New Study Highlights the Importance of Social Interaction for Autistic Children

Dr Blythe Corbett Associate Professor of Psychiatry and Vanderbilt Kennedy Center investigator is the lead author of the study.* Children on the autistic spectrum and typically developing children were observed playing together in a playground setting. It was found the two groups played in similar ways. The autistic children were found to initiate and engage […]

Classical music may calm children with autism

Perth, Australia – A new study shows that playing classic music may help calm and reduce stress for children on the spectrum. The study was conducted at Curtin University by Jeremy Marriott for his doctoral research project. World renowned pianist David Helfgott was asked to help choose the classic music sample. He chose Beethoven’s Piano […]

Adults with autism likely to develop Parkinson’s disease, says study

Chapel Hill, N.C. — A research recently published in the Journal of Neurodevelopmental Disorders suggests that adults with autism are more likely to develop Parkinson’s disease than others without the developmental condition. The study, “High rates of parkinsonism in adults with autism”, was conducted in an effort to take a closer look on the apparent […]

Study: Young Kids With Autism Behave Better If Parents Are Trained – w/video

PARENT TRAINING SIGNIFICANTLY REDUCES DISRUPTIVE BEHAVIOR IN CHILDREN WITH AUTISM COLUMBUS, Ohio – It’s estimated that six out of 1,000 children worldwide are affected by autism spectrum disorder (ASD), and 50 percent demonstrate serious and disruptive behavior, including tantrums, aggression, self-injury and noncompliance.  For children with ASD, serious disruptive behavior interrupts daily functioning and social […]

Newborn horse study may provide link to the causes of autism

Davis, CA – A recent study at UC Davis could provide insight into the learning difference of autism. The study, conducted by John Madigan, DVM, Dipl. ACVIM,ACAW, whose also a university professor and equine expert, along with Isaac Pessah, MS, PhD, a professor of molecular biosciences at the UC Davis School of Veterinary Medicine and […]