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27

Mar

Brain changes in autism likely start in the wombNeurons appear to get shuffled in the frontal and temporal cortexes of the brain, heading to places they don’t belong.

Brain changes in autism likely start in the womb
Neurons appear to get shuffled in the frontal and temporal cortexes of the brain, heading to places they don’t belong.

16

Jan

For kids with autism, sights and sounds are out of syncThe new study may help improve therapies for children with autism who have communication difficulties.

For kids with autism, sights and sounds are out of sync
The new study may help improve therapies for children with autism who have communication difficulties.

03

Dec

'Love hormone' may help children with autismOxytocin sprays increase activity in the ‘social brain’ which is connected to reward, social perception and emotional awareness.

'Love hormone' may help children with autism
Oxytocin sprays increase activity in the ‘social brain’ which is connected to reward, social perception and emotional awareness.

14

Sep

How pets can improve autistic children’s social skillsResearchers theorize that pets help autistic children by promoting interactions between family members and developing behavioral cues.

How pets can improve autistic children’s social skills
Researchers theorize that pets help autistic children by promoting interactions between family members and developing behavioral cues.

13

Aug

Autism linked with induced laborIt isn’t clear if the act of labor induction or augmentation that resulted in the link, or the medications used in the procedures.

Autism linked with induced labor
It isn’t clear if the act of labor induction or augmentation that resulted in the link, or the medications used in the procedures.

16

Jul

A really interesting, in-depth read:
A mom’s crusade could help unravel autism mysteryThanks to Jill Escher, scientists are considering how new mothers in the 1950s and 60s could be responsible for transgenerational abnormalities due to fertility drugs.

A really interesting, in-depth read:

A mom’s crusade could help unravel autism mystery
Thanks to Jill Escher, scientists are considering how new mothers in the 1950s and 60s could be responsible for transgenerational abnormalities due to fertility drugs.

04

Mar


 In Sonoma, a green community that’s free of sensory overloads  



At Sweetwater Spectrum, the first residential community in the nation to be geared specifically for autistic adults, sustainable and autism-specific design merge with beautiful results.
At Sweetwater Spectrum, the first residential community in the nation to be geared specifically for autistic adults, sustainable and autism-specific design merge with beautiful results.

11

Jan


 Miss America makes history with first autistic contestant 



The remarkable Miss Montana, Alexis Wineman, is not only the pageant’s youngest this year, she is also the first-ever contestant who lives with autism.
The remarkable Miss Montana, Alexis Wineman, is not only the pageant’s youngest this year, she is also the first-ever contestant who lives with autism.

27

Nov

Autism tied to pollution from trafficIt’s not known how air pollution might increase autism risk, but previous studies suggest it’s biologically plausible.

Autism tied to pollution from traffic
It’s not known how air pollution might increase autism risk, but previous studies suggest it’s biologically plausible.

07

Sep

Nutrition supplement may help treat rare form of autismRare form of autism shows symptoms of autism and epilepsy and is caused by lack of branched-chain amino acids in body.

Nutrition supplement may help treat rare form of autism
Rare form of autism shows symptoms of autism and epilepsy and is caused by lack of branched-chain amino acids in body.