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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
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The post Transcranial treatment; maternal inflammation; autism ants and more appeared first on Spectrum | Autism Research News. Source: Spectrum News
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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
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It's a complicated problem with no easy solutions.Source: The Autism Site
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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
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By Rebecca Burgess *** Rebecca Burgess is a freelance comic artist and illustrator living in the UK. She has an interest in history and folk songs that runs through alot of her work. Her obsession with comics runs into her spare time, where she draws two webcomics! Rebecca also likes to pla…
20.05.2016 · From The Art of Autism
When it comes to communicating via email or text messaging, deaf people have to rely on English or other language keyboards even though sign language may be their primary language. Although deaf people read, write and lip read in their surrounding language, sign language can be independent of that. …
10.02.2016 · From Assistive Technology Blog
By Keri Bowers Yesterday I posted Part 1 of Autism Films streaming on Netflix in the United States. In 2016, Netflix expanded into 130 different countries and are in every major country except China. The following films are unavailable for live streaming in the United States, and are available on Ne…
23.04.2016 · From The Art of Autism
It's not uncommon for people on the spectrum to have another disorder. Here are eight they may experience.Source: The Autism Site
05.03.2016 · From The Autism Site
Every child, one way or the other, sooner or later, starts to read stories from children's books. These books are short and sweet, introduce children to objects around them, and help them understand a lot of important concepts at a very early age.But how would a blind or visually impaired child lear…
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