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Article from:¬† Australian Associated Press AUSTRALIAN rockers The Vines have cancelled all their upcoming shows after the deterioration of singer Craig Nicholls’ mental condition. Nicholls suffers from Asperger’s syndrome, a mild form of autism, which causes him to behave erratically. The band has cancelled appearances at the Homebake, Pyramid Rock and Big Day Out festivals,…

Autism Misdiagnosed? From the ABC.

Children misdiagnosed with autism [This is the print version of story http://www.abc.net.au/pm/content/2008/s2418004.htm] PM – Wednesday, 12 November¬†, 2008¬† 18:38:00 Reporter: Annie Guest ASHLEY HALL: There’s been a worldwide rise in cases of autism spectrum disorder, yet the definitive cause and cure remain elusive. Experts say diagnosis of the condition in Australia is patchy, because doctors…

Autistic group have impact on national regional arts festival

From the Wimmera Mail Times: ORGANISERS of the 2008 Awakenings Festival have called the event a huge success. The annual 10-day event held in Horsham is Australia’s only regional disability arts festival. Awakenings Festival director Jacinda O’Sullivan said this year’s event was about diversity rather than just disability. “The personal highlight for me this year…