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Why We're Still A Little Disappointed In Rory Gilmore

We have nothing but love for "Gilmore Girls," the TV series that taught teen girls across America that moms could be cool, quaint towns were charming places to live and any problem could be solved with a good zingy comeback.<p>Lorelai Gilmore was the standard-bearer of those messages, the strong, …

Feds To Fund Tracking Devices For Kids With Autism

The Justice Department will make funding available immediately to provide free electronic tracking devices for kids with autism who are at risk of …

Autism Clusters

Simple patterns can emerge from even the most chaotic, complex data.<p>Analyzing the electronic medical records of thousands of patients diagnosed with …

Autism Study Points Way to Calming Troubled Brains

Researchers looking for simple ways to treat autism say they may have explained why at least some cases occur: It all has to do with the stress babies undergo at birth.<p>They’re already testing a simple drug for treating kids with autism and say their findings may point to ways to treat the disorder …

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Autism News from Medical News Today

Autism Linked to Digestive Problems

Children with autism are six to eight times more likely to suffer gastrointestinal problems than typically developing children, according to new …

Pediatric Vitamin B12 Deficiency: When Autism Isn't Autism

<b>Often misdiagnosed, vitamin B12 deficiency can place children at high risk for permanent brain injury.</b><p>Cobalamin (vitamin B12) deficiency is an easily …

Study reveals how service dogs help children with autism

Research finds assistance dogs signfiicantly reduce stress levels<p>Pairing a dog with a child who has autism spectrum disorder (ASD) could help …

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'Resting' autism brains still hum with activity | Spectrum | Autism Research News

Even at rest, the brains of people with autism manage more information than those of their peers, according to a new study that may provide support …

Identification of infants at risk for autism spectrum disorder and developmental language delay prior to 12 months.

2015 Apr;19(3):327-37. doi: 10.1177/1362361314521329. Epub 2014 Feb 18.<p>1George Washington University of the Health Sciences, USA Neurodevelopmental …

Misinterpretation of facial expressions of emotion in verbal adults with autism spectrum disorder.

2015 Apr;19(3):308-15. doi: 10.1177/1362361314520755. Epub 2014 Feb 17.<p>1University of Pittsburgh, USA sme12@pitt.edu.2University of Pittsburgh, …

Sight, Sound Out of Sync in Kids With Autism, Study Finds

TUESDAY, Jan. 14, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Doctors and parents have long struggled to understand the strange sensory tricks autism can play on a …

Kindness Post: Boy with Autism Gets Surprise Gift From His Trash Man

From Autism Speaks:<p><i>Autism Speaks received an email from Robin Newberger about a very special gift her 5-year-old son Daniel received from their trash</i> …

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Brain Changes Suggest Autism Starts In The Womb

The symptoms of autism may not be obvious until a child is a toddler, but the disorder itself appears to begin well before birth.<p>Brain tissue taken from children who died and also happened to have autism revealed patches of disorganization in the cortex, a thin sheet of cells that's critical for …

Autism Can Start in Mother's Second Trimester

In a new report published by the <i>New England Journal of Medicine,</i> researchers found that some of the influences that cause autism may start during pregnancy. In the study, the brains of autistic children showed differences in certain regions that normally develop in the second trimester of …

New Evidence Shows That Autism Begins During Pregnancy

Using a unique collection of molecular tags applied to the brains after the children had died, they found patches along the convoluted surface of the brain where some usual components of cells were missing.<p>Brain cells were still present in those patches, but they lacked proteins seen in normal …

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Why Kids With Autism May Avoid Eye Contact

Children with autism often have difficulty making eye contact, and now a new study suggests this may be due in part to how their brains process …

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Autism: Different, Not Less

Autism: Different, Not Less

Stimming: What autistic people do to feel calmer

<b>There is a slang word that people in the autism community use to describe the noises and movements they sometimes make to feel calmer. It also covers habits such as nail-biting.</b><p>What is this word?<p>It's stimming, short for the medical term self-stimulatory behaviours - a real mouthful.<p>Stimming might …

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