Autism Research Review: December, 2012

Emotional transition necessary in autism, research reveals On the 3rd of this month, a research team lead by Mikle South from Brigham Young University revealed that children with autism struggle with the baggage of old fears that they cannot let go. The rigid old fears are linked with the repetitive motions and aversion to change […]

Autism Research: Jan 30, 2015 Week in Review

Largest autism study finds siblings don’t share most autism genes The largest-ever study conducted on the autism genome came up with some shocking results this week. The study led by Dr. Stephen Scherer of Autism Speaks found that siblings with autism did not share most of the autism-linked genes. The study comes as a huge […]

Could Robot Therapists be the Wave of the Future?

Teaching social skills to children with autism has been a challenge for parents and educators alike.  Many children with autism are simply not motivated to interact with other people, but they do seem to gravitate towards technology.  This led some researchers to question whether combining technology and human characteristics could be an avenue to teach […]