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Addictive gaming more common with autism and ADHD

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Children with an autism spectrum disorder spend about twice as much time playing video games as kids who don't have a developmental disability, according to a new study. Full story

Medical Myth Local doctor says "no connection between vaccines and autism"

Over the years, some people have had concerns that autism might be linked to the vaccines children receive. Dr. Catherine Chike-Harris, pediatric nurse practioner at Franklin C Fetter Family Health Center says that is a myth.  She says vaccines actually improve the lives of children. Full story

Breakthrough for autistic boy thanks to stranger

   Four-year-old Greyson, who has autism, broke his silence recently to say “I want truck” – a milestone spurred by the arrival of the neighborhood garbage truck, something he looks forward to every week. NBC’s Miguel Almaguer reports.

Greyson speaks, delighted by a garbage truck

   Four-year-old Greyson, who has autism, broke his silence recently to say “I want truck” – a milestone spurred by the arrival of the neighborhood garbage truck, something he looks forward to every week. NBC’s Miguel Almaguer reports.

Garbage man grants Autistic boy’s wish to ride on truck

   A garbage man in Fresno, Calif., says he now looks foward to going to work on Wednesdays to see four-year-old boy with autism who lives on his rout. KSEE’s Angela Greenwood reports.

Rapper J. Cole apologizes for autism lyric

Rapper J. Cole is apologizing to those with autism and their families for an offensive lyric. Full story

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  Pediatric pot: Do benefits outweigh risks?

Marijuana is legal in 17 states when used as medicine, and now some parents are using it to treat their children. NBC’s Dr. Nancy Snyderman reports on the controversial treatment, which some believe helps alleviate symptoms of autism, cancer, epilepsy and more.

  Harnessing the skills of people with autism

At the nonPareil Institute, an autism diagnosis isn’t an impediment to developing a meaningful career. The nonprofit provides technical training, teaching software skills to students with autism and then hiring those students to design games, apps and eBooks. NBC’s Stephanie Gosk reports.

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  'Autism is a continuous trait,' explains Temple Grandin

Temple Grandin is the focal point of a new HBO documentary starring Claire Danes, describing living and thriving with autism.

  Could a blood test diagnose autism in toddlers?

Emory University begins a clinical trial of a new test that could help diagnose autism at an early age. NBC’s Jaye Watson reports.

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