News In Brief

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These are short news articles that report quickly on breaking events or snapshots of news for quick coverage. They are not as in-depth but a synopsis.

Researchers say breastfed babies in risk of autism more likely to be sociable

Dresden, Germany — A research claims that babies who were found to have gene mutations linked to autism are likely to become sociable despite the fact that the developmental disorder is inclined to cause children to be socially challenged. The study, which was recently published in the journal Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, […]

Teen with Asperger’s creates amazing photorealistic drawings

South Wales, England — A 14-year-old with Asperger’s has found a way to channel his extraordinary creativity through photorealistic drawings. Chris Baker’s extraordinary creations are so realistic that one would not even notice at first glance that they are not real photos, but rather drawings— handcrafted in details drawn so perfectly. Chris barely spoke to […]

Former autistic student sues Pennsylvania school for keeping him off varsity hockey team

Gibsonia Pennysylvania – A former student with an autism diagnosis is suing his school for keeping him from playing varsity level hockey because of his diagnosis. The 18 year old student known only as J.G in the federal law suit filed against Pine-Richland school district, claims that he played hockey for several years with no major […]

Leeds Metropolitan University Secure Grant to Help Autistic Students Access Education

Leeds, UK -Dr Mark Fabri from Leeds Metropolitan University will lead researchers from the UK, Finland, Spain, the Netherlands and Poland for a three year project. They will collaborate on a project which has received funding from the EU Lifelong Learning Programme to find out needs of students with high functioning autism starting their university […]

Montana mothers speak up for elimination diets to ease autism symptoms

Great Falls, MT – Two Montana mothers have spoken up for the use of elimination diets to ease the symptoms of autism. Kim Rice and Kim Martin both spoke to KBZK news, they both have children with autism. They adjusted the diets of both their children by gutting out knon allergens such as Gluten found […]

UK eleven year old Aspergers boy competes for Christmas number one

Buckinghamshire, UK – A schoolboy with Aspergers who’s mother hadn’t heard him sing until last year is vying for the UK chart’s top spot with a song he composed himself. He sung for the first time at last year’s school Christmas concert and blew his audience away. Fynnjan Leach-Verhoeven penned the song from tunes that […]

Scientists isolate cell type in brain most affected by autism gene mutations

Leading cell biologists in UC San Francisco have identified a specific cell type in a particular part of the brain at a cruicial time in brain development can be a factor in autism development. The research published in the Cell journal on November 21 marks a significant turning point in autism research, especially that of […]

Missing California autistic teen found safe

Lake Elsinor, CA – Missing 18 year old autistic Eric Oritz has been found safe and well in his home town, Lake Elsinor, CA. Oritz, who has the mental capacity of a five year old child was reported missing after wandering from him home at 12:30 in the afternoon of November 25. Oritz is well […]

New autism school for South Australia set to open in 2015

South Australia – There is no school for children diagnosed with autism in South Australia, but plans set in motion this week aim to provide one for the state by 2015. The school which plans to house 45 fee paying pupils will give parents in the state more choice for their children, and is expected […]

Two days left to vote for Samantha Buck’s documentary “Best Kept Secret” on autism

“Best Kept Secret” is one of five documentary films to make it from round one into the finals of the 23rd Gotham Independent Film Awards. Voting closes on November 24th and all nominees will have to wait until the announcement on December 2, 2013 The film has received rave reviews from audiences and critics alike and has […]