Chelsey Simmons

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Autism: inside the brain bank

A severe shortage of brains is hampering potentially groundbreaking research into the causes and nature of autism. Although funding from the charity …

The 'New' Benefits Of Mindfulness: Improved Memory, Focus, And GRE Scores

Paying attention may be one of the most fundamental and important cognitive abilities we have. It’s too bad, then, that many of us are so bad at it. It’s not only our outer distractions that get the better of us – email, texts, Twitter – but even worse can be the internal ones: Mind-wandering is a …

Children with autism leave 'silly' out

When a child with autism copies the actions of an adult, he or she is likely to omit anything “silly” about what they’ve just seen. In contrast, …

‘I Am Listening’: What Every Autistic Child Wants You To Know

A friend sent me Virginia Breen’s TEDMED talk recently but I could not finish watching. I walked out of the room with my throat tight with — anger? …

New Health Care Act Won't Cover Autism Therapy

Hat tip to the Disability Scoop blog, which wrote recently that the Affordable Care Act will not cover the intensive autism therapy called applied …

Groundbreaking adult autism survey reveals mountain of unmet needs | The Star

Ontario youth and adults with autism spectrum disorders often lead lonely, impoverished lives and struggle to find appropriate health and social …

Prenatal inflammation linked to autism risk

News Release<p>Thursday, January 24, 2013<p>Maternal inflammation during early pregnancy may be related to an increased risk of autism in children, …