Discounted weighted vests and affordable wrap arounds for children with autism

Weighted vest are trusted as an aid to children with autism. It is proven to be durable and dependable in supporting them with their routine and sleep as it provides just the right amount of added weight and pressure for calming effects. This is second in our series on weighted vests. Unfortunately, weighted vests may […]

Enzymes responsible for Autistic brain pathways isolated

A number of enzymes (proteins that aid in biological reactions) have been pin-pointed in having a profound effect on the genetic building and neurological pathways associated closely with Autism and Autism Spectrum Disorders. The family of proteins, called topoisomerases are predominantly responsible for winding and unwinding DNA during the process of replication, when new cells are […]

Sensory Hugs Deep Pressure and Weighted Vest to aid children with autism

Children with autism find it hard to concentrate, and react to sensory information. Several products are now available in the market to help them with their activities involving these skills. Earlier this year, Autism Daily Newscast reported on a new “Hugs” vest that is under development. But what about those that want a weighted vest […]

Autism and Loneliness

One of the main symptoms of autism spectrum disorder is a lack of social reciprocity. People with autism have difficulty reading and using social cues appropriately. Human beings are social animals, and a disorder that impairs one’s ability to create and maintain satisfying relationships is a deficit that affects many aspects of life, both personally […]

Are ADHD and Autism related? Scientists find more similarities

Children with ADHD were more likely to exhibit stronger traits which include socialisation and interpersonal skills with their peers, understanding and thought process, facial recognition and behavioural difficulties. The research conducted by Joseph Bierdman MD of director the Pediatric psychopharmacology unit of the Massachusetts General Hospital,  was published in the September issue Pediatrics journal. The […]

Did the New York Times get it wrong in linking Autism and Cancer genes?

Research into two unrelated genetic mutations in cells have shown a link between a specific cancer gene and Autism, say the New York Times. This is based on research conducted by the University of Washington into mutates cancer gene, called PTEN. Around 10% of people with the mutation, which causes cancers of the breast, colon, thyroid […]

Microwaves appear to cause autism and more

For a while now, the controversial subject of whether microwaves emitted are harmful to human health has persisted without much clarity coming from any end. The telecom and electronics industry are riding high on these micro-waves and refuse to acknowledge research by rubbishing them as inadequate, flawed or too short. The public continues to rely […]

Revolutionary gene therapy could reverse symptoms of Retts Syndrome

Research into Retts Syndrome, one of the most debilitating of the Autism Spectrum Disorders, has proved to reverse the symptoms in a recent study conducted on mice. Rett Syndrome strikes little girls almost exclusively, with first symptoms usually appearing before the age of 18 months.  These children lose speech, motor control and functional hand use, […]

Low Thyroxine levels in expectant mums linked to Autism

A large scale study published on August 13 in the Annals of Neurology , demonstrated that mothers with low levels of the chemical Thyroxine in their system during pregnancy were almost four times more likely to have children with Autism or an ASD diagnosis. Thyroid hormone T4 is responsible for regulating the metabolism in the body. […]

Autism, fifty years since discovery – how do we cope with ageing?

  The first generation of children who were first diagnosed with Autism in the 1960’s are now moving gradually towards old-age. What needs to change to enable society to deal with the specific needs of an Autistic person who is nearing old age? One of the first people to be diagnosed with Autism in the […]