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Nine year old with Asperger’s saves his mother from potential house fire
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Nine year old with Asperger’s saves his mother from potential house fire

Deptford, New Jersey, Nick DiVito, 9 — who has Asperger’s Syndrome received a commendation from the Deptford Fire Department after he saved his mum from a potential house fire. The South Jersey Times reports that Nick woke up at 7:15 on the morning of Nov 2...
Report finds Connecticut students with autism most targeted for restraint and seclusion used
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Report finds Connecticut students with autism most targeted for restraint and seclusion used

Connecticut, State Department of Education - A new report finds that there were more than 33,000 incidents of physical restraint or seclusion in public schools and private special education programs in Connecticut. The report found that children with autism...
Mum who asked school to support autistic son accused of having Münchausen Syndrome by Proxy
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Mum who asked school to support autistic son accused of having Münchausen Syndrome by Proxy

Solihull, West Midlands UK - Jenny Lockley was suspected of having Münchausen Syndrome by Proxy (MSBP) after she asked school staff to give more support to her son Sam who has autism. Staff at Lady Katherine Leveson Church of England Primary School accused ...
Autistic boy’s lunch repeatedly ‘thrown away’ by school according to mother
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Autistic boy’s lunch repeatedly ‘thrown away’ by school according to mother

New Jersey - A mother from New Jersey is alleging that her ten year old autistic son's lunch is repeatedly thrown away by his school over unpaid cafeteria balances. The school have previously made apologies to the family for doing the exact same thing. I...
Dogs Trained to Help Children on the Autism Spectrum
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Dogs Trained to Help Children on the Autism Spectrum

Animal-assisted therapy for children with autism is a popular topic at the moment. When combined  with an evidence-based approach, it can be very useful in helping children on the autism spectrum develop communication, self-help and social skills. Famil...