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Hi-Tech Makes it Happen For Autistics and Families

Technology exists to make our lives easier. For autistic people and their families, technology offers a wealth of tools, support, and career opportunities that weren’t available even a decade ago.

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Aromatherapy as Part of Sensory Stimulation Therapy for Autism

There has been a lot of research of late into the beneficial effects of sensory stimulation for autistic children. Parents are encouraged to stimulate their children’s senses at home where they are comfortable, and to engage multiple senses at a time to allow their child’s brain to build connections across different modes of input.

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MicroRNAs Could Provide Biomarkers for Autism

A new study out of the Department of Psychiatry at Hamamatsu University School of Medicine in Japan suggests, “that a set of serum miRNAs (microRNAs) might serve as a possible noninvasive biomarker for ASD (Autism Spectrum Disorders.” While this could revolutionize the way autism is diagnosed, treated, or possibly cured, this study is just one of the early steps to understanding the role of genetics in autism.

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Low-Carb Diet Can Improve Autism Symptoms

A gluten-free diet has been long recommended for people with Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD), but a new study published in Frontiers in Pediatrics suggests it may be beneficial to take it a step even further, and adapt a Ketogenic High-Fat Low-Carb Diet.

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The Benefits of Yoga for Children with Autism

The impact of yoga has been proven to be incredibly effective in improving the behavior and focus of many children with autism disorders.

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Invitation to Play Reduces Playground Stress in Autistic Children

A new study is looking at how children with autism interact with children who are not on the spectrum, particularly on the playground. Playgrounds can be a great opportunity for children to have fun and make friends, but for many children on the autism spectrum, they can also be a source of stress and anxiety.

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The Correlation between Gut Bacteria and Autistic Behavior

New studies suggest that restoring the microbial balance could alleviate some of the behavioral symptoms common to those with autism disorders.

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New Insights Into Brain Plasticity and Autism

Researchers at the University of Montreal conducted a fresh analysis of autism research including cognition, genetics, and brain imaging has shed new insight to potential causes of autism and also why it can present so differently in different people. The team of researchers, led by Laurent Mottron, developed a new model they dubbed, “Trigger-Threshold-Target.”

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Software Testing Company Exclusively Hires ASD Candidates

There are roughly 500,000 adults with Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD) who have completed high school and/or college and offer certain attributes that make them better suited to high-level jobs like testing and debugging software than their neurotypical (i.e. not autistic) counterparts.

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Autistic Children Face Higher Risk of Obesity

New research published in the July-August issue of the Journal of Academic Pediatrics shows that children as young as two years old are significantly more likely to be overweight or obese than typical children.

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