Category Archives: Research

Autism App Adopted by Clinical Institutions

SpeakAll! is an iPad therapy app that is specifically designed for children and adults who have little to no functional speech skills, especially in the area of augmentative and alternative communication (AAC). The app allows them to acquire initial symbol vocabulary and learn the … Continue reading

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Early Intervention Makes a Big Difference

Autism researchers and experts agree that treating children for autism is especially important when they are aged 3 years and younger. However, diagnosis for these younger ages tend to be tough. In fact, according to new government data, children are … Continue reading

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Parental Obesity and Autism Risk

There has been a vast number of new studies coming out that are exploring the link between maternal and paternal obesity. Researchers are now noticing that perhaps paternal obesity could be a greater risk factor than maternal obesity, according to … Continue reading

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Dance/Movement Therapy for Autistic Children

  We are constantly seeking innovative ways to help autistic children who struggle with communicating and connecting to others in social environments. Dance/movement therapy is quickly becoming recognized as beneficial in helping kids with ASD express themselves. Therapists are using … Continue reading

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World Autism Awareness Day

Today April 2nd, 2014 is World Autism Awareness Day. The United Nations General Assembly highlighted this day in 2008 to celebrate the creative minds of children and adults with autism spectrum disorder. It serves to remind us that we need … Continue reading

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Potential Causes for Increase in Autism Diagnoses

Many reports and studies are coming out with startling statistics of autism on the rise. The CDC reports that 1 in 68 children are diagnosed with autism spectrum disorder and according to USA Today, autism rates have jumped 30% between … Continue reading

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Study Finds Women with Autism Have More Genetic Mutations

According to the American Journal of Human Genetics, it takes more mutations to trigger autism in women than in men, one study suggests. This could be a possible explanation as to why men are four times as likely to have the … Continue reading

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Study reveals yawning not contagious for children with autism

Autism Research and Treatment recently published a Japanese study that Scientific American examined this month looking closely at science of a simple yawn, and it’s contagion. Continue reading

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Dog Helps Girl with Autism Surf

Gina Gill, a 9-year-old girl with autism from San Diego, has struggled with socializing and self-confidence for most of her life. Fortunately, Gina has been able to boost her self esteem by learning how to surf: her teacher being a 5-year-old golden retriever name Ricochet. Continue reading

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ICare4Autism Hosts Benefit For Autism Research and Education

Over one hundred people attended the ICare4Autism- a partner of Shema Kolainu Hear Our Voices- benefit for autism research and education last Thursday night at Inglot Cosmetics in the Chelsea Market Place. Autism is a disorder that affects 1 in 88 children and is … Continue reading

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