Autism: Symptoms, Facts, Treatment, Research News Document List
Updated/Revised Date: 2022-04-12
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UC San Diego study reveals gene therapy reverses effects of autism-linked mutation in brain organoids by using lab-grown human brain tissue to identify neural abnormalities in Pitt-Hopkins Syndrome and test gene therapy tools.
Autism and PDA. It's not what you think! This Autism Awareness Month, help spread awareness about PDA, the Demand Avoidant Profile of Autism.
A brief outline and definitions of neurodiversity and pathology paradigms in relation to the autism spectrum and autistic disorders.
Dr. Lynette Louise offers tips to help relieve worry and ease health risks from COVID-19 when your child has autism.
Autism Speaks state that the new numbers indicate a persistent undercount of autisms true prevalence among the nations children.
Report published in CDC Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report (MMWR) Surveillance Summary shows about 1 in 59 eight year-old children in 11 communities across the United States identified as having autism in 2014.
Autism course will run from April 30 to June 1, 2018, the workload is around 2 hours a week and can be undertaken on-demand, all participants will receive a certificate upon completion.
Using an epigenetic mechanism, romidepsin restored gene expression and alleviated social deficits in animal models of autism.
Link found between autism and damage to proteins in blood plasma could lead to earlier diagnosis of ASD.
Infants who pay little attention to synchronous sights and sounds may be at elevated risk for developing autism spectrum disorder (ASD).
Nearly imperceptible fluctuations in movement correspond to autism diagnoses and provides strong evidence that movement is an accurate biomarker for neurodevelopmental disorders, including autism.
Risk-raising mutations, occurring in children but not their parents, were found in both protein-coding and regulatory genome regions.
Children living in neighborhoods where incomes are low and fewer adults have bachelor's degrees are less likely to be diagnosed with autism spectrum disorder compared to kids from more affluent neighborhoods.
Study focused on identifying and characterizing low-lying genetic mutations that may have been missed in previous research, given these mutations are only present in a fraction of the bulk DNA of an individual.
Study reveals when parents are partners in therapy with children, they experience improvements in their own depression and emotion regulation.
Largest study to date of executive function in females with autism spectrum disorders (ASD) reveals unique challenges in diagnosis and intervention.
Study reveals that by measuring a set of proteins in the blood earlier diagnosis of autism spectrum disorder (ASD) may be possible.
Therapies to change the bacteria in the gut microbiota, through diet, probiotic and prebiotic supplements, faecal matter transplants or antibiotics, could treat autism.
NIEHS study reveals baby teeth from children with autism contain more toxic lead and less essential nutrients compared to teeth from children without autism.
Researchers studied relationship between language and tantrum frequency in children with autism between the ages of 15 and 71 months of age.
First large-scale study on driving outcomes among adolescents with Autism Spectrum Disorders suggests families decision to drive occurs before learners permit.
SPARK, a new genetic study, aims to enroll 50,000 individuals with autism and their families to identify at least 250 genes that contribute to autism.
Study of adults with autism reveals their brains can learn to compensate for some language comprehension challenges that are a hallmark of the disorder in children.
Research reveals MRIs show a brain anomaly in nearly 70% of babies at high risk of autism who go on to be diagnosed, laying the groundwork for predictive aid for pediatricians and search for a potential treatment.
Study reveals it is possible to use brain biomarkers to identify which infants in a high-risk pool will be diagnosed with autism spectrum disorder (ASD).
Study reveals adults on the autism spectrum see their interests as possible fields of study and career paths, as well as ways to mitigate anxiety.
Recent study reveals new method devised to diagnose children on the autism spectrum for anxiety symptoms was proven effective.
Exploring experiences of millions of adults in the US with ASD so healthcare workers can identify them before they become depressed or harm themselves.
It is likely our ancestors would have had autism, with genetics suggesting the condition has a long evolutionary history.
Researchers confirm genetic link between mitochondrial DNA (mtDNA), which is passed on from the mother, and some forms of autism spectrum disorder (ASD).
Childrens Hospital of Philadelphia autism and ADHD experts say current measuring tools for ADHD may not work for children with autism spectrum disorders.
Understanding age-related changes could help prevent and treat obesity in adolescents with autism spectrum disorder (ASD).
Study showed improvement in social and communication skills of children with ASD using signature approach pairing recitation of Shakespeare rhythmic language with physical gesture.
Research sheds light on relationship between optimism, coping strategies, and depressive symptoms of Hispanic parents of children with autism.
Information regarding autism and related special needs from a library of resources, written in accessible and practical language.
New U.S. CDC report finds prevalence of autism spectrum disorders largely unchanged from 2 years ago, at 1 in 68 children or 1.46%.
Study utilized well-known moral dilemma task which features hypothetical situations.
Study reveals research used to identify evidence-based practices very rarely reports racial and ethnic status of its participants.
Severe challenges in accessing adequate services a major problem for parents of children with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD).
Doctoral thesis in linguistics shows children with ASD can develop speech, gestures and sense of rhythm and melody by listening to various speech sounds.
Infant girls at risk for autism pay more attention to social cues in faces than infant boys.
Experts who created a social skills program that has shown significant results in a clinical trial offer social tips for those with autism.
Study linking autism use of antidepressants during pregnancy is misleading and potentially harmful to female mental health and safety.
Harvard scientists for the first time have linked a specific neurotransmitter in the brain with autistic behavior.
Study examines difference in neural activity in brain regions that process valence or arousal between typically developing individuals or those with ASD.
Reading the Mind in the Eyes test is known as an advanced theory of mind or empathy test designed to reveal subtle differences in social sensitivity.
The current costs of ASD are more than double combined costs of stroke and hypertension and on par with costs of diabetes.
Functional differences between autistic and non-autistic brains isolated for the first time, following development of new methodology for analyzing MRI scans.
Genes linked with a greater risk of developing autism may also be associated with higher intelligence, a study suggests.
Brigham Young University (BYU) research team is seeking new ways to teach social skills to individuals with autism.
MRI data shows brain activity in autistic people is significantly different than brain activity in people without autism.
Researchers identify molecular network that comprises many of the genes previously shown to contribute to autism spectrum disorders.
Researchers identify chemical pathway that goes awry in brains of Fragile X patients say the drug could reverse behavioral symptoms.
Thursday May 9th, 1996 was an historic occasion in the European Union for the attainment of rights by persons with Autism.
Study reveals sulforaphane, a chemical present in broccoli and other vegetables, may improve autism symptoms.
Research finds rare genetic disorder known as Jacobsen syndrome has been linked with autism, the finding also offers clues into genetic underpinnings of autism.
Article looks at the possibility of chemicals being a potential contributing factor to autism.
Researchers suggest the genetically-controlled mechanisms of plastic brain reorganization that potentially determine autistic capabilities and subtypes.
In the study researchers used an online trial to evaluate whether omega-3 fatty acids helped reduce hyperactivity in children with autism.
People with mutation in CHD8 gene have a very strong likelihood they will have autism marked by gastrointestinal disorders a larger head and wide set eyes.
This study presents the most comprehensive estimates to date of the financial costs of ASDs in the United States and the United Kingdom.
Scientists discover children who develop autism are exposed to elevated levels of steroid hormones in the womb.
Human simulation training program helps adults with autism improve job interview skills and gain confidence.
Study finds risk of ASD and autistic disorder increased with greater genetic relatedness in families eg. persons with a sibling, half-sibling or cousin diagnosed with autism have increased likelihood of developing ASD themselves.
Study shows risk of having a child with ASD accelerates with mothers age after 30 and grows steadily with fathers increasing age.
Parents of kids with autism report benefits of pet and dog ownership included companionship, stress relief and opportunities for their children to learn responsibility.
Article examines stress, anxiety, and panic attacks often experienced by children, as well as adults, with autism spectrum disorders.
Article looks at some of the issues that can occur when children with autism reach maturity and become seniors.
Information in regards to communicating with people who have autism and suggestions on possible conflict resolutions.
Article covers research into autism spectrum disorders including Elevated Leptin and Inflammation, Gene Expression Patterns, and other areas.
Article examines various sleep related disorders often experienced by children on the autism spectrum.
Study supports earlier findings that some families are using Complementary and Alternative Medicine (CAM) as therapies for their children with autism.
Article examines tactile defensiveness, repetitive behaviors, obsessions, as well as routines regarding children with autism.
Autism Speaks study finds estimated prevalence of autism under DSM-5 would decrease only to extent that some children would receive new diagnosis of social communication disorder.
Article looks at theories regarding the cause of autism and other chronic diseases due to increasing amounts of heavy metals in our environment.
Article examines a number of myths regarding people with autism and those with autistic spectrum disorders.
Information regarding efficacy biomarkers for autism workshop where participants agreed biomarker development should be a priority for autism research.
Published accounts of autism and research studies show a number of references to sensory and movement differences in the areas of perception, emotion, action, cognition and communication.
Controversial autism treatment involves invasive treatment by removal of parts of the toe to reduce sensory overload issues.
The Affordable Care Act (ACA) contains important provisions for people with autism and other conditions and their family members.
New study examines link between pregnancy weight gain and autism spectrum disorders may provide clues into the cause of ASD.
Information regarding parent Social Security Disability Benefit eligibility for children with autism to help ease financial burden.
Article looks at recently published report showing hardship for young adults with Autism Disorders to find gainful employment and the chance to live independently.
New study reports there is no association between pre-natal mercury exposure and autism-like behaviors.
Study examines effects of LEAP and TEACCH school based treatment models when compared to each other and to special education programs that do not use a specific model.
New research presents the first comprehensive bacterial analysis focusing on commensal or beneficial bacteria in children with autism spectrum disorder.
How to communicate effectively with adults on the autism spectrum including courtesies to enhance level of comfort and understanding between you and another.
Findings suggest a possible novel therapeutic target for treatment of fragile X syndrome the most common inherited form of autism and intellectual disability.
Feeding problems are five times more likely in children with autism spectrum disorders which lead to overall nutritional deficits.
Findings add a new candidate for genetic screening of at-risk patients that may lead to better diagnosis or treatment of autism.
Studies focus on identifying inherited genetic mutations linked with autism spectrum disorders.
California Appellate Court in LA will consider a long-running dispute at a hearing about insurance companies obligations to cover a critical treatment for autistic children.
New computational analysis identifies gene networks affected in schizophrenia and shows that schizophrenia and autism share related genetic networks, each composed of hundreds of genes.
New study of child prodigies suggests a possible link between special skills and autism.
Study regarding patterns of development during first 3 years of life in children with and without Autism Spectrum Disorders to understand how ASD can be detected as early as possible.
Boston Childrens Hospital believe they have found a way to precisely identify autism traits in children as young as two years old.
Proposed changes to medical criteria defining autism diagnosis in children is not cause for concern.
Measuring relevant behaviors of children will have significant impact on understanding of various behavioral disorders and autism.
Children with ASD often experience anxiety chronic gastrointestinal problems and atypical sensory responses heightened by reactions to light, sounds, or textures.
Researchers look at connections in areas of the brain involved in social behavior including recognizing emotions shown on peoples faces.
Families who have children with autism spectrum disorders left to struggle with expensive health care needs.
Researchers have identified 57 single nucleotide polymorphisms that predict risk siblings of children with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) will develop the condition.
CEHC develop list of chemicals found in consumer products that are suspected to contribute to autism and learning disabilities to guide a research strategy to discover potentially preventable environmental causes.
Getting an autism diagnosis may be more difficult once a revised diagnostic definition goes into effect.
A gender-specific genetic screening test that looks at genetic markers associated with Autism Spectrum Disorder.
A new study estimates that 1 in 88 children in the United States has an autism spectrum disorder.
Preliminary results of national survey examines the impact of bullying on children with autism spectrum disorders.
Autism expert Lynette Louise raises awareness and offers answers around the world as therapist author speaker and neurofeedback specialist.
Washington University study is the first to evaluate motor impairments in children with autism spectrum disorder and their siblings who do not have the disorder.
Proposed changes may affect proportion of individuals who qualify for a diagnosis of autism spectrum disorders.
New study into autism suggests low birth weight is important environmental factor contributing to the risk of autism spectrum disorder ASD.
Dr. Mehl Madrona writings cover a number of important areas related to children who experience autism from therapeutic and potentially parental perspectives.
Research has demonstrated early intervention services can greatly improve the development of a child with autism spectrum disorder.
Implementation of EPA regulation of air pollution from coal fired power plants means less mercury effects likely to harm childhood development.
First study that establishes that low birth-weight children are also at increased risk for autism spectrum disorders.
The risk of autism among younger siblings of a child with autism is greater with risk for boys greater than for girls, and risk is over 32% if the infant has more than one sibling with autism.
New medical diagnosis code for Wandering listed as V40.31 Wandering in Diseases Classified Elsewhere.
Siblings of people with autism show a similar pattern of brain activity to that seen in people with autism when looking at emotional facial expressions.
A study from Cambridge University has for the first time found that autism diagnoses are more common in an IT-rich region.
Parents and teachers concerned about a childs mental health and development can get immediate answers from an online screening with Project SKIP.
Papers published by Cell Press provide new insight into the diversity of the genetic abnormalities that contribute to autism.
Functional magnetic resonance imaging fMRI may provide an early and objective indicator of autism.
UCLA study reveals how the autism disorder makes its mark at the molecular level resulting in an autistic brain that differs in structure from a healthy one.
Roughly 25 to 35% of individuals with autism eventually develop seizures and many of the remainder have subclinical seizure-like brain activity.
Methods to measure how well schools implement teaching programs for autistic preschool children.
New law requires insurance companies to provide evidence based medical autism therapies for children ages 2 - 6 with a $35,000 annual cap.
Not a single person identified with autism or Asperger's syndrome during a community survey in England actually knew they had the condition.
This survey is the first research effort to scientifically validate that elopement is a critical safety issue for the autism community.
SafeMinds and Alison MacNeil call for immediate, properly designed and independently conducted vaccine safety studies in an effort to identify infants at risk for vaccine injury.
Model of Rett syndrome is consistent with mouse models of other autism-related disorders like Fragile X and Angelman syndrome.
The study found that when autism cases were split by severity a striking pattern was revealed.
New research explains autistic's exceptional visual abilities with mapping data showing enhanced activity in the perception part of the brain.
The National Autism Association (NAA) joins with organizations worldwide in recognizing April as Autism Awareness month.
Rethink Autism is helping to educate parents through a new video series on their home page Every Day Counts Everyone Can Help.
Children who played with a limited number of toys showed more improvement in their communication skills.
Deaths associated with autism wandering remain a leading cause of fatalities among children and adults with an autism spectrum disorder.
Machine-learning system finds differences in brain connectivity, distinguishing between 9-month-old infants known to be at high risk for autism from controls of the same age.
Some of the common treatments and therapy methods prescribed by professionals for autism.
Applying a label to our autistic children can cause limiting beliefs to be set in our minds.
With the alarming growth in autism prevalence, it is no surprise that public school districts are struggling to keep pace with the needs of the autism population.
Autism Speaks expansion of Autism Treatment Network to include 17 leading childrens hospitals and academic medical centers in the U.S. and Canada.
Autism Speaks Collaborates On Prevalence Investigation Of Autism In The Somali Population In Minneapolis
There have been concerns about higher prevalence of ASD in Minnesota Somali population.
Autism Support Network Grows Autism Resource Database Now Lists Service Providers Across 58 Countries.
The holiday season can be challenging for children with autism and their families.
Targeting core social deficits of autism spectrum disorders in early intervention programs yielded sustained improvements in social and communication skills even in very young children.
Information regarding the meaning of High Functioning Autism (HFA) in children and adults with autism spectrum disorders.
University of Utah and Harvard researchers take major step toward first biological test for autism.
To help children with autism spectrum disorders (ASD) learn the building blocks of creativity, researchers turned to building lego structures in new and unique ways.
Growing evidence of genetic link between schizophrenia autism spectrum disorder (ASD) and bipolar disorder.
Hopes that this study and others shed more light on the biology of autism and other neuropsychiatric diseases.
Collaboration between parents and professionals to best serve children with autism.
A marked increase in prevalence of autism spectrum disorders during the past decade highlights demand for treatment of affected individuals.
Autism support network celebrates second anniversary, supports global audience from over 200 countries.
Researchers discover way to prevent episodes of breath holding in a mouse model of Rett syndrome.
Siblings of children with autism have more frequent language delays and other subtle characteristics of the disorder.
Clues as to why Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) affects four times more males than females.
Autism Education and Research Institute AERI announces merging with Achieving in Higher Education with Autism Developmental Disabilities AHEADD.
Preference for geometric patterns early in life may be a signature behavior in infants who are at-risk for autism.
Research findings show subtle differences that parents and professionals may easily overlook.
New study shows autism can be partially explained by abnormalities in certain genes.
Antidepressants commonly prescribed to people with autistic spectrum disorders cannot be recommended.
Study details autism heavy toll beyond childhood on marriages.
Abnormal eye movements and other impairments appear common in unaffected family members of individuals with autism.
Parents Can Learn to Teach Social and Language Skills to Children with Autism.
Vocal analysis technology could change the study of language development as well as screening for autism spectrum disorders.
Vaccines and heavy metals including mercury named as causes of the alarming rise in autism.
Television viewing might be one cause of the dramatic rise in autism cases in the United States.
National autism groups join forces to address risks associated with wandering from safe environments.
Deciphering functions of multiple rare genes may be at the core of understanding genetic factors that cause autism spectrum disorders.
Public schools looking for innovative ways to save costs while providing quality education for students with autism.
Scientific and medical communities agree further research needs to be conducted before possible autism vaccination link be dismissed.
Autism finding could lead to simple urine test for the condition.
Study followed three sets of parents who each have one child with a confirmed diagnosis of autism.
Study by researchers from Kennedy Krieger Institute in Baltimore found that a childs autism has no effect on the family structure.
Sneak Peak into Public Television Documentary on Autism Crisis in America.
New study results show when and how autism symptoms appear in the first three years of life.
Social influence plays a substantial role in the surging number of autism diagnoses.
Oxytocin is a hormone that has effects on brain function for promoting trust love and social recognition in Autism.
Every individual with autism should have access to effective services and support.
It is universally accepted that mercury is a neurotoxin and can damage the developing brain and the immune system.
Possible early warning signs for autism spectrum disorders within families.
Earliest symptoms of Autism not evident in children under 6 months - Condition is characterized by a slow decline.
Scientists find sensory cortex develops late in fragile X syndrome defect.
Abnormalities in brain development might lead to autism and behavioral disorders.
Investigators at UC Davis uncovered several clusters of elevated risk for autism in California.
Autism Speaks calls on federal government to dramatically increase research funding to address growing autism public health crisis.
Autism spectrum disorders which affect TSC patients result from connections in the developing brain leading to improper information flow.
Researchers and autism treatment providers agree that children with autism need increased access to evidence-based interventions.
Increase funding to address the growing national autism public health crisis.
Major increase in number of children diagnosed with autistic spectrum disorders over last two decades.
Anti-psychotic medication risperidone (Risperdal) reduces behavioral tantrums aggression and self-injury in children with autism.
The charity, the UK Autism Foundation has heard from the Leader of the Opposition, David Cameron on the serious issues of autism.
The Autism Bill will receive Royal Assent today making it the Autism Act.
Children with autism may have lower quality handwriting and trouble forming letters compared to children without autism.
Autism Consortium symposium draws record number of researchers advocates parents for autism update.
Scientific understanding and medical treatments for autism spectrum disorders.
ARO reveals what all Ontarians should know about the disturbingly poor state of autism services in province.
Researchers identify novel region of the human genome that may confer susceptibility to autism.
Children with special needs related to autism learning disabilities abuse and emotional challenges.
Federal stimulus grant to pursue whole-genome sequencing of patients with autism.
I am Autism campaign presents Autistic people as kidnap victims and burdens on family members and communities.
National Institute of Mental Health recommends that students with ADHD get teaching in the form of guidance and understanding.
Reading emotions personality temperament and mood of people in close proximity is a skill, ever present in an autistic individual.
Respite care providers should be well trained in the basic principles of applied behavior analysis for Autism.
Study shows autistic children who received over-the-counter melatonin treatments experienced significant improvements in sleep duration.
Britains Prime Minister Gordon Brown has created history by writing for the first time on Autism.
Researchers will study facial expressions in a real life social context to explore emotion recognition in autism.
In 2007 CDC estimated 1 in 150 eight-year old children in the United States has an autism spectrum disorder (ASD).
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