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Autistic Girls More Prone to Severe Epilepsy






Recent findings have shown that autistic girls are more susceptible to epilepsy, with nearly three times as many diagnoses than autistic boys of the same age.






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Enhancing Reading Comprehension through Intensive Training











A new training regime that improves reading comprehension in children has been shown to also boost brain connectivity in kids with autism.






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Autism in a New Light: The Benefits of Sensory Lighting











Sensory lighting can be used in rooms to create a safe haven where those on the spectrum can stimulate and balance their sensory systems.






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Lab-Grown Brain Clumps Shed Light on Causes of Autism

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These lab-grown organ buds are very new and developing quickly; in 2013, The Scientist called organoids one of the biggest advances in science.






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Girl with Asperger’s Syndrome Tells Her Story to Raise Awareness

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Once Jacki got started on her blog, it quickly became a way to translate Marta’s everyday thoughts and actions. She was also able to connect with other families whose children have Asperger’s Syndrome.






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Neurological Findings behind Autism: Astrocytes

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In the 1990s, scientists found that as human brains develop, a non-neuronal cell called an astrocyte wedges itself between synapses and produces a protein called hevin. In 2011, the purpose of hevin was finally discovered.






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Autism Over the Years

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The history of autism awareness began in 1943 when child psychiatrist Leo Kanner published a study about 11 patients. He described them as having their own private worlds.






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Premature Babies May Not Exhibit Early Autism Symptoms

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A new study published in the American Journal of Occupational Therapy tracked babies who were diagnosed as toddlers with ASD. Of those children, the babies prematurely born did not tend to avert their gaze as infants.






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Sniff Tests Could Help Diagnose Autism in Toddlers

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New research might have found an easier way to begin diagnosing autism in the toddler years through a new, simple diagnostic “sniff test.” This behavioral test is measured by sensitivity.






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Grant Will Be Able to Certify More Autism Teachers

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The College of Education’s online MS in Special Ed is growing this fall. Additional full ride scholarships will allow more students to pursue a special autism certificate.






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