Is autism a disorder, an identity or both?
11 hours ago
Definitions of autism often evoke the language of disease or abnormality. This medicalized approach fails to represent the full diversity of views within the autism community, say U. of I. speech and hearing science professor ...
France's autism problem – and its roots in psychoanalysis
Apr 17, 2018
France has a problem with autism. The country's highest administrative court estimates that there are 700,000 autistic people in France. However, only 75,000 are diagnosed. Autistic children have historically been diagnosed ...
Defining the biology of autism
Apr 09, 2018
When approaching faculty to gauge interest in a new Feinberg center focusing on autism, Peter Penzes, Ph.D., Ruth and Evelyn Dunbar Professor of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, received puzzled responses from some professors ...
Lagging decades behind on autism care, France plays catch-up
Apr 05, 2018
When Gaspard Bigand was 3 years old, his pre-school teachers labeled him "different." But his parents got zero advice from the French education or health care systems, and it took two years for him to be diagnosed with autism.
Anti-psychotics used to manage autism and intellectual disability behaviour can have serious side effects—new study
Apr 04, 2018
Antipsychotic medication is typically licensed in the UK for people with serious mental health conditions, such as schizophrenia. But in recent years, some antipsychotic drugs have been prescribed more and more "off label". ...
Rumination leads to problems in boys with autism
Apr 03, 2018
Boys with autism are more prone to develop physical complaints, depression and aggressive behaviour. Psychologists at Leiden University have discovered that this is mainly related to rumination. Publication in the Journal ...
How do you make a destination autism-friendly?
Apr 02, 2018
Myrtle Beach , South Carolina, has a busy boardwalk and all kinds of attractions, from mini-golf courses and water parks to a zip line and a Ferris wheel.
Social awareness increases prove brain changing in adults with autism
Mar 28, 2018
Researchers at the Center for BrainHealth at The University of Texas at Dallas, in collaboration with co-leading authors at George Washington University and Yale, have demonstrated in a pilot study that a clinician-driven ...
Abnormal brain connections seen in preschoolers with autism
Mar 27, 2018
Preschoolers with autism spectrum disorder, or ASD, have abnormal connections between certain networks of their brains that can be seen using a special MRI technique, according to a study published online in the journal Radiology. ...
Praise may motivate young adults with autism to exercise more
Mar 20, 2018
Simple statements of praise may have a big effect on the amount of exercise young adults with autism complete, according to preliminary research from the UNC Frank Porter Graham Child Development Institute (FPG). The study ...