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Pesticides Linked to Autism in Study

Pesticides have been linked to an increased risk of babies being born with autism in a study. The authors stressed the results only suggest an …

Teen with autism has her first birthday party ever, thanks to this Alabama bakery

Elizabeth Scott of Savage's Bakery in Homewood answered the phone recently to find a mother on the other end of the line, ordering a birthday cake …

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Potential biomarker for autism in infancy

A study of young children with autism spectrum disorder reveals altered brain waves compared to typically developing children during a motor control …

Autism

Autism Can Mask the Warning Signs of Suicide

Many people with autism entertain thoughts of suicide and yet show few obvious signs of their distress. Some scientists are identifying risks — and …

Autism

Stanford scientists identify on/off sociability switch in brain

The release of a single signaling chemical from a specific nerve-cell tract in a particular part of the brain, like an on/off switch, may spell the …

Neuroscience

Google Glass offers hope to kids with autism

Donji Cullenbine noticed that her son Alex wasn’t looking people in the face, a classic trait of autism, when he was just 18 months old. In preschool, Alex struggled socially with other kids. One hit him in the face with a rubber mallet and another in the shoulder with a metal shovel.<p>“He didn’t see …

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Polycystic ovary syndrome and autism: A test of the prenatal sex steroid theory

1.<p>Baron-Cohen, S. The extreme male brain theory of autism. <i>Trends Cogn. Sci.</i> <b>6</b>, 248–254 (2002).<p>2.<p>Werling, D. M., Parikshak, N. N. & Geschwind, D. H. …

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'You just cannot give up': Teen with autism starts his own baseball league in Virginia

LOUDOUN COUNTY, Va. -- Taylor Duncan fell in love with America's favorite pastime as a child. Baseball was always something he was drawn to. For …

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Conditions that accompany autism, explained

More than half of people on the spectrum have four or more other conditions1. The types of co-occurring conditions and how they manifest varies from …

Autism

Autism risk determined by health of mom's gut: Could preventing autism be as simple as changing expectant mothers' diet?

Could reducing risk of autism involve changing expectant mothers' diets?<p>The mother's microbiome, the collection of microscopic organisms that live …

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Key social reward circuit in the brain impaired in kids with autism

Children with autism have structural and functional abnormalities in the brain circuit that normally makes social interaction feel rewarding, …

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Autistic Adults Share What Helped (and What Didn't) During Meltdowns as Kids

Because I have two children with disabilities, several of my friends either have disabilities or have children with disabilities, too. While there is …

University of California

<b>Scientists have used CRISPR-Cas9 gene editing to lessen some autism symptoms in mice with a form of fragile X syndrome, the most common known single-gene cause of autism spectrum disorder.</b><p>Employing gold nanoparticles to deliver the DNA-cutting Cas9 enzyme into the brain — a technique developed at …

Brains of Children with Autism Show Unusual Folding Patterns

The brains of children with autism fold differently than those of their typical peers. Whether they are unusually smooth or convoluted depends on …

Theme parks, destinations accommodate families with autism

(CNN) - A vacation to an amusement park can be a daunting venture for any family, but for a family of a child with special needs, that trip may seem …

Plano senior with autism wows crowd with graduation speech

You can bet that no one will forget Sef's six-minute speech. He has autism and is mostly non-verbal. Graduation day was the first time many of his …

Framework identifies genetic missense mutations linked to autism spectrum disorder

A new study established a computationally integrated approach to investigate the functional impact of missense mutations.

Is There a Link Between Autism, Food Allergies? Study Offers Hint But No Answers

Researchers say they’ve found an association between autism spectrum disorder and allergic conditions in children—especially food allergies—in the …

Governor Vetoes Bill That Would Allow Autism Patients To Use Marijuana

<b>DENVER (CBS4)</b> – Governor John Hickenlooper vetoed a bill that would have legalized the use of medical marijuana by those with autism.The bill was …

Mobile app for autism screening yields useful data: Pilot study finds app easy to use, liked by parents

Pilot study finds app easy to use, liked by parents<p>A new study of an iPhone app to screen young children for signs of autism has found the app easy …

The smart clothes that could soon give people with autism a 'hug'

A new wearable technology could ease the effects of overstimulation for people with sensory processing disorder (SPD) and autism<p>For all the ways in which technology has transformed our lives, the digital revolution has done little to change what we wear. Beyond advances in the manufacture of …

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Baby teeth give clues to autism's origins, detection

A close examination of baby teeth is giving new insight into the roots of autism -- and ways to spot it early.

Early-Life Seizures Prematurely Wake Up Brain Networks Tied to Autism

Early-life seizures prematurely switch on key synapses in the brain that may contribute to further neurodevelopmental delay in children with autism …

Mouse to man: animal models and cell models in the study of Autism

<b>Why use animal models?</b>In autism research, animal models provide a valuable tool to fill the gap in knowledge about altered brain mechanisms that lead …

Oregon school district includes all students with disabilities in regular classes

It doesn't matter if the students in this school district have Down syndrome, autism, severe dyslexia or ADHD. They're all simply part of the crowd.

Float therapy helping kids with autism

A new school is offering float therapy to kids with autism.

Research points to Suboptimal Bone Development Risk in ASD

Details of brain networks in autism: New personalized brain mapping approach underscores need for individualized treatments

New personalized brain mapping approach underscores need for individualized treatments<p>A new study analyzing more than 1,000 brain scans reveals …

Fitbit-Like Device Shows Promise In Predicting Autism Aggression

A system that uses a digital wristband and a mobile app could someday predict outbursts among children with autism, allowing family members and …

Study reveals the genetics underlying cerebral palsy and autism

Researchers from the Robinson Research Institute at the University of Adelaide have uncovered a genetic signal that is common to both cerebral palsy …