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Too many children with autism are let down by schools and end up in prison

Too many children with autism are let down by schools and end up in prison

For many young people, school can be a difficult place. And for some, it can be just about impossible. Negative experiences in school can have harmful long-term effects on pupils with autism spectrum conditions. Official figures show that children, are increasingly being suspended or expelled from school because of “behavioural problems” – many of which […] … learn more→

Vaccines and Autism, Part 2

Ok, so it’s clear the assumptions of the pro-vaccine crowd are so strong, that it’s reasonable to at least consider the possibility that they’re wrong, that vaccines can actually cause problems, for some people, at least sometimes. I’m not picking on CNN here, but the article is pretty much a template for how mainstream media […] … learn more→

A bird\’s song may teach us about human speech disorders

Can the song of a small bird provide valuable insights into human stuttering and speech-related disorders and conditions, including autism and stroke? New research by UCLA life scientists and colleagues provides reason for optimism. The scientists discovered that some 2,000 genes in a region of the male zebra finch\’s brain known as \”Area X\” are […] … learn more→