Autism

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Hurry! By Cathy Jameson I remember hearing a few weeks ago that YouTube was going to remove videos that linked vaccines and autism.  Since those two topics are never to be mentioned in the same sentence on social media platforms, I was not...
Related topics: Health Videos, Vaccines, Social Media

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Large Trial Finds Oxytocin Nasal Spray Is Ineffective For Autism

The hormone is unlikely to increase sociability in most autistic children, according to a new study -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
Related topics: Hormones, Medical Research

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Oxytocin Does Not Improve Social Functioning In Children With Autism Spectrum Disorder, Nih-funded...

Regular doses of the hormone oxytocin do not appear to overcome deficits in social functioning among children with autism spectrum disorder (ASD), suggests a study funded by the National Institutes of Health. The findings contradict earlier reports...
Related topics: Medical Research, Hormones

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Hormone Widely Used As An Autism Treatment Shows No Benefit

Oxytocin, a naturally occurring hormone that acts as a chemical messenger in the brain, showed no evidence of helping children with autism gain social skills, according to a large national study.
Related topics: Hormones, Medical Research

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Soars-b Trial Disappoints In Autism

(MedPage Today) -- You can strike intranasal oxytocin off the list of potential treatments for autism spectrum disorder (ASD), results from the largest prospective trial to date indicated -- though not everyone agrees. ASD symptom scores were...

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Father Claims Gender Therapist Coerced His Autistic Son Into Identifying As A ‘transgender...

A concerned father of an autistic boy is claiming that a gender-affirming therapist has convinced the child to identify as a "transgender lesbian" with encouragement from the child's mother.What are the details?The father, Brenton Netz, detailed his...

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Psychiatric Disorders In Teenage Years Associated With Social Exclusion In Later Life

Adolescents who had received a mental health disorder diagnosis were often excluded from the labor market and education as young adults. This particularly applied to adolescents who had been diagnosed with an autism spectrum disorder or psychosis....

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Nonspeaking Autism & Vision: A National Autism Association Webinaar

No matter what avenues, treatments, therapies, education models, medical treatments, behavioral programs we pursue, the one thing, maybe the only thing, that has ever united the disparate autism community is a desire to help our kids. From our...

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Spelling2communicate Y-e-s Or N-o?

By Dara Berger I couldn’t decide whether or not to be silent about what happened to my son.  And then it dawned on me how unfair it would be if I didn’t share my story.  As most of us know in the autism community it is easier to...

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Angela Stanton King & Kevin Jenkins, Ceo Of Urban Global Health Alliance Host Brooklyn Event

We have never wanted to welcome anyone to our club. In any way. That said, it's gratifying to see eyes opening across the.... spectrum.  Autism does not discriminate. Neither does imposition of mandates.  Visit The Urban Global Health...

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Progress For People With Autism

I spent over half of my career worker with children with disabilities and their families. This included children diagnosed to be on the autism spectrum. I saw children make amazing progress with the work done with specialized teachers and the use...

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Numbing Autism Numbers

By Cathy Jameson When I saw the latest autism headlines, I was reminded of something I saw published a few years ago.  Epidural use during delivery linked to minimal autism risk, studies find       Epidurals are not...

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How The 2000 Election Changed My Life

I love the word "neurodiversity." "Neurodiversity" — which refers to the idea that some conditions viewed as developmental disorders are actually normal variations in the brain — exists to de-stigmatize autism and spread awareness that some...

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Disaster Preparedness

Note: A reader asked me what yesterday's post had to do with autism. It's a balance these days, because of Covid, which is on everyone's radar, to manage post flow.  I hope this seems more relevant. ### From Safeminds September 26,...

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New Clues Hint That Young Boys Who Get Serious Viral Infections Might Be More Likely To Develop...

A young child has his temperature taken in Surrey, England in November 2020. Peter Dazeley/Getty Images Scientists may have found a link between serious childhood infections and autism later in life. They prompted young male mice to mount an...

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Does Slight Autism Risk With Epidurals Matter?

(MedPage Today) -- Two big studies hinted at small increases in risk of autism spectrum disorder (ASD) in children born to mothers who received epidural anesthesia during delivery, but their authors said it wasn't clear that there was a genuine...
Related topics: Anesthesia

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How Team Dynamics Shape Success For Children With Autism In Public Schools

Because of financial barriers for clinical interventions, intensive educational interventions in school settings often are the primary resource for children with autism from lower-income families. Continuity of care in school settings can require...

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Unusual Visual Examination Of Objects May Indicate Later Autism Diagnosis In Infants

A new study suggests that unusual visual inspection of objects may precede the development of the social symptoms that are characteristic of autism syndrome disorder.
Related topics: Medical Research

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Trying To Conceive? Stop Smoking Pot

While marijuana use may impact some genes linked to autism in men’s sperm, abstaining from cannabis consumption over time may significantly lower many of those effects, according to a study by Duke Health researchers. This study, appearing online...
Related topics: Smoking, Genetics, Medical Research

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Indiana Mom Says School Cut Autistic Son’s Hair Without Ok

A mother is upset with an Indiana school after a staff member gave a haircut to her son who is autistic

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