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New Study Pinpoints Difference In The Way Children With Autism Learn New Behaviors

Researchers from the Kennedy Krieger Institute and Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine have collaborated to uncover important new insights into the neurological basis of autism. Their new study, published in the journal Nature Neuroscience, examined patterns of movement as children with autism and typically developing children learned to control a novel tool.

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Pilot Study Confirms That Children With Autism Need To Be Taught In Smaller Groups

Since the 1970s, there has been much debate surrounding the fact that individuals with autism have difficulty in understanding speech in situations where there is background speech or noise. At the annual meeting of the International Multisensory Research Forum (June 29th – July 2nd) held at The City College of New York (CCNY), neuroscientists announced conclusive evidence to verify this fact.

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Pregnancy Complications May Increase Autism Risk

Complications during pregnancy may increase the risk of having a child with autism, according to American researchers.

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HOPE Welcomes Autism Bill’s Progress Following First Reading In The Lords, UK

HOPE, the charity for adults with autism and learning disabilities, welcomes the progress of the Autism Bill through Parliament.

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UC Davis Researchers Develop New Test For Fragile X Syndrome

Researchers at UC Davis have developed a new test that will measure the protein deficit responsible for fragile X syndrome – the single-most common cause of intellectual impairment and the most-commonly inherited cause of autism. The test, described in a study appearing online in the July 2009 issue of The Journal of Molecular Diagnostics, is the first to measure an individual’s level of the fragile X mental retardation 1 (FMR1) protein.

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Further Gene Mutations Linked To Autism Risk

Pieces in the complex autism inheritance puzzle are emerging in the latest study from a research team including geneticists from the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine and The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP).

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National Autism Association Teams Up With 12 Organizations To End Abusive Restraint And Seclusion In Schools

The National Autism Association (NAA) along with 12 other organizations launched a campaign this week to spur letter writing and raise awareness about dangerous restraint and seclusion practices in schools. The initiative comes on the heels of the May 19th GAO Report that revealed no federal laws regulating restraint and seclusion in schools, no laws in 19 states, and “widely divergent” laws in remaining states.

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New Gene For Autism Gives Hope For Future

Scientists have discovered that abnormalities in a gene important for learning and memory are a cause of autism.

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Trail Ride for Autism frundraiser this Saturday (Portage Daily Graphic)

Those who enjoy spending the afternoon hitting the trail may want to take part in the Trail Ride for Autism fundraiser on Saturday. The day will include lunch, supper and a trail ride through the sandhills, at a cost of $15 per rider. More here: Trail Ride for Autism frundraiser this Saturday (Portage Daily Graphic) Tags: afternoon , include-lunch , may-want , Object , spending-the-afternoon , take-part , the-trail , through-the-sandhills , trail-ride Related posts Study to track autistic children includes Phila.

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NOXO Autism Aid Balm From Adoodle Available In September Helps … – World Stock Wire (press release)

NOXO Autism Aid Balm From Adoodle Available In September Helps … World Stock Wire (press release), Tags: adoodle , announced-today , dose-at-retail , internet , noxo , Object , per-dose , press-release , retail-stores , september-helps , sheets , stock , table-border , top-cellpadding , world , world-stock Related posts Eagle Mountain autistic boy found abandoned – ABC 4 (0) Senate Releases Budget Plan, Removes Autism Requirement – NBC4i.com (0) Court permits autistic teenager to join in graduation – Rutland Herald (0) God's gift of hope in a struggle with autism – BP News (0) Riding Out Of Autism's Darkness – CBS News (0) Conference at NSU focuses on Autism – MiamiHerald.com (0) Burger Center autism program undergoes restructuring – Mirror (0) Johnston national autism tour event is Tuesday – DesMoinesRegister.com (0) Walking for autism – 27east.com (0) Preclinical work shows how one gene causes severe mental retardation – EurekAlert (press release) (0)

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