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Autistic Girls More Prone to Severe Epilepsy






Recent findings have shown that autistic girls are more susceptible to epilepsy, with nearly three times as many diagnoses than autistic boys of the same age.






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Enhancing Reading Comprehension through Intensive Training











A new training regime that improves reading comprehension in children has been shown to also boost brain connectivity in kids with autism.






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Autism in a New Light: The Benefits of Sensory Lighting











Sensory lighting can be used in rooms to create a safe haven where those on the spectrum can stimulate and balance their sensory systems.






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Seeing Autism Differently: Neurodivergence vs Neurodisability

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Instead of comparing to others, we should be regarding people with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) as their own incomparable category, one with weaknesses but also strengths.






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Lab-Grown Brain Clumps Shed Light on Causes of Autism

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These lab-grown organ buds are very new and developing quickly; in 2013, The Scientist called organoids one of the biggest advances in science.






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Starting with the Man in the Mirror: Repetitive Behaviors and Ethics of Research

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Little brothers aren’t always easy to have around. Needless to say, my relationship with my brother was always very different from my friends. In a sense, our friendship really started because of the music of a moonwalking man, who wears a single glitter glove.






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Girl with Asperger’s Syndrome Tells Her Story to Raise Awareness

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Once Jacki got started on her blog, it quickly became a way to translate Marta’s everyday thoughts and actions. She was also able to connect with other families whose children have Asperger’s Syndrome.






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Neurological Findings behind Autism: Astrocytes

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In the 1990s, scientists found that as human brains develop, a non-neuronal cell called an astrocyte wedges itself between synapses and produces a protein called hevin. In 2011, the purpose of hevin was finally discovered.






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Why Were Cases of Autism So Hard to Find Before the 1990s?

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“Why were cases of autism so hard to find before the 1990s?” Silberman notes that autism doesn’t follow the normal trajectory for a condition or diagnosis. Instead, he says, he learned about it from the process of storytelling.






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Autism Over the Years

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The history of autism awareness began in 1943 when child psychiatrist Leo Kanner published a study about 11 patients. He described them as having their own private worlds.






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