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Head Size Debunked As Autism Predictor

A recent study published in the Journal of the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatryfinally put to rest the notion that infants with large heads are at greater risk for developing autism.

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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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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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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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