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Autism Disorders in Children May Be Linked to Iron Deficiency in Mothers

According to a recent study, autism disorders in children may be linked to the iron intake of their mother during pregnancy.

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Early Cerebellum Injury Examined as Possible Autism Cause

Researchers at Princeton University are exploring early cerebellum injury as a possible cause of autism. Their theory suggests that an injury to the cerebellum (the part of the brain known to process external and internal including sensory cues) at a very early stage in life disrupts the brains processing of information and leads to problems in other parts of the brain.

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Closer to Understanding Savant Syndrome

Approximately 50% of all people with “Savant syndrome,” a rare condition where a person displays remarkable genius in one specific area, have an Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD). With most of the other half being related to a brain injury or other acquired condition, it is natural to make the link between autism and savant syndrome.

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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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New Insights Into Brain Plasticity and Autism

Researchers at the University of Montreal conducted a fresh analysis of autism research including cognition, genetics, and brain imaging has shed new insight to potential causes of autism and also why it can present so differently in different people. The team of researchers, led by Laurent Mottron, developed a new model they dubbed, “Trigger-Threshold-Target.”

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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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Program Transitions Autistic Individuals into the Workplace

Project Search is a year-long program that uses hands-on learning in combination with a classroom-style lecture to transition developmentally disabled individuals into the workplace.

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Dr. Eric Hollander Makes an Impact at ICare4Autism Conference

Dr. Eric Hollander, Chairman of ICare4Autism Advisory Committee, gave several informative and inspirational presentations at the 2014 ICare4Autism Conference, focusing on autism workforce initiatives and his scientific findings.

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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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Kids with Autism See Many Benefits from Physical Activities

Physical activities, such as running, have proven to be effective in improving behavior, focus, and communication in children on the Autism spectrum.

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