Autism

More Than 100 Genes Tied To Autism

Scientists say they’ve identified scores of genes linked to autism, offering a greater understanding of the roots of the developmental disorder that could lead to better treatments.

Course Focuses On Interior Design For Those On The Spectrum

An interior design course at one college is teaching students to make homes functional, practical, safe and aesthetically pleasing for people with autism and their families.

Study: Group Approach May Help Parents Of Kids With Autism

With group training sessions, researchers say parents can learn to successfully incorporate autism therapy techniques into their everyday interactions with their children.

Study Finds Link Between Air Toxics, Autism

A new study has found links between autism and exposure to higher levels of certain air toxics during pregnancy and the first two years of life.

Family Wants Apology For Duct-Taped Son

A teen with autism who was found duct-taped to a goalpost earlier this month has faced backlash over the incident, but his family says they don’t want to see criminal charges in the case.

In Siblings, Autism Signs Often Apparent At 18 Months

About 20 percent of younger siblings of those with autism are on the spectrum too and they often show symptoms of the developmental disorder as young as 18 months, researchers say.

Teens Charged In Ice Bucket Case

Five teens have been charged with dumping a bucket containing urine and tobacco spit on a 15-year-old with autism who thought he was taking part in the “ice bucket challenge.”

Autism Symptoms Eased By Broccoli Extract, Study Finds

A chemical that’s found in broccoli and other vegetables may be able to dramatically improve behavior and social skills in those with autism, researchers say.

Parent Training Shows Promise For Kids With Autism

Monthly home visits to teach parents how to best work with their children with autism can go a long way toward improving kids’ interactions, researchers say.

Police Investigating After Teen With Autism Found Duct-Taped

A high school soccer coach and two players have been suspended after a teenager with autism was found duct-taped to a goalpost.

Impaired Prediction Ability May Be Behind Autism

An inability to place behaviors in context — such as what usually comes before or after a smile, a cry or a shout — could be at the root of autism, researchers say.

Young People With Autism More Sedentary, Study Finds

Children with autism are far less physically active than their typically-developing peers, researchers say.

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