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Black, Hispanic kids underrepresented in autism identification

Photo: Magnifying glass over the word [17/11/2014] The number of children diagnosed with autism has increased in recent years, but a new study co-authored by a University of Kansas professor shows that while the number of students with autism increased in every state from 2000 to 2007, black and Hispanic children were significantly underrepresented.Black, Hispanic kids underrepresented in autism identification - Read more

Altered diagnosis has led to growth in autism

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Photo: Physician, girl and mother [10/11/2014] More than half of the increases in the Danish autism statistics can be explained by changes in the way diagnosis are made and cases registered. This is shown by a new study from Aarhus University which, for the first time, confirms a widespread hypothesis.Altered diagnosis has led to growth in autism - Read more

Integrated Play Groups help children with autism

Photo: Three girls playing with toys [04/11/2014] It's a question parents of a child with autism might ask themselves: How can I help my son or daughter socialize with his or her typically developing peers? The solution, San Francisco State's Pamela Wolfberg found, may lie in a different type of playgroup that focuses on collaborative rather than adult-directed activities.Integrated Play Groups help children with autism - Read more

Siblings of children with autism can show signs at 18 months

Photo: Siblings [22/10/2014] About 20 percent of younger siblings of children with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) will develop the condition by age 3. A new study by Yale School of Medicine researchers has found that 57 percent of these younger siblings who later develop the condition already showed symptoms at age 18 months.Siblings of children with autism can show signs at 18 months - Read more

New diagnostic approach for autism in Tanzania

Photo: Ashley Johnson Harrison and colleagues [01/10/2014] In Tanzania there is no autism diagnostic measure, for example, validated for use in Swahili, a major language of the region. In a small new study, however, researchers at Brown University and the University of Georgia (UGA) describe a culturally compatible diagnostic approach that they implemented at two sites in the country and found to be effective for making diagnoses.New diagnostic approach for autism in Tanzania - Read more

Children with autism are more sedentary than their peers

Photo: Boy with autism sitting and drawing [29/09/2014] A new Oregon State University (OSU) study of children with autism found that they are more sedentary than their typically-developing peers, averaging 50 minutes less a day of moderate physical activity and 70 minutes more each day sitting.Children with autism are more sedentary than their peers - Read more

A link between Jacobsen syndrome and autism

Photo: Chromosomes [24/09/2014] A rare genetic disorder known as Jacobsen syndrome has been linked with autism, according to a recent joint investigation by researchers at San Diego State University and the University of California, San Diego (UCSD). In addition to suggesting better treatment options for people with Jacobsen syndrome, the finding also offers more clues into the genetic underpinnings of autism.A link between Jacobsen syndrome and autism - Read more

New clinical trial for children with autism to target parents

Photo: Father talking to his son [15/09/2014] In a first of its kind clinical trial, Debra Zand and her team at Saint Louis University, will run an intervention program to help parents address and manage their children's challenging behaviors immediately after being diagnosed with autism.New clinical trial for children with autism to target parents - Read more

Socially-assistive robots help kids with autism learn by providing personalized prompts

Photo: Representation of the 'copycat game' interaction between the child and the Nao robot [29/08/2014] A team of researchers from the University of Southern California (USC) Viterbi School of Engineering shares results from a pilot study on the effects of using humanoid robots to help children with autism practice imitation behavior in order to encourage their autonomy.Socially-assistive robots help kids with autism learn by providing personalized prompts - Read more

App helps people with autism communicate

Sometimes people with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) have a hard time expressing how they feel and putting their emotions into words. This can be a problem, especially if they find themselves in difficult situations such as an illness for example. One mother of an autistic boy no longer wanted to be helpless in this kind of situation and became an app developer virtually overnight.App helps people with autism communicate - Read more

 
 

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