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Google Glass helps kids with autism read facial expressions

Children with autism were able to improve their social skills by using a smartphone app paired with Google Glass to help them understand the...

Autism Risk Determined by Health of Mom’s Gut

The risk of developing autism-spectrum disorders is determined by the mother’s microbiome – the collection of microorganisms that naturally live inside us – during...

Low doses of anti-anxiety drugs rebalance the autistic brain

New research in mice suggests that autism is characterized by reduced activity of inhibitory neurons and increased activity of excitatory neurons in the brain,...

New guidelines employ a team approach to autism diagnosis and care

Improving diagnosis and treatment for individuals with autism has been the focus of a growing body of research. New information from these studies led the...

Study Shows Autistic Brains Create More Information at Rest

New research from Case Western Reserve University and University of Toronto neuroscientists finds that the brains of autistic children generate more information at rest...

Senses of sight and sound out of sync in autistic kids

Like watching a foreign movie that was badly dubbed, children with autism spectrum disorders (ASD) have trouble integrating simultaneous information from their eyes and...

Revised autism screening tool offers more precise assessment

An updated screening tool that physicians administer to parents to help determine if a very young child has autism has been shown to be...

Worms and hot baths: Novel approaches to treating autism

A new study shows that two unusual treatment approaches may have beneficial effects on the symptoms of autism in children and adults with the...

Air pollution and genetics combine to increase risk for autism

Exposure to air pollution appears to increase the risk for autism among people who carry a genetic disposition for the neurodevelopmental disorder, according to...

Antidepressant medication does not increase the risk of autism

New research cannot establish a close connection between the use of antidepressant medication - the so-called SSRIs - during the course of pregnancy and...

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