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College Draws Success From Autistic Students

College Draws Success From Autistic Students

AP (Sep. 16, 2013) A growing number of US students with autism and other learning disabilities are taking advantage of newly available support services to help them fit in on campus and earn their degrees.
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Susan Boyle Reveals Asperger's Syndrome Paper

Susan Boyle Reveals Asperger's Syndrome Paper

Reuters (Dec. 9, 2013) Scottish singer Susan Boyle says she has a form of autism known as Asperger's syndrome, a diagnosis she says came as a relief after years of believing she had brain damage. Edward Baran reports.
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Sights, Sounds Out of Sync for Autistic Children: Study

Sights, Sounds Out of Sync for Autistic Children: Study

Newsy (Jan. 15, 2014) New research finds what children with autism see doesn't quite match up to what they hear.
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Autism Clues: Seeing Inside the Brain

Autism Clues: Seeing Inside the Brain

Ivanhoe (Jan. 16, 2014) More than two million Americans have autism and studies suggest prevalence rates increase 10 to 17 percent each year. Researchers are getting closer to understanding this mysterious disorder by looking side the brain.
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Children of Parents in Technical Jobs at Higher Risk for Autism

May 15, 2014 Children of fathers who are in technical occupations are more likely to have an autism spectrum disorder, according to researchers. Fathers who worked in engineering were two times as likely to have ... full story
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Dog Ownership Benefits Families of Children With Autism

Apr. 14, 2014 Dog ownership decisions in families of children with autism have been studied in a new project. Researchers have found, regardless of whether they owned dogs, the parents of these children reported ... full story
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Employment May Lead to Improvement in Autism Symptoms

Jan. 14, 2014 More independent work environments may lead to reductions in autism symptoms and improve daily living in adults with the disorder, according to a new ... full story
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Autistic Children With Better Motor Skills More Adept at Socializing

Sep. 11, 2013 In a new study looking at toddlers and preschoolers with autism, researchers found that children with better motor skills were more adept at socializing and ... full story
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Study on DSM-5 Shows Effects on Autism Diagnosis and Prevalence

Jan. 27, 2014 A new study finds that the estimated prevalence of autism under the new DSM-5 criteria would decrease only to the extent that some children would receive the new diagnosis of social communication ... full story
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Genetic Link to Autism Found, Known as CHD8 Mutation

July 3, 2014 In a collaboration involving 13 institutions around the world, researchers have broken new ground in understanding what causes autism. This is the first time researchers have shown a definitive cause ... full story
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Autism Genome Project Delivers Genetic Discovery

Apr. 24, 2014 A new study from investigators with the Autism Genome Project, the world's largest research project on identifying genes associated with risk for autism, has found that the comprehensive use of ... full story
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Screens in the Bedroom May Contribute to Sleep Problems in Boys With Autism

Nov. 19, 2013 Having bedroom access to television, computers or video games is linked to less sleep in boys with autism spectrum ... full story
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New Test Facilitates Diagnosis of Autism in Adults

Dec. 11, 2013 Researchers have developed a new screening tool to facilitate the diagnosis of Autism Spectrum Disorder in adults. The test is unique in that researchers have, as part of their evaluation, compared ... full story
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Splice Variants Reveal Connections Among Autism Genes

Apr. 11, 2014 A new aspect of autism has been discovered, revealing that proteins involved in autism interact with many more partners than previously known. The scientists isolated hundreds of new variants of ... full story
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Hospital-Diagnosed Maternal Infections Linked to Increased Autism Risk, Study Suggests

Dec. 23, 2013 Hospital-diagnosed maternal bacterial infections during pregnancy were associated with an increased risk of autism spectrum disorders in children, according to a study ... full story
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Motor Skill Deficiencies Linked to Autism Severity, Reseearch Says

Apr. 24, 2014 A relationship between motor skill deficiencies and the severity of the symptoms of autism spectrum disorder has been found in very young children. The findings indicate that development of motor ... full story
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Synesthesia Is More Common in Autism

Nov. 19, 2013 People with autism are more likely to also have synaesthesia, suggests new research in the journal Molecular ... full story
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Drowning Remains a Top Cause of Death for Children With Autism

July 8, 2014 Many families beat the summer heat with trips to swimming pools, beaches, and water parks; but water safety concerns are particularly heightened for families of children with autism. In fact, ... full story
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Environmental Factors as Important as Genes in Understanding Autism

May 4, 2014 Environmental factors are more important than previously thought in understanding the causes of autism, and equally as important as genes, according to the largest study to date to look at how autism ... full story
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Social Symptoms in Autistic Children May Be Caused by Hyper-Connected Neurons

Nov. 7, 2013 The brains of children with autism show more connections than the brains of typically developing children do. What's more, the brains of individuals with the most severe social symptoms are also ... full story
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Brain Scans May Aid in Diagnosis of Autism

Oct. 17, 2013 The investigators found that brain connectivity data from 19 paths in brain scans predicted whether the participants had autism, with an accuracy rate of 95.9 ... full story
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Earliest Marker for Autism Found in Young Infants

Nov. 6, 2013 Eye contact during early infancy may be a key to early identification of autism, according to a new study. The study reveals the earliest sign of developing autism ever observed -- a steady decline ... full story
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Autism: Advances Towards Universal Early Screening

Jan. 29, 2014 A new study shows improvement towards universal early screening for autism. The report also found that few approaches to early detection, such as screening during well-child visits, were evaluated to ... full story
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Autism Prevalence Continues to Rise: Interview With Expert

Mar. 27, 2014 The estimated prevalence of autism among 8-year-olds in New Jersey rose in the latest reporting year, 2010, to nearly 22 children per thousand, or approximately one child in 45. That figure ... full story
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