About 17 percent of children with autism are calmer and more communicative than usual when they have a fever, according to a new analysis1. Children with severe autism features are most likely to show these gains.
Understanding how fever affects autism features could help researchers uncover causes …
By Leigh Marcos
Loss and grief are a normal part of life. Explaining the concept of death and the grieving process to children can be difficult, and even more so when the child is on the autism spectrum. The idea of not being able to see or talk to the person who has died again can be very confusing…
A new technique classifies neurons by surveying chemical tags that turn genes on or off on the neurons’ DNA1. The approach represents a new way to chart the brain’s cellular diversity. It could reveal how patterns of chemical tags known as methyl groups are altered in autism.
Methyl groups bind to t…
by Neena Wagh
A world viewed with squinted eyes
different sounds howling in the ears
spinning and swirling like a derwish,
laughing at me, laughing with me,
a mystery waiting to be unfold,
catch me..catch me if you can,
breathless, I am caught unaware!
making sense of things beyond me,…