One Therapy Bests Others at Motivating Kids With Autism to Speak, ...

When it comes to encouraging children with autism who have speech problems to talk, pivotal response treatment seems to work best, especially when parents are involved. The treatment helps young children who have autism to communicate in a way which ...

Aug 16

Categories: Autism spectrum disorders, Pivotal Response Treatment

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High levels of estrogen in the womb linked to autism

Research adds further evidence to support the prenatal sex steroid theory of autism first proposed 20 years ago.

Aug 3

Categories: Autism spectrum disorders, Child Development

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Compensatory Strategies to Disguise Autism Spectrum Disorder May ...

Compensatory strategies that enable people to hide the fact that they have autism has its pros and cons. While such strategies enable individuals with autism to have a better social life and increase their employability, it may also delay their ...

Jul 26

Categories: Autism spectrum disorders

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Children with Autism More Likely to be Bullied at Home and at School, ...

Children with autism often experience difficulties integrating with the people around them due, causing them to become victims of bullying in school and even at home.

Jul 23

Categories: Autism spectrum disorders, Bullying

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Parental Support is Key When Adolescents with Autism Want to Learn to ...

Learning how to drive could be highly beneficial for adolescents with autism as it enhances their life skills and allows them to be more independent. A study seeking to expand the available information suggested that parents should give these ...

Jun 21

Categories: Autism spectrum disorders, Parenting

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MMR vaccine does not cause autism, even in those most at risk

A new large-scale Danish study searches for connections between autism and the MMR vaccine. In particular, they investigate at-risk individuals. Once again, no links are found.

Mar 11

Categories: Autism spectrum disorders

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Sibling Study Bolsters Genetic Link Between Autism, Attention Deficit

Children who have an older sibling with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) are at an increased risk of having autism, a new study suggests1. The reverse is also true.

Jan 23

Categories: Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD), Autism spectrum ...

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How a Video Game Could Help Children with Autism

A new digital treatment called Project: EVO, designed by prescription digital medicine company Akili Interactive, could help children with autism spectrum disorder and co-occurring attention/deficit-hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), according to a ...

Jan 9

Categories: Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD), Autism spectrum ...

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New Study Offers New Insights into Children with Autism

In the first study of its kind, a team of researchers was able to perform functional MRIs of a group of children with autism whose IQs averaged 54. This was nearly impossible to conduct before as it was a challenge for them to keep still for at ...

Jan 7

Categories: Autism spectrum disorders

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The 3 As: Autism, ADHD and Age

A recent study has found evidence linking the traits found in autism and attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) even in adulthood. This is one of the first studies examining the link between these two disorders in adults, and supports ...

Oct 10

Categories: Adult ADHD, Adult psychological development, Attention Deficit ...

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Children with autism have a different brain pathway

Children with autism have a social reward circuit that is different from healthy children. During an MRI scan conducted, scientists discovered that the social rewards circuit of children with autism is not as active.

Jul 28

Categories: Autism spectrum disorders

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Autistic Kids Twice as Likely to Suffer from Food Allergies

A new study finds that children with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) are more likely to suffer from a food allergy than children who do not have ASD.

Jun 12

Categories: Autism spectrum disorders, Child and/or Adolescent Issues, Child ...

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People With ASD Risk Being Manipulated Because They Can't Tell When ...

A new study shows that the ability to distinguish truth from lies is diminished in people with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) -- putting them at greater risk of being manipulated.

May 31

Categories: Autism spectrum disorders

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Details of Brain Networks in Autism

A new study reveals surprising new insights into brain networks in people with autism, after applying a new personalized approach to brain mapping. The new approach provides a way to examine the location of individual brain networks with more ...

May 22

Categories: Autism spectrum disorders

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Cognitive Behavioral Therapy Can Improve Emotion Regulation in ...

Recent research has found that cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT) can help children with autism manage not just anxiety but other emotional challenges, such as sadness and anger.

May 14

Categories: Autism spectrum disorders, Child and/or Adolescent Issues

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