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2013-07-29 23:25:19

Working With Autism's adolescent services unit brings hands-on treatment programs to autism students in Los Angeles. Encino, CA (PRWEB) July 29, 2013 Working With Autism announces latest program, an Adolescent Services Unit, following a service area expansion in Santa Clarita Valley. The Adolescent Unit fills the gap for people looking to continue utilizing services and resources for their autistic children as they reach adolescence. The Adolescent Unit at Working With Autism (WWA)...

Video Game Use Higher Among Boys With Autism, ADHD
2013-07-29 18:50:42

Lee Rannals for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online A new study says that children with autism spectrum disorder and ADHD are more likely to be hooked on video games. According to research published in the journal Pediatrics, boys with autism spectrum disorder or attention deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) are more likely to spend excessive amounts of time playing video games. Scientists found that boys ages eight to 18 with these conditions spent nearly twice as much time on...

2013-07-26 13:36:43

Gene co-expression study is based on data in the Allen Mouse Brain Atlas A team of scientists has obtained intriguing insights into two groups of autism candidate genes in the mammalian brain that new evidence suggests are functionally and spatially related. The newly published analysis identifies two networked groupings from 26 genes associated with autism that are overexpressed in the cerebellar cortex, in areas dominated by neurons called granule cells. The team, composed of...

No Link Autism Prenatal Mercury Exposure
2013-07-24 09:03:48

April Flowers for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Scientists have been concerned about the potential impact of exposure to low levels of mercury on the developing brain - specifically by women consuming fish during pregnancy - for a long time. Some have even suggested mercury might be responsible for behavioral disorders such as autism. Led by the University of Rochester Medical Center (URMC), a new study claims there is no association between prenatal mercury exposure and...

2013-07-11 10:24:33

Sensory processing disorders (SPD) are more prevalent in children than autism and as common as attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, yet the condition receives far less attention partly because it's never been recognized as a distinct disease. In a groundbreaking new study from UC San Francisco, researchers have found that children affected with SPD have quantifiable differences in brain structure, for the first time showing a biological basis for the disease that sets it apart from...

2013-07-10 10:40:07

Children who were later diagnosed with autism spectrum disorder had excessive cerebral spinal fluid and enlarged brains in infancy, a study by a multidisciplinary team of researchers with the UC Davis MIND Institute has found, raising the possibility that those brain anomalies may serve as potential biomarkers for the early identification of the neurodevelopmental disorder. The study is the first to follow the brain-growth trajectories from infancy in children who later develop autism and...

2013-07-03 23:02:17

Independence day is a fun celebration for most, but can be stressful and overwhelming for someone with autism. Use Florida Autism Center's tips to help make the day more enjoyable for all. Tallahassee, FL (PRWEB) July 03, 2013 Tomorrow is the 4th of July! While this is an exciting and fun time for most of us, it can be overwhelming for kids on the autism spectrum. The Florida Autism Center offers the following tips for making this day enjoyable for kids with ASD and their families. At...

2013-06-27 23:37:39

The Florida Autism Center (FAC) has a lot to celebrate as five current clients, ages 2 - 5, exit their program this summer. "Most businesses aren't thrilled to 'lose' clients," says Chrystin Bullock, FAC Executive Director, "but we are ecstatic when a little one leaves us because the therapy has been so good they stop needing it." Tallahassee, FL (PRWEB) June 26, 2013 The Florida Autism Center (FAC) has a lot to celebrate. Five current clients, ages 2 - 8,...

2013-06-06 23:37:20

Biolog, Inc., creator of powerful cell analysis technologies for biomedical research and development, announced today a breakthrough in autism research made by using its advanced Phenotype MicroArray (PM) cell scanning technology. Hayward, CA (PRWEB) June 05, 2013 Discovery Demonstrates Advantage of Metabolic over Genetic Screening Biolog, Inc., creator of powerful cell analysis technologies for biomedical research and development, announced today a breakthrough in autism research made by...


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