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Unusual eating behaviors may be a new diagnostic indicator for autism

Added: 20.08.2019 21:21 | 2 views | 0 comments

Atypical eating behaviors may be a sign a child should be screened for autism, according to researchers who found that atypical eating behaviors were present in 70 percent of children with autism, which is 15 times more common than in neurotypical children.

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Social Sensory Architecture for Children with Autism

Added: 20.08.2019 15:19 | 2 views | 0 comments

U-M architect and an associate professor at the , Sean Ahlquist with playwright Dionne O'Dell created a sensory theater experience for children with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) challenges. Ahlquist has sought out solutions to help initially his daughter with her autism, by learning more about her specific needs, and the way that she interacts with the world around her.


Airline crew allegedly refused to accommodate traveler with autism. Now, they've been grounded.

Added: 19.08.2019 21:17 | 12 views | 0 comments

"It is not right to treat people with special needs as if they are unworthy of your time or effort," the passenger’s brother said.

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TSA officers bar Florida teen with autism from flying; airport director apologizes

Added: 16.08.2019 19:04 | 17 views | 0 comments

A few weeks ago Cullen Chason's summer vacation to Reno, Nevada was unexpectedly nixed.


This U.S. Airport Has Opened an Autism-Friendly Multi-Sensory Room

Added: 15.08.2019 19:33 | 3 views | 0 comments

At the end of last month, Pittsburgh International Airport (PIT) opened an autism-friendly space in its Concourse A. As written by Lonely Planet, the 500-square-foot space "includes a family area,...

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New study shows how autism can be measured through a non-verbal marker

Added: 15.08.2019 16:37 | 21 views | 0 comments

Researchers have identified a non-verbal, neural marker of autism. This marker shows that individuals with autism are slower to dampen neural activity in response to visual signals in the brain. This first-of-its kind marker was found to be independent of intelligence and offers an objective way to potentially diagnose autism in the future.

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Viral infections during pregnancy linked to behavioral abnormalities in offspring

Added: 14.08.2019 18:44 | 1 views | 0 comments

Male and female rats whose mother experienced a simulated viral infection during pregnancy behave abnormally, consistent with behavioral alterations in autism or schizophrenia.

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Child's elevated mental ill-health risk if mother treated for infection during pregnancy

Added: 14.08.2019 18:44 | 2 views | 0 comments

Risks for autism and depression are higher if one's mother was in hospital with an infection during pregnancy. This is shown by a major Swedish observational study of nearly 1.8 million children.

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Brain protein mutation from child with autism causes autism-like behavioral change in mice

Added: 23.07.2019 23:22 | 0 views | 0 comments

A de novo gene mutation that encodes a brain protein in a child with autism has been placed into the brains of mice. These mice then showed severe alterations of specific behaviors that closely resemble those seen in human autism spectrum disorder, or ASD.

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Children of both young and old parents share risk for certain neurodevelopment disorders

Added: 21.05.2019 17:46 | 0 views | 0 comments

Results of a new study reports that parental age is linked to the risk for the development of neuropsychiatric disorders in children, including autism spectrum disorder (ASD); attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD); obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD); and Tourette's disorder/chronic tic disorder (TD/CT).

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