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Landmark Study Identifies Key Brain Difference In Autism

The Huffington Post | Carolyn Gregoire | Posted 12.18.2015 | Science

Neuroscientists at Harvard and MIT have identified, for the first time, a link between the activity of the neurotransmitter GABA and symptoms of autis...

Neurodiversity Proponents Strongly Object to Viewpoint Diversity

Neil S. Greenspan | Posted 05.29.2015 | Healthy Living
Neil S. Greenspan

Officially, April is National Autism Awareness Month, which directly follows National Developmental Disabilities Awareness Month in March. Although a...

When I Realized 'Delay' May Actually Mean 'Never' For Us

Chrissy Kelly | Posted 04.01.2015 | Parents
Chrissy Kelly

I stopped setting the finish line so far out of reach and instead set it for the end of each and every day.

Catherine Pearson

Parents Turning To Alternative Medicine In Autism Treatment | Catherine Pearson | Posted 01.23.2014 | Parents

Parents of children with autism spectrum disorders know intimately that treatment is as complex as the disorders themselves. There are educational and...

Kathleen Miles

Autism Symptoms In Mice Decreased With Probiotics, Study Says | Kathleen Miles | Posted 01.23.2014 | Los Angeles

Probiotics seem to decrease autism-like symptoms in mice, according to a new study. When California Institute of Technology (Caltech) researchers ...

Catherine Pearson

Can Children Grow Out Of Autism? | Catherine Pearson | Posted 01.16.2013 | Parents

Most children with autism become adults with autism, retaining the same relationship, school, work and communication issues, but a new study says some...

Will DSM-5 Reduce the Rates of Autism?

Allen Frances | Posted 01.21.2013 | Healthy Living
Allen Frances

The DSM-5 autism group has been blinded by an intellectual conflict of interest. Eager to introduce its concept of an autism spectrum, the group lost sight of a crucial and obvious fact: Its proposed criteria set is written so exclusively that it must inevitably reduce the diagnosis of autism.

Ending Fear Over the New Autism Diagnosis

Catherine Lord, Ph.D. | Posted 12.24.2012 | Healthy Living
Catherine Lord, Ph.D.

In the DSM-5, we propose a new way of looking at these disorders, merging them into a single diagnosis of autism spectrum disorder. We believe this will create more accurate diagnoses and improved access to services. It should also improve research into ASD.

Autism Sucks and Then We Die

Kim Stagliano | Posted 12.01.2012 | Healthy Living
Kim Stagliano

We have to petition a judge to take away Mia's rights as an adult so that we can make her medical, legal and financial decisions because thanks to her autism, she is not able to make safe choices for herself.

Catherine Pearson

Evidence For Treating Autism In Teens Is Weak: Report | Catherine Pearson | Posted 08.29.2012 | Parents

A new government report confirms what many parents of teens with autism have long suspected: There is little scientific evidence backing up the curren...

WATCH: Boyz II Men's Shawn Stockman Opens Up About Son's Autism

Posted 05.03.2012 | Black Voices

Shortly after his first birthday, Shawn Stockman says his son Micah suddenly began to change. The R&B singer who earned accolades and world-renown as ...

Catherine Pearson

Autism Meds Called Into Question | Catherine Pearson | Posted 04.24.2012 | Healthy Living

Scientific journals' tendency to favor studies with positive test results may have skewed the understanding of how effective antidepressants actually ...

Breakthrough Discovery On The Causes Of Autism

Mark Hyman, MD | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Mark Hyman, MD

While we don't have all the answers, and more research is needed to identify and validate the causes and treatment of autism, there are new signs of hope.

It's Time... To End Insurance Discrimination Against People With Autism

Holly Robinson Peete | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Holly Robinson Peete

In about half of the states in this country, insurance companies can explicitly exclude coverage of critical, medically-necessary therapies and other medical services for kids with autism.

The One-Two Punch of Autism

Liane Kupferberg Carter | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Liane Kupferberg Carter

Last month both the Assembly and state Senate unanimously passed groundbreaking bipartisan legislation that will put New York at the forefront of a nationwide effort to provide health insurance coverage for people with autism.

Shifting Focus: 8 Facts About Autism the Media Is Not Covering

Holly Robinson Peete | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Holly Robinson Peete

These issues are not hot-button, provocative or headline-grabbing, but with 1 in 110 children affected by autism (and rising), they desperately need more attention.

Autism Spectrum Disorders A Focus Of HBO Special

Dr. Rock Positano | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Dr. Rock Positano

According to the Center for Disease Control in 2007, autism affects 1 out of every 150 children, up from 1 out of every 10,000 in 1980.