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Researchers examine brain networks responsible for attention and rewards in children with ASD
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Researchers examine brain networks responsible for attention and rewards in children with ASD

Chicago --- A team of researchers from Virginia has presented a study that focused on two brain networks that are responsible for attention and awards in children with autism spectrum disorder (ASD). The research was done in an attempt to distinguish the di...
Illinois state panel wants to add autism, pain, PTSD to medical marijuana list
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Illinois state panel wants to add autism, pain, PTSD to medical marijuana list

Springfield, Ill. --- A state panel in Illinois recommended that patients with conditions such as autism, post-traumatic stress disorder, osteoarthritis, irritable bowel syndrome, and pain conditions be allowed to take medicinal marijuana. The Illinois Medi...
Crowdfunding campaign aims to open coffee shop where individuals with autism can work
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Crowdfunding campaign aims to open coffee shop where individuals with autism can work

Washington D.C. --- Laura Pickard started crowdfunding in hopes of being able to open a coffee shop that will employ individuals with autism. Today, only an estimated 16.8 percent of individuals with disabilities are currently working. As the number of indi...
In-patient autism unit to open in Connecticut’s Hospital for Special Care
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In-patient autism unit to open in Connecticut’s Hospital for Special Care

New Britain, Conn. --- Connecticut's Hospital for Special Care (HSC) will soon be opening an in-patient clinic for children and individuals with autism spectrum disorder. The project is part of an expansion of the hospital's autism services, which started w...