04Dec
2019
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Severity predicts autistic children’s ability to learn life skills

Post Views: 144 How well autistic children perform basic tasks of daily living — dressing, grooming and the like — at about age 6 depends on their language skills, age of diagnosis and the extent of certain autism traits between ages 2 and 4. The severity of their autism also predicts how quickly they learn […]

05Nov
2019
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Motor problems in autistic people may be grossly underestimated

Post Views: 93 At least one in three autistic children has significant movement difficulties, according to a study of more than 2,000 children1. And yet only about 1 percent of autistic children have a diagnosed movement condition. The study, the largest of its type, suggests that movement difficulties in autistic people are being systematically overlooked. […]

01Nov
2019
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Molecular signature may lead to blood test for autism

Post Views: 105 Researchers have identified a distinctive pattern of gene expression in the white blood cells of young autistic boys1. The discovery has not yet been validated in children whose autism status is unknown, but if confirmed, it could pave the way for a blood test for the condition. The genes in this molecular […]

25Oct
2019
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Children with congenital heart defects have increased odds of autism

Post Views: 85 Children who are born with heart problems are 32 percent more likely to have autism than their typical peers are, according to a large study1. Unexpectedly, milder defects are strongly linked to autism, but more serious ones are not, the researchers found. A growing body of research shows that children whose hearts […]

19Oct
2019
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Writer Steve Silberman to speak about autism, its growing relationship within society

Post Views: 120 About 80 years ago, people knew nothing about autism. The term “autism” was first coined in the early 20th century, but breakthroughs regarding the spectrum disorder characterized by social skill, communication and behavioral challenges wouldn’t come until the 1940s. Once falsely believed to be rare, autism affects 1 in 59 children in […]

30Sep
2019
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People with autism need understanding, not destructive ‘cure’

Post Views: 103 Dear Dr. Roach : A friend took her autistic son to a clinic in Mexico where he was fed a bleach solution that was supposed to cure his autism, but instead it made him very sick. He was deeply distressed and regressed in his behavior, and there was nothing my friend could do […]

06Aug
2019
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Early-detection technique analyzes how children with autism scan faces

Post Views: 192 Imagine that your son ‘Tommy’ is about to turn 2. He is a shy and sweet little boy, but his behaviors can be unpredictable. He throws the worst temper tantrums, sometimes crying and screaming inconsolably for an hour. The smallest changes in routines can throw him off. Is this a bad case […]

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