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2009-09-22 10:41:35

Major study involves university professor of psychiatry The first ever major study into adults living with autism was published today (Tuesday 22nd September) by the NHS Information Centre. The report, entitled 'Autism Spectrum Disorders in adults living in households throughout England 2007' was written by Professor Terry Brugha, a Consultant Psychiatrist with Leicestershire Partnership NHS Trust and Professor of Psychiatry at the University of Leicester with a team of UK researchers This...

2009-07-08 19:09:41

Children with autism may rely less than normally developing children on visual cues, U.S. researchers say. The study, published in Nature Neuroscience, suggests interventions to enhance visual-motor associations in children with autism as they learn new skills may also improve social skills. If the way their brain is wired is not allowing them to rely as much as typically developing children on external visual cues to guide behavior, they may have difficulty learning how to interact with...

2009-05-05 21:23:01

U.S. researchers suggest autism diagnoses are not occurring soon enough. The study, published in the Journal of the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, also found female cases were identified later than male cases. Timely identification and diagnosis of an autism spectrum disorder can impact a child's development and is the key to opening the door to the services and therapies available to children with autism, study lead author Paul Shattuck of Washington University in St....

2009-04-07 20:56:11

U.S. researchers say teens with autism spectrum disorders were helped by classes in social skills. The study, published in the Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders, finds the group of high-functioning teens with ASD taking the class improved significantly more than a control group not taking the classes. Although, typically, developing teens often learn basic social rules through observation of peer behavior and specific instruction from parents, adolescents with autism spectrum...

2009-04-01 14:56:00

April 2nd is World Autism Awareness Day VILLANOVA, Pa. and 15 Centers Nationwide, April 1 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Everyday, 67 children are diagnosed with autism, in boys, the likelihood of an autism diagnosis is four times that of girls. More children will be diagnosed with autism this year than with cancer, diabetes and AIDS combined, yet startlingly, many parents don't know how to spot the early warning signs of autism in their children or where to turn for help when those signs are...

2009-03-23 11:21:33

Twenty years after being assessed in an autism study, 41 people with autism in Utah had higher social outcomes and some had higher IQs, researchers said. First author Megan A. Farley of the University of Utah Health Sciences said the researchers can't explain why the follow-up study showed the Utah group fared better overall in living independently, but it may be related to early intervention and strong social and family networks. This is an amazing group of people who, in many cases, did a...

2008-06-25 00:01:07

U.S. researchers say a drug approved to prevent tissue rejection reverses brain dysfunction in mice caused by genetic disease. The drug -- rapamycin -- reversed brain dysfunction caused by a genetic disease called tuberous sclerosis complex, or TSC. Because half of TSC patients also suffer from autism, the findings offer new hope for addressing learning disorders due to autism. The University of California-Los Angeles researchers studied mice bred with TSC and verified the animals...

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2006-02-20 08:10:00

By Maggie Fox, Health and Science Correspondent ST. LOUIS -- People with autism are more intelligent and able to function better than previously believed, but mistrust of doctors, biased tests and the Internet have bred myths about the condition, experts said on Sunday. At a meeting of the American Association for the Advancement of Science, researchers presented reports showing that even autistics who do not speak can have above-average intelligence. They also offered additional studies...

2006-02-19 16:19:15

By Maggie Fox, Health and Science Correspondent ST. LOUIS (Reuters) - People with autism are more intelligent and able to function better than previously believed, but mistrust of doctors, biased tests and the Internet have bred myths about the condition, experts said on Sunday. At a meeting of the American Association for the Advancement of Science, researchers presented reports showing that even autistics who do not speak can have above-average intelligence. They also offered...

2006-02-19 16:15:00

By Maggie Fox, Health and Science Correspondent ST. LOUIS (Reuters) - People with autism are more intelligent and able to function better than previously believed, but mistrust of doctors, biased tests and the Internet have bred myths about the condition, experts said on Sunday. At a meeting of the American Association for the Advancement of Science, researchers presented reports showing that even autistics who do not speak can have above-average intelligence. They also offered additional...


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