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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.

Autism treatment effective for helping war veterans with PTSD

Newport Beach, CA – A device developed to help individuals with Autism Spectrum Disorder has recently been found to be effective in the treatment of war veterans suffering from Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD). Doctors at Newport Beach’s Brain Treatment Center have revealed that neuromodulation can help to heal portions of the brain that have […]

Northern Michigan launches first autism assessment and treatment clinic

Mt Pleasant, MI — Central Michigan University (CMU) has just launched the first ever clinic for the assessment of autism.  in Northern Michigan. The program  received a grant from Michigan’s Department of Community Health, which funded the entire project. CMU’s graduate school students will aid in the diagnosis and treatment of children with Autism Spectrum […]

Islamabad to establish autism center

Islamabad – The Capital Administration and Development Division (CADD) is planning to create an autism center in its city. Minister of State Barrister Usman Ibrahim said in a meeting held on Nov. 5 that officials should make a committee consisting of the joint secretary of health, director National of Rehabilitation and Medicine (NIRM) along with […]

Study shows minority children underrepresented in autism identification

Lawrence, Kan. — A study co-authored by an assistant professor of special education in the University of Kansas found that minority children may have been underrepresented in the country’s autism identification. Jason Travers found that there was an increase in the number of white students identified with autism between the years 2000 to 2007 in […]

Personal advocacy helps to create autism policy in Michigan

Michigan, Detroit – After years of legislative struggle to expand coverage for the care of children with autism in the state’s healthcare policy, advocates for better autism care in the state of Michigan found an ally in the person of Lt. Gov. Brian Calley. Calley is one of the very few legislators who was willing […]

Study finds UK police interview process lacking for people with autism

United Kingdom – A new study found that current UK police interview practices do not work well for people with autism. The study was conducted by Medical Xpress’s Department of Psychology and was funded by the Economic Social Research Council (ESRC). In the study researchers Dr. Katie Maras from the DOP and Dr. Laura Crane […]

Psychologist tells court that man accused of murder has Asperger’s syndrome

Glasgow – Luke Quinn,  45  is accused of murdering Simon Richardson, 45 in a city centre street on November 10 2013. He was allegedly punched after having been knocked to the ground and then stamped on. He later died due to internal bleeding. A jury at the High Court in Glasgow were given evidence from Prof Thomas […]

Research finds computer-aided communication helps adults with autism

Leiden, Netherlands — A group of researchers from the University of Leiden in the Netherlands have attempted to conduct research on a theory that has long been speculated by many. The group, headed by Aske Plaat, made efforts to prove that computer-aided communication such as entails and instant messaging have a number of advantages for  […]

Mum spends 50 hours locked in glass box for autism awareness

Stoke-On-Trent, UK – 40-year-old mother of 3, Ally Nicklin  spent last weekend in Tesco, however she was not doing the weekly shop. She was encased in a large glass box for a total of 50 hours. This was done to raise autism awareness and money for Caudwell Children a registered charity that support families with […]

Jamaica – Mother of child with autism helps raise awareness through Digicel’s 5K event

Jamaica – Kimberly Brown-Muthra is a credit and collections analyst at the Digicel Foundation, a nonprofit charity, who is volunteering at their annual 5K Run/Walk. Brown-Muthra was inspired to help because of her son Kareem Muthra whose on the autism spectrum. Brown-Muthra took her son to be evaluated at the offices of developmental pediatrician Dr. […]