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Transforming notions of autism

New Approach To Autism

Nirasha Dhaniram, far right, has taken her multi-disciplinary approach to her school for autism. Nirasha Dhaniram, far right, has taken her multi-disciplinary approach to her school for autism.

Neuroplasticity is at the heart of one… Continue reading

Walking for autism awareness

Autism Awareness Event

Caz Collins, Kathrin Magon and Sindhuja Jagunandan from Breakthrough Interventions will be among a group of 50 taking part in the Discovery East Coast Radio Big Walk.

STAFF, parents and children from Breakthrough Interventions will participate in… Continue reading

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Pregnancy Spacing And Autism

Data review can’t prove cause-and-effect, but suggests that ideal spacing between children is 2 to 5 years By Maureen Salamon HealthDay Reporter THURSDAY, April 7, 2016 (HealthDay News) — Spacing pregnancies in close succession may increase… Continue reading

World Autism Week: Starting an autism revolution

World Autism Week

There is wide variety, and differing levels, of severity of symptoms found in children with autism. Picture: Carol Guzy Cape Town – Autism is not a disability – it’s merely a “different operating system”.

For years,… Continue reading

Understanding autism

Understanding Autism

When you think of autism, you probably think of Dustin Hoffman in Rain Man, playing an autistic savant who struggles to communicate on a social level, but is brilliant with numbers.

In reality, this depicts only a… Continue reading

What Is Down Syndrome?

What is Down Syndrome?

In every cell in the human body there is a nucleus, where genetic material is stored in genes. Genes carry the codes responsible for all of our inherited traits and are grouped along rod-like structures called… Continue reading