differently Than Boys
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Understanding Why Girls With Autism Behave Differently Than Boys

A new study by the prestigious Stanford University School of Medicine has found that girls on the autism spectrum displayed much lesser restricted and repetitive behaviors compared to boys. In fact, the study found structural differences in the brain tissues o...
Doctors Overuse Antipsychotic Drugs to Treat Intellectual Disability including autism
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Doctors Overuse Antipsychotic Drugs to Treat Intellectual Disability including autism

Large numbers of people with intellectual disabilities as well as those who also have autism are being inappropriately prescribed antipsychotic drugs, finds a new University College London study. Dr. Rory Sheehan, one of the authors of the study "Mental ill...
Watch your language when talking about autism
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Watch your language when talking about autism

Words matter. The way we use them to communicate with or about others can have a huge impact on people’s lives. This is especially the case when it comes to disability. Handicapped. Retarded. Mad. Activists have campaigned hard to eradicate such terms, which...
The Punishment Gap: Schools Discipline Special Ed Students at Higher Rates
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The Punishment Gap: Schools Discipline Special Ed Students at Higher Rates

By Nate Robson First appeared in Oklahoma Watch here. Reprinted with Permission. In Jenks Public Schools, campus police physically restrained and handcuffed a second-grade special education student. His crime? He ran to the playground to escape a noisy c...