Siblings of children with autism need earlier diagnosis

Miami, Fla. — Researchers at the University of Miami found that the lack of certain communication behaviors in children less than one year of age are indicative that they are likely to have Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD). Moreover, Daniel Messinger, psychologist from the University of Miami, believes that additional offsprings from parents of children with […]

Autism Research: November 28, 2014 Week in Review

Is a missing gene the link to autism?Researchers at the University of Leeds had previously discovered that people with autism are lacking in the gene neurexin-II and had studied mice with the same condition that showed a lack of social skills. Now Dr Steven Clapcote, who published the study in  Translational Psychiatry told: “In other […]

Pennsylvania – individuals with autism get tangled up in legal system

Pennsylvania, USA – State published data shows that people with autism get caught up in legal systems more frequently. The data was released on November 13th to the Pennsylvania Autism Census Project and showed that people with autism who had contact with criminal justice system rose from 659 per 10,000 in 2005 to 1,423 in […]

Australia – New survey shows autism community unhappy with current research

Australia – A new study conducted by Dr. Liz Pellicano, former University of Western Australia psychology graduate, and current director of the University of London’s Centre for Research in Autism and Education, showed that the autism community is unhappy with recent research. 18% of researches from 2007-2011 have focused on the biochemical causes of autism […]

Autism Research: November 14, 2014 Week in Review

Brain maps to help sensory processing in autism spectrum disorders Scientists from the Scripps Research Institute are taking an unusual look at the world through the mind’s eye. The team led by Hollis Cline has discovered that travelling in the forward direction trained our brains to perceive our surroundings normally. The relation between the eyes […]

Ghana government asked to fund autism research

Cape Coast, Ghana — Speaking at the “Cape Coast Autism Training Workshop: Awareness and Applied Behavioural Analysis” recently held at the University of Cape Coast School of Medical Science (UCCMS), Dr. Ebenezer Badoe called for the Ghanan government to fund the research on the causes of Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) among children in the country. […]

Denmark – Increase in autism cases linked to changes in diagnostic criteria and reporting methods

Aarhus, Denmark — Researchers found that the drastic increase in autism cases in Denmark may have been due to the changes in the diagnostic criteria as well as the reporting methods used to record the number of cases. A group of researchers, mainly from Aarhus University in Denmark, analyzed data they gathered from a population-based […]

Autism Research: November 14, 2014 Week in Review

Researchers use facial recognition study for individuals with autism Individuals on the autistic spectrum often have difficulties with recognizing and interpreting facial expressions, a new study, Impaired Perception of Facial Motion in Autism Spectrum Disorder, has found. Researchers at Brunel University looked into how 14 individuals with high functioning Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD), recognized facial […]

Autism treatment effective for helping war veterans with PTSD

Newport Beach, CA – A device developed to help individuals with Autism Spectrum Disorder has recently been found to be effective in the treatment of war veterans suffering from Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD). Doctors at Newport Beach’s Brain Treatment Center have revealed that neuromodulation can help to heal portions of the brain that have […]

Scientists from Pittsburgh elaborate on the role of genetics in autism

Pittsburgh  – A number of theories have been formed by many researchers over the years in an attempt to identify the real reason behind Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD). Scientists have already previously ruled out the theory that autism is caused by genes which were passed down to children from their parents– which leaves several other […]