Autism

Kids With Autism See Big Benefits From Massage

Massage can lessen autism severity in the months following diagnosis, making the treatment an effective early intervention, a new study suggests.

‘Aspie Seeks Love’ Follows Quest Of Man With Asperger’s

When a man with Asperger’s wanted to impress a woman, he sought out the help of a documentary filmmaker. He didn’t land a date, but the filmmaker stuck around.

GI Troubles May Be Early Sign Of Autism

Gastrointestinal issues common among many on the spectrum are often apparent in infancy — well before individuals are diagnosed with the developmental disorder, researchers say.

Autism Largely Rooted In Genetics, Study Finds

Genes may be more responsible for autism than previously thought, researchers say, with the developmental disorder traced to heritability in the vast majority of cases.

Study Links Autism Genes To Higher Intelligence

Children who inherit genes that raise the risk of autism but don’t actually develop the disorder may inherit higher-than-average intelligence, researchers say.

Study Finds Merit In Autism Blood Test

A blood test may be able to accurately identify children with autism as young as 12 months, new research suggests.

Entrepreneur With Asperger’s Raises $3.8 Million

Amid one of the most successful crowd-funding campaigns ever, an entrepreneur with Asperger’s is using his place in the public eye to shine a light on life with the developmental disorder.

Film Premiering At Tribeca Explores Love On The Spectrum

A documentary on romance among adults with autism will premiere at the Tribeca Film Festival alongside films featuring Hollywood veterans Richard Gere, James Franco and Dakota Fanning.

Drugmaker Ordered To Pay Man With Autism Over Breast Growth

A jury has awarded $2.5 million to a man with autism who grew size 46 DD breasts after taking a drug commonly prescribed to those with the developmental disorder.

High Court Rejects Autism-Vaccine Case

The U.S. Supreme Court has declined to hear a case brought by a woman who says her son’s autism was caused by vaccines he received.

Boy With Special Needs Hospitalized Following School Attack

An alleged bullying incident at a middle school sent a 74-pound student to the hospital for five days and outraged lawmakers.

Training Aims To Tackle Autism Knowledge Gap Among Doctors

A new effort is in the works to help train doctors and other health care providers to better serve individuals on the spectrum.

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