Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD)

Astronomers discover unusual monster galaxy in the very early universe

An international team of astronomers led by scientists at the University of California, Riverside, has found an unusual monster galaxy that existed about 12 billion years ago, when the universe was only 1.8 billion years old. Dubbed XMM-2599, the galaxy formed stars at a high rate and then died. Why […]

Human Brain Protein Associated with Autism

The human dopamine transporter protein is missing a single amino acid.

Early Intervention in Autism Improves Language, IQ and Social Skills

Breakthrough research demonstrating that children with autism as young as 18 months can vastly improve their language, cognition and social skills with an early intervention developed by UC Davis Professor Sally Rogers has been replicated in a major new study. Rogers, a professor of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences at the […]

Black Children Tend to be Diagnosed with Autism Later than White Children

The rate of diagnosis for autism spectrum disorders (ASD) is the same among all racial groups — one in 110, according to current estimates. However, a study by a Florida State University researcher has found that African-American children tend to be diagnosed later than white children, which results in a […]

“Could My Child Have Autism?”

Ten Signs of Possible Autism-Related Delays in 6- to 12-Month-Old Children Though autism is often not diagnosed until the age of three, some children begin to show signs of developmental delay before they turn a year old. While not all infants and toddlers with delays will develop autism spectrum disorders […]

Art Museum Offers New Tools for Visitors with Sensory-Related Disorders

Museum staff are trained to help visitors have a rewarding experience New Brunswick, N.J. (Dec. 16, 2019) – The Zimmerli Art Museum at Rutgers University-New Brunswick is the first art museum in New Jersey to offer specialized tools to help visitors in the autism spectrum enjoy their visit without stressful […]

Neurodevelopment-Related Gene Deficiency

Findings may lead to clues for possible treatments for autism spectrum disorders and schizophrenia Lin Mei, the Allen C. Holmes Professor of Neurological Diseases and chair of the Department of Neurosciences at the Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine CLEVELAND—Researchers at the Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine […]

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