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Revolutionary gene therapy could reverse symptoms of Retts Syndrome
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Revolutionary gene therapy could reverse symptoms of Retts Syndrome

Research into Retts Syndrome, one of the most debilitating of the Autism Spectrum Disorders, has proved to reverse the symptoms in a recent study conducted on mice. Rett Syndrome strikes little girls almost exclusively, with first symptoms usually appearing...
3 out of 5 Children with Autism have been Bullied
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3 out of 5 Children with Autism have been Bullied

Children on the Autism Spectrum are particularly prone to being bullied. Most of which goes unreported. Yesterday, two juvenile males were arrested in Buffalo for allegedly punching and attempting to steal an autistic boy's bicycle. In the neighboring state...
Study Finds Minorities Less Likely to Receive Autism Services
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Study Finds Minorities Less Likely to Receive Autism Services

A study published in the June 17th issue of Pediatrics found that minority children with autism were 38% to 68% less likely than Caucasian children to see specialists for treatment of co-morbidity issues common with the disorder. The study tracked over 3,60...
Clinical Trials Haulted for Promising Drug in the Treatment of Autism
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Clinical Trials Haulted for Promising Drug in the Treatment of Autism

 Seaside Therapeutics' clinical trials for the drug Arbaclofen placarbil have recently been shutdown due to funding issues. On May 15, 2013, the sponsor of Arbaclofen sent an announcement to the clinics involved in the administration of the drug stating “We re...
Early Intervention Reduces Symptoms of Autism
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Early Intervention Reduces Symptoms of Autism

Researchers have gone through different phases of study for the behavioral therapies that could effectively put an end to autism. They have also come up with the idea of several intervention programs to tackle this particular problem and have succeeded wit...
Peer Modeling Shows Greater Success than Traditional Autism Interventions
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Peer Modeling Shows Greater Success than Traditional Autism Interventions

Studies suggest that peer training outperforms traditional autism interventions. As research continues to surface in news reports and other media, more information becomes available to parents and teachers. Primary caregivers can utilize these techniques on a ...