Clues to autism from new study of prenatal weight gain

Salt Lake City, USA  — New research from the University of Utah shows a link between weight gain before and during pregnancy and autism spectrum disorders (ASD). Deborah A. Bilder, M.D., lead author of the study and an assistant professor of psychiatry at the University of Utah says, “These findings suggest that weight gain during […]

Australian study finds autistic teens feel isolated

Autism Daily Newscast report earlier this month on a study published by Autism Spectrum Australia (Aspect) that found teens with autism are struggling to cope with school work, bullying, and mental health issues.  The last article focused on the challenges within the school system. This article looks at the broader issues of the study. The study called “We […]

A theatrical early intervention scheme for autism

Theatre, and theatre studies may prove invaluable to children and young adults when enhancing their communication and social inhibition issues. A study released October 22 in the Journal of Autism Research has indicated that children with autism and ASDs respond exceedingly well to theatre in particular musical theatre as part of their early intervention and […]

New research project to look at dynamics of why ASD children more likely to be bullied

Calgary, Canada –  The University of Calgary’s Applied Child Psychology program is looking for students ages 8 to 17 with high functioning ASD and their parents to participate in a project which will look at their experiences with bullying and social situations. Adam McCrimmon, an assistant professor says, “We want to get a little bit more information about […]

Two thirds of American children with autism on medication

Two thirds of children  diagnosed with autism io the USA are medicated with one or more drug. According to a study published in the Journal of Pediatrics on October 14, a survey of over 60,000 autistic or ASD children claims that 64pc of them are on one or more psychotopic drug. The study states to […]

Research Autism – UK Charity dedicated to research about autism interventions

Research Autism is the only UK charity that is exclusively dedicated to research into interventions in autism. ‘We carry out high quality, independent research into new and existing health, education, social and other interventions. Our goal is the improvement of quality of life and outlook for people on the autism spectrum and those around them.’ […]

Autism plateau in the UK

A study published on October 9 claims that the number of children diagnosed with Autism and ASD is not rising in Britain. The study published in the British Medical Journal and claims that although there was a surge in diagnosis throughout the 90s this has now plateaued at the beginning of the century. Autism Daily […]

Police appeal Launched after Autistic girl assaulted in London

Police in London, UK are appealing for information after a teenage girl with Autism was violently attacked and robbed by an assailant riding a bike. Eighteen year old Alex Tree was walking home through an underpass in Walthamstow on the way to visit her grandmother. Miss Tree was carrying two bags from high street chains […]

New data collection procedure to assist in treatment of autism

Modernization breeds the desire for effective treatment in the cheapest manner possible. One of the main challenges is the lack of integration of various data sets that are available for further research and development. Dr. Isaac Kohane of Harvard Medical School and his research team have developed a method to send out queries to various electronic […]

Is Autism a growing phenomenon?

With one in 88 children in the USA and One in every 100 being diagnosed with autism in the UK, the debate has been raging in the media whether the number of children with autism is, as it seems to be on the rise, or if it is improvements in diagnostic tools that is accountable […]