Research finds common traits within families between child prodigies and individuals with autism

A new research study by the Ohio State University has found that child prodigies and individuals with autism, in the same family, share genetic traits. Although the study group was only small, it was found that similar characters such as good memory and attention to detail, were evident. DNA from 12 child prodigies were looked […]

New study finds parenting girls with autism more stressful

Los Angelas, CA – A new study shows raising a girl on the spectrum is more stressful for the parents. The study was conducted by Irina Zamora, Eliza K. Harley, Shulamite A. Green, Kathryn Smith, Michele D. Kipke and was published in the open access journal Autism Research and Treatment. News outlet examainer.com recently reported […]

Scientist with autism challenges notion that ASD impairs individual’s ability to interpret body language.

Aberdeen, Scotland — A scientist with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) led a study that challenges the most common belief about autism— that the condition impairs an individual’s ability to interpret gestures and body language. Dr. James Cusack, a scientist from the University of Aberdeen, was diagnosed with autism when he was 12 years old, and […]

New study on infants’ lip-reading may help diagnose autism earlier

Boston — A new study that found bilingual infants lip-read more than monolingual infants from the same age group may be of great help in diagnosing autism in children even earlier than it is currently possible. A developmental psychologist from the Northeastern University, David. J. Lewkowicz, first made a ground-breaking research in 2012 that found […]

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 […]

Teenagers with Autism struggle to cope, new Australian study reveals

A new study looking at the social tendencies of teenagers diagnosed with Autism has found that they are more likely to suffer from bullying, isolation and mental health problems than their peers. This type of study is the first of it’s kind to be conducted and was survey based. Questionnaires were given to young people […]

Herbal Remedies Display Potential in the Treatment of Autism

Recent research shows promise for the use of herbal remedies to treat autism. A recent study conducted in Japan examined the effects of yokukansan on the behavior of children with pervasive developmental disorder (PDD), which is one of the autism spectrum disorders. In this study, 20 children and teenagers aged 6 to 17 with diagnoses […]

Autism in the United Kingdom a Growing Issue

In the United Kingdom it is estimated that nearly 1 out of 100 children today suffers from autism. While the statistics appear lower than in the United States, it still means approximately 100,000 children today living with autism in the U.K. In addition, half a million family members face the direct effect of the condition. […]

Study hopes to identify autism in young children before symptoms become evident – w/video

Seattle — For children diagnosed with autism spectrum disorder (ASD), early intervention is key in helping them achieve their highest potential despite the developmental condition. For parents Charlie and Jenn Di Bona, even earlier diagnosis can make all the difference in the world. Today, however, diagnosis is only possible once a child displays symptoms or […]

Press Release – Miniature brains made from patient skin cells reveal insights into autism

Understanding diseases like autism and schizophrenia that affect development of the brain has been challenging due to both the complexity of the diseases and the difficulty of studying developmental processes in human tissues. In a study published July 16 in Cell, researchers have made steps toward overcoming these challenges by converting skin cells from autism […]