Category Archives: Autism Symptoms

What are the symptoms of autism? Autistic people may have a range of symptoms, including physical, intellectual, psychological and emotional differences.

Michigan Mom Pushes to Extend Benefits for Applied Behavior Analysis

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Mother Lisa Mortimer has asked that the government provide funding for ABA past the age of 5. She believes that doing so will create extremely beneficial outcomes for both children affected by autism and their families.

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Searching for Breakthrough Therapies at Duke University

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For the past 30 years, Geraldine Dawson has dedicated her life’s work to finding useful treatments for individuals living with Autism. Her newest project involves using umbilical cord blood cells to improve brain function for those with autism.

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A Gut Feeling: New Factor for the Cause of Autism Discussed

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Possibly ground-breaking new research indicates that disturbances of natural microbes (or the ‘microbiome’ as it has been termed) seem to be caused by the overuse of ‘antibiotics, disinfectants, C-section deliveries, and even diet’.

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Autism and Intellect: Are They Correlated?

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In the first study ever done on autism genetic variations and intelligence quotients, researchers have discovered that people who carry autism-associated genes (but do not necessarily develop the condition) exhibit greater cognitive abilities than their typically developing peers.

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Dr. Temple Grandin: The Benefits of Expectation

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Grandin believes that the gentleness with which new therapies and programs approach autism may in fact be detrimental. In breaking down the stereotypes of neurotypicality, Grandin says she fears that parents are not pushing their children to socialize properly, or learn to adapt to their environments.

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A Sibling with Autism (Essay)

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When I was seven years old, I was sure that if my brother’s autism didn’t exist, everything would be better.

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Upcoming Film Documentary Focuses on Autism in Adulthood

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Film studies professor creates the documentary “Aging Out,” hoping that this film is able to show ways adults with Autism can lead meaningful, independent lives.

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Twin Study Suggests Genes Triumph Over Environment in Autism Cases

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Most scientists agree that both genetics and environmental factors contribute. However a recent study suggests genetics are more at play than any other factor.

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Innovative App Specially Made for Children with Autism

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The Chicago-based startup company, Infiniteach, has been developing a revolutionary new app called Skill Champ. The founders and creators of this project are teachers, therapists, researchers, consultants, etc., who have many years of experience working with autism therapies both professionally and at home.

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Being Diagnosed is a Liberation, Not a Limitation

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By getting an assessment and proper diagnosis, a parent is opening doors and creating opportunities for their child.

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