Inclusion in mainstream school can exacerbate feelings of being 'different' in pupils with autism spectrum conditions
Nov 16, 2017
Negative school experiences can have harmful long term effects on pupils with autism spectrum conditions, a new study in the journal Autism reports.
Potential new autism drug shows promise in mice
Nov 14, 2017
Scientists have performed a successful test of a possible new drug in a mouse model of an autism disorder. The candidate drug, called NitroSynapsin, largely corrected electrical, behavioral and brain abnormalities in the ...
Relational factors in music therapy can contribute to positive outcome for children with autism
Nov 06, 2017
It might not surprise that good relationships create good outcomes, as meaningful relational experiences are crucial to all of us in our everyday life. However, the development of a relationship with a child with autism may ...
Eye tracking and robots—early interventions for children at risk for autism
Nov 03, 2017
Ask any new parent what they're most excited about, and they're likely to list getting to see their child achieve their first big milestones – their first step, their first word.
In autism, too many brain connections may be at root of condition
Nov 02, 2017
A defective gene linked to autism influences how neurons connect and communicate with each other in the brain, according to a study from Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis. Rodents that lack the gene form ...
How coping mechanisms help autistic people
Oct 24, 2017
In a recent documentary, naturalist and wildlife presenter, Chris Packham, talked about having Asperger's Syndrome, a form of autism. It was a rare snapshot into the life of an adult with Asperger's – and especially so ...
New autism study a "shocking wake-up call" for society, say academics
Oct 23, 2017
People who show characteristics of autism are more at risk of attempting suicide, according to a Coventry University study whose results are being presented to a United States federal advisory committee tomorrow.
Clinical study finds scalp acupuncture effective for treating autistic children
Oct 17, 2017
The School of Chinese Medicine (SCM) of Hong Kong Baptist University (HKBU) conducted a clinical observation of scalp acupuncture treatment for 68 children with autism. The findings indicated that 66 patients have shown improvements ...
New book explores drinking, drug abuse, and addiction in the autism community
Oct 17, 2017
What is the connection between autism and addiction? Why are individuals with autism more likely to develop a substance use disorder than the general population?
Signaling pathway may be key to why autism is more common in boys
Oct 17, 2017
Researchers aiming to understand why autism spectrum disorders (ASD) are more common in boys have discovered differences in a brain signaling pathway involved in reward learning and motivation that make male mice more vulnerable ...