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Music lessons may reduce bullying of autistic kids

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Collaborative music lessons in schools may help to reduce the bullying of autistic students, new research suggests.

Can teachers do better with autistic kids?

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Training teachers to support kids on the autism spectrum is a challenge, but some research suggests there may be ways.

Best to listen to autistic kids in mainstream classes

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Being in a mainstream classroom can isolate kids with autism and make them feel more "different." Not good in the long term.

Feds set $100 mil for autism research

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The feds have renewed a $100 million grant to nine researchers who are looking into how to help children who are on the autism spectrum.

Folic acid during conception reduces risk of autism

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If you live near farms, avoiding pesticides may not be possible, but that increases the risk your children will develop autism. Try folic acid.

Pro-vaccination messages may backfire

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A new study out of the UK suggests more research is needed when developing messaging that promotes the use of vaccinations for schoolkids.

Present debate shifts focus away from student issues

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There are, to be sure, real issues facing America. But the present debate has caused lawmakers to lose focus and move away from actual solutions.

A single protein may be at the root of autism

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Researchers are closer than ever to finding a cure for Fragile X syndrome, a leading cause of autism. A single protein may hold the key.

Non-issues abound about autism with Trump

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Pres. Trump spoke a little, and a little too dimly, about autism at a White House event yesterday with US Ed. Sec. Betsy DeVos.

Mutations in ‘essential’ genes linked to autism

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Mutations in those genes that are essential to life have been linked to autism in a huge review of family data in a few huge databases. From U.Penn.