Autistic 10-year-old Benjamin Giroux shares moving poem on Facebook, touching thousands

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'I am odd, I am new': Boy, 10, with autism touches the hearts of thousands with his moving poem about his condition Benjamin Giroux who has Asperger's Syndrome wrote the poem on April 7 for class assignment to celebrate National Poetry Month 'I dream of day that that's okay. I try to fit in.

Autism Screening

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Identifying autism is the first step in helping children and families get the support they need-it says so right on the U.S. Preventive Task Forces' web page introducing its new recommendations about the disorder. But many parents, providers and autism associations have taken issue with the panel's recommendation on universal screening for autism spectrum disorder .

BurkTech Players a true collaboration by students at Tech, Burkhart Center

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A television reporter, played by Savannah Cooper, learns that the world has fallen into crisis, resulting from nuclear bombings. The scene is from short play "Reverse Evolution," being staged Monday at Texas Tech's Lab Theatre by the BurkTech Players.

Research network focuses on kids with brain-based disabilities

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Annette Majnemer , BSc '80, MSc'85, PhD'90, director of McGill's School of Physical & Occupational Therapy, was recently appointed principal investigator for CHILD-BRIGHT, a new national research network focused on children with brain-based developmental disabilities, and their families. The project will involve more than 50 researchers from across Canada, as well as many social service organizations.

Disgraced Royal Free MMR researcher is criticised for 'one-sided' film

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The documentary, named 'Vaxxed: From Cover-Up to Catastrophe' is about the supposed plot to cover-up the link between the MMR vaccine and autism. Since its release at the start of the month, it has been described as "adding fuel to the fire" of "unfounded arguments".

Autism Awareness: What It's Like To Be An Adult With Asperger's...

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April is Autism Awareness Month, and now that one in every 68 children born in America is diagnosed with an Autism Spectrum Disorder , awareness of this condition has never been greater. We're only now becoming aware of ASD's reach, but that doesn't mean people in previous generations weren't affected.

Following vaccine controversy, Tribeca rolls out red carpet

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The 15th annual Tribeca Film Festival kicked off fashionably with the premiere of Andrew Rossi's "The First Monday in May," a behind-the-scenes documentary about the mounting of an ambitious fashion exhibit at the Metropolitan Museum of Art and the museum's annual star-studded Met Gala. The film is an intimate and lively look at the highest aspirations of fashion, revealing everything from Anna Wintour fretting over seat assignments to Rihanna's eye-popping budget for performing at the ball.