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Scientists Identify a Large Number of Specific Genes Linked to Autism Risk

A recently published study has stated that dozens of new genes may play a role in autism development.

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Researchers State That Over 100 Gene Mutations Lead to Autism Development

A recent analysis of years of research has lead scientists to state that over 100 different gene mutations contribute to the development of autism.

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New Program Prepares Individuals with ASD for Careers in the Digital Arts

A digital art vocational school is looking to improve the employment possibilities for young adults on the autism spectrum.

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Parents Can Help their Autistic Child More Effectively Through Group Therapy

With the increasing number of children being diagnosed with autism disorders in the U.S., it is becoming essential for parents and other caregivers to participate in group therapy to learn how to effectively help their child develop various skills.

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The Potential Link between Autism and Caesarean Sections

According to a recent study, there may be a link between autism and children delivered by Caesarean section. Through international research, scientists have stated that surgical delivery can raise the risk of autism disorders by 23 percent.

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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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