19Aug
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Trudeau’s move on autism a cynical ploy

Post Views: 3 After being found to have broken Canada’s ethics laws for the second time last week, the Trudeau government is desperate to change the channel. You can see it on Twitter as cabinet ministers and top staffers tweet about Conservative Leader Andrew Scheer taking his kids on a fishing charter without life jackets […]

19Aug
2019
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Visual Task May Offer Brain Marker for Autism

Post Views: 3 The brain deals with viewing two images simultaneously in a distinctive way Brain signals measured during a simple visual task could serve as a biomarker for autism, according to a new study published Thursday. The task tests a person’s ability to perceive a phenomenon called binocular rivalry. This occurs when a person […]

19Aug
2019
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A parent’s guide to early signs of autism

Post Views: 3 Autism spectrum disorder (ASD) co­vers a broad range of symptoms, and cases don’t always look the same. Many patients are challenged, to varying degrees, with social skills, speech and nonverbal communication. Since each child’s development is unique, it is not surprising that most parents face the difficulty of deciding whether their child’s […]

15Aug
2019
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Analysis finds no evidence for popular autism communication method

Post Views: 7 A comprehensive review has found no scientific basis for a controversial technique that supposedly helps autistic people communicate1. In the ‘rapid prompting method,’ a person trained in the technique holds an alphabet board or a tablet and, using words or gestures, prompts an autistic person to point to or tap letters, words […]

15Aug
2019
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New eye scan to transform the diagnosis of autism

Post Views: 8 An eye scan that detects autism has been developed by researchers at Adelaide’s Flinders University and is expected to drastically transform how the condition is diagnosed. The device is expected to fast track diagnosis, especially in children. The handheld scanner that detects subtle electrical signals in the retina, a key sign of […]

15Aug
2019
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New study shows how autism can be measured through a non-verbal marker

Post Views: 8 A Dartmouth-led research team has identified a non-verbal, neural marker of autism. This marker shows that individuals with autism are slower to dampen neural activity in response to visual signals in the brain. This first-of-its kind marker was found to be independent of intelligence and offers an objective way to potentially diagnose […]

14Aug
2019
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Autism diagnosis in children possible earlier with Flinders University breakthrough

Post Views: 16 A new eye scanner that detects autism could revolutionise how the condition is diagnosed. With the ever-increasing diagnosing of children with Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD), Learning Disorders (LD), and Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorders (ADHD), there is a growing need for places where these Special Needs (SN) children can attend school and have […]

14Aug
2019
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Autism Diagnosis in Children Possible Earlier with Flinders University Breakthrough

Post Views: 17 The Food and Drug Administration has issued a warning for individuals who believe that drinking a so-called “miracle solution” will cure cancer and autism. The FDA published the warning on Monday, cautioning those who have purchased, or were planning to purchase a liquid being marketed as a medical treatment due to a […]

13Aug
2019
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Medical ‘home’ programs offer coordinated care for autistic people

Post Views: 24 When we first met Rafi, then a 9-year-old boy, at our clinic a decade ago, he and his family faced multiple daunting challenges. Rafi had been diagnosed with autism at age 2 but had received no behavioral therapies. Rafi was nonverbal, not toilet-trained and needed help eating, dressing and bathing. He watched […]

13Aug
2019
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How does autism differ boys and girls scientist leads effort find answers

Post Views: 22 A pioneering autism researcher at the University of Virginia School of Medicine is spearheading an ambitious effort to understand how autism spectrum disorders differ in boys and girls as part of the National Institutes of Health’s Autism Centers of Excellence Program. Kevin Pelphrey, of UVA’s Department of Neurology, and a coalition of […]

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