Emily Cirullo

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Could Genetics Hold The Answer To Curing Autism?

<b>Listen · 8:39</b><p><b>Toggle more options</b><p><b>Download</b>• <b><br>Transcript</b><p><i>Part 3 of the</i> TED Radio Hour <i>episode</i> From Curiosity To Discovery.<p><b>About Wendy Chung's TED Talk</b><p>Geneticist Wendy Chung describes what it's like to chip away at the mysteries of autism, and the excitement of uncovering tiny but critical clues.<p><b>About Wendy</b> …

FDA, electric shocks: Autism treatment at Rotenberg Center may be banned.

Per the Associated Press, the Food and Drug Administration is considering a ban on electric-shock devices that are used to punish unwanted behavior …

How Brain Waves May Be the Clue to Diagnosing Autism

Diagnosing autism as early as possible, even before the first noticeable symptoms of social and developmental delays emerge, is becoming a critical …

Autism

Mom's Iron Intake Might Be Associated With Autism Risk (STUDY)

BY KATHRYN DOYLE<p>NEW YORK Tue Sep 23, 2014 3:37pm EDT<p>(Reuters Health) - Iron intake during pregnancy might be associated with autism risk in the infant, a new study suggests.<p>Researchers found that moms of kids with autism were less likely to remember taking iron supplements before and during …

28 Secrets of Exceptionally Productive People | Inc.com

Occasionally, I stumble on my own productivity tools and strategies, but mostly I borrow them from others.<p>So does Ryan Holiday, the author of the best-selling The Obstacle Is the Way (a really great book) and the compulsively readable <i>Trust Me, I'm Lying: Confessions of a Media Manipulator.</i><p>He's also …

Productivity

Temple Grandin On The Secret To Success For Kids With Autism

At the age of three, Temple Grandin could barely get out a full sentence and doctors diagnosed her with autism, advising her parents that she should be institutionalized. Now the esteemed animal scientist can charm a roomful of people with stories and advice for others who have been given the same …

Anti-vax: CDC conspiracy theory sweeping the social media.

There's a conspiracy theory going around that the CDC covered up a link between autism and vaccines. From what I can tell, this conspiracy theory is …

The Unexpected And Amazing Story Of How Dave Batista’s Drax The Destroyer Inspired A Kid With Autism

Well, here’s a story that makes my heart grow three sizes. For those of you unfamiliar with <i>Guardians Of The Galaxy</i>, if features WWE superstar Dave Batista’s character Drax The Destroyer who is incapable of understanding sarcasm and metaphors. He doesn’t get jokes and reacts to everything literally. …

The Kids Will Be All Right: 'Beating' Autism

If "hope" was a drug, the worst addicts would be parents. Proof came in a recent <i>New York Times Magazine</i> cover story, "The Kids Who Beat Autism," which offered a few Cinderella stories against a common evil step-sister, the motley crew of diagnoses lumped into Autistic Spectrum Disorder.<p>When people …

Could early intervention erase signs of autism?

Kristin Hinson noticed something wasn't quite right with her baby Noah when he was 6 months old.<p>He was her fourth child, and he seemed behind developmentally.<p>"He started showing signs, questionable things. Nothing terrible, but not following me around the room with his eyes," Hinson said. With two …

Autism and Acceptance

"I'M NOT RETARDED I'M SMART NOT A MENTAL GIANT BUT I AM INTELLIGENT" These are the words that were communicated to me by a 16-year old young man whom I was visiting in his rural high school classroom on a crisp and wintry January morning. Like most teens his age, he took classes in keyboarding and …

Autism

New Study Reveals Kids With Autism Have Too Many Synapses

New insight was gained recently into the brains of children with and without autism, according to a study published in the journal <i>Neuron</i>.<p>Although there are many neurological variations, one major difference between the brains is that the number of synapses (the channels through which neurons send …