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Signs and Symptoms of High-Functioning Autism

High-functioning autism is sometimes used to describe autistic people who can function with limited assistance. High-functioning autism is a fairly new term. However, it’s not an official medical diagnosis and many are still unsure whether it serves as a way to describe a specific group of autism — namely those who can handle everyday tasks…

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Stride Autism Centers to open Lincoln location next month

Brad Zelinger has two identities: One shaped by his background in the business world and the other shaped by his sister’s autism disorder. He combined his knowledge in the two subjects to create Stride Autism Centers less than two years ago, and has opened several locations across the Midwest. The latest location will open in…

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MRI scans show how autism affects young brains over time

November 23, 2021 — Researchers from Yale University have found that autism affects the microstructure of white matter in the brains of adolescents and young adults over time as indicated on MRI scans. The study results are being presented at the upcoming RSNA 2021 meeting. Using MRI, lead author and doctoral candidate Clara Weber and…

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Meet the ‘mitomaniacs’ who say mitochondria matter in autism

Douglas Wallace watched with anticipation as a mouse navigated chambers in a habitat in his lab in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. For the most part, it was a typical lab mouse: a few months old, with plain black fur. But deep within its cells, it carried a single change in the DNA that runs its mitochondria, the…

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8-year-old with autism still missing in Gwinnett County more than 36 hours later

GWINNETT COUNTY, Ga. — Police are still searching for an 8-year-old girl who vanished in Gwinnett County more than 24 hours ago. Nicole “Amari” Hall, who goes by Amari, was last seen by her mother at the Hometown Studios Hotel in Peachtree corners. Her family said she has autism. Amari and her mother were living…

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The autistic women denied a diagnosis for decades

When the television presenter Melanie Sykes and the model Christine McGuinness revealed they had been diagnosed with autism as adults, it brought new attention to the challenges for others like them whose symptoms have been missed. This is the story of one autistic woman – and how diagnosis in her thirties changed her life The…

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