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Babies who are later diagnosed with autism show aberrant connections between brain regions in their first year of life, according to a new study1. In particular, researchers found that nerve bundles in brain regions that process sound, vision and language seem to transfer information inefficiently. …
6 hours ago · From Spectrum News
Asperger’s Are Us is the first comedy troupe composed of all autistic people By Ron Sandison  On August 3rd at a comedy event in Detroit, I had the pleasure of meeting Ethan, Jack, New Michael, and Noah the cast of Asperger’s Are Us, the first comedy troupe composed of autistic people.&nb…
6 hours ago · From The Art of Autism
The post What baby siblings can teach us about autism appeared first on Spectrum | Autism Research News. Source: Spectrum News
2 days ago · From Spectrum News
The post Transcranial treatment; maternal inflammation; autism ants and more appeared first on Spectrum | Autism Research News. Source: Spectrum News
3 days ago · From Spectrum News
A new method reveals which drugs can cross the cellular barrier that separates the brain from the bloodstream1. The blood-brain barrier protects the brain from foreign invaders. But it also blocks out many chemical compounds, creating a major hurdle for drug development. Treatments for autism and ot…
3 days ago · From Spectrum News
Yet many people don't seem to care.Source: The Autism Site
3 days ago · From The Autism Site
It's a complicated problem with no easy solutions.Source: The Autism Site
3 days ago · From The Autism Site
Brain scans of people with autism reveal many things — structures that are unusually large or small, or atypical patterns of activity. But increasing evidence suggests that autism begins well before birth. By the time a person is diagnosed, her brain may have already adjusted to compensate for the c…
4 days ago · From Spectrum News
Mice missing FMR1, the gene mutated in fragile X syndrome, have an atypical brain response to meeting an unfamiliar mouse1. The mice show increased activity in the amygdala, a brain region that regulates fear and anxiety, compared with control mice. They also show altered patterns of gene expression…
4 days ago · From Spectrum News
The first in a Continuing Series of Peaceful Art and Poems Compiled by Keri Bowers with contributions by Anthony Brown, Chimezie Ihekuna, Scott Lentine, Maranda Russell, Wells Denison, Eileen Ithra Sobora “Negative words carry negative vibration. Positive words carry positive vibration. What do you …
4 days ago · From The Art of Autism
Let’s say you are coming back from work in the evening. You enter your house, and proceed to flip the switch(es) that will turn on lights in and around your house. But what if you have a disability that either prevents or makes it difficult to manually turn on the lights?   In order to turn on light…
4 days ago · From Assistive Technology Blog
Her music brings smiles to people everywhere.Source: The Autism Site
4 days ago · From The Autism Site
"Kudos to you Coles," she wrote.Source: The Autism Site
4 days ago · From The Autism Site
This month’s ASAT feature comes to us from Peggy Halliday, MEd, BCBA and David Celiberti, PhD, BCBA-D. To learn more about ASAT, please visit their website at www.asatonline.org. You can also sign up for ASAT’s free newsletter, Science in Autism Treatment, and like them on Facebook! I am conc…
4 days ago · From Different Roads to Learning
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