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Available Treatments for Autism

For parents of children with autism, there have been many unresolved questions on how to best provide treatments for their child. Prior to pinpointing the effects of autism and being able to put a name to it, many children with autism were placed in institutions due to lack of information, research, and treatment.

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Broccoli Improves Autistic Social and Verbal Behaviors

Scientists are now stating that a specific extract from broccoli sprouts may be used to curb symptoms associated with autism, creating a first step in providing effective treatments.

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Hear Our Voices

Only 3 more days to register for the 2014 ICare4Autism International Autism Conference at the Hotel Pennsylvania in NYC. Be prepared to open your heart and mind to change what you once believed to be true about Autism.  Join our mission and attend this conference to see informative, groundbreaking and educational presentations by top researchers […]

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Occupational Therapy Found to Improve Autistic Children’s Ability to Perform Everyday Tasks

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Researchers recently discovered that giving autistic kids occupational therapy using the principles of Sensory Integration (OT-SI) produced better results than giving them standard care.

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Stomach Problems Found to be Considerably More Likely in Autistic Children

A new study has shown that children with autism suffer from gastrointestinal (GI) upsets such as constipation, diarrhea and sensitivity to foods six-to-eight times more often than other children. The study conducted at the UC Davis MIND Institute has found that these stomach problems in autistic children are related to behavioral problems such as social […]

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Parents: How Well Do You Know Your Child’s Medicine?

Many children with autism are prescribed daily medication to [ideally] alleviate some of his or her symptoms, usually for a co-existing disorder. A recent study found that of the observed 34,000 children, nearly two-thirds were taking at least one medication. Furthermore, of that group, more than one-third were taking two medications, and even one in […]

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Oxytocin May Play Bigger Role in Social Interaction than Previously Thought

Researchers at the Stanford University School of Medicine published a study on September 12th in which oxytocin was found to be important in a wider range of social interactions than previously considered, a situation which may support oxytocin trials for people with autism spectrum disorders. Oxytocin has been believed to play a crucial role in […]

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Daniel Orlievsky, Advancing the Autism Field One Child at a Time

Picture this: your autistic child, whom you never thought would be able to communicate, is now typing out sentences—letter by letter—on the computer. That’s what Daniel Orlievsky’s project set out to do: to help non-verbal adolescents with autism and other developmental disorders learn to communicate. Daniel Orlievsky is a Child and Adolescent Psychologist, and the […]

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Stanford Student Creates Software to Help People with Autism Learn Social Cues

Stanford University freshman, Catalin Voss, did not know just how useful the software he created would be in the early stages of development. Voss’ startup Sension was originally developed for educational purposes, to make online learning more interactive and effective. Eventually, Voss realized his creation can help people with autism, as it had the ability […]

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University of Kansas Researchers Receive $1.2M for Autism Study

One of the main areas of struggle for both children and adults diagnosed with autism is communication, which has led to the development of many communication devices and applications for the IPad and other tablets. For example, Proloque2Go, a top communication application, features over 14,000 symbols, an extensive vocabulary catalog, and an assortment of real […]

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