Smoothly sailing into elementary school for children with autism spectrum disorder
Jan 16, 2017
Do you remember a teacher who changed your life for the better? Many people do, and scores of studies suggest that positive student-teacher relationships are one of the best predictors of children's academic success.
Preschoolers with autism show gains after play-based program
Jan 12, 2017
Treatments for autism spectrum disorder that appear promising in a research lab often don't work as well in real-life settings.
Autism biomarker seen as boon for new treatments
Jan 11, 2017
Researchers at the UCLA Center for Autism Research and Treatment have identified a signature brain-wave pattern for children with autism spectrum disorder related to a genetic condition known as Dup15q syndrome. The research ...
A multifaceted approach aims to detect, treat and even reverse the disorder
Jan 06, 2017
Like many patients visiting a doctor's office, Kim Sebenoler started out her appointment by heading to the nearest restroom to give a urine sample. But her visit to the lab of John Constantino, MD, director of the William ...
Increased reaction to stress linked to gastrointestinal issues in children with autism
Jan 04, 2017
One in 45 American children lives with autism spectrum disorder, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Many of these children also have significant gastrointestinal issues, but the cause of these symptoms ...
Toy sellers and makers offer more options for autistic kids
Dec 22, 2016
Toy stores, with bright lights, loud sounds and crowded aisles, can be hard to manage for children with autism or other sensory issues. For parents, finding toys that match their kids' skill sets and will hold their attention ...
As children with autism age, services to help with transition needed
Dec 20, 2016
According to the latest data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, one in 45 children is diagnosed with autism. As these children age, experiences such as leaving school, finding jobs and living alone can be ...
For children with autism, the holidays take planning and communication
Dec 16, 2016
The holidays can be challenging for families of children with autism spectrum disorder. Keys to success during the season are advance communication and planning, including making use of modern media, according to an expert ...
One protein's sweeping influence on the development of autism revealed
Dec 15, 2016
As many as a third of autism cases could be explained by a scarcity of a single protein in the brain, Toronto scientists have revealed. The findings provide a unique opportunity to develop treatments for a disorder that is ...
Lab confirms vitamin D link to autism traits
Dec 14, 2016
Researchers at The University of Queensland's Queensland Brain Institute have found a link between vitamin D deficiency in pregnancy and increased autism traits.