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  • Teacher’s aide abuses autistic boy by allegedly waterboarding (VIDEO)

    The mother of a 14-year-old autistic boy has accused a school aide of ‘waterboarding’ her son by forcing his head under a running faucet. A fellow student has also claimed that the boy was also forced to eat his own vomit. Two teacher’s aides have been charged with abusing the boy and other special needs children. Five families have filed charges and they believe that their child...
    • Study finds that mercury levels same in all kids

      Kids with autism have mercury levels in their blood at similar levels as other kids, researchers have found — levels that are in line with standards for normal levels. The results could poke a hole in the theory that the environmental toxin contributes to autism, but autism activists say the study method was flawed. The research, published in the journal “Environmental Health Perspecti...
      • Mis-diagnosed kids with autism could teach schools a lesson

        by Paul Nyhan | Original Article Autism seems to be everywhere today, but a new film suggests not all newly-diagnosed children have the mysterious disorder and that these autistic-like children could help us understand how students learn and improve the first years of education. “Autistic-Like: Graham’s Story” is about how one family was told their son was autistic, only to learn months ...
        • Autism and oxytocin gene from a non-DNA sequence mutation

          Researchers at Duke University Medical Center have uncovered a new genetic signature that correlates strongly with autism and which doesn’t involve changes to the DNA sequence itself. Rather, the changes are in the way the genes are turned on and off. The finding may suggest new approaches to diagnosis and treatment of autism. The researchers found higher-than-usual numbers of gene-regulatin...
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