Genetic targets for autism spectrum disorder identified
Feb 20, 2018
Autism is a spectrum of closely related symptoms involving behavioral, social and cognitive deficits. Early detection of autism in children is key to producing the best outcomes; however, searching for the genetic causes ...
Study cited for blaming autism on TV cartoon does not exist
Feb 19, 2018
There is no Harvard study that says a British children's television cartoon causes autism, despite what a social media post claims. In fact, there's at least one peer-reviewed study that hints that a children's television ...
Blood and urine tests developed to indicate autism in children
Feb 19, 2018
New tests which can indicate autism in children have been developed by researchers at the University of Warwick.
Better tools needed to diagnose depression in people with autism
Feb 16, 2018
Autistic adults are not being effectively diagnosed with depression due to a lack of asessment tools, a new study has found.
Studies show tool can identify individual needs, supports to help youths with autism, intellectual disabilities
Feb 15, 2018
To better serve families, University of Kansas researchers are examining the use of standardized assessments of support needs for children with autism spectrum disorders and intellectual disabilities. Two recently published ...
Mean depth of ultrasonographic penetration greater in autism
Feb 14, 2018
(HealthDay)—Children with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) have a significantly greater mean depth of ultrasonographic penetration, according to a study published online Feb. 12 in JAMA Pediatrics.
Cognitive enhancement therapy improves outcomes for adults with autism
Feb 07, 2018
New collaborative research out of the University of Pittsburgh School of Social Work and the Department of Psychiatry signals a potential breakthrough for adults with autism spectrum disorder (ASD).
Autism might be better detected using new two-minute questionnaire
Feb 05, 2018
Researchers at Rutgers New Jersey Medical School have developed a two-minute questionnaire for parents that could help pediatricians and other primary care providers detect autism in toddlers, at a time when intervention ...
How can students with autism be supported through college?
Jan 31, 2018
Thirty years ago it was rare for a student with ASD to enter college. But over the past decades, there has been much improvement in the detection and awareness of ASD in children. Now, with the provision of effective treatments, ...
Why there need to be more autistic characters in children's books
Jan 30, 2018
The children's writer Michael Morpurgo has written a new novel inspired by his autistic grandson, which is set to be published later this year. Flamingo Boy is set in the Camargue in the south of France during World War II ...