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

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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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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Autistic Individuals are Running Successful Small Businesses

Several autistic individuals have been able to support themselves and find true happiness by starting their own small business.

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Gluten’s Impact on Individuals with ASD

New FDA regulations will enforce food manufacturers to meet new standards in labeling gluten content in a product, helping those on the autism spectrum that suffer from gluten sensitivities.

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Autistic Children Improve IQ and Social Skills With Reflective Network Therapy

Reflective Network Therapy harnesses small social networks in the classroom, composed of parents, teachers, in-classroom therapist, and peers.

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Current Diagnostic Procedures May Be Failing to Detect Autism in Girls

With a huge imbalance in the number of males being diagnosed with ASD in comparison to females, certain symptoms may be going undetected with current testing.

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Building Embracing Classrooms: An Unfulfilled Promise

Clustered desks, children’s talk in small groups while others develop artsy projects or rehearse musical performances, perfectly pictures a normal day in our border town classroom. The highly diverse population only enhances the fusion of ideas and the learning outcome everyday. Amongst that diversity, a student diagnosed with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD), develops social and [...]

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Blood-Oxytocin Levels and its Relation to Autism Disorders

Oxytocin, a hormone that affects social functioning, was found to be of similar levels among groups of children with autism and children without the disorder.

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Many Colleges are Seeing a Rise in Enrollment for Autistic Students

With increasing numbers of autistic individuals pursuing higher education, many universities are creating programs that help them transition into the college setting, as well as prepare them for future employment.

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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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