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Drug target identified that may increase social interaction in autism
Stephen FellerPHILADELPHIA, Sept. 9 (UPI) -- Compensating for a missing gene in the brain may help alleviate social avoidance symptoms in autism spectrum disorder patients, according to a new study.
67 points by UPI | United Press International Autism Psychology International News Service News World Communications William Randolph Hearst Autism spectrum Social relation
Study: New way to predict autism
It may be possible to predict whether an infant will go on to develop autism, researchers say.
10281 points by CNN | Autism Cerebral cortex Asperger syndrome Autism spectrum PDD-NOS Pervasive developmental disorder Brain Magnetic resonance imaging
Trump's claim that there's 'tremendous amount of increase' in autism cases
Trump characterized autism as an increasingly common disorder, but there’s not enough research and no medical consensus to determine that.
4524 points by The Washington Post | Autism Autism spectrum Asperger syndrome PDD-NOS Pervasive developmental disorder Causes of autism Vaccine
Brain scans may hold key to identifying autism early – study
Scientists believe that there may be a correlation between brain growth visible on brain scans and the eventual development of autism spectrum disorder. These MRIs could potentially identify high-risk autism before the age of two. Read Full Article at RT.com
65 points by Russia Today | Autism spectrum Autism Learning Human development Human Development Index PDD-NOS Development Asperger syndrome
Researchers, in national study, may have a way to predict autism
MINNEAPOLIS — Measuring changes in infants’ brain growth can allow doctors to predict the likelihood that they will be diagnosed with autism in their toddler years, according to research published today by two University of Minnesota researchers.
4 points by Pittsburgh Post-Gazette | Magnetic resonance imaging Brain Autism Asperger syndrome Medical imaging Pervasive developmental disorder Autism spectrum Radiology
U.S. legislation boosted access to autism services, with no added cost to families
HealthDay News Use of healthcare services by children with autism increased modestly after a U.S. law requiring equal insurance benefits for mental and physical health.
113 points by UPI | Health care Public health Medicine Health economics Health Mental disorder Health insurance Autism spectrum
Scientists find new brain target for treatment of autism
Amy WallaceFeb. 7 (UPI) -- Researchers have successfully induced empathy-like behavior in rodents by manipulating a brain circuit as a new treatment for autism spectrum disorder.
58 points by UPI | Psychology United Press International Pervasive developmental disorder Autism spectrum United States Autism Human behavior Asperger syndrome
Boater whose mom died at sea insists he didn't damage boat
NEW YORK (AP) — A Connecticut boater is adamantly denying that he sabotaged his fishing boat, causing it to sink and his mother to be lost at sea.
-2 points by Arizona Daily Star | Asperger syndrome Autism Pervasive developmental disorder Autism spectrum Boat Sociological and cultural aspects of autism Hans Asperger Heritability of autism
National briefs: Delaware standoff ends with officer dead
SMYRNA, Del.  — Using a backhoe, authorities stormed Delaware’s largest prison early Thursday and ended a nearly 24-hour hostage standoff involving inmates armed with sharpened objects. One hostage — guard Sgt. Steven Floyd, 47 — was found dead.
-2 points by Pittsburgh Post-Gazette | Avoidant personality disorder Schizoid personality disorder Autism spectrum Schizotypal personality disorder Personality disorder Prison Anxiety disorder Central Intelligence Agency
Personal experiences leads Fulton family to raise Voices for Autism
A longtime volunteer and stay-at-home mother of three, Stacey Stirmer has always been active in the community. Yet she and her business executive husband, Lloyd, who have an adult son with autism and epilepsy, recently decided to add yet another layer of responsibility to their lives: In May, the...
-1 points by Baltimore Sun | Autism Autism spectrum Asperger syndrome Pervasive developmental disorder PDD-NOS
Autistic students gain confidence cooking for teachers
DOTHAN, Ala. (AP) - Jonathan Martinez pushes a breakfast cart down the halls of Honeysuckle Middle School, followed by his teachers and a few other students. "Let's go, guys," he said. Martinez and other students in Honeysuckle's autism unit prepare breakfast for school staff each Friday. The students use the ...
1 points by The Washington Times | Autism spectrum Education Teacher Autism Asperger syndrome Pervasive developmental disorder PDD-NOS School
Playspace for those with autism opens in Macomb
Play-Place for Autistic Children has areas that encourage different skills        
-1 points by The Detroit News | Autism Autism spectrum Asperger syndrome PDD-NOS Motor control Sterling Heights Michigan Pervasive developmental disorder Michigan
Center in Sterling Heights gives children with autism a place to play
Play-Place for Autistic Children in Sterling Heights is believed to be the first center of its type in the country.        
558 points by Detroit Free Press | Autism Autism spectrum Asperger syndrome Pervasive developmental disorder PDD-NOS Brian Calley Existential quantification Sterling Heights Michigan
Facility for those with special needs opens in Macomb
Play-Place for Autistic Children has areas that encourage different skills        
-1 points by The Detroit News | Autism Autism spectrum Asperger syndrome PDD-NOS Motor control Sterling Heights Michigan Pervasive developmental disorder Michigan
Center gives children with autism a place to play
lay-Place for Autistic Children, said that's the goal of the locale -- making it a place where the children, their families and siblings can play and learn together, be themselves and where parents can talk with other parents about their shared experience.        
558 points by Detroit Free Press | Autism Autism spectrum Asperger syndrome Pervasive developmental disorder PDD-NOS Brian Calley Existential quantification Sterling Heights Michigan