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» June 4th 2011
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» Free Home Speech Practice Home offer
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» Support group meeting and hbot volunteers
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» Favor....Locals..read..please...
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» Developmental Disabilities (AAIDD) is hosting the first of its best practices webinars
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» We need to start this website back up again!
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» Group Home Manager is Yelling I Need Help
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» Support Group Meetings 2011 *EDITED*
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» community happenings!
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» Asperger's (how it is diagnosed and treated)
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» What do you do when people look at you by the pills you take vs. the person you are?
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» Items under your nose that are gluten free, and cheap too!
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» Adam
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» 1st Annual Aspergers Volleyball Tournament
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» free event: Therapeutic Recreation Adapted Sailing and Kayak Clinic
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» Help! I Seem to be Getting More Autistic!" ARTICLE
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» Was this teacher out of line?
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» OMG THE PLACE IS REMODELED!!!!
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» Got Plates?
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» Local IEP Advocate!! THANKS VAL!!!
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» Pinellas ESE advisory board meetings
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» Dentists who use sedation.. thanks Dr. Ron
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» Hey GAB!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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» Autism in the news: WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A hormone thought to encourage bonding between mothers and their babies may foster social behavior in some adults with autism, French researchers said on Monday.
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» Any ideas on how to make a gluten regression easier for both child and family?
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» Hi! Long time no see.
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» Hellooooo? Need some freakin' help here.
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» Cats or dogs? Summer or winter?
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» Mozark and the whale *aspergers movie* on showtime on demand.. SUCKED by the way
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» Adult Aspergers Syndrome
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» Asperger’s Syndrome: A Developmental Puzzle by Michael McCroskery
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» Really Cool Super Awesome Thing! Kim And Kelly You Have To Read This!
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» 2 Articles of Interest Re: Aspergers
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» Accidently stubled across some info about meletonin oops!
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» Lack of Services for ASD
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» New and having a hard time
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» Sorry I haven't been around as much (update)
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» Having a hard time again
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» Important paradox/riddle! Anyone care to help with it?
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» Follow through or not.
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» New Pediatrics Autism Study Putting Prevalence at 1 in 91
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» Different Directions
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» AS is a very difficult diagnosis to make.
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» How is everyone?
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» CD to benefit the AAA ~!!!!! Check this out!!
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» I met Joe Diffie's son!
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» Anyone feel like helping me smack the crap out of my former boss?
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» Lazy or Aspergers?? or both?
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» The right thing?
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» Mark Fowler and his wonderful work.
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» A.A.A. RESEARCH STUDY. Do you see any differences between females with Aspergers vs. males with Aspergers
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» What happened?? because I don't know, do you?
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» Haha, Funny URL.
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» Dude! Kim, I forgot to tell you... and maybe anyone else at the last meeting...
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» My son is making strange noises!
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» Terrible sound on video
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» Aspian or Aspergian?
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» If you, or you know someone who needs a BIG/HUGE carseat..
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» Just a quick hello
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» We started the FLDRS process...and here's what we found out so far
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» Support Groups
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» (Aspergers) Boy Meets Girl Movie
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» I give up, with trying to ever just relax, really.. I'm so flustrated!
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» Basic White or Yellow Cake
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» When did this category get here?
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» Pork Fried Rice
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» Why Are The Private Messages Still Disabled????
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» Sorry I've been M.I.A.
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» 5Km Run For AS!
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» Help for a mother.
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» Aspergers and empathy
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» We are the three amigo(a)s!Aanyone care to join?
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» Vaccinations, Red Book, What?
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» What is the first step?
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» Children who can’t cuddle
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» Challenging popular myths about autism
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» I NEED your HELP!!
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» Ok..what do I do? any suggestions..
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» Back home!
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» Any spanish speakers willing to help an aspie in spain?
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» Gluten Free Simple Bread
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SOURCE: University of Bath, news release, April 2, 2009 )
THURSDAY, April 2 (HealthDay News) -- Low levels of a stress hormone may be
responsible for the obsession with routine and dislike for new experiences
common in children with a certain type of autism.
U.K. researchers found that children with Asperger syndrome (AS) do not
experience the normal twofold increase of cortisol upon waking up. Levels of
the hormone in their bodies do continue to decrease throughout the day,
though, just as they do in those without the syndrome.
The body produces cortisol, among other hormones, in stressful situations.
Cortisol increases blood pressure and blood sugar levels, among other
duties, to signal the body's need to adapt to changes occurring around it.
It's thought that the increase shortly after waking helps jump-start the
brain for the day ahead, the researchers said.
People with Asperger syndrome notably have very repetitive or narrow
patterns of thought and behavior, such as being obsessed with either a
single object or topic. Though tending to become experts in this limited
domain, they have otherwise very limited social skills, according to the
study.
"Although these are early days, we think this difference in stress hormone
levels could be really significant in explaining why children with AS are
less able to react and cope with unexpected change," study co-leader Mark
Brosnan, from the psychology department at the University of Bath, said in a
news release issued by the school.
If these Asperger symptoms are caused primarily by stress, caregivers could
learn to steer children away from situations that would add to anxiety, the
researchers said.
"This study suggests that children with AS may not adjust normally to the
challenge of a new environment on waking," study researcher David Jessop,
from the University of Bristol, said in the news release. "This may affect
the way they subsequently engage with the world around them."
The researchers, whose findings were published in the journal *
Psychoneuroendocrinology*, will next study if this lack of cortisol upon
waking also occurs in children with other types of autism.
*More information*
The U.S. National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke has more
about Asperger
syndrome<http://www.ninds.nih.gov/disorders/asperger/asperger.htm>.
(http://www.ninds.nih.gov/disorders/asperger/asperger.htm)

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