Day: June 7, 2017

A Letter To Disney On Promoting Autism Awareness And Acceptance

Growing up on the autism spectrum, one of the most magical places in the world for me to visit was Disney. It didn’t matter if it was Disney World, Disneyland or simply popping in a VHS tape to watch one of the many Disney movies you had made available. …read more

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Minneapolis Officer Shares Her Family’s Autism Journey

MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — For some, autism is only something you’ve read about. But it’s an around-the-clock reality for many parents, including Officer Kristin Porras. The Minneapolis Police officer works in the northwestern part of the city. She is also … …read more

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Verify: Will The Measles Vaccine Cause Autism?

GOLDEN VALLEY, Minn. – The recent outbreak of measles that now involves more than 40 Minnesota children has made one thing clear: There are parents in this state that do not believe in vaccinations. According to the Minnesota Department of Health, 45 of … …read more

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Brain Scans May Forecast Autism in Babies

Patterns of brain activity in 6-month-old babies accurately predict which of them will be diagnosed with autism at age 2. The findings hint that brain scans may one day help doctors detect autism in infants. The study is small, and its findings need to be … …read more

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Brain scans may help predict autism among high-risk infants: study

WASHINGTON, June 7 (Xinhua) — U.S. researchers studying autism said Wednesday they were now able to use brain scans to detect functional changes in high-risk babies as young as six months of age and then predict who would be diagnosed with the condition … …read more

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Facebook and Social Skills

People change as they get older through a combination of experience, genetic predispositions, and neuroplasticity. Aspergers is one fickle diagnoses, mainly because it is susceptible to all kinds of misinterpretation. And then this miraculous invention … …read more

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Tulsa Police Looking For Missing Man With Autism

Tulsa Police are asking for help locating a missing man with autism. According to police, 22-year-old Adam Alrahdi left his home in the 5700 block of South Memorial. They said Alrahdi has autism and is deaf and unable to communicate. Alrahdi is described … …read more

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Baby brain scans can predict who is likely to develop autism

A machine-learning algorithm has analysed brain scans of 6-month-old children and predicted with near-certainty whether they will show signs of autism when they reach the age of 2. The finding means we may soon be able to intervene before symptoms appear … …read more

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Neuroimaging technique may predict autism in high-risk infants

WEDNESDAY, June 7, 2017 — Researchers say a special type of MRI may someday help doctors predict which high-risk babies might develop autism in their toddler years. Known as functional connectivity MRI, or fcMRI, the scan gives a peek at how different … …read more

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TDF to Offer First Autism-Friendly Performance of Broadway’s CATS

TDF’s Autism Theatre Initiative (ATI), which presents autism-friendly performances of Broadway shows for an audience of families with children and adults on the autism spectrum, launches its seventh season with the first-ever autism-friendly performance of … …read more

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AI Predicts Autism Based on Infant Brain Scans

Brain scans, analyzed using a type of artificial intelligence, can reveal whether 6-month-old babies are likely to develop autism, a new study shows. The study examined 59 infants who were at high risk of developing autism; that is, each had an older … …read more

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Special Brain Scans May Predict Autism in High-Risk Babies

WEDNESDAY, June 7, 2017 — Researchers say a special type of MRI may someday help doctors predict which high-risk babies might develop autism in their toddler years. Known as functional connectivity MRI (fcMRI), the scan gives a peek at how different … …read more

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