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Researchers hope to revolutionize autism diagnosis through Autism & Beyond app
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Researchers hope to revolutionize autism diagnosis through Autism & Beyond app

New York --- A team of researchers from Duke are hoping to revolutionize how autism is diagnosed in young children through an iPhone app called 'Autism & Beyond'. The researchers are working closely with Apple in hopes of improving how autism is diagnos...
North Carolina autism center granted part of $27 million for autism biomarkers research – w/video
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North Carolina autism center granted part of $27 million for autism biomarkers research – w/video

Durham, N.C. --- An autism center in Durham, North Carolina has been granted part of a $27 million grant to research on the genetic biomarkers of autism spectrum disorder (ASD) in young children. The Duke Center for Autism and Brain Development has been helpi...
Fragile X: a closer-look at the autism-like syndrome – w/video
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Fragile X: a closer-look at the autism-like syndrome – w/video

DENVER --- Fragile X syndrome is a learning disability not widely known by many, but it is estimated that about one in 4,000 women and one in 8,000 men are currently affected by this condition. Patients affected by Fragile X syndrome display behavioral mani...
Research says learning by repetition hinders learning in children with autism
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Research says learning by repetition hinders learning in children with autism

Pittsburgh --- A study recently published in the journal Nature Neuroscience found that training children with autism through repetition actually hinders them from learning. According to the study, training by repetition causes hyper specificity and impedes t...
University offers autism transition program for college students with autism
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University offers autism transition program for college students with autism

Charleston, Ill. --- The Eastern Illinois University Autism Center has recently started the Students with Autism Transitional Education Program (STEP) to help individuals with autism transition into college smoothly. Most students on the (correction) autism...
Canada forms Autism Spectrum Disorder Working Group to create national autism strategy
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Canada forms Autism Spectrum Disorder Working Group to create national autism strategy

Hamilton, Ontario, Canada --- The Canadian government announced July 8 that it is set to spend $2 million on a team tasked to help create the country's national strategy on autism, called the Autism Spectrum Disorder Working Group. The group, chaired by...