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Autism in the News – 10.28.11

Trick-or-Treat Safely with Autistic Children (Northhampton Patch)
The Central Pennsylvania Autism Resource Center has eight tips for parents taking children with autism spectrum disorders out on Halloween. Read more.

A hideout for kids with autism (Chicago Parent)
A big couch in one corner, a TV humming along and kids’ toys spread all around-it looks like just about any living room you’ve ever seen. Read more.

The Next Step: Memories and First Appointments (Brighton Patch)
World famous actress Kirsten Dunst is currently making headlines because she has obtained German Citizenship. We, Germany natives, are going the other way around: we want to become Americans. Read more.

Brain gene activity changes through life (ScienceNews)
Human brains all work pretty much the same and use roughly the same genes in the same way to build and maintain the infrastructure that makes people who they are, two new studies show. And by charting the brain’s genetic activity from before birth to old age, the studies reveal that the brain continually remodels itself in predictable ways throughout life. Read more.

Job Market Tough for Young Adults With Autism (US News)
More children are being diagnosed with autism than ever before and now many of these children are graduating from high school and entering, or at least trying to enter, the workforce. Read more.

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  1. October 28, 2011 at 6:56 pm

    hooray!! they found him! after a week in the woods in virginia. AMAZING!

  2. Kathy Silverstein
    October 29, 2011 at 3:02 am

    What a great idea this is on the 2nd article . You can have a play area that is safe for autistic kids and hopefully has some sensory friendly toys and other things that autistic kids like to play with, maybe even eventually some educational games on the computer geared to skills that autistic kids need to develop, while at the same time exposing them to peers and, just as importantly, giving parents an outlet for support that they can go to while their kids are playing. Bravo! for thinking of this idea. I wonder if any of the organizations on this page, or this one, http://www.aspergerssociety.org/articles/support.htm would be willing to make donations to such a worthy cause. Keep up the good work!

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