Tag Archives: Autism

Autism Diagnoses Prove Highly Stable as Early as 14 Months

[Source: Medical X-Press] Diagnoses of autism spectrum disorder (ASD) by trained professionals in children as young as 14 months are remarkably stable, suggesting that accurate screening and earlier treatment is feasible, report scientists at University of California San Diego School … Continue reading

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Autism Awareness Month: The World Needs All Kinds of Minds

Special Thanks to Abby at OT Cafe (formerly Notes from a Pediatric Occupational Therapist) for sharing this video on her blog.   We would like to pass it on to you! I had the wonderful opportunity to hear Temple Grandin speak at … Continue reading

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Study: Evidence That Gut May Indeed Play a Role in Autism

[Source:  Disability Scoop] In one of the first published examples of how the gut may play a role in autism, scientists have found that a “fecal transplant” helped to substantially improve behavior and gastrointestinal health in children with the developmental … Continue reading

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Behavioral Disorders in Kids with Autism Linked to Reduced Brain Connectivity

[Source: Science Daily] More than a quarter of children with autism spectrum disorder are also diagnosed with disruptive behavior disorders. For the first time, Yale researchers have identified a possible biological cause: a key mechanism that regulates emotion functions differently … Continue reading

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CDC Finds More Preschoolers Have Autism

[Source:  Disability Scoop] New federal figures indicate that autism prevalence among young children is on the rise. The number of 4-year-olds with the developmental disorder increased from 1 in 75 children in 2010 to 1 in 59 kids in 2014, … Continue reading

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