Autism

The Hill Reports On Cdc "coup"

I fully believe there are those at the CDC who do not give a rat's ass about our health. From the top on down. The autism epidemic is an example that is in your face, in our schools, under my very own roof proof of their blatant disregard.  COVID...
Related topics: Centers For Disease Control And Prevention

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Be Courageous! New Video On Global Unity For Health Freedom In The Era Of Covid

Age of Autism is proud to present an urgent COVID-era UNIFIED message from dozens of organizations and nations who are fighting for your health and your medical freedom.  You'll see many familiar faces -  including our own Mark Blaxill and me. As...
Related topics: Health Videos

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Fabp4: Preschool-aged Biomarker Discovered For Autism Spectrum Disorder

Researchers have discovered a biomarker that can detect autism spectrum disorder (ASD) in preschool-aged children. The new study found that levels of the protein FABP4 were much lower in four- to six-year-old children with ASD than they were in...
Related topics: Medical Research, Proteins

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Nonverbal 3-year-old With Autism Still Missing Days After Mom Says He Fell Out A Window

Braylen Noble has been missing since September 4, and his mom spoke out begging for his safe return.

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Utah Cops Shoot Autistic Child Several Times After Mother Calls For Crisis Intervention Team

A 13-year-old Utah boy with autism is still recovering in the hospital after being shot several times by police, KUTV reports. Linden Cameron was wounded in his shoulder, both ankles, intestines, and his bladder. Speaking to KUTV, Linden’s...
Related topics: Police

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Best Of: Labor Day And The Full Time Autism Parent

Below is a BEST OF from Cathy, from Labor Day 2015. What a difference 5 years makes. What does your child's school look like this year? In person? Distance? Hybrid. My Bella is in her last two years of transition, and so far, it looks a LOT like...

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Facebook Is Spying, Extrapolating And Making False Assumptions

By Kim RossiI've been thinking about Age of Autism, our relevance, our place in the community, our perceived value (or lack of value) the importance of longevity and history versus some of the shinier kids on the block with full staff and fat...
Related topics: Facebook, Social Media

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Happy Birthday To An Age Of Autism Hero: Andy Wakefield

Please join us in wishing Dr. Andy Wakefield a very happy (1 day belated) birthday. Andy has never given up on the health of children around the world, no matter the crushing cost to him personally. In a world where one's word can mean so little,...

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Social Isolation Is Hard. New Research Identifies A Potential Intervention.

Researchers at Mt. Sinai discovered the neural mechanism behind social isolation. While the studies were conducted on mice, the team hopes this could lead to treatments in humans.This could shed light on social difficulties experienced by autistic...
Related topics: Medical Research

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Guilt By Dissociation: Study Sheds Light On Serotonin In Autism

A study on serotonin, a mood-regulating molecule in the brain that regulates many brain synapses, is helping to unravel the puzzle surrounding its role in autism. The activity and regulation of the serotonin transporter (SERT), protein is critically...
Related topics: Medical Research, Proteins

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Prenatal Flu Vaccination Not Linked To Autism In Children

Children exposed to the influenza A(H1H1)pdm09 vaccine in utero were no more likely to develop autism than children whose mothers were not vaccinated during pregnancy, a study has found. Medscape Medical News
Related topics: Flu, Influenza Vaccine, Influenza (Flu), Vaccines, Medical Research

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The Role Of Structural Racism In Delayed Autism Diagnoses

This study the need to further understand – and act on – the disproportionate burden of intellectual disability comorbidity among these children, the investigators say. Medscape Medical News
Related topics: Medical Research

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Missing Since March, Man Found Dead In Basement Of Adult Care Facility Where He Lived

Many years ago, I wrote my obituary on Huffington Post as a way to explain to the asses (I mean masses) at that site what it's like to be an autism parent and how we say "we can never die."  (I'd link it, but they scrubbed my 7 years of FREE...

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Physiological Test For Autism Proves Effective Independent Of Co-occurring Conditions

Developing a physiological test for diagnosing autism spectrum disorder (ASD), one that measures certain components in the blood, has the potential to be a paradigm shift for diagnosing ASD. Researchers now report a significant step toward...
Related topics: Blood Test, Medical Research

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Study: Autistic Brains Develop Differently Before Birth

Autism is known to emerge during prenatal development, but it can't be diagnosed until a child is 12-months-old at the earliest. A new study observed the differences between autistic and control nerve cells as they grew in vitro. Researchers found...
Related topics: Medical Research, Birth Control - Contraception

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How Companies Can Support Neurodiverse Employees Who Choose To ‘come Out’

A female executive details the different experiences she had coming out as a queer woman and coming out as autistic and explains how companies can create safe, non-stigmatizing cultures. I was diagnosed with autism at the age of 41. Like many other...

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Black Children Typically Experience A 3-year Delay In Autism Diagnosis

Black children with autism spectrum disorder face major lags in getting diagnosed, even after their parents raise concerns.

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Genetic Link Between Cattle Temperament And Autism In Humans

Researchers have discovered that cattle share an overlap of genes with humans that are critical in brain function and response to fear stimuli. The results open the way for research conducted on behavioral traits in humans to shed further light on...
Related topics: Genetics, Medical Research

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Sex Differences In The Covid-19 Immune Response Might Drive Men’s High Risk

Nature reports on a Yale Covid study that found a disparity in severity and death between men and women -- which almost makes cramps worth the discomfort.  Autism has typically been said to affect males 4:1 over females. Note the sentence saying...
Related topics: Medical Research

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Changes Seen In Autism Symptoms And Cognition From Adolescence To Adulthood

From Safeminds. How many times have you been told that your son (or daughters) will outgrow much of their autism, as if by magic? There is some good news and some...  Interesting to note that "adulthood" was age 23. Two my my daughters must be...

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