Anxiety measure for children with autism proven reliable
10 hours ago
A new method devised by a Drexel University professor to diagnose children on the spectrum for anxiety symptoms—which tend to be masked by symptoms of autism—was proven effective in a recent study.
Autism brain response theory a dead end, study says
Dec 06, 2016
A new study out today in the journal Cerebral Cortex challenges the hypothesis that nerve cells in the brains of individuals with Autism Spectrum Disorders do not reliably and consistently respond to external stimuli.
Brains of people with autism spectrum disorder share similar molecular abnormalities
Dec 05, 2016
Autism spectrum disorder is caused by a variety of factors, both genetic and environmental. But a new study led by UCLA scientists provides further evidence that the brains of people with the disorder tend to have the same ...
New form of autism found
Dec 01, 2016
Autism spectrum disorders affect around one percent of the world's population and are characterized by a range of difficulties in social interaction and communication. In a new study published in Cell today, a team of researchers ...
Vitamin D supplements may benefit children with Autism Spectrum Disorder
Nov 21, 2016
Vitamin D supplementation improved symptoms of autism in a recent trial.
Toddlers with autism don't avoid eye contact, but do miss its significance
Nov 18, 2016
A new study conducted by researchers at Marcus Autism Center, Children's Healthcare of Atlanta, and Emory University School of Medicine helps put to rest a longstanding controversy and question about children with autism ...
Study brings undiagnosed adults struggling with autism out of the shadows
Nov 17, 2016
For most of his life, Kevin Hughes has felt like an outsider. A loner as a child, the 65-year-old comedian struggled socially as a teenager and lacked friends as an adult, often offending people without knowing why.
Researchers find key to predicting outcomes of autism treatment
Nov 16, 2016
Treatments for autism spectrum disorders are varied and costly, and selecting the right one is crucial to long-term outcome. Yale University researchers report they can predict whether a preschool age child will respond to ...
Two new tools to enhance effectiveness of behavioral therapy in children with autism
Nov 15, 2016
In two scientific papers published Tuesday, researchers identified two approaches that have the potential to help a large number of children with autism spectrum disorder through behavioral therapy.
Scientists discover clues to altered brain wiring in autism
Nov 15, 2016
Autism is an agonizing puzzle, a complex mixture of genetic and environmental factors. One piece of this puzzle that has emerged in recent years is a biochemical cascade called the mTOR pathway that regulates growth in the ...