Discovering age-specific brain changes in autism

New Brain Changes In Autism!

The field of autism research has tried to find a central theory underlying brain changes associated with autism spectrum disorder (ASD). Now, a new study shows that individuals with the disorder exhibit different patterns of brain connectivity, when compared to typically developing (TD) individuals and that these patterns adjust as the individual ages. Read m...

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Boy With Special Needs Told to Remove Varsity Jacket

Support Your Kids!

Michael Kelley has Down syndrome and autism, and plays basketball at Wichita East High School. He plays basketball for the special needs team and gives it his all every night. His mother, Jolinda, bought a letter jacket so he could have a reminder of his participation. The principal won’t allow him to wear I. This is just another sign of mistreatment towards special ...

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Autism In Pregnancy?

Does Autism Start At Birth?

Did you know that autism begins in pregnancy? Researchers in college analyzed 25 genes of post-mortem brain tissue of children with and without autism. They included genes that serve as biomarkers for brain cell types in different layers of the cortex, genes implicated in autism and several control genes. Building a baby's brain during pregnancy involves cre...

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Is Their A Cure For Autism?

We Still Have Hope!

Researchers in college have found a treatment for a rare, hereditary form of autism. The scientists tested the genomes of six children with both autism and epilepsy from three Middle Eastern families. The end result of the test is that there bodies needed branched chained amino acids, which the children had little of, and can only be obtained through food. The scienti...

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Autism Rates

Is Autism Increasing?

It seems that the rate in autism is increasing. Yes, this may be sad but it is true. The most recent report from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention estimates that one in 68 children meet criteria for Autism Spectrum Disorder (referred to as ASD, the most up-to-date name for the neurodevelopment disorder characterized by deficits in social activity a...

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Fun Holiday Toys

10 Toys Great For Kids With Special Needs

If you still want to pleasure your kids for some New Year gifts or some late Christmas gifts, it’s not to late. If your smart kid has autism you can buy him/her a “Vtech Tote & Go Laptop”.  A Vtech Tote & Go Laptop is for kids with autism, focus on cause-and-effect toys (push a button, get a response), especially those that promote...

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People With Autism Have Trouble Processing Sight And Sound

Autism Sight And Sound Problems

People, who have autism, aren't as efficient as others when it comes to controlling and integrating what they hear and see, according to the unpublished results presented, today at the 2014 Society for Neuroscience annual meeting in Washington, D.C. This effect is seen mainly in relation to speech but not in other types of sounds, suggesting it contributes...

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Autism Research

New Knowledge Found In Autism

Their was a review, conducted by the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ)-funded Vanderbilt Evidence-based Practice Center (EPC), it updates a prior systematic review of the interventions for children (up to age 12) with a focus on recent studies of behavioral interventions. Study authors said the quality of researc...

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Autism

Positive Aspects On Autism

Autism is a developmental disorder that appears in the first 3 years of life, and affects the brain's normal development of social and communication skills. Individuals with autism are known for their ability to focus on tasks for long period of times without the need for supervision. At the times the autistic person may focus or hyper-focus on a task to the ex...

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Go Support The Movement!

Help Out And Make A Change! Do you want to support special needs? Well go to http://www.friendshipcircle.org/blog/2014/01/02/the-special-needs-calendar-2014-a-year-of-awareness-infographic/ to help aware. This is a awareness calendar on special need based p...

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