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
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
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.
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,
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
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,
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,
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
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
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.
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
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
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
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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