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People who have large mutations associated with autism and schizophrenia share atypical patterns of brain connectivity, according to a new study, especially between areas that process sensory information. The findings offer a potential explanation for why different genetic changes can lead to the sa…
11 hours ago · From Spectrum News
Prior to the worldwide COVID-19 pandemic, people with developmental disabilities have historically been disproportionately impacted by mental health issues compared to those without disabilities.  According to the Center for Disease Control, 17.4 million adults with disabilities experience frequent …
11 hours ago · From Assistive Technology Blog
Consider this your cloth mask care instruction manual. The post How and When to Wash Your Reusable Cloth Mask and When to Throw It Away appeared first on The Autism Site News. Source: The Autism Site
11 hours ago · From The Autism Site
I immediately felt a total sense of security as the muffs cupped my ears and hugged my head. By Angie Arcuri This morning after we had woken up and were having our coffee, my wife received a couple packages in the mail. We new it must have been some things that she had ordered for me for Christmas.…
Yesterday · From The Art of Autism
Autistic boys with large brains in early childhood still have large brains in adolescence, according to a new study. Autistic girls, too, have brains that grow differently from those of their non-autistic peers. The findings challenge the long-standing idea that brain enlargement in autism is tempor…
3 days ago · From Spectrum News
Catrina Thompson doesn’t worry about the safety of her 16-year-old autistic son Christopher when they’re in their hometown of Winston-Salem, North Carolina. There, Thompson is chief of police, and most people on the force know Christopher, she says. The officers also all get two training sessions on…
3 days ago · From Spectrum News
Ted, Unraveled A Book Review by Kimberly Gerry-Tucker Memoirs are my favorite books to read, along with nonfiction, and also biology and neuroscience, and autobiography and biographies too. I read this one by Brian Jay Jones: Like all of us, he started life as a baby, and then became a child. To be…
3 days ago · From The Art of Autism
Mutations in a set of 35 genes linked to autism affect both neurons and glial cells in developing mice, according to a study published today. The study is the first to screen multiple autism-gene mutations, one by one, in living mice and analyze their effects in individual brain cells. About 100 gen…
4 days ago · From Spectrum News
Autistic people may find eye contact uncomfortable. They may rock back and forth or flap their hands, particularly when they feel anxious. And they sometimes have trouble answering questions — all traits that can confuse and alarm law-enforcement officers, firefighters and ambulance crews who aren’t…
4 days ago · From Spectrum News
The post Owen’s odyssey: A year and a half after an autism diagnosis appeared first on Spectrum | Autism Research News. Source: Spectrum News
5 days ago · From Spectrum News
It’s that time of year again when autism parents all over the world start to panic. What on earth am I going to buy my kids for Christmas this year? Often our children are unable… The post 22 Christmas Present Ideas For Autistic Children appeared first on Stories About Autism. Source: …
5 days ago · From Stories About Autism
Spectrum is covering the 2020 International SYNGAP1 Scientific Conference, which took place virtually because of the coronavirus pandemic. Here we’re highlighting researchers’ reactions to noteworthy presentations. Drug test: A new assay allows researchers to test thousands of candidate drugs for th…
6 days ago · From Spectrum News
Last year, we completed a project to determine whether psychoeducational therapies for young autistic children are effective. Initially, we were excited: We had been able to track down 150 studies completed over the past five decades comparing treatment and control groups. Locating such a large numb…
6 days ago · From Spectrum News
When Chris Nikic was only five months old, he underwent open-heart surgery. The operation left him so weak... The post Chris Nikic Becomes First Person With Down Syndrome to Complete Ironman Triathlon appeared first on The Autism Site News. Source: The Autism Site
6 days ago · From The Autism Site
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