July 24 2013 Week In Review: Latest Research into Autism

Oxytocin of no benefit in autism therapy A new contradictory study in the prestigious Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders has discovered that oxytocin hormone did not show any extra benefit over placebo in improving autism symptoms.The study found that oxytocin nasal sprays did not improve social skills, emotion recognition, behavioural adjustment or repetitive behaviours […]

The psychiatric profession’s reaction to French government’s recommendations

As reported by Autism Daily Newscast, there has be a change in government policy regarding autism in France. The same can not be said of the traditional medical and psychiatric institutions. Back in March, La haute autorité de santé (HAS or Higher Authority for Health) et l’Anesm (National Agency for the evaluation and the quality of […]

The TEACCH Program Provides a Customized Learning Environment for People with ASD

Even as the challenges associated with autism are persistent and far-reaching, there seems to be a growing number of evidence-based methods to undergird and strengthen autistic people to overcome the obstacles to a fulfilling life. The University of North Carolina has established a successful program called TEACCH, Treatment and Education of Autistic and Related Communication-Handicapped […]