A psychologist and foster mom clearly defines 5 different ways that can help you determine whether a claim or "research" study is authentic and should be relied upon when making decisions for your child with Autism.
Published: May 19, 2013
Key findings from the annual International Meeting For Autism Research
Published: May 7, 2013
Lots of kids like video games, but new research suggests that for those with autism, play can be problematic.
From: Disability Scoop
Published: April 22, 2013
Due to a shortage of specialists, it can sometimes take months or even years for children with Autism to receive a diagnosis. A Phoenix-based autism research non-profit, Southwest Autism Research and Resource Center, is developing a smartphone app that could change this. The app – the Naturalistic Observation Diagnostic Assessment – could shorten the diagnositic process so children can get treatment earlier, especially in rural communities where skilled specialists are difficult to find. This new technology would enable specialists to base a diagnosis on videos of children's behavior uploaded to a website.
Published: April 18, 2013
Animal scientist, Temple Grandin, has an extraordinary mind. Probably the world’s most famous person with autism, she designs widely used livestock handling systems to reduce animal suffering. Her brain is equally remarkable, according to a team of neuroimaging experts who study brain changes in autism at the University of Utah.
Published: April 11, 2013
According to a new study, published 13 March in Childhood Obesity, more than 30 percent of children with autism are overweight or obese, a rate that is significantly higher than in the general population. Read more...
From: Simons Foundation Autism Research Initiative
Published: April 10, 2013
Published: April 9, 2013
Avoiding eye contact is a common behavior of people with autism, and children with the condition are sometimes trained and encouraged to meet other's gazes. But the new findings show that looking away sometimes serves a purpose, and encouraging eye contact can interfere with a child's thoughts.
From: My Health News Daily
Published: March 25, 2013
Participation may include brain scan and medication trial
Holland Bloorview Kids Rehabilitation Hospital
Published: March 22, 2013
A government survey of parents says 1 in 50 U.S. school children has autism, surpassing another federal estimate for the disorder.
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From: Yahoo News
Published: March 20, 2013