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Scientists Discover Gene with Strong Link to Autism

Scientists Discover Gene with Strong Link to Autism

Over the years, in the quest to find out what, if any one thing causes Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD), most researchers have been stumped. Now however, scientists from 13 institutions around the world,

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Australia’s Victorian Opera Offers ‘Relaxed’ Performances for Children with Autism and Sensory Disorders

Australia’s Victorian Opera Offers ‘Relaxed’ Performances for Children with Autism and Sensory Disorders

As autism diagnoses continue to rise around the world, beneficial opportunities are becoming more common for children and adults on the autism spectrum — from animal therapy to a cooking system

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Largest Ever Comprehensive Review Shows No Link Between Vaccines and Autism

Largest Ever Comprehensive Review Shows No Link Between Vaccines and Autism

Though the ‘vaccines cause autism’ theory was debunked and referred to as an ‘elaborate fraud’ three years ago, there are still many who believe that vaccines are indeed linked to autism.

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Animal Therapy is an Effective Treatment for Children with Autism

Animal Therapy is an Effective Treatment for Children with Autism

A child with autism who has trouble connecting with his peers and the world at large, may find himself learning from and making a meaningful connection with… a cow? The image is awe-inspiring,

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New Research Shows That Autism May Begin in the Womb

New Research Shows That Autism May Begin in the Womb

According to new reports via the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) one in 68 U.S. children has an autism spectrum disorder (ASD), which is a 30% increase from 1 in 88 two years ago. With

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Babies Exposed to Pollution in Utero are 283% More Likely to Suffer from Autism

Babies Exposed to Pollution in Utero are 283% More Likely to Suffer from Autism

Photo by Shutterstock New research shows that autism spectrum disorders (ASD) are more common among children born to mothers who were exposed to pollution during pregnancy. In compiling the data,

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Donate New and Used LEGO Bricks to Support Kids with Autism Spectrum Disorder

Donate New and Used LEGO Bricks to Support Kids with Autism Spectrum Disorder

This December, Pleygo, the cool company that allows you to borrow and trade LEGO sets, is holding their first official Pleygo Holiday Brick Drive. Organized by Pleygo and partner organization,

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New Research Suggests Subtle Signs of Autism May be Detectable in Babies as Young as 12 Months

New Research Suggests Subtle Signs of Autism May be Detectable in Babies as Young as 12 Months

Photo by Shutterstock The American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) currently recommends screening children for autism when they are 18 months of age or older. However, new research discussed by Patricia

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Autism is Four Times More Likely in Babies Born to Mothers with Weakened Thyroid

Autism is Four Times More Likely in Babies Born to Mothers with Weakened Thyroid

A study published in the Annals of Neurology by a team of researchers from the Houston Methodist Neurological Institute and Erasmus Medical Center finds that women who are not able to make enough thyroid

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Autism is Linked to Induced and Augmented Labor

Autism is Linked to Induced and Augmented Labor

Researchers from Duke University have recently published a study that suggests that autism could be linked to labor induction or augmentation. The findings state that children born to mothers who induce

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Match Cooking Prep System Helps People with Autism Spectrum Disorder Prepare Meals

Match Cooking Prep System Helps People with Autism Spectrum Disorder Prepare Meals

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Pregnant Women Exposed to High Levels of Air Pollution are Twice as Likely to Have a Child with Autism

Pregnant Women Exposed to High Levels of Air Pollution are Twice as Likely to Have a Child with Autism

Image courtesy of Shutterstock Constant exposure to pollution, whether it’s in the air, water, or common household products, has been shown to affect human health negatively in a variety of ways.

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Why a Gluten-Free Casein-Free Diet May Help Improve Symptoms Associated with Autism

Why a Gluten-Free Casein-Free Diet May Help Improve Symptoms Associated with Autism

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Top 10 Chemicals Most Likely to Cause Autism and Other Learning Disorders

Top 10 Chemicals Most Likely to Cause Autism and Other Learning Disorders

April is National Autism Awareness Month, and today is World Autism Day. A recent survey finds that 1 in 50 children in America between the ages of 6 and 17 is on the autism spectrum — which is an

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Ultrasound Test Performed At Birth May Determine A Child’s Risk For Developing Autism

Ultrasound Test Performed At Birth May Determine A Child’s Risk For Developing Autism

Image courtesy of Shutterstock  A new study, led by Michigan State University found that low-birth-weight infants with enlarged ventricles, a brain abnormality diagnosed by ultrasound, were seven times

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Women Who Take Folic Acid Before & During Pregnancy Are 40% Less Likely To Have A Child Who Develops Autism

Women Who Take Folic Acid Before & During Pregnancy Are 40% Less Likely To Have A Child Who Develops Autism

A new, very large study in Norway has found that women who start taking folic acid four weeks before conceiving and during the first eight weeks of pregnancy are around 40% less likely to have a child who

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Study Finds That A Small Minority Of Children With Autism May Completely Overcome Their Symptoms

Study Finds That A Small Minority Of Children With Autism May Completely Overcome Their Symptoms

Image courtesy of Shutterstock A groundbreaking new study, published by the Journal of Child Psychology and Psychiatry, suggests that a minority of children with an autism spectrum disorder (ASD) will

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Proposed School for Children with Autism Seeks to Revitalize New York’s Abandoned North Brother Island

Proposed School for Children with Autism Seeks to Revitalize New York’s Abandoned North Brother Island

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