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Children with autism appear to have excess synapses

Healthyday.com reported the findings of a new study that suggests (eventually) there may be a medication that could correct the extra synapses they suggest exist in the brain of a child with ASD.  Interesting read!http://consumer.healthday.com/cognitive-health-information-26/autism-news-51/kids-with-autism-have-extra-brain-connections-study-shows-690969.html

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Interesting article from the New York Times Magazine

I’m not sure I completely agree that these children have been “cured”, as it mentions still having some slight lingering characteristics, BUT …. it’s a very interesting article (that’s why I’m sharing it – grin)…http://www.nytimes.com/2014/08/03/magazine/the-kids-who-beat-autism.html?_r=0

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Great tips for outings with kids

Love That Max Blog provides some great tips…http://www.lovethatmax.com/2014/07/errand-tips-kids-with-autism.html

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If you are in Burlington, Vermont…

Hello Burlingtonians!  Just thought I’d share this information about an upcoming Autism Conference in June…The University of Vermont will host the 17th annual Summer Institute on Autism Spectrum Disorders.

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Are you a Princess Bride fan?

This article makes some valid points while using the humor from the movie The Princess Bride.It’s well worth the read… http://www.snagglebox.com/article/autism-parenting-princess-bride

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Interesting APP

We have not tried this, but it certainly is an interesting site…http://autismate.com/Home/Comprehensive-App-For-Autism-With-Visual-Supports/

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A wonderful response!

Follow-up to the hate letter posted earlier.  This mom got it right – YEA for her!http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/08/28/karla-begley-response-hate-filled-autism-note_n_3831153.html?icid=maing-grid7%7Cmain5%7Cdl16%7Csec1_lnk3%26pLid%3D365241

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Worth reading

Cartoons and communication – grin.http://www.irishcentral.com/news/Ireland-based-company-use-Disney-and-Pixar-to-help-educate-autistic-kids-217363451.html

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Ridiculous!

A mom, in Canada, got hate mail from someone in the neighborhood – about her autistic son.  Totally out of line! Someone shared this link with me from BuzzFeed {http://www.buzzfeed.com/hnigatu/the-incredibly-offensive-letter-sent-to-a-mother-with-an-aut}  

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