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Researchers Study the Link between Autism and Seizures

A recent study has shown that autistic mice models develop abnormal social behaviors after continuously experiencing seizures. Furthermore, seizures can amplify the effects of various autism risk genes.

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New Evidence Supports the Link between Air Toxins and ASD

According to a recent investigation, many children with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) have been exposed to unusually high levels of air toxins during their mother’s pregnancy and in their first two years of life.

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Horses May Help Ease Some of the Symptoms of Autism

A popular alternative treatment for children on the autism spectrum has been to have animals incorporated into therapy sessions. In particular, research has shown that interaction with horses has eased many of the symptoms of those with the disorder.

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Medical Center Unveils Autism-Friendly Emergency Room

For a child on the autism spectrum, a visit to the emergency center can be incredibly traumatic. The fast-paced environment, bright lights, noises, and sense of urgency can have the individual feel very overwhelmed. Due to this issue, one medical center has developed a center specifically for the needs of individuals with autism.

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Researchers Study the Barriers Adults with ASD Face Upon Entering the Job Market

An ongoing study is addressing the obstacles that individuals with ASD face as they enter the workforce, and bringing this significant issue to the attention of employers.

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Studies Find Lack of Differences between Boys and Girls with ASD

Although autism affects both genders, it is primarily associated with boys. As a result, researchers are trying to get a grasp on how autism spectrum disorders may affect girls and women differently.

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Families Have Seen Great Success in Several Therapy Methods

Certain therapies are becoming increasingly more prevalent in the U.S., and internationally, due to the positive responses that they have received.

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Chemical Present in Common Vegetables May Improve Several Symptoms of Autism

A recent study has discovered that a daily intake of sulforaphane, a molecule commonly found in certain vegetables, resulted in improved behavior and communication for individuals on the autism spectrum.

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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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Individuals with ASD May Have Impaired Predictive Ability

Researchers have recently created a hypothesis stating that individuals with autism may lack the ability to predict what may happen next, which therefore creates difficulty in understanding the events occurring around them.

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