Autism

App Could Analyze Eye-gaze Patterns To Id Autism In Toddlers

MONDAY, May 10, 2021 -- An app that elicits and quantifies eye-gaze patterns of toddlers could differentiate between those with and without autism spectrum disorders (ASDs), according to a study published online April 22 in JAMA...
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Bikers For Trump Woman Says Son 'dropped Dead For No Reason' 10 Days After Covid Vaccine

A Bikers for Trump rally turned into an anti-vaccine rally when a woman gave her testimony that ten days after getting the vaccine her son dropped dead. According to Cynthia Elm, her autistic son, Wayne "dropped dead for no reason" on May 1, she...
Related topics: Vaccines

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I Spy Autism Spectrum Disorder

If you saw this report yesterday, how long did it take you to say, "I'll read it, I'll be this cute little guy has ASD,"?  A feel good, tastes good story.  So glad Mom got help to pay off this order. I wish Noah had used our Amazon Smile charity...
Related topics: Amazon, Charity

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New Study Examines Sexuality Of People With Autism

WEDNESDAY, May 5, 2021 -- Adults with autism report a broad range of sexuality — being much more likely to identify as asexual, bisexual or homosexual than people without autism, a new study finds. In a survey of nearly 2,400 adults, researchers...
Related topics: Medical Research, Polls

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Eating Issues Common In People With Autism, And Girls Are More Susceptible

TUESDAY, May 4, 2021 -- While it's well established that autism and certain eating issues go hand in hand, does gender also play a role? Apparently it does, according to Swedish researchers who set out to better understand whether being male or...
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Pandemic Has Greatly Diminished Services For Kids, Adults With Autism

MONDAY, May 3, 2021 -- When the coronavirus pandemic hit, a number of services that people count on were put on hold -- unfortunately, this included therapeutic and educational services for those with autism, according to a new study. To determine...
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April Never Ends

April never ends for us. It begins with Fool's Day, ends with a May Day that we will holler until the day we die.  You won't hear about autism in the news any longer. You won't hear about autism in many places these days. The clarion call for...

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After 1 Of Our Identical Twin Babies Died On Xmas, The Other Was Diagnosed With Autism

Our journey to parenthood started with infertility and it didn't get easier along the way.
Related topics: Infertility, Fertility

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How Big Data Are Unlocking The Mysteries Of Autism

Better genetic insights can help support people across the spectrum -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
Related topics: Genetics

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Mental Health, Other Conditions Up For Teens With Autism

FRIDAY, April 30, 2021 -- Adolescents with autism are more likely to have physical difficulties and additional mental health or other conditions compared with general population controls, according to research published in the April 30 issue of...
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Epidural Labor Analgesia Not Linked To Autism Says New And Improved Study

A new and improved study investigating a potential link between epidural analgesia during labor and autism found no connection. That's great news for mothers and babies. The post Epidural Labor Analgesia Not Linked to Autism Says New and Improved...
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Mike's Blog Round Up

Butterflies and Wheels: Mike Pence has every right to write a book. Simon & Schuster doesn't need to publish it. Mock Paper Scissors: Where we stand right now in the progress of covid-19 vaccination. The Psy of Life: The treatment of autism...
Related topics: Vaccines

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Florida Academy Bucks The Education Trend

In Connecticut, home to Age of Autism, legislators just removed the Religious Exemption. Our local school district was jabbed with the J&J brand a few weeks ago, and you'd have thought that the staffers were about to drink from the fountain of...
Related topics: Religion

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Mobile App Could Screen Children At Risk For Autism Spectrum Disorder

A mobile app was successful at distinguishing toddlers diagnosed with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) from typically developing toddlers based on their eye movements while watching videos, according to a study funded by the National Institutes of...
Related topics: Health Videos, Medical Research

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Cop Punches Autistic Teen In Face And Threatens To Hurt Him More

A 17-year-old boy with autism and attention deficit hyperactivity disorder was punched in the head by a cop, who threatened even more punishment. The incident went down Wednesday in Vacaville, California. Cops responded to a call of a...
Related topics: ADHD, Police

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Hey, Autism Awareness. Where’d Ya Go?

By Cathy Jameson Around this time last year, I noticed that autism had all but dropped off the news cycle.  It appears to have taken a back seat again this year.  No big fan of how the month of April has been blue-washed for well over a decade,...

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How Do You Mend A Broken Heart

As we approach the final days of what used to be an actively covered media month, it seems autism has been displaced. Not just by COVID, which has overtaken every conversation like the drunk Uncle at Thanksgiving. An internationally known adult on...
Related topics: Thanksgiving

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Asian Children Less Likely To Receive Adhd Treatment

Even after an ADHD diagnosis, clinicians were more likely to diagnose Asian children with autism, the investigators report. Medscape Medical News
Related topics: ADHD

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Study Finds No Link Between Epidural And Autism

It’s routine when women are giving birth for epidural anesthesia to be administered. The epidurals are commonly given to help prevent pain during childbirth. A recent study refutes a previous study that claimed there was a link between...
Related topics: Medical Research, Anesthesia

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Brain Study Suggests Autism Develops Differently In Girls Than Boys

THURSDAY, April 22, 2021 -- Autism appears to develop differently in girls and boys, so the findings of research conducted mainly with boys might not apply to girls, a new study suggests. Autism spectrum disorder is four times more common in boys,...
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