Music an Alternative Communication Strategy for Autism

As reported yesterday, human voices does not trigger pleasure for many individuals on the autism spectrum. While loud sounds can cause a severe negative reaction, music can be a helpful education intervention if specifically design for the child. Music therapy has proved effective in helping the people with serious diseases like cancer and depression as it […]

Hugs for Autism

BioHug Technologies, an innovative technologies firm located in Haifa, Israel, has developed a product to help assist in the treatment of autism. The company has created the BioHug Vest, which is said to be a stress relief solution for those with autism. The company states on its website: “The BioHug Vest is an effective, portable, […]

Do the Benefits of Clozapine Outweigh the Risks?

Clozapine is approved by the United States Food and Drug Administration (FDA) solely for the use of treatment-resistant schizophrenia. Clozapine was the first atypical antipsychotic drug to be developed. Also known by brand names such as Clozaril, Denzapine, FazaClo, Leponex, and Zaponex, this drug is generally only used as a last resort in patients that […]

Clinical Trials Haulted for Promising Drug in the Treatment of Autism

 Seaside Therapeutics’ clinical trials for the drug Arbaclofen placarbil have recently been shutdown due to funding issues. On May 15, 2013, the sponsor of Arbaclofen sent an announcement to the clinics involved in the administration of the drug stating “We regret to inform you that Study 209FX303 [An Open-Label Extension Study to Evaluate the Safety, […]

Pets Impact Happiness for those on the Autism Spectrum

Science has proved that interacting with animals especially pets can have a deep impact on the physical betterment of human beings. Animals have been known to help in the lowering of blood pressure and cholesterol and are also effective in reducing tension and stress and also help to avoid conditions like depression. It is also […]

Art and Autism

Self expression is is a natural human desire and art is often a vehicle for this need. Not of of use will ever get our drawings or sculptures published but that does not mean it has intrinsic value in communicating something about us and how we experience our world. However, 50 have. Published in June of 2012, Drawing Autism […]


Back in the spring, the Bond’s Centre for Autism Spectrum Disorders (CASD)  secured a 58 centimetre humanoid robot, developed by Brainary Interactive, for the research. CASD director Professor Vicki Bitsika said, According to “There is an increasing interest in using technology to help people on the autism spectrum, but one of our greatest concerns in the field, especially […]

Brain Stimulation Holds Promise in Autism Treatment

Autism Daily Newscast first reported on transcranial magnetic stimulation (TMS) back in November of 2013. We wrote about the results of the first clinical trial using magnetic wave stimulation autistic people, show an encouraging boost in the development of social interactive skills after treatment.The study conducted by the Monash University in Melbourne Australia involved boosting brain waves […]

Help Your Child with Autism Build Stronger Bonds through Eye Contact

“LOOK AT ME” – No one likes to be forced to do anything, especially kids. As a parent, you know it’s difficult for your child with autism to make eye contact, which sometimes leads you to say:  “Look at me.”  As parents, caretakers, and teachers, we sometimes find ourselves demanding that our kids give eye […]

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North Carolina autism center granted part of $27 million for autism biomarkers research – w/video

Durham, N.C. — An autism center in Durham, North Carolina has been granted part of a $27 million grant to research on the genetic biomarkers of autism spectrum disorder (ASD) in young children. The Duke Center for Autism and Brain Development has been helping better the lives of families caring for children with autism through […]