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.

‘Trippy’ Video Reproduces Autistic Teen’s Sensory Overload

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Louis Morel, a 17 year old with Asperger’s syndrome from London, recently narrated an animated video depicting what his world looks like, given his condition.






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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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When Teachers say “Action”, Students Go Animate

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This online company provides easy-to-use animation software that allows students and teachers to create their own cartoons. The only limit is the imagination of the students themselves.






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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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North Carolina Man to Build Group Home for Autistic Adults 

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Inspired by his autistic daughter, George Bean’s main goal with Swallowtail Farms is to provide housing options for adults with autism to live and work on a sustainable farm.






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Premature Babies May Not Exhibit Early Autism Symptoms

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A new study published in the American Journal of Occupational Therapy tracked babies who were diagnosed as toddlers with ASD. Of those children, the babies prematurely born did not tend to avert their gaze as infants.






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Sniff Tests Could Help Diagnose Autism in Toddlers

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New research might have found an easier way to begin diagnosing autism in the toddler years through a new, simple diagnostic “sniff test.” This behavioral test is measured by sensitivity.






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Toronto Family Finds A Safe Haven For Their Son

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After lots of hard searching, the Phipps family discovered Geneva Day Camp for Autism. Here, their son finally found a sense of belonging.






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Arizona Community Gives Young Adults A Place to Fit In











Parents of a young adult with Asperger’s have been making recent headlines when they started a new program to help others on the spectrum transition after high school.






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Could Autism be Linked to Gender Dysphoria?

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Most autism parents, therapists, and teachers are aware that autism is four times more likely to occur in boys rather than girls. Less common in the industry dialog, however, is that autism spectrum disorder (ASD) is more likely to occur in transgender individuals than the general population.






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