New Pennsylvania program addresses adult care for autism

News in Brief – Pennsylvania Professor Edward Brodkin from the Pennsylvania Behavioural health adult autism program is to address the issue and impact of care for autism adults as they age. There is an issue world wide with how current infrastructures deal with an ageing generation who have a diagnosis of autism and require community services […]

Researchers find that Autism presents in children from first weeks of life

An American study has found that infants and babies affected with Autism are less likely to hold eye contact and be aware that a person is communicating to them. The research conducted by Emery School of Medicine in Atlanta Georgia and published in Nature journal looked at the deficit in eye contact of infants aged […]

New research claims use of acetaminophen / paracetamol correlates with Autism and ADHD diagnosis rise

Correlation with common over the counter acetaminophen and the rise of autism Revolutionary new research published in the Journal of Evolutionary Medicine claims to have found a correlation in the rise of Autism and ADHD and asthma diagnosis with use of  acetaminophen, the main  component of painkiller Paracetamol in genetically or metabolically susceptible children, and the use […]

Children born to mothers with Lupus twice as likely to be Autistic

NEWS IN BREIF – Children born to mothers with a diagnosis of Systemic lupus erythamatosus are almost twice as likely to have autism a recent study has found. The study will be presented at the American College of Rheumatology annual meeting on Wednesday October 30, and may lead to added prenatal care for women suffering […]

Brain scans used to aid autism diagnosis

New research has been published which suggests that brain scans may be commonly used in the future to aid with autism diagnosis. Experts argue that the earlier the diagnosis, the better chance of using socialisation and integration techniques in early intervention therapies. The study, published in the journal of Frontiers and development of human neuroscience […]

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 […]

Autistic children less approachable than their peers, new study say

A new study conducted by Anglia Ruskin University in Cambridge, UK, has shown that autistic children are less approachable and deemed to be less trustworthy than their peers of a similar age group. The study, published in the Journal of Autism and developmental disorders suggests that typical children are also less friendly towards children with […]

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 […]

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 […]

Girls are being under diagnosed with Autism new survey says

A recent study published in the Journal of Autism and developmental disorders on October 9 has found that girls are highly likely to go undetected for Autism because they are calmer and less hyper-active than boys. Researchers at Monash University, Melbourne carried out tests on 56 children (aged 7-12) diagnosed with autism spectrum disorder (ASD), and […]