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As part of the Brain Research through Advancing Innovative Neurotechnologies (BRAIN Initiative), scientists are studying the brains of fruit flies to learn more about the basic functions of the human brain. One part of the study is focusing on why individuals with autism often face heightened sensitivity to lights, sounds and odors.
A new study from the Albert Einstein College of Medicine in New York, found two odd methods for quelling certain symptoms of autism, examining the link between inflammation and autism.
One mother works to employ her son and other individuals with autism at her local greenhouse. Her initiative is part of a growing trend supporting young adults on the spectrum transition into the workforce.
Senator Chuck Schumer is proposing an act intended to help young adults with autism transition into the workforce and higher education. It is expected to be voted on in early 2014.
Starting January 2014, JP Morgan Chase& Co. is adding autism-related benefits to their employee health plan. The company will now cover behavior therapies such as Applied Behavioral Analysis (ABA) for employees and their families.
A week after he was declared missing by New Jersey police, Michael Karwan, a high-functioning autistic teenager, has been found in Cleveland, Ohio. Currently, the boy remains with the police, who have confirmed that he was found safe.
Synaesthesia, a disease characterized by the mixing of senses, is more prominent in those diagnosed with autism spectrum disorder.