Day: July 25, 2017

Tallahassee.com: Researcher studies art therapy as model for autism treatment

Tallahassee.com: Researcher studies art therapy as model for autism treatment

Theresa Van Lith, assistant professor of art therapy in FSU’s Department of Art Education, led a study that surveyed art therapists working with children with Autism Spectrum Disorder.(Photo: Florida State University)

A Florida State University researcher is working with art therapists to find better ways to treat children

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Chicagotribune.com: Ex-bus monitor who hit student who has autism found guilty of battery

Chicagotribune.com: Ex-bus monitor who hit student who has autism found guilty of battery

Shortly after a former school bus monitor testified she hit an autistic student to protect herself and the child, a DuPage County judge found her guilty of battery Tuesday.

After listening to testimony from Joyce Jones and to closing arguments, Judge James Orel found the 69-year-old woman guilty of

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Medicaldaily.com: Antidepressant Use During Pregnancy May Increase Autism Risk By 45 Percent

Medicaldaily.com: Antidepressant Use During Pregnancy May Increase Autism Risk By 45 Percent

New research suggests that antidepressant use during pregnancy may be linked to increased risk of autism in children, although researchers emphasize the results are preliminary, and there may be other factors contributing to this risk.

The study found that children born to mothers who had taken antidepressants at any point during their

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Romper.com: 16 Apps For Kids With Autism That Help Them With Social Situations & More

Romper.com: 16 Apps For Kids With Autism That Help Them With Social Situations & More

For parents of kids with autism, finding resources that are actually helpful or suited to your family’s needs can be a challenge. Additionally, common learning tools are not always catered to helping children with autism in areas where behavior, strengths, weaknesses, and more can differ from child to child. Finding

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Pediastaff.com: Literacy Corner: Why Everyone Benefits from Including Students with Autism in Literacy Classrooms

Pediastaff.com: Literacy Corner: Why Everyone Benefits from Including Students with Autism in Literacy Classrooms

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Belle Gardner (not her real name) is the principal of a Maine elementary school enrolling about 240 students. During 2007–2008, 8 of those students had autism spectrum labels—nearly four times as many as would be predicted by figures on the prevalence of autism spectrum disorders in

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News-medical.net: Brain activity test detects variability in cognitive function among children with autism

News-medical.net: Brain activity test detects variability in cognitive function among children with autism

July 25, 2017

FINDINGS

UCLA researchers have discovered that children with autism have a tell-tale difference on brain tests compared with other children. Specifically, the researchers found that the lower a child’s peak alpha frequency — a number reflecting the frequency of certain brain waves — the lower their non-verbal

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Medindia.net: Mutations That Occur After Conception Play an Important Role in Autism

Medindia.net: Mutations That Occur After Conception Play an Important Role in Autism

A study of nearly 6,000 families, combining three genetic sequencing technologies, finds that mutations play an important role in autism. A team led by investigators at Boston Children’s Hospital and the Broad Institute of MIT and Harvard reports the findings today in Nature Neuroscience.

Over the past decade, mutations to more

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Abc7chicago.com: Man with autism missing from unincorporated Elmhurst located

Abc7chicago.com: Man with autism missing from unincorporated Elmhurst located

ELMHURST, Ill. (WLS) —

A 21-year-old man with autism who was reported missing from unincorporated Elmhurst was reunited with his family, DuPage County sheriff’s officials said Tuesday.

Patrick Mulhern was last seen around 2 a.m. by his parents at the family’s home near York Road and Diversey Avenue. He likes

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Theatermania.com: Paper Mill Playhouse Pioneers Autism-Friendly Programming

Theatermania.com: Paper Mill Playhouse Pioneers Autism-Friendly Programming

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Find out more about the drama classes and modified performances the theater is offering New Jersey theatergoers.

Paper Mill Playhouse — Millburn, New Jersey’s Tony-winning regional theater — has released a short documentary to inform

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Chicagotribune.com: Sheriff's office searches for missing autistic man from Elmhurst area

Chicagotribune.com: Sheriff's office searches for missing autistic man from Elmhurst area

A 21-year-old with autism from the Elmhurst area, reported missing Tuesday by the DuPage County Sheriff’s Office, has been found safely.

Sheriff’s deputies pulled up with Patrick Mulhern just as a news conference was to get underway to provide more details in the search. Mulhern had been last seen

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Newswise.com: Autism Severity Detected with Brain Activity Test

Newswise.com: Autism Severity Detected with Brain Activity Test

Return to Article List Autism Severity Detected with Brain Activity Test

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Released: 25-Jul-2017 12:05 PM EDT

Source Newsroom: University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), Health Sciences

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Ndnr.com: Intranasal Oxytocin for Children with Autism

Ndnr.com: Intranasal Oxytocin for Children with Autism

A recent study looked at using oxytocin to improve social abilities in children with autism.1 Autism is marked by difficulty adapting to social situations, reading social cues such as facial expressions, eye contact, and body gestures, as well as a marked difficulty engaging in social relationships, often resulting in extreme

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Forbes.com: Why Are Autism Symptoms Different In Women?

Forbes.com: Why Are Autism Symptoms Different In Women?

Temple Grandin (Photo: ROBYN BECK/AFP/Getty Images)

Why are Autism symptoms different in women? originally appeared on Quora: the place to gain and share knowledge, empowering people to learn from others and better understand the world.

Answer by Natalie Engelbrecht, Registered Psychotherapist, Naturopathic Doctor, and Researcher, on Quora:

Why are

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Greenfield-westallisnow.com: Best buddies in West Allis-West Milwaukee win first national friendship award

Greenfield-westallisnow.com: Best buddies in West Allis-West Milwaukee win first national friendship award

Best buddies Eli Miller (left) and Nolen Rausch enjoy a game together. The boys’ friendship recently earned them a national award from the Autism Society of America. Eli was diagnosed with autism when he was 4 years old.(Photo: Autism Society of America/Submitted)

WEST ALLIS — Two 10-year-old boys who are

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Hypable.com: 'Atypical' review: Netflix's newest series about a boy with autism is surprisingly accurate

Hypable.com: 'Atypical' review: Netflix's newest series about a boy with autism is surprisingly accurate

As someone raising two boys on the autism spectrum, I was skeptical of Atypical at first, but pleasantly surprised with Netflix’s new series.

Atypical tells the story of Sam, a teenager on the autism spectrum, his family, and how they deal with all of the challenges thrown their way.

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