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The Role of Exercise in Helping Children With Autism

An exercise intervention can be key to improving ABA sessions that have stalled. Exercise can lead to many health benefits, including better social …

Is the Most Common Therapy for Autism Cruel?

“Applied behavioral analysis” teaches social skills through unrelenting drills—which some say forces people on the spectrum to hide who they are.<p>When Lisa Quinones-Fontanez’s son Norrin was diagnosed with autism at age 2, she and her husband did what most parents in their position do—they scrambled …

Autism

Developing a parent manual to prevent autism-related wandering

Thanks to support from Autism Speaks, this ATN behavior therapist is developing a manual to help families safeguard children prone to wandering<b>Thanks</b> …

Autism

Study unfolds brain structure changes in children with autism | Spectrum | Autism Research News

Certain regions of the brain’s bumpy shell become unusually thick and convoluted over time in children with autism, suggests a new study1. The …

Author explores life on the expanding autism spectrum

The rate of diagnosed cases of autism has more than doubled since 2000 and researchers have spent millions looking for causes and cures. In …

Autism

Gluten-Free Diet Has No Benefit for Children With Autism, Study Finds

University of Rochester researchers also restricted casein in the diet and found no effect on behavioral symptoms<p>A diet popular as an alternative treatment for autism doesn’t appear to improve behaviors or symptoms of the condition, according to a small but rigorously conducted study published this …

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Before Autism Had a Name

Steve Silberman’s Neurotribes traces the history and evolving definition of autism—and argues for a more nuanced, more empathetic understanding of what it means to be autistic.<p>“A six-year-old boy,” reported the <i>Times of India</i>, “has been returned to his parents after being in the company of wolves …

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Individuals on the autism spectrum are at increased risk for malnutrition

Recent studies show that individuals on the autism spectrum are more likely to suffer from malnutrition. Children who suffer from the disorder are …

Applied Behaviour Analysis (ABA) and Challenging Behaviour

I remember sitting in a principles of Applied Behaviour Analysis (ABA) class while pursuing my Master’s and hearing my professor speak about a 27 …

How to Tell Your Child He Has Autism

<b>Don't spring it on them.</b> When you first receive your child's diagnosis, limit the conversation to Mom and/or Dad and the professional. The first time …

How Applied Behavior Analysis is Tackling Childhood Obesity

By Todd A. Ward, PhD, BCBA-D<p>Founding Editor, bSci21.org<p>According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, childhood obesity in the United …

People with autism have 'supercharged' brains: Those with the condition are 'over-sensitive to the world - and not impaired'

• <b>Scientists found rats reared in a predictable environment were less likely to exhibit some of the symptoms of autism</b>• <b><br>Findings consistent with the</b> …

Improving Behavior in the Classroom

In a first grade class like the one in Room B71 at KIPP Academy Elementary School, most of the students are going to be tuned into what the teacher …

The most promising areas of autism research

Researchers have been making tremendous progress in their efforts to understand the causes of autism, as well as which interventions may be most …

Early Signs of Autism Video Tutorial

<b>Early Signs of Autism Spectrum Disorders Video Tutorial</b><p>The American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP), Centers for Disease Control, National Institutes of …

Study Links Autism to Epigenetic Changes in Dads’ Sperm

Researchers have found tell-tale “epigenetic” changes in the DNA from the sperm of men whose children have early signs of autism. These changes – …

Autistic features linked to prenatal exposure to fire retardants, phthalates

Exposure during pregnancy to a combination of fire retardant chemicals and phthalate chemicals--both present in the average home--can contribute to …

Link between autism genes and higher intelligence, study suggests

Genes linked with a greater risk of developing autism may also be associated with higher intelligence, a study suggests.<p>Researchers have found new …

The real truth about calories - and why counting them could be making you FATTER

• <b>TV show aired tomorrow night aims to explore science of calories</b>• <b><br>It's the type of calories we consume - and not the number - that's important</b>• <b><br>Eating</b> …

5 shocking reasons why Americans are getting fatter

It’s not just the fast food…<p>Americans have become huge. Between the 1960s and the 2000s, Americans grew, on the average, an inch taller and 24 pounds heavier. The average American man today weights 194 pounds and the average woman 165 pounds. The growing girth has led to the creation of …

Autistic Adults Do Not Look Like Autistic Children

I recently presented to a room full of people on the topic of Autistic People and Literacy. A few days later I again presented to another group of …

10 Impressive Special College Programs for Students With Autism

Video-based treatment may improve autism-related behavior in at-risk infants

A new study published in <i>The Lancet Psychiatry</i> suggests video-based therapy may improve the engagement, attention and social behavior of infants at …

New Gene Studies Suggest There Are Hundreds of Kinds of Autism

Geoffrey Ondrich and Waylon Cude are both 16 years old. Both boys have autism, and both would rather use their computers than do almost anything else …

Fixing Autism Research - MIT Technology Review

Autism researchers have published thousands of papers in recent years. With those numbers, you’d think we’d all be rejoicing over great progress. Yet …

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Latest Autism Statistics

<b>Autism Occurrence</b>• <b>New Prevalence Numbers for 2014: 1 in 45 US Children have autism. November 13, 2015</b><br>• Revised Estimates of the Cost of the Autism …

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We might have autism backwards: What “broken mirror” and “broken mentalizing” theories could have wrong

The dominant autism theories — assuming a lack of or diminished social sensitivity — need to be reexamined<p><i>To be an autistic child means, with variable degrees of severity, to be incapable to establish meaningful social communications and bonds, to establish visual contact with the world of others,</i> …