Using virtual reality to help teenagers with autism learn how to drive
19 hours ago
Astronauts and pilots use them. So do truck drivers and Formula One race car drivers.
Hearing test may identify autism risk
Jul 25, 2016
Researchers have identified an inner ear deficiency in children with Autism that may impact their ability to recognize speech. The findings, which were published in the journal Autism Research, could ultimately be used as ...
Study finds induced labor not associated with risk for autism spectrum disorders
Jul 25, 2016
Induction of labor appears not to be associated with increased risk of autism spectrum disorders in children in a large new study led by Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health. The new finding suggests that concern about ...
3-D face scans may pinpoint autism earlier than normal
Jul 25, 2016
Telethon Kids Institute researchers are hoping 3-D face scanning technology will help detect autism in children as young as one year old, which is at least one year earlier than current practices allow for.
Brain alterations support categorical and dimensional features of the neurobiology of autism
Jul 21, 2016
A study in Biological Psychiatry provides a new understanding of brain alterations in children with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) that may help researchers and clinicians better define the disorder.
Paths to autism: one or many?
Jul 19, 2016
A new report in Biological Psychiatry reports that brain alterations in infants at risk for autism may be widespread and affect multiple systems, in contrast to the widely held assumption of impairment specifically in social ...
Weight gain studied for second-generation antipsychotics for autism spectrum disorders
Jul 18, 2016
Some of the most effective treatments for autism spectrum disorder (ASD) are also well known for their risk of weight gain and subsequent health complications. For the first time, however, researchers have compared five of ...
Machine learning puts new lens on autism screening and diagnostics
Jul 12, 2016
Approximately one in 68 people are on the autism spectrum. Experts are unanimous on this: early intervention is critical for improving communication skills and addressing behavioral issues. But how can researchers expedite ...
Insurance mandates lead to more children diagnosed and treated for autism spectrum disorder
Jul 11, 2016
State mandates requiring commercial health plans to cover the cost of services for children with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) have resulted in an increased number of children being diagnosed and treated for ASD, according ...
Study released on effects of supervision variables in treating ASD
Jul 05, 2016
Leading autism treatment provider, Center for Autism and Related Disorders (CARD), announced today a joint study with Chapman University about the effects of variables in treating autism spectrum disorder (ASD). The evaluation ...