Exposure to high pollution levels during pregnancy may increase risk ...

Women in the U.S. exposed to high levels of air pollution while pregnant were up to twice as likely to have a child with autism as women who lived in areas with low pollution, according to a new study from Harvard School of Public Health (HSPH). It ...

Jun 19

Categories: Autism spectrum disorders, Child Development


First study to describe clinical presentation of Phelan-McDermid ...

In the first prospective study of its kind, Seaver Autism Center researchers at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai provide new evidence of the severity of intellectual, motor, and speech impairments in a subtype of autism called ...

Jun 12

Categories: Autism spectrum disorders


Thinking differently: Autism finds space in the workplace

Some call it neurological diversity, others see it as autism's fight back. People diagnosed as "on the spectrum" are suddenly in demand by employers seeking a competitive advantage from autistic workers more used to being considered disabled than ...

Jun 8

Categories: Autism spectrum disorders


Nearly One-Third of Children with Autism Also Have ADHD

In a study of the co-occurrence of attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) and autism spectrum disorder (ASD) in early school-age children (four to eight years old), researchers at the Kennedy Krieger Institute found that nearly one-third of ...

Jun 6

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


Children and Teens with Autism More Likely to Become Preoccupied with ...

Children and teens with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) use screen-based media, such as television and video games, more often than their typically developing peers and are more likely to develop problematic video game habits, a University of ...

Apr 18

Categories: Addictions, Autism spectrum disorders


Children with autism leave 'silly' out

When a child with autism copies the actions of an adult, he or she is likely to omit anything "silly" about what they've just seen. In contrast, typically developing children will go out of their way to repeat each and every element of the behavior ...

Apr 9

Categories: Autism spectrum disorders


Humanoid robot helps train children with autism

“Aiden, look!” piped NAO, a two-foot tall humanoid robot, as it pointed to a flat-panel display on a far wall. As the cartoon dog Scooby Doo flashed on the screen, Aiden, a young boy with an unruly thatch of straw-colored hair, looked in the ...

Mar 21

Categories: Autism spectrum disorders


Behavioral Therapy for Children With Autism Can Impact Brain Function

Using functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI) for before-and-after analysis, a team of researchers including a UC Santa Barbara graduate student discovered positive changes in brain activity in children with autism who received a particular ...

Feb 16

Categories: Autism spectrum disorders, Pivotal Response Treatment


Clinical Trial Finds Intensive Treatment Highly Effective for ...

In a second randomized clinical trial, researchers at the Institute for Autism Research at Canisius College have found a comprehensive summer treatment (summerMax) to be highly effective for children with high-functioning autism spectrum disorders ...

Jan 14

Categories: Autism spectrum disorders


Infographics on Special Education

Interesting inforgraphics on Special Education for Children with disabilities.

Nov 30

Categories: Academic Issues, Autism spectrum disorders, Developmental Disorders ...