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If your grandmother smoked, you may be more likely to develop autism

A mother who smokes during her pregnancy may increase the risk of autism in her grandchildren. Published today, the results will, no doubt, spark debate.

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HHS Report Highlights Need for Coordinated Approach to Autism Services

The Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) has released its Report to Congress on Young Adults and Transitioning Youth with Autism Spectrum Disorder. September 08, 2017 The Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) has released its Report to Congress on Young Adults and Transitioning Youth with Autism Spectrum Disorder. This report was recently sent to Congress, fulfilling a requirement of the 2014 Autism CARES […]

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Metformin shows promise as a potential treatment for fragile X syndrome

New study shows that treatment with the common type 2 diabetes drug metformin improves social, behavioral, and neuron deficits in mouse model of fragile X.

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Oxytocin administered to the nose increases emotion perception in autism

A recent study has demonstrated that intranasal oxytocin can influence how individuals with autism perceive emotion in others.

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Old drug points to promising new direction for treatment of autism

A trial of 10 boys with autism shows dramatic but transient results with one treatment of a century-old drug, and supports cell danger idea of the disease.

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Moving Stories of Families with Autism Rescued from Hurricane Harvey

Media reports continue to come in of individuals with autism and their families being rescued from the ravages of Hurricane Harvey. Media reports continue to come in of individuals with autism and their families being rescued from the ravages of Hurricane Harvey. As professional and volunteer rescue workers from around the country rally to Houston's […]

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Exposure to heavy metals may increase risk of autism

New research finds higher concentrations of heavy metals in the baby teeth of children with autism spectrum disorder, compared with children without.

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My daughter with autism is not broken

I had a friend ask me, “What’s the hardest part?” This guest blog post is by mom Maegan Sanders. "There is no greater disability in society, than the inability to see a person as more." -Robert M. Hensel I had a friend ask me, "What's the hardest part?" I thought for a second… it could've […]

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Study shows active video games could improve kids' development

Video games might not be as bad for kids as we think, with new research showing interactive games like the Nintendo Wii can help non-typically developing children improve critical motor skills.

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Fever in pregnancy tied to higher risk of autism

Study of more than 95,000 children found that autism risk rose by over 300 percent if mothers had had three or more fevers after 12 weeks of pregnancy.

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