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Learn about the impact autism and other ASDs have on the children living in the United States of America

Imbalances in Brain Equilibrium may be a Contributing Factor to ASD

Researchers recently studied autism mouse models to analyze the insular cortex, a “hub” that encompasses sensory, cognitive, and emotional content. Alterations in this cortex can often lead to autism disorders.

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Autism’s Relationship to Sensory Disorders

According to research, children on the autism spectrum often have abnormal sensory behaviors, as they have difficulty processing sensory stimuli. Furthermore, the brains of children with autism are wired very differently from other children with sensory processing disorders

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Inflexibility in Switching Tasks is Common in Children with ASD

According to recent research, children on the autism spectrum typically lack flexibility when it comes to switching tasks or going from a state of rest to a state of activity.

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ICare4Autism attends the 12th Annual Legislative Breakfast

The 12th Annual Legislative Breakfast took place earlier today, Tuesday, July 9th, 2014, at the Renaissance Ballroom in Brooklyn, New York. This breakfast, which is hosted by Shema Kolainu-Hear Our Voices, school and center for children with autism, honored important figures in the community, such as elected officials, as well as civic and religious leaders.  ICare4Autism was proud to [...]

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New Program Introduces Autistic Adults to IT Jobs

A program has recently been developed to train individuals with ASD in various IT roles, giving them opportunities to potentially find employment in this field.

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Autism May Be Detected Earlier: Studying A Child’s Eye Contact

Although autism spectrum disorders are typically diagnosed when a child is 2 years of age or older, recent research states that autism may be detected in babies younger than a year old.

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Peer-Led Interventions Can Help Mothers of Autistic Children

Mothers of children with autism have experienced significant benefits from a peer-led program that focuses on reducing high levels of stress and anxiety.

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Autism Disorders Affect More Than Just the Brain

Although typically categorized by deficits in social interaction, speech, and behavior, autism disorders are actually a “whole body condition”.

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New App Allows Parents to Analyze Their Child’s Behavior

A new app has recently been developed to help parents track and record their child’s behavior at regular intervals, allowing them to analyze behavior patterns and see if there is any cause for concern.

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Common Genes Linked to Autism Risk

The genetic risk for autism is primarily associated with versions of genes commonly found in the population, as opposed to rare variants.

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