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2010-12-21 06:20:00

A study published Monday has found that autistic children have difficulty finding things such as personal belongings or specific foods at the supermarket, impairing their ability to lead normal lives. Researchers at the University of Bristol in England said by testing a child's ability to carry out real-life tasks they had challenged previous findings that autistic children have enhanced visual searching skills. "This new research indicates that children with autism are unable to search...

2009-06-17 20:10:03

People with autism may be faster problem solvers than those who do not have autism, Canadian and U.S. researchers said. The study, published in the journal Human Brain Mapping, suggests autism may be a common neurodevelopmental disability characterized by profound differences in information processing and analysis but those with autism have efficient reasoning abilities that build on their perceptual strengths. The researchers at the University of Montreal and Boston's Harvard University...

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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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