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Israel Harnesses Skills of Soldiers on the Autism Spectrum

ABC News has the story: Pvt. E never thought he’d join the army. As someone on the autism spectrum, he struggled with certain social situations and would get easily distracted. Now, at 19, he is serving in a sensitive intelligence

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Israel to Open its First College for Autistic Students

Israel’s first college aimed specifically at students with autism, Asperger’s syndrome and complex learning disabilities is set to open in March 2016. According to the NRG news website, the BE Academic College will be a collaboration between Beit Ekstein, an

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Watch: Blind Teen with Autism Performs Nat’l Anthem at Red Sox Game

A blind austic 14-year-old singer with autism delivered the national anthem before the Cleveland Indians-Boston Red Sox game at Fenway Park in Boston and received a roaring ovation from those in attendance. Christopher Duffley of Manchester, NH, who was born prematurely at at

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Study: MMR Vaccine Doesn’t Cause Autism

A new study released by the Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA) has added fuel to the argument that the MMR vaccine is not causing autism.

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Anti-vaccine Film Premieres at Chinese Theater in Hollywood

Hollywood’s famous Chinese Theater hosted the timely red carpet premiere of the anti-vaccine film Trace Amounts on Wednesday evening.The film challenges the safety of vaccines that may contain the potentially harmful preservative thimerosal. The film’s release comes in the middle of a measles outbreak that has put the debate over childhood vaccinations in the national spotlight.

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Pentagon Report Claims Vladimir Putin May Have Asperger’s Syndrome

USA Today has uncovered a 2008 Pentagon report that claims Russian President Vladimir Putin has exhibited symptoms of Asperger’s syndrome, which is a form of autism. The Office of Net Assessment (ONA), a Pentagon think tank, compiled the report.

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Unrelenting Measles Outbreak Climbs to 107

More measles cases are appearing by the day in an outbreak that began mid-December in the traveler-magnet Magic Kingdom in Anaheim, California. In numbers updated Friday, the California Department of Public Health (CDPH) reports 91 cases confirmed within California and has reported 16 outside the state for a total 107 measles-infected persons.

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Measles Outbreak Spreads: 87 Cases, 7 States, Plus Mexico

California and California-related cases of the measles now total 87, excluding any outside the state that have no known link to the December Magic Kingdom outbreak. California Department of Public Health officials have updated the known extent of the spread that now spans seven states and Mexico.