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Autism is a chameleon: What it looks like changes from one person to the next. Individual differences crop up both in its core features and in the conditions that often accompany it: depression, epilepsy, anxiety and attention deficit hyperactivity disorder. Autism also travels with a number of rare…
7 hours ago · From Spectrum News
Autism frequently co-occurs with any of a long list of other conditions. But none may be more closely linked than epilepsy. Nearly half of all autistic people have epilepsy, according to some reports, suggesting that the two conditions share underlying biology. For example, both conditions are chara…
7 hours ago · From Spectrum News
The room will include bubble machines, beanbag chairs, cushioned crash pads and sensory games on the walls.Source: The Autism Site
7 hours ago · From The Autism Site
Marmosets exposed to a mock infection in the womb show altered vocal development and diminished social interest. The results herald the second primate species to model the effects of maternal immune activation, one of the strongest environmental theories of autism. Researchers presented the unpublis…
Yesterday · From Spectrum News
Mouse models of two genetic conditions related to autism show abnormalities in their movement patterns. The findings could help scientists address the motor impairments that often accompany autism. “Genetic mouse models are a really promising way to look at gait development in a high-throughput, gen…
Yesterday · From Spectrum News
Growing up, did your grandma ever make you handmade apparel? Karen Bowersox took this idea for her granddaughter who has Down Syndrome to the next level. She founded the clothing line, NBZ Apparel International, which stands for No Buttons/Zipperless. The company’s specialty is jeans but th…
Yesterday · From Assistive Technology Blog
Mice missing a copy of CHD8, a top autism gene, show a signaling imbalance in their brains — a finding in line with a popular hypothesis about autism’s origins. Researchers presented the unpublished findings today at the 2019 Society for Neuroscience annual meeting in Chicago, Illinois. Neurons in d…
2 days ago · From Spectrum News
The Brain Research through Advancing Innovative Neurotechnologies (BRAIN) Initiative, launched by the U.S. National Institutes of Health (NIH) in 2013, has a lofty goal: to unravel the cellular basis of cognition and behavior. Since the initiative’s launch, the NIH has doled out about $1 billion to …
2 days ago · From Spectrum News
The post Spotted around the web: Week of 14 October 2019 appeared first on Spectrum | Autism Research News. Source: Spectrum News
3 days ago · From Spectrum News
A new method uses DNA mutations to maintain a detailed record of series of cellular events1. The system, called DNA-based Ordered Memory and Iteration Network Operator (DOMINO), could also enable researchers to study cell signaling, control the sequence and timing of gene expression in cells, and tr…
3 days ago · From Spectrum News
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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…
19.05.2016 · 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. …
09.02.2016 · From Assistive Technology Blog
In the last few years, Minecraft has taken the world by storm.  We all perhaps know that it is a video game, but we don't know much beyond that. Almost all kids, on the other hand, not only know what it is (a video game!), but also know how to maneuver that game very well, and pick up all sorts…
02.12.2015 · From Assistive Technology Blog
Gary Jesch, owner of Invirtua and a digital puppeteer who has been in the live animation industry for 20 years, was inspired to see what he could do for those on the autism spectrum.Eye contact, social skills & social interaction, and difficulties with attention and concentration are some of the…
04.12.2015 · From Assistive Technology Blog
By Megan Amodeo I have always been on the autism spectrum. Two of my three daughters have always been on the autism spectrum. By no means do I claim to be an expert in all things autism, but I do have a good sample size in my own home which provides me with a unique window into the minds of autistic…
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