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Some Autism Symptoms May Be Reversed By Gene Editing

The Huffington Post | Carolyn Gregoire | Posted 02.19.2016 | Science

Neuroscientists at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology have taken a major step forward in the quest to find a genetic approach to treating autis...

5 Early Signs Of Autism All Parents Should Know

The Huffington Post | Carolyn Gregoire | Posted 12.08.2015 | Healthy Living

For the best outcomes in treating Autism Spectrum Disorder, early diagnosis and intervention are absolutely critical for improving a child's odds of d...

Catherine Pearson

New Tool For Catching Autism Even Earlier? | Catherine Pearson | Posted 07.16.2012 | Parents

A questionnaire could help identify children at risk for autism in their first year of life, new research shows, and that could affect how early child...

What Is Autism?

Posted 03.30.2012 | Healthy Living

Just this week, a report from the Centers for Disease Control showed that rates of autism have increased in the U.S. from one in 110 children to one i...

Catherine Pearson

New Study Sheds Light On Why Autism Diagnosis Can Be So Difficult | Catherine Pearson | Posted 01.23.2012 | Healthy Living

Medical diagnoses are rarely clear-cut, and that may be particularly true among children with autism. A new study finds that children with autism ...

No Link Found Between Vaccine Mercury And Autism

Yahoo! News | Frederik Joelving | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living

A new government study adds to the evidence that thimerosal, a mercury-based preservative until recently found in many vaccines, does not increase chi...

Non-Verbal Autistic Teen Gives Commencement Address (VIDEO)

Chantal Sicile-Kira | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Chantal Sicile-Kira

My son has worked so hard to not be "imprisoned in darkness" as he so eloquently put it in the commencement speech he gave at his high school graduation on Friday, June 18.

A Film of One's Own

Janet Grillo | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Janet Grillo

So here I am, in the middle of my life, filling up my own room. What took me so long?

Autism and Education in France

Chantal Sicile-Kira | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Chantal Sicile-Kira

Seventeen years earlier, I had left France because in those days, children with autism did not have the right to an education, and my son, Jeremy, was severely impacted by autism.

Conceptualizing Autism: "Cloud" vs. "Spectrum"

Neil S. Greenspan | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Neil S. Greenspan

A more useful metaphor for autism than "spectrum" is "cloud". Individuals with autism are better represented by points distributed in a multi-dimensional space.