When you think of autism, you probably think of Dustin Hoffman in Rain Man, playing an autistic savant who struggles to communicate on a social level, but is brilliant with numbers.
In reality, this depicts only a… Continue reading
Autism Research & Cultural Diversity
Autism can affect individuals from all sorts of different backgrounds, but a new study suggests those from ethnically and culturally diverse families are not well represented in autism research.
Instead, behavioral interventions and treatment programs… Continue reading
What We Know About Autism
Shortly after pulling a controversial documentary linking autism and common childhood vaccinations from the Tribeca Film Festival , Robert De Niro issued a statement explaining that festival organizers and members of the scientific community “do… Continue reading
What Is Autism
A child suffering from infantile autism reacts during rest at the Xining Orphan and Disabled Children Welfare Center on December 17, 2005 in Xining of Qinghai Province, China.
Many people still think that getting… Continue reading
What Is Autism?
Autism spectrum disorder (ASD) and autism are both general terms for a group of complex disorders of brain development. These disorders are characterized, in varying degrees, by difficulties in social interaction, verbal and nonverbal communication and repetitive… Continue reading
Diabetes in moms linked to autism
Mothers-to-be who are both obese and diabetic have a higher risk of giving birth to a child with #autism than healthy women, a new study suggests. The… Continue reading
Worryingly, patients with autism tend to die 12 to 30 years earlier than non-autistic persons, shows new research
AUTISM spectrum disorder (ASD)
Autism spectrum disorder (ASD) and autism are general terms for a group of complex disorders of brain development.
The disorder is a lifelong, complex condition that occurs as a result of disordered brain structure, growth… Continue reading
Science Magazine, on Thu, 17 Mar 2016 22:26:15 -0700
People with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) die on average 18 years before the general population, according to a report released… Continue reading