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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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First-Responders Learn to Properly Approach and Aid those with ASD

With the autism diagnosis rate rapidly increasing, an emerging issue is having safety officials develop a better understanding of how to properly aid those on the spectrum. Approaching those with autism when they are in danger takes great precaution.

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Parental-Focused Interventions May Lead to Many Benefits in Children with ASD

According to a clinical trial, parental coaching interventions can lead to incredible improvements in young children with autism spectrum disorders (ASD).

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Supporting the Learning Process for Children with ASD through Technology

Developments in technology have given children on the autism spectrum incredible opportunities to express themselves and grow. TalkingTiles is a new app that is being used to help develop a range of skill-sets for children on the spectrum.

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