Study says autism may be masked by ADHD in some children

Boston — A study conducted by researchers at the Boston Children’s Hospital shows that an early diagnosis of Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) might be causing clinicians to overlook autism in young children. In a research recently published online, the researchers scanned data from the National Survey of Children’s Health involving 1,500 children who were […]

Scientists isolate cell type in brain most affected by autism gene mutations

Leading cell biologists in UC San Francisco have identified a specific cell type in a particular part of the brain at a cruicial time in brain development can be a factor in autism development. The research published in the Cell journal on November 21 marks a significant turning point in autism research, especially that of […]

New Pennsylvania program addresses adult care for autism

News in Brief – Pennsylvania Professor Edward Brodkin from the Pennsylvania Behavioural health adult autism program is to address the issue and impact of care for autism adults as they age. There is an issue world wide with how current infrastructures deal with an ageing generation who have a diagnosis of autism and require community services […]

Appeal for UK parents participation in Anna Kennedy survey

Autism campaigner and advocate Anna Kennedy is appealing for feedback and participation from parents to a survey that she plans to present to the Houses of commons. The survey aims to get at least 1,000 participants before the end of November and touches on key issues like diagnosis, inclusion and bullying. It takes around five […]

Canada bound for Danish firm helping autistic people to find tech jobs

Thorkil Sonne started up his company Specialisterne to aid people, like his son Lars, to get a head in the world of technology. The company has since expanded into 11 other countries, the newest of which will venture to Canada. The base for the company will be in Toronto, with staff being sought for Vancouver and […]

New research project to look at dynamics of why ASD children more likely to be bullied

Calgary, Canada –  The University of Calgary’s Applied Child Psychology program is looking for students ages 8 to 17 with high functioning ASD and their parents to participate in a project which will look at their experiences with bullying and social situations. Adam McCrimmon, an assistant professor says, “We want to get a little bit more information about […]

New data collection procedure to assist in treatment of autism

Modernization breeds the desire for effective treatment in the cheapest manner possible. One of the main challenges is the lack of integration of various data sets that are available for further research and development. Dr. Isaac Kohane of Harvard Medical School and his research team have developed a method to send out queries to various electronic […]

Women With Asperger’s Share Experiences

Statistics show that males are four times more likely to receive an autism diagnosis than females. While there is strong evidence to suggest that males are more likely to develop autism, many females with ASD go diagnosed. Yesterday we reported on one British woman, Olley Edwards, who wrote a book to help other young women growing […]

Autism Research: August 4 2013 Week in Review

Siblings of special kids probably have dysfunction too, parental survey reveals A study that surveyed parents of children with disabilities has revealed that the siblings of their children are more likely to have problems in schoolwork, behaviour, recreational activities and relationships. Anthony Goudie, the lead author said that he was convinced the problem was due […]

Autism Research: August 31st 2013 Week in Review

Audio-visual cue understanding problems diminish in autism adolescence An extremely hopeful new result was published by Dr. John Foxe and his team from the Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University. The study by the team showed that children on the ASD with high-functioning autism seem to overcome their social communication dysfunction. At a […]