Autism Newswire (Page 14)

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  1. NYC pol under fire over claims his office bullied autistic aideRead the original story w/Photo

    Dec 7, 2016 | New York Daily News

    A growing chorus of Councilman Vincent Gentile's constituents and critics voiced concern Wednesday over allegations that an aide with Asperger syndrome suffered extensive bullying in the politician's office - including decapitated teddy bears being left on his desk. Michael Bistreich, Gentile's one-time legislation and budget director, alleged in a $10 million lawsuit filed Tuesday that he suffered "degrading and humiliating discrimination because he is autistic" in his 2 1/2 years working for the lawmaker.

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  2. Disability bias suit: Worker ridiculed, teddy bears beheadedRead the original story

    Dec 7, 2016 | News Tribune

    ... said Gentile and his former chief of staff, John Mancuso, ridiculed him because of his disorder, which the group Autism Speaks says is "on the high-functioning end" of the autism spectrum. On one occasion, someone decapitated the teddy bears and ...

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  3. NYC councilman drove autistic aide to quit by ganging up with staffers to humiliate and harass himRead the original story w/Photo

    Dec 7, 2016 | The Raw Story

    A legislative aide with Asperger's Syndrome filed a $10 million lawsuit this week against Brooklyn City Councilman Vincent Gentile, alleging the Bay Ridge, New York representative subjected him "to degrading and humiliating discrimination because he is autistic," the New York Daily News reports. Michael Bistreich, who worked as Gentile's legislation and budget director for over two years, says the city councilman and his staff frequently laughed at him, and even once locked him in the basement after asking him to retrieve something downstairs, causing "significant distress to Bistreich."

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  4. Mayday Club Youth Choir: A place to belong for kids with autism and other challengesRead the original story w/Photo

    Dec 7, 2016 | The Abbotsford News

    ... and Jenna talked about developing their own choir, one that would accept kids who had different challenges - such as autism, Down syndrome, depression and anxiety - and allow their energy and enthusiasm to shine. They chose the name "Mayday" - as in ...

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  5. Play therapy turned my autistic son's life around. Now I'm using it to help others.Read the original story w/Photo

    Dec 7, 2016 | Bournemouth Echo

    WHEN Jane Atkinson's son was a toddler and diagnosed with severe autism, a doctor told her to consider putting him into residential care. The first time mum said she felt as if her world had ended when George stopped communicating and began to withdraw.

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  6. ASD EpidemicRead the original story w/Photo

    Oct 7, 2015 | Salt Lake City Weekly

    What's going on with autism? When I was growing up, there seemed to be hardly any autistic kids around; now they're everywhere. Is this an example of better diagnostic methods or are there more autistic kids around now, and if so, does anyone have any ideas as to why? If I had a dollar for every letter I get asking about the autism epidemic - well, you'd think I could fund a study definitive enough to stop people writing the letters.

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  7. Councilman's Autistic Aide Had Toys Beheaded by Office Bullies, Suit SaysRead the original story w/Photo

    Dec 7, 2016 | DNAinfo.com

    A city councilman and his staff bullied an aide with autism with pranks such as littering his desk with decapitated stuffed animals and locking him in a basement, a $10 million lawsuit claims. Michael Bistreich, Brooklyn City Councilman Vincent Gentile's former legislative and budgetary director, is suing the Bay Ridge politician after he faced "hostile and abusive treatment" during two years in his office, according to the suit filed in Manhattan Supreme Court Tuesday.

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  8. Autistic son inspires Hampshire mum to open play therapy companyRead the original story w/Photo

    Dec 2, 2016 | Daily Echo

    IT WAS seeing the development of her own son which led Jane Atkinson to open her own play therapy company for children with Asperger syndrome and autism. Jane's son, George, was diagnosed with severe autism when he was only two years old.

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  9. Campus critters are nuts for Penn State's 'Squirrel Girl'Read the original story w/Photo

    Dec 3, 2016 | The Daily Republic

    ... of the birds, squirrels and other wildlife around her house. Diagnosed with Asperger's syndrome, a milder form of autism, Krupa said she was a loner in high school, antisocial and awkward. Sneezy helped Krupa come out of her shell. "The squirrel's ...

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  10. Mike Pence didn't just privatize Indiana education money, he sent it to religious schoolsRead the original story w/Photo

    Dec 2, 2016 | Daily Kos

    ... four that weren't overtly religious and, of those, one was solely for students with Asperger's syndrome and other autism spectrum disorders, and the other is an alternative school for at-risk students. [...] Indiana's choice law prohibits the state ...

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  11. Child vaccinations in the NetherlandsRead the original story w/Photo

    Dec 2, 2016 | IamExpat

    ... such as heavy metals like mercury and aluminium, which some argue are highly toxic and related to disorders like autism. There have been cases related to various vaccinations, along with thousands of reports by mothers to support this. In the ...

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  12. No, pregnant women getting the flu shot doesn't cause autismRead the original story w/Photo

    Dec 2, 2016 | She Knows

    ... getting their annual flu shot - or, worse, coming down with the actual flu - might cause their babies to be born with autism can roll up their sleeves with ease. According to a new study that has been published in the Journal of the American Medical ...

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  13. lawrence_h_summersRead the original story w/Photo

    Dec 2, 2016 | The Washington Post

    ... tradition continues. But when the president-elect of the United States is someone who believes that vaccines cause autism , that President Obama was born in Kenya , and that global climate change is a hoax , I am far from certain how decisions will ...

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  14. Autistic son inspires Hampshire mum to open play therapy companyRead the original story w/Photo

    Dec 2, 2016 | Daily Echo

    IT WAS seeing the development of her own son which led Jane Atkinson to open her own play therapy company for children with Asperger syndrome and autism. Jane's son, George, was diagnosed with severe autism when he was only two years old.

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  15. When the next big outbreaks happen, they'll probably happen in Texas [Respectful Insolence]Read the original story w/Photo

    Dec 2, 2016 | ScienceBlogs

    ... requirements) and Dr. Jay Gordon (who's known for continuing to claim, against all evidence, that vaccines cause autism). Of course, it was true. The outbreaks did happen in California, culminating with a large outbreak after Christmas 2014 known as ...

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  16. Meeting with Trump emboldens anti-vaccine activists, who see an ally in the Oval OfficeRead the original story w/Photo

    Dec 1, 2016 | Switched

    ... concern -- debunked by an extensive body of scientific evidence -- that there's a link between vaccines and autism. "For the first time in a long time, I feel very positive about this, because Donald Trump is not beholden to the pharmaceutical ...

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    Dec 1, 2016 | MyFoxPhilly

    ... of the birds, squirrels and other wildlife around her house. Diagnosed with Asperger's syndrome, a milder form of autism, Krupa said she was a loner in high school, antisocial and awkward. Sneezy helped Krupa come out of her shell. "The squirrel's ...

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  18. Flu or flu shot during pregnancy won't raise autism risk in child, study findsRead the original story w/Photo

    Dec 1, 2016 | Chicago Tribune

    A large study that looked at autism rates and maternal flu shots supports the current recommendation that pregnant women get vaccinated against the flu. A large study that looked at autism rates and maternal flu shots supports the current recommendation that pregnant women get vaccinated against the flu.

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  19. No link exists between maternal flu and increased child autism risk, says studyRead the original story w/Photo

    Dec 1, 2016 | Medical News

    A study has found no association between a mother catching the flu during pregnancy and their child having an increased risk of autism spectrum disorder . As reported in JAMA Pediatrics , the study tracked 196,929 children born between 2000 and 2010, at a gestational age of 24 weeks or more.

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  20. Study suggests autism not linked to flu vaccine in pregnant womenRead the original story w/Photo

    Dec 1, 2016 | Bay Area Business Woman

    It's long been suggested that there has been a link between receiving the flu vaccination during pregnancy and the risk of the baby developing autism, but a new study has provided convincing evidence that it is, in fact, safe to receive the flu vaccination and not have any complications with the foetus. Kaiser Permanente Northern California, analyzed data from 196,929 babies born between 2000 and 2010 during the 24 gestation period and followed up with them between two and 15 years later.

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