Autism Myth #1: Autism is caused by vaccines. The grandest myth about Autism is that the disorder is caused by vaccines. This stems from research published in 1998 by former British gastroenterologist and medical, Andrew J. Wakefield, which linked the MMR Vaccine to Autism and bowel disease. This research created a kind of mass hysteria — […]
A news study shows that it may one day be possible to detect Autism with a blood test.
From how children on The Spectrum explore their environment to things you should never ask a parent of kids on the Spectrum, here 4 stories that caught our attention this week.
This short video is concise and to the point, giving a good overview of Autism. H/T What is AUTISM? What does AUTISM mean? AUTISM signs, symptoms, causes & treatment – YouTube Photo by hepingting Related articles ‘Po’ Trailer: Christopher Gorham Is A Single Dad Raising An Autistic Son Moving from Awareness to Acceptance The […]
Autism is a very difficult disability to understand. Usually, there are no outward signs pointing to an individual having the syndrome. Autism is also not a “one size fits all” syndrome, it is a spectrum of disorders that have to do with developmental, social and behavioral issues. An organization has put together some very useful […]
Thanks to #popular culture, #Autism has become the “cute” syndrome, but is this a true reflection of those on the spectrum? Autism and popular culture have had a complicated relationship for a long time. In 1988 the film Rain Man introduced the disorder to the general public. After its release diagnoses in the United States […]
#Autism is a developmental disability that typically appears during the first three years of life. It is the result of a neurological disorder that affects the functioning of the brain, and occurs in about one out of every 68 births. Autism is four times more prevalent in boys than girls and knows no racial, ethnic […]
Children who participated in an early intervention designed to target #autism symptoms at very young ages are continuing to see benefits from the treatment years later, a new study finds. The Early Start Denver Model is a nonmedical treatment for children age 12 to 48 months who show symptoms of the developmental disorder. While autism […]
One of the most consistent findings in autism, and perhaps the most perplexing, is that it affects about four boys for every girl. In the new study, researchers analyzed two large genetic databases of girls with and without autism and found no evidence for such a DNA hotspot. Researchers used a scanning method called diffusion […]