Autism News

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7/31/2013
Young People With Autism Find Work Through Job Training Program

Small study saw 87 percent employment rate for participants

7/30/2013
Kids With Autism Benefit From Early Intervention, Regardless of Method

Study found similar improvement among preschoolers in different types of programs

7/29/2013
Video Game 'Addiction' More Likely With Autism, ADHD

Study cites poor peer relationships as one reason these kids embrace gaming

7/23/2013
Study Sees No Link Between Mercury Exposure, Autistic Behavior

The chemical is often found in fish, prompting many pregnant women to avoid the food

7/22/2013
Brain Wired Differently in Those With Autism: Study

More connections in regions linked to symptoms of disorder, researchers report

7/10/2013
Extra Brain Fluid May Predict Autism Diagnosis: Study

But findings from small MRI review of infants need to be replicated by other researchers

7/9/2013
Mother's Immune System Might Play Role in Certain Cases of Autism

'Auto-antibodies' in maternal blood appear tied to particular form of the condition, studies find

7/8/2013
Struggles With Motor Skills Compound Social Problems in Autism

Fortunately, help is available for kids to improve abilities like throwing and catching

7/3/2013
Lower Bacteria Levels in Gut May Be Tied to Autism in Kids

Study compared digestive tract samples from 40 children

7/2/2013
IVF Tied to Small Risk of Mental Deficits in Children

Large Swedish study did not find higher risk for autism

7/1/2013
Even Younger Babies 'Prep' Themselves to Be Picked Up

By 2 months of age, most respond to their parents' cues, study showed

6/26/2013
'Hyperconnectivity' Seen in Brains of Children With Autism

Findings suggest brain imaging could potentially speed diagnosis

6/21/2013
Gluten Allergy May Play Role in Gastro Woes in Kids With Autism

But finding doesn't prove a gluten-free diet will help kids with the developmental disorder, experts say

6/18/2013
Polluted Air Linked to Autism Risk

Pregnant women who live with smog at higher risk, but experts caution the finding is not definitive

6/17/2013
Kids With Autism May Find Human Voice Unpleasant

MRI shows weaker connection to brain's reward center in those who have high-functioning autism

6/17/2013
Minority Kids With Autism Less Likely to Use Specialty Services: Study

Compared to white children, black and Hispanic patients may be missing out on certain types of care

6/6/2013
Autism, ADHD Often Occur Together, Research Shows

Study finds nearly one-third of kids with autism also have problems with attention and hyperactivity

6/5/2013
'Sensory-Focused' Autism Therapy Shows Early Promise

In small study, parents used variety of methods to stimulate boys' senses

6/5/2013
Recession Forced Cutbacks in Care for Special Needs Kids: Study

Some families curtailed dental visits, medicines for children with chronic health problems

5/31/2013
For Kids With Autism, a Day at the Races With NASCAR

Annual event helps young speedway fans enjoy the sport in a safe, conducive environment

5/29/2013
Word Tests at Age 2 Might Predict Gains for Kids With Autism, Study Finds

Toddlers' brain responses corresponded with later language, thinking and self-care skills

5/20/2013
Latest Edition of Psychiatry's 'Bible' Launched Amid Controversy

Authors say it defines disorders more concisely; critics say it will lead to over-diagnosis and unnecessary treatments

5/16/2013
1 in 5 U.S. Kids Has a Mental Health Disorder: CDC

ADHD is most common current diagnosis in children aged 3 to 17

5/14/2013
Kids With Autism May Perceive Movement More Quickly

Researchers say this might lead to sensory overload

5/6/2013
More Kids Diagnosed With Mental Health Disabilities, Study Finds

Conditions such as autism, ADHD appear to drive 16 percent increase in a decade

5/3/2013
Extreme Birth Weights Tied to Autism in Swedish Study

Newborns who weigh much more or less than average may be at risk for disorder, researchers say

5/1/2013
Drug Shows Some Benefit for Kids With Autism

Study found no gains in lethargy, social withdrawal, but those on the drug improved in other ways

5/1/2013
Girls With Autism May Need Different Treatments Than Boys

New studies highlight variations in symptoms, genetic makeup

5/1/2013
Kelly the Robot Helps Kids Tackle Autism

Small study found they tended to do better at developing social skills when this 'co-therapist' was used

4/30/2013
Study Debunks Lyme Disease-Autism Link

Children with autism no likelier than others to have signs of tick-borne infection

4/25/2013
Newborn's Placenta May Predict Autism Risk, Study Suggests

Identifying infants with higher odds could improve treatment, researchers say

4/23/2013
Prenatal Use of Common Epilepsy Drug Tied to Higher Autism Risk

Large Danish study looked at children of women who took valproate in pregnancy

4/19/2013
Kids' Learning Disabilities May Have Multiple Causes

Educational approaches that address each issue work best, review suggests

4/18/2013
Guideline Changes Have Asperger's Community on Edge

Psychiatric manual will fold it into autism spectrum disorders, leaving many unsure about getting needed services

4/18/2013
The 'Learning Curve' of Living With Asperger's

People who have the disorder and their families share their experiences

4/15/2013
Age of Autism Diagnosis May Depend on Symptoms: Study

Early identification essential to help kids reach their potential, researcher says

4/8/2013
Kids With Autism May Be Less Likely to Imitate 'Silly' Behavior

In study, they tended to only copy necessary actions by adults when completing tasks

3/29/2013
Another Study Sees No Vaccine-Autism Link

Experts say finding should reassure parents of young children

3/22/2013
Reduced 'Fine-Tuning' of Brain May Hamper Face Recognition in Autism

Lack of this ability can prevent social interaction, study author says

3/21/2013
Suicidal Thoughts More Common in Kids With Autism: Study

But expert advises parents not to panic over mood changes

3/20/2013
Having Older Grandfather May Raise Child's Autism Risk: Study

Men who became dads at age 50 or older had higher odds for a grandchild with the disorder

3/20/2013
Women Abused in Childhood at Higher Odds of Having Child With Autism: Study

Researchers speculate that effect on immune system, stress response might explain why

3/20/2013
Brain Circuitry Yields Clue to Autism, Researchers Say

At 7 months, study finds difference in eye tracking

3/20/2013
One in 50 School-Aged Children in U.S. Has Autism: CDC

Significant increase in the prevalence of the condition over the past five years, researchers say

3/7/2013
Short-Term Exercise Might Boost Young People's Self-Control

Study findings, if confirmed, may have relevance for treating ADHD, autism

3/5/2013
Spotting Sleep Problems in Special-Needs Children

Small changes at home can help them get essential shuteye

3/4/2013
Most Kids With Autism Overcome Language Delays, Study Finds

70 percent achieved 'phrase' or higher-level speech

2/28/2013
Shared Genes May Link ADHD, Autism and Depression

Largest study of its kind also found ties to schizophrenia, bipolar disorders

2/27/2013
Animals May Boost Social Interaction in Kids With Autism

Study found children were more talkative and engaged with people in presence of small pets

2/27/2013
Brain Connections Differ in Children With Autism

Study found more short-range connections, fewer long-range connections