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


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


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.


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.

Chinese Theater (Wikimedia Commons)