A summer camp for children with autism in Halifax is hoping to expand, but organizers say it needs more funding first. The Ben James Summer Camp needs a permanent home. Currently, 15 kids come each week. All of the children get their own councillor. ‘We need this, times ten. We need this at March break.
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Michael Bublé Creates Video 6yr Boy Griffin with Autism

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  • July 7, 2014
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Griffin is a 6 year old boy with severe Autism who lives in Calgary, AB. He has a passion for music, and has acquired an incredible love for Mr. Bublé. He asks for ‘Michael Buble’ throughout the day, and his therapists use Mr. Bublé’s videos as rewards for good work. Griffin goes to YouTube several
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Autism Study – Link to Autism and Pesticide Exposure During Pregnancy

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  • June 29, 2014
  • by Christine
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A new study from California has found that children with an autism spectrum disorder were more likely to have mothers who lived close to fields treated with certain pesticides during pregnancy. Proximity to agricultural pesticides in pregnancy was also linked to other types of developmental delay among children. “Ours is the third study to specifically
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Costs for Autism Care: Lifetime Cost Study Being Done

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  • June 16, 2014
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One in 68 American children has an autism spectrum disorder, according to the latest numbers from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Autism varies greatly in its severity, but can affect an individual’s ability to interact socially, learn, speak, and work. New research puts a lifetime price tag on autism care at $2.4 million.
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News — Air Pollution Linked to Autism and Schizophrenia

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  • June 11, 2014
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A new study has revealed that exposure to air pollution damages the brain of developing mice, affecting the same area of the brain that is known to play a role in autism and schizophrenia in humans. Researchers from the University of Rochester in the US found that when mice were regularly exposed to fine particle
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Treating ADHD Without Medications

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  • June 10, 2014
  • by Christine
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As the numbers behind ADHD continue to grow, so does the demand for treating without the use of ADHD medications. Behavioural and developmental disorders have been on the rise throughout the United States rapidly, with one in every six children diagnosed. Autism, ADHD and various other learning disabilities seen everywhere, and as the numbers continue
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News – Gene Network Involved in Autism, ADHD, Schizophrenia

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  • June 8, 2014
  • by Christine
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Researchers have discovered several gene networks involved in autism. One was also found to affect some patients with attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) and schizophrenia — raising the possibility that all three neurological disorders could be treated in a similar way. “Neurodevelopmental disorders are extremely heterogeneous, both clinically and genetically,” said study leader Hakon Hakonarson, M.D., Ph.D., director of
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Summer Camps Benefit Youths of all Abilities

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  • June 5, 2014
  • by Christine
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Over the past decade there has been a continued growth in summer camps that cater to the needs and requirements of all abilities. The camps are geared for you with physical or cognitive disabilities are offered through camps all across the US and Canada. The camps are held to benefit teens and preteens with diabetes,
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Sick Kids scientists figure out formula for predicting autism

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  • May 31, 2014
  • by Christine
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Researchers have found a way to predict autism at a younger age, which will enable critical interventions to occur much earlier in a child’s life. A year-long study at the Hospital for Sick Children in Toronto is the first to sort through variations within genes and invent a new technique for identifying which genetic variations
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