Photos taken by autistic people and neurotypicals differ in ...

People with autism have social difficulties and this manifests in simple psychological tests – for example, if you ask them to look at photographs of faces, they will typically spend less time looking at the eye region. But what about if we turned ...

Nov 2

Categories: Autism spectrum disorders

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Adults with Asperger's at higher risk of suicidal thoughts

In what is deemed the first large-scale clinical study of its kind, researchers from the University of Cambridge in the UK suggest that adults who have Asperger's syndrome are at much higher risk of experiencing suicidal thoughts than the general ...

Sep 20

Categories: Asperger's Syndrome, Autism spectrum disorders

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Link between touch of autistic individuals and their social ...

The sense of touch may play a more crucial role in autism spectrum disorder (ASD) than previously assumed. The main findings of the doctoral research of Eliane Deschrijver, which are now published, show that individuals with ASD may have ...

Sep 17

Categories: Autism spectrum disorders

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Common brain changes found in children with autism, ADHD and OCD

A team of scientists has found similarities in brain impairments in children with autism spectrum disorder, attention deficit hyperactivity disorder and obsessive compulsive disorder. The study involved brain imaging of white matter in 200 children.

Jul 28

Categories: Adult ADHD, Autism spectrum disorders, Obsessions & Compulsions ...

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No, autistic people do not have a "broken" mirror neuron system – ...

One of the more prominent examples, the “broken mirror hypothesis”, suggests that an impaired development of the mirror neuron system (MNS) is to blame. First observed in monkeys, mirror neurons are more active when you perform a certain action ...

Jul 28

Categories: Autism spectrum disorders

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For Children with Autism, Multiple Languages May Be a Boon

Most children who learn more than one language gain valuable skills, and researchers say this may also be true for children with autism

Jul 27

Categories: Autism spectrum disorders

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There's No One-Size-Fits-All Way to Treat Autism

Families face a myriad of choices—and not all of them have been shown to be effective

Jul 15

Categories: Autism spectrum disorders

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Brain scan method may help detect autism

Scientists report a new degree of success in using brain scans to distinguish between adults diagnosed with autism and people without the disorder, an advance that could lead to the development of a diagnostic tool.

Apr 15

Categories: Autism spectrum disorders

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Autism diagnosis taking too long, experts say

Medical experts in Newcastle, UK, say that children with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) are still being diagnosed later than they should be, meaning they are not getting access to specialist services early enough.

Apr 2

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Brain maps highlight autism disorders

Brain maps of people with autism spectrum disorders (ASD) show different levels of connectivity between parts of the brain compared with typical individuals, scientists report.

Mar 14

Categories: Autism spectrum disorders

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Autism test on the horizon as firm screens for signatures of disorder

A University of Wisconsin-Madison spin-off is screening blood samples in an effort to develop a biologically based method to diagnose autism.

Mar 2

Categories: Autism spectrum disorders

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Study identifies novel mechanism that causes abnormal brain ...

Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASDs) are a group of highly inheritable behavioural disorders that pose major personal and public health concerns. Patients with ASDs have mild to severe communication difficulties, repetitive behaviour and social ...

Feb 18

Categories: Asperger's Syndrome, Autism spectrum disorders

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More progress needed in early recognition of autism

An increasing proportion of children with autism spectrum disorders (ASD) are undergoing recommended evaluation in preschool years, but population rates of ASD remain higher in eight than four year-olds, a new study reports.

Dec 12

Categories: Autism spectrum disorders, Child Development

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Oxytocin has social, emotional and behavioral benefits in young kids ...

A five week treatment with the synthetic hormone oxytocin significantly improved social, emotional and behavioral issues among young children with autism, according to a University of Sydney research.

Oct 28

Categories: Autism spectrum disorders

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Is your child's ADHD actually autism?

'ASD that goes unrecognised and untreated until the child is older than six may negatively affect their long-term prognosis,' Dr Miodovnik said.

Sep 17

Categories: Autism spectrum disorders, Child Development, Developmental Disorders ...

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