Category Archives: Autism News

News-Asperger’s Syndrome: High-Functioning Autism to Lose Its Name

From ABC news-By KATIE MOISSE May 25, 2011 Eileen Parker was 41 years old when she discovered her quirky, misunderstood behavior had a name: Asperger’s. The syndrome, which is marked by impaired social interaction and sensory overload, joins other neurological … Continue reading

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Honorary Fellowship for inspirational Autism expert

Professor Gary Mesibov has been awarded an Honorary Fellowship from The University of Northampton UK during Summer Graduation Ceremonies today (19 July 2011). Professor Mesibov was recognised for his outstanding contribution over more than 30 years to the understanding and … Continue reading

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News_Study: Autism leaves molecular marks on brains

Elizabeth Cunningham Perkins – Digital Journal – In the Media: UCLA scientists announced the first study to reveal how autism makes signature marks at the molecular level of the brain, developing autistic patterns of gene protein encoding that differ significantly … Continue reading

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News-Asperger’s Syndrome: High-Functioning Autism to Lose Its Name

Asperger’s Syndrome: High-Functioning Autism to Lose Its Name By KATIE MOISSE May 25, 2011 ABC NEWS web site Eileen Parker was 41 years old when she discovered her quirky, misunderstood behavior had a name: Asperger’s. The syndrome, which is marked … Continue reading

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Audio-Autistic Kids Learn To Survive, And Thrive, In College

by Grace Hood: NPR Lowell Austin, an autistic student at Marshall University in Huntington, W.Va., receives tutoring from Stephanie Hurly at the university’s Autism Training Center, one of several college programs highlighted on the website College Autism Spectrum.   Press … Continue reading

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News-Autism Tests for Preemies May Be Faulty, Study Suggests

Autism Tests for Preemies May Be Faulty, Study Suggests It may be better to wait until baby turns 30 months old, researchers say By Amanda Gardner HealthDay Reporter

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News-”Autism epidemic” challenged by UK research

“Autism epidemic” challenged by UK research (Reuters Health) – A national UK survey out Monday found no traces of an “autism epidemic,” despite earlier reports that the developmental disorder has been rising quickly in recent decades.

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News-Brain Size of Children Yields Clues to Autism

Brain Size of Children Yields Clues to Autism Study Shows Kids With Autism Have Faster Brain Growth Around Age 1 By Salynn Boyles WebMD Health News

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News-Simple Quiz Speeds Diagnosis of Autism in Infants .

Simple Quiz Speeds Diagnosis of Autism in Infants, click here A brief screening in a pediatrician’s office can detect autism-like symptoms in children as young as 12 months old, giving them an important head start on treatment, according to a … Continue reading

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News-Autism therapies: Study shows what works, what doesn’t

Autism therapies: Study shows what works, what doesn’t (CBS) Parents of kids with autism may be disappointed to learn that there are a couple of big problems with the drugs and behavioral therapies approaches often used to treat the developmental … Continue reading

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