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Are you ready? Here is all the data Facebook and Google have on you

Want to freak yourself out? I’m going to show just how much of your information the likes of Facebook and Google store about you without you even realising it.<p>Google knows where you’ve been<p>Google stores your location (if you have location tracking turned on) every time you turn on your phone. You …

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Abnormal brain connections seen in preschoolers with autism

OAK BROOK, Ill. - Preschoolers with autism spectrum disorder, or ASD, have abnormal connections between certain networks of their brains that can be …

Author Speaks Out After Learning She Has Autism at 45: 'I Finally Knew Why I Was Different'

Laura James was 45 years old when she learned she had autism. Rather than be afraid of the uncertainty before her, she embraced her diagnosis.<p>“I …

I stopped calling autistic people ‘high-functioning’ because of my son. Here’s why.

My 10-year-old son can change from an adorable, quirky little dude to an aggressive screamer in a second. He sinks so far, so fast, that I forget about his strengths and drown in his weaknesses. I wish I could make it stop.<p>There’s a diagnosis that explains it: autism.<p>James has an average IQ and …

Autism

Flurry of studies hint at folic acid's protective role in autism

Folic acid, a B vitamin, may lower autism risk and ease features of the condition, according to findings from five unrelated studies published over …

We had a great day at the park with our autistic son, until someone called the police

It had been a good day at the park. A miracle day, in fact, for our family. Our 5-year-old son, who is moderately autistic and prone to violent outbursts and self-injurious behavior, had sailed through the outing without a meltdown. So it was all the more shocking when the police approached us.<p>It …

Parenting

The Disturbing Thing Parents Are Doing to 'Cure' Autism

Autism spectrum disorder affects millions of people worldwide, many of whom are children. While early detection, coupled with treatments, might help …

Autism

Study investigates the molecular basis for male predisposition to autism

Exposure to androgens (male hormones) during brain development alters genes related to autism spectrum disorder (ASD), according to a new study …

Games plus group therapy may help adults with autism find jobs

Adults with autism who undergo a therapy designed to bolster social learning show cognitive benefits that may increase their chances of employment, …

Autism

Is this the clearest autism test ever?

A simple two-minute questionnaire could detect autism in toddlers, new research suggests. The Psychological Development Questionnaire (PDQ-1) …

InterAct

Doctors Can Now Diagnose Autism In Just Two Minutes

The test, known as the PDQ-1, is 88 percent accurate and doesn’t require any follow-up visits.<p>When a toddler doesn’t gesture to get your attention, …

Autism

Commentary: I have autism. I’m a Mormon. And both identities can make me uncomfortable.

I was diagnosed a year ago officially with “high-functioning autism” or what you might have previously heard called Asperger’s syndrome. Some of the …

Are Girls with Autism Not Being Diagnosed?

Autism diagnostic tests<p>When a child is sent for diagnostic testing to determine an autism spectrum disorder (ASD), the tests, traditionally, are the …

‘Lives changed’ after insurers lift cap on autism services

Linda Balfour of Madison had been dreading this Tuesday for years. It’s the day her son Michael, who has autism, turns 9. And, as a result, it’s also …

Smart objects for people with autism

In a project funded by the Austrian Science Fund FWF, a research group of the Vienna University of Technology examined new roles for digital …

Vanderbilt leads study investigating impact of theatre on youth with autism

Autism researchers at Vanderbilt University Medical Center and two other universities have received a $2.99 million grant from the National Institute …

Autism

New online service for families facing autism

Lila and Kai are twins, but by age two, Lila’s behaviors set off alarm bells in mom, Lauren Watai’s head.<p>“Kai can be a chatty Cathy, and he started …

Black parents underreport autism concerns in their children

Black parents mentioned significantly fewer autism concerns as well as fewer repetitive, restricted and social behavior concerns in their children …

Autism

Ideas Sought On Improving Transition Outcomes

Federal officials are looking for ideas to help improve outcomes for young people with disabilities as they enter adulthood.

Social Security

Being Bilingual May Be A Plus For Kids With Autism

Speaking more than one language may offer a significant advantage for children with autism that goes well beyond communication, a new study suggests.

Autism

Miami Woman To Climb Empire State Building, Again, In The Name Of Autism

<b>Follow CBSMIAMI.COM:</b> <b>Facebook</b> <b>|</b> <b>Twitter</b><p>MIAMI (CBSMiami) — A South Florida mother will put her legs and lungs to the test next month for the 41st Empire …

Girls with autism need help honing social skills in realistic settings

Nicole Brettell, 21, is studying art and creative writing at her local community college. Brettell has autism. Although she is an extremely bright …

Autism

Epigenetics study helps focus search for autism risk factors

<b>By</b> <b>Judith Van Dongen, WSU Spokane Office of Research</b><i>Peixoto</i>SPOKANE, Wash. – Scientists have long tried to pin down the causes of autism spectrum …

Autism

Services for folks on the autism spectrum to be covered after age 8

CLOSE<p>Secretary of State Delbert Hosemann and Insurance Commissioner Mike Chaney got three big insurers to remove the age cap on covering autism …

Bay Area boy diagnosed with autism has extraordinary skills in math

According to the Centers for Disease Control, one in every 68 children has been identified with autism. It is believed 10 percent of children with …

Autistic boy's drowning is now a lesson for Louisville-area first responders

Shalom Lawson, an 8-year-old Louisville boy who loved hugging people he just met, wandered from a relative's home last summer and drowned.<p>He had …

Living With Cerebral Palsy: My Story

My name is Juliana Ruggiero; I’m 18 and have spastic cerebral palsy.<p>My story begins in 1999. I was a fragile preemie who weighed only 3.10 pounds. My …

Top Cerebral Palsy RSS Feeds | Cerebral Palsy Sites

Austin Texas<p><b>About Site</b> - Cerebral Palsy Family Network is a non profit organization, whose mission is to provide medical and legal resources for …

A Mother’s Determination Withstands Years of Tumult

Franklin Matthias took his first steps, with the aid of a walker, when he was 3 years old.<p>His mother, Clementine Matthias, was too stunned, too elated, to photograph the moment. She had been told that her son would most likely never walk on his own, and so his solitary paces came with much …

Empathy