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Autism May Be Detected Earlier: Studying A Child’s Eye Contact

Although autism spectrum disorders are typically diagnosed when a child is 2 years of age or older, recent research states that autism may be detected in babies younger than a year old.

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Peer-Led Interventions Can Help Mothers of Autistic Children

Mothers of children with autism have experienced significant benefits from a peer-led program that focuses on reducing high levels of stress and anxiety.

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Autism Disorders Affect More Than Just the Brain

Although typically categorized by deficits in social interaction, speech, and behavior, autism disorders are actually a “whole body condition”.

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New App Allows Parents to Analyze Their Child’s Behavior

A new app has recently been developed to help parents track and record their child’s behavior at regular intervals, allowing them to analyze behavior patterns and see if there is any cause for concern.

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Common Genes Linked to Autism Risk

The genetic risk for autism is primarily associated with versions of genes commonly found in the population, as opposed to rare variants.

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A Mother’s Immune System May Play a Role in Autism Development in their Child

According to recent research, a mother’s immune system may be correlated to the development of autism disorders in their children.

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The Influence of Technology on Non-Verbal Autistic Children

A recent study has discovered that communication skills of children with ASD improved tremendously through individualized interventions that incorporated the use of technology.

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Many Women with ASD Go Undiagnosed

There is a common misconception that only males can have ASD, resulting in a number of women going undiagnosed for many years.

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New Architecture Program Allows Teens with ASD to Build Job Skills

A new program is introducing autistic students to design software that helps them build job skills for a career in architecture.

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Program Transitions Autistic Individuals into the Workplace

Project Search is a year-long program that uses hands-on learning in combination with a classroom-style lecture to transition developmentally disabled individuals into the workplace.

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