Tapping into the unique skills of students with autism
Sep 29, 2016
In what's believed to be an Australian first, Curtin University is tapping into the unique skills of students with autism to help them find careers in the software testing industry.
Virtual reality helps children on autism spectrum improve social skills
Sep 22, 2016
Although most children with high-functioning autism have above average intellectual capabilities, they often experience social difficulties. Deficits in social communication and difficulty inhibiting thoughts and regulating ...
Researchers to study baby teeth in effort to identify autism risk factors
Sep 22, 2016
University of Washington researchers are part of a national team that will study the baby teeth of children who have siblings with autism to determine if prenatal exposure to chemicals increases their risk of developing the ...
Autism biobank aims to help research
Sep 16, 2016
Ever since their two children were diagnosed with autism, San Jose mother Renee Trevino and her husband, Michael, have done whatever it takes to help Isaiah, 7, and Ava, 4, function at higher levels.
Link discovered between touch of individuals with autism and their social difficulties
Sep 15, 2016
The sense of touch may play a more crucial role in autism spectrum disorder (ASD) than previously assumed. Doctoral researcher Eliane Deschrijver has published study results showing that individuals with ASD may have difficulties ...
Mouse model points to potential drug target for increasing social interaction in autism
Sep 08, 2016
A study of a new mouse model identifies a drug target that has the potential to increase social interaction in individuals with some forms of autism spectrum disorder (ASD), according to researchers in the Perelman School ...
Study links autism severity to genetics, ultrasound
Sep 01, 2016
For children with autism and a class of genetic disorders, exposure to diagnostic ultrasound in the first trimester of pregnancy is linked to increased autism severity, according to a study by researchers at UW Medicine, ...
Cognitive behavior therapy could be key for children with autism getting enough sleep
Aug 31, 2016
Cognitive behavioral therapy is a short-term form of therapy that focuses on changing how a person thinks about and reacts to specific situations. Used by therapists for decades, it has been proven effective for treating ...
Zinc found to reverse brain cell changes in autism
Aug 31, 2016
Cellular changes in the brain caused by genetic mutations that occur in autism can be reversed by zinc, according to research at the University of Auckland.
New iPad game could help diagnose autism in children
Aug 30, 2016
Autism could be diagnosed by allowing children to play games on smart phones and tablets, a study involving the University of Strathclyde has found.