Day: June 9, 2017

Brain Scans Predict Autism In Babies Before Symptoms Show Up

Brain scans of six-month-old babies can help physicians diagnose Autism Spectrum Disorder with more than 96 percent accuracy, according to a new study in Science Translational Medicine. The findings are especially significant because, until now … …read more

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Early Brain Scans Could Predict Likelihood of Autism Diagnosis

Doctors typically diagnose Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) at around age four by evaluating behaviors that start to develop at age two. But infants at high risk of autism can now get a brain scan to accurately predict the likelihood of diagnosis, according … …read more

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Minot man pleads guilty to sexually assaulting child with autism

MINOT, N.D. – A Minot man has admitted to sexually assaulting a 13-year-old boy with developmental disabilities in February. Fifty-three-year-old Darrell Midkiff pleaded guilty Friday to a AA-felony charge of gross sexual imposition. State prosecutors … …read more

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Autism Action Day at Via Aquarium: You’re Invited!

Join me for the first AUTISM ACTION DAY at the new Via Aquarium in Rotterdam’s Via Port Mall on SUNDAY JUNE 11th (formerly the Rotterdam Square Mall, located at 93 W Campbell Rd, Rotterdam, NY 12306) This is a FREE EVENT for families and individuals … …read more

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Waterloo mother hopeful about changes to Ontario’s autism program

A local autism advocate is optimistic about a new program to help children with autism in Ontario that was introduced on Thursday. Waterloo’s Janet McLaughlin has a son with autism and is pleased that her child will receive consistent services and not have … …read more

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NIH: Possible link between exposure to metals, risk for autism

When using novel biomarkers of early life exposure, researchers found differences in uptake of multiple toxic and essential elements over the second and third trimesters and early postnatal periods in monozygotic and dizygotic twins discordant for autism … …read more

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Autism Brain Scan Could Detect Disorder in Infancy

New autism brain scans may help doctors accurately predict which infants will be diagnosed with autism by age 2, with patterns of brain activity possibly determined in babies as young as 6 months, a study revealed. American and Canadian researchers found … …read more

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Review: ‘The Blue Party’ on Long Island raised SASI awareness

Wading River – “The Blue Party” took place at The Inn at East Wind in Wading River on Long Island on June 8, 2017, which benefitted the Suffolk Aspergers/Autism Support & Information (SASI). It was a night of fund-raising, silent auctions, music and … …read more

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Deasúun’s Blue Funday for autism in Longford

On Tuesday March 21, Adam Harris came to Longford, bringing with him the message that we shouldn’t just promote the awareness of autism, but also the understanding. Twelve-year-old Deasún Kelly was in the audience that evening and, as he listened to … …read more

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Baby brain scans and machine learning algorithm can predict autism

Scientists have developed a surprisingly accurate mechanism of predicting autism — using a single brain scan. There’s still a lot of disagreement and debate regarding the nature and causes of autism. We do know that it is a spectrum disorder, with all … …read more

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Can Brain Activity in Infants Predict Autism?

In a new study, autism researchers used MRIs of six-month olds to show how brain regions are connected and synchronized and then correctly predicted 81 percent of high-risk babies who would later meet the criteria for autism at age two. “There are no … …read more

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