Autism

Drug Combination Reverses Hypersensitivity To Noise

People with autism often experience hypersensitivity to noise and other sensory input. MIT neuroscientists have now identified two brain circuits that help tune out distracting sensory information, and they have found a way to reverse noise...

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Blue Halloween Pumpkins May Assist Special Needs Trick-or-treaters

Special colors on pumpkins and treat buckets can help kids with allergies or autism have a more enjoyable Halloween experience.       
Related topics: Allergies

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Off A Cliff, Without A Parachute:

First-line health professionals must vastly improve their communication and engagement with parents if they are to help address the growing prevalence of autism among children, say researchers from the University of South Australia.
Related topics: Medical Research

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Ohio Barber Accommodates Autistic Boy By Cutting His Hair Outside

Adaption plays a huge role in the life of anyone who has autism. This can be especially true for parents trying to accommodate autistic children in a way that allows them to complete tasks that may just be easier for neurotypical children. Something...

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Autism Community: "one Day We’ll Die And What We’re Doing About It" (sugey One)

By Richard Everts So, yes, for many of us, with some luck we’re going to get really old, our kids that require almost 24/7 caretaking will be ok, and we’ll outlive them by a day or two. Or, maybe not. Either way, we’re going to need help, and...

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Unlicensed Medical 'cures' Are Flourishing In Closed Facebook Groups, Where Cancer Treatments —...

In a closed Facebook group, British woman Amanda Mary Jewell has for years been selling the chemical GcMAF, claiming it is a cure for cancer and autism. She has provided no medical support for this claim.  Jewell also sells expensive,...
Related topics: Facebook, Social Media, Cancer, Oncology

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Study: First Evidence Of Immune Response Targeting Brain Cells In Autism

In a paper published in Annals of Neurology, a physician-scientist at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center (BIDMC), and colleagues report the presence of cellular features consistent with an immune response targeting specialized brain cells in more...
Related topics: Medical Research

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Children With Autism Found To Have Higher Risk For Obesity

TUESDAY, Oct. 15, 2019 -- Autism spectrum disorders (ASDs) appear to increase the risk for childhood obesity, according to a review published online Oct. 8 in Obesity Reviews. Chanaka N. Kahathuduwa, M.D., from Texas Tech University in Lubbock,...
Related topics: Obesity, Childhood Obesity, Medical Research

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Traumas Of Severe Autism And Psychosis Haunt A Mother As She Repairs Her Broken Home And Heart.

Note: Every so often, we get a glimpse into the real lives of families facing the challenges of raising a child on the spectrum. Too often, we get a whitewashed, Hollywood version of autism, whether The Good Doctor or the 1 in a million young lady...

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The Modern World Has Not Yet Abolished Slavery And Forced Deprivation

The health service has said that it will stop locking up, isolating and physically restraining autistic children after an inquiry stated that it was damaging to their health. NHS England has committed to make radical changes within 18 months,...

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Why Is Our Name The Age Of Autism?

Hi, friends. We've been online since 2007 as Age of Autism. We post on a wide range of content, and sometimes I am chided for content that is NOT about autism. When our founding editor Dan Olmsted was with UPI, he wrote a series of columns that he...

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Sweat Monitors Predict Behavioral Issues In Teens Severely Affected With Autism

When people become stressed, their bodies can respond by sweating. Now, researchers are monitoring how much adolescents severely affected by autism sweat in order to better understand when behavioral issues, such as aggression, are likely to occur.
Related topics: Medical Research

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Odds Of Autism Up In Children With Congenital Heart Disease

THURSDAY, Oct. 11, 2019 -- The odds of developing autism spectrum disorder (AuSD) are increased for children with congenital heart disease (CHD), according to a study published online Oct. 10 in Pediatrics. Eric R. Sigmon, M.D., from Children's...
Related topics: Cardiovascular Disease, Medical Research

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Spark Autism Research And Risk Genes

Exome sequencing of 457 autism families recruited online provides evidence for autism risk genesExome sequencing of 457 autism families recruited online provides evidence for autism risk genes We identified variants in genes and loci that are...
Related topics: Medical Research, Genetics

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Lupron Returns But Not For Autism

Many of our readers have been at this long enough to remember the controversy of using Lupron to treat autism. The doctors who promoted this treatment were pilloried and Lupron became the poster-drug for "quack" autism treatments. Well that ugly...

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Student With Autism's Desk Placed In Bathroom

We're at a loss for words. This sounds like retribution, not education.BELLINGHAM, Washington -- A middle school in Washington State was alerted that one of their students has special needs and does best in a quiet place.His mom says the space they...

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Uk Mutated Strep Strain Causes Scarlet Fever And 9x More Toxin

Vintage photo from http://sos.ri.gov/virtualarchives/items/show/736 with our thanks. Age of Autism has reported on the increasing Scarlet Fever cases in the UK over the years:  Record Cases Of Scarlet Fever In The UK -- Is the Nasal Flu Vaccine...
Related topics: Health Photos, Flu, Influenza Vaccine, Influenza (Flu), Vaccines

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One, Two Please Put On Your Shoe

  Update!!!! My awesome daughter is wearing shoes AND socks to program!!!!   Yesterday was THE DAY. This happens twice each year. Once in about April. Once in late September or early October. It's time to change my 20 something daughter with...

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National Autism Association Offers Free Halloween Calling Cards To Make Halloween All Treat No Trick

Leave it to our friends at the National Autism Association to come out with such cute and useful calling cards for families who Trick or Treat with a person with autism.  The card may come in handy as the blue pumpkin (for autism) could be confused...

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Danielle Rizzo’s Donor-conceived Sons Both Have Autism. Should Someone Be Held Responsible?

A number of Post readers have asked how common it is for serious genetic issues to be linked to donor sperm.
Related topics: Genetics

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