Yawning not contagious for children with autism

A Japanese study published by Autism Research and Treatment and explored in Scientific American this month looks closely at science of a simple yawn, and it’s contagion. Yawning is contagious, and can be caused by tiredness, stress, and watching other people yawning a phenomenon known as social yawning. Autistic children, however are immune to this contagion. […]

Tom Nasmyth-Shaw hopes to raise £3000 to support families with young children who are on the autistic spectrum.

Tom, 29 from South Wales, UK, plans to ‘sleep on the streets for a week’ in London, to raise money for famines with autistic children. He wants to highlight the need and importance of early intervention therapies for young children on the autistic spectrum. Tom, who is a manager in the adult social care sector, […]

Autism and the power of music

Many on the autism spectrum find music and painting a way to be able to express and communicate. But not everyone on the autistic spectrum are budding artists.  There are lots of ASD people out there who just want to enjoy listening to music.  This is true even though they may experience auditory processing disorder […]

Oregon State panel to decide State applied behavioral analysis (ABA) coverage

An evidence-based medicine review panel in Oregon is considering adding applied behavioral analysis (ABA) to the Oregon State Health Plan. A previous panel rejected the therapy in 2008, citing lack of controlled trials. ABA is up for review once again after the state Legislature unanimously passed SB 365, requiring all private health insurance companies to […]

Google Ventures explores the life sciences with Autism blood test

We all know Google as a technology company which has pushed barriers in topical news, internet searches and developing interactive networks. But a new subsidy of the Google company, Google Ventures is exploring into the Life sciences by funding research into Autism detection blood tests. Diagnosis of Autism in younger children has increased an effectiveness […]

New study reveals Autism may be commonly misdiagnoesed

A new study published in Springer’s Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders claims that children diagnosed with Autism could be misdiagnosed. The research claims that Autism is often mistaken for a genetic condition called 22q11.2 deletion syndrome. The symptoms of delayed development and key developmental markers such as speech and facial recognition is impaired. The research conducted by […]

Synaptol: The natural medicine for improved concentration and lowered frequency of mood swings

Children with autism often encounter problems regarding mood and attention span. They can go from exhausted to restless in a matter of minutes. They tend to have poor concentration which makes it harder for them to learn how to read and write. A plethora of medicines have been introduced in the market to aid kids […]

Learners with Autism Respond to Music Therapy

Unique challenges call for unique approaches. The mind of an autistic person has not developed the same way that the mind of a neurotypical has. It follows, that the mind of an autistic person may not learn through the same methods that are prescribed for a neurotypical. A different means through which an autistic learner […]

Michigan woman accused of attempting to murder Autistic daughter

A Michigan mother who kept a blog, chronicling her experience with an Autistic 14 year old daughter has been charged on warrant with attempted murder. Kelli Stapelton, 45, was found unconscious in her car,  after what police believe to be a suicide attempt  in Grand Rapids. Ms Stapelton was released from hospital after been treated […]

Tooth Fairy Project recruits families for Autism Research

  The Tooth fairy project, a study that collects children’s milk teeth to research the effects of natural radiation, is appealing for teeth from families of Autistic children in Texas, to determine any possible causes of Autism. The study, conducted over the past two years by Dr. Raymond Palmer, epidemiologist at the University of Texas Health […]