Resting-state fMRI might be an amazing predictor of autism outcomes
Nov 25, 2015 report
(Medical Xpress)—Autistic traits diagnosed in early childhood, including communication problems and adaptive behavior deficits, tend to persist into adulthood. A very few autistic individuals demonstrate improvement in ...
Brains with autism adapt differently during implicit learning
Nov 19, 2015
Carnegie Mellon University scientists have discovered a crucial difference in the way learning occurs in the brains of adults with autism spectrum disorder (ASD).
Virtual reality could help people with autism learn social skills and develop employment opportunities
Nov 16, 2015
Virtual reality technologies (VRTs) using head-mounted displays (HMDs) could help people with autism develop social skills and confidence according to a researcher from the University of the West of England (UWE Bristol).
Satisfying transportation needs will improve quality of life for adults on autism spectrum
Nov 13, 2015
An integrated approach to providing access to reliable and safe transportation is needed for adults on the autism spectrum and their families, according to a new Rutgers study that offers recommendations for removing barriers ...
CDC: child autism rate now one in 45 after survey method changes
Nov 13, 2015
About one in 45 children has an autism spectrum disorder, according to a new U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention survey of parents.
People with autism run a higher risk of premature death
Nov 12, 2015
A registry study conducted at Karolinska Institutet and published in The British Journal of Psychiatry shows that the risk of premature death is about 2.5 times higher for people with autism spectrum disorder than for the ...
Steps forward in the hunt for easily measurable biomarkers of autism
Nov 09, 2015
Future Science Group (FSG) today announced the publication of a new article in Future Science OA, reporting data demonstrating the possibility of measuring 10 biomarkers relevant to autism spectrum disorder in adult saliva.
Study sheds light on health needs of adults with autism
Nov 09, 2015
While the spotlight of autism research generally shines on children, research at the University of Rochester Medical Center shows that adults with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) are more likely to suffer serious health problems ...
Debunking myths about autism
Nov 04, 2015
This past October was Canadian Autism Awareness Month. While studies show as many as one in every 165 Canadians has autism spectrum disorder (ASD), many people do not understand the disorder.
Study of half a million people reveals sex and job predict how many autistic traits you have
Nov 03, 2015
Measuring autistic traits in just under half a million people reveals that your sex, and whether you work in a STEM (science, technology, engineering or mathematics) job, predict how many autistic traits you have, according ...