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TLV: Learning Method to Help People with Autism Improve Visual Perception

TLV: Learning Method to Help People with Autism Improve Visual Perception A new learning method could help people with autism improve visual perception capabilities   According to the researchers, improving the perceptual capabilities of people with auti

Psychology | Personality

What It’s Like to Get an Autism Diagnosis After Years of Being Called Difficult, Dramatic and Lazy

Sara Gibbs explores the trajectory of her life in the face of a society that perceived her quirks and exhaustion as exasperating character traits, often underestimating the pain she was in.

Science & Technology | Science

Brain structures grow differently in boys, men with autism

Autistic boys and men show notable differences in brain development, according to magnetic resonance imaging scans taken over a 16-year period.

Science & Technology | Social Media

Facebook will now take down posts claiming vaccines cause autism - The Verge

Facebook is expanding what kinds of COVID-19 and vaccine misinformation get removed from its platforms, including posts that claim vaccines cause autism. The company is also adding information about COVID-19 vaccines to its Information Center.

Science & Technology | Israeli Innovation

Israeli Researchers Find Genetic Mutation That May Pave Way For Autism Drugs

New research led by Hebrew University Professor Sagiv Shifman studied the effects of POGZ, a gene associated with autism.

Politics | Politics

Here's a happy holiday story: Trump hired autistic man, 30, as White House intern

"It means a lot that I interned at the White House and became the first autistic White House intern" -- Xavier DeGroat

Science & Technology | Israeli Innovation

Israeli Neuroscientist Says Experimental Alzheimer's Drug May Help Kids With Autism

A new study headed by Prof. Illana Gozes of Tel Aviv University sheds light on the effects of ADNP syndrome, a condition on the autism spectrum.

News | Jewish Community

A Young Man With Autism’s Unexpected Gift to Friendship Circle

Secondhand boutique in North Carolina gets a boost from a grateful employee

Psychology | Parenting and Kids

NIMH » Large-Scale Genetics Study Sheds Light on Developmental Origins of Autism

Researchers were able to identify different types of rare genetic variations associated with autism spectrum disorder by analyzing data shared via the NIMH-funded Autism Sequencing Consortium.

Family & Parenting | Kids

Snow White Soothes 6-Year-Old Boy with Autism During Disney World Meltdown - Southern Living

Snow White swooped into action and seemed to know just what to do to make Brody feel at ease.

Science & Technology | Israeli Innovation

Israeli Researchers Find Alzheimer Medications May Help Treat Autistic Children

Scientists at work in a laboratory. Photo: Wikimedia Commons. Israeli researchers have found that a medication used to treat Alzheimer’s …

Miscellaneous | Interesting Links

Germs in Your Gut Are Talking to Your Brain. Scientists Want to Know What They’re Saying.

The body’s microbial community may influence the brain and behavior, perhaps even playing a role in dementia, autism and other disorders.

Psychology | Health & Wellbeing

Air Pollution May Increase Risk Of Autism In Children By 78 Percent - Study Finds

As scientists begin to delve more deeply into the effects of air pollution on very young children, they've unearthed an alarming statistic: exposure to fine pollution particles may increase the risk of children developing autism spectrum disorder (ASD) by

Psychology | Personality

Inherited Variations in Noncoding Sections of DNA Associated with Autism

A new study has identified an association between paternally-inherited rare structural variants in noncoding segments of genes and the development of autism spectrum disorder (ASD). The study adds to a growing body of research describing genetic contribut

Health & Fitness | Health News

Are C-Sections Contributing to Autism?

Studies have found a link between C-sections and autism; one study found that children born by C-section had a 21 percent higher risk for developing autism.

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Could Prozac be a treatment for children with autism?

Infant mice bred to mimic the distinctive behaviors and brain abnormalities seen in autism saw dramatic improvement in their symptoms after treatment with the antidepressant Prozac.

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Baby teeth link autism and heavy metals, NIH study suggests | National Institutes of Health (NIH)

Scientists used lasers to map the growth rings in baby teeth generated during different developmental periods.

Health & Fitness | Health News

This Vitamin May Help Treat Autism

Autism research finds link between this vitamin and serotonin production.

Psychology | Parenting and Kids

Fact or Fiction?: Vaccines Are Dangerous

Overwhelming medical evidence proves that negative side effects are rare and minor

Health & Fitness | Health & Fitness

How Pokémon GO Is Helping With My Autism and Depression | I'm Not a Robot

So I've been playing a lot of Pokémon GO lately. Along with almost everybody else. I'm thinking this game is a unifying cultural phenomenon second only to

Miscellaneous | Interesting Links

Scientists Just Made a Major Breakthrough in Autism & Sensory

Last week brought some rare good news in the autism research world: For the first time, scientists have found a direct link between autistic behavior and a neurotransmitter, a kind of brain chemica…

Health & Fitness | Health and Nutrition

Genetic Testing That Is Providing Answers to Autism

Genetic testing shows that autism symptoms can be linked to genetic mutations.

Health & Fitness | Health News

Scientists Just Made a Major Breakthrough in Understanding Autism | Mother Jones

For the first time, researchers have connected autistic behavior to an important chemical in the brain.

Health & Fitness | Health News

Antidepressant Use During Pregnancy Linked to Autism

Women in a new study who took antidepressants during their second and third trimesters of pregnancy showed an 87 percent increased risk of having a child with an autism spectrum disorder, compared with women who did not take medications for depression whi

Politics | Politics

Doctors 'Horrified’ by Republican Candidates’ Outlook on Vaccines

“I watched the debate, and I was kind of horrified when I heard these comments,” a Harvard medical professor told Yahoo Health. During the debate, Donald Trump told the story of an employee whose “beautiful” baby developed a fever after getting a

Health & Fitness | Health Articles

Gestational Diabetes May Impact Child's Autism Risk - MPR

In a study published in JAMA, intrauterine exposure to gestational diabetes by 26 weeks was linked to a risk of autism spectrum disorders (ASDs). Earlier

News | In the News

Another Study Shows No Link Between MMR Vaccine and Autism

Following a measles outbreak in California fueled by vaccination fears that scientists call unfounded, another large study has shown no link between the measles-mumps-rubella vaccine and autism.

Miscellaneous | Potpourri

No association found between MMR vaccine and autism, even among children at higher risk

In a study that included approximately 95,000 children with older siblings, receipt of the measles-mumps-rubella (MMR) vaccine was not associated with an increased risk of autism spectrum disorders (ASD), regardless of whether older siblings had ASD, find

Health & Fitness | Health News

In autism, the brain's response to speech speaks volumes - LA Times

When language delays or social detachment mark a baby for a diagnosis of autism, dark clouds cast that child's future in shadow. But researchers have discovered a test that can reliably forecast, some time between a baby's first and second birthday, wheth

Family & Parenting | Kid's

In autism, the brain's response to speech speaks volumes

When language delays or social detachment mark a baby for a diagnosis of autism, dark clouds cast that child's future in shadow. But researchers have discovered a test that can reliably forecast, some time between a baby's first and second birthday, wheth

Entertainment | Entertainment

Jerry Seinfeld Says He's On The Autism Spectrum During Interview With Brian Williams

Jerry Seinfeld sat down with Brian Williams on NBC's "Nightly News" on Thursday and said he believes he has autism. "I think, on a very drawn-out scale, I think I'm on the spectrum," Seinfeld said. When asked to explain, t...

Family & Parenting | Access Consciousness Links

Autistic People Are Talented: Science and New Book Validate Douglas’s Long-term View | Access Consciousness Blog

“Autistic children are not disabled, they are actually very abled,” Access Consciousness Founder and best-selling author Gary Douglas has consistently