Day: September 14, 2017

Scitechdaily.com: Bacterial Populations in Mother's GI Tract May Play a Central Role in Autism

Scitechdaily.com: Bacterial Populations in Mother's GI Tract May Play a Central Role in Autism

“We identified a very discrete brain region that seems to be modulating all the behaviors associated with this particular model of neurodevelopmental disorder,” says Assistant Professor Gloria Choi. In this image, an irregularity in the somatosensory cortex, called a “patch,” can be seen as a cluster of blue in the

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Newatlas.com: Google Glass autism app is a real conversation-starter

Newatlas.com: Google Glass autism app is a real conversation-starter

Among other things, children with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) often have difficulty initiating and maintaining conversations. That’s why a team of scientists, led by University of Toronto assistant professor Azadeh Kushki, created Holli. It’s an app that presently runs on Google Glass, and it tells ASD kids what they

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Belfastlive.co.uk: Asda stores launch brilliant initiative to make shopping less stressful for kids with autism

Belfastlive.co.uk: Asda stores launch brilliant initiative to make shopping less stressful for kids with autism

Supermarket Asda have launched a fantastic new initiative aimed at making shopping trips less stressful for kids with autism.

The Asda ‘Happy Little Helpers’ scheme was created by Asda employee Jenny Barnett, whose five-year-old son Charlie has non-verbal autism, to keep children interested and engaged during their shopping trips.

Jenny’s

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Blog:Well Owl Be- limbo

Blog:Well Owl Be- limbo

This morning I laid in bed listening to my husband sob.

Hard, Difficult, Stressful….not the right words.  I hate it.

I made the separation official.  We are talking about how to split up finances, who lives where, visitation.  It’s happening.

It’s strange, really.  I don’t quite understand.  I get a build up of emotions – This relationship is not working.  What I need from him just isn’t fair of me to ask of him.  We

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Eurekalert.org: Google Glass app helps autistic children with social interactions

Eurekalert.org: Google Glass app helps autistic children with social interactions

A prototype software application, to be used with the optical head-mounted display Google Glass, has been designed as a social-skills coach for children with autism spectrum disorder (ASD).

A new study published in the open-access journal Frontiers in Robotics and AI finds that the wearable technology can recognize conversational

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Koreaherald.com: Korean-American scholars discover mechanism that may hold key to preventing autism

Koreaherald.com: Korean-American scholars discover mechanism that may hold key to preventing autism

Two Korean-American scholars have identified a mechanism in mice that links autism in offspring to a mother’s gut infection during pregnancy, in a discovery that could one day help prevent the development of the condition.Two studies, led by Gloria Choi of MIT and husband Jun Huh of Harvard Medical School

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Reliawire.com: Neuroscience Helps Explain Severe Infection In Pregnancy Link To Autism

Reliawire.com: Neuroscience Helps Explain Severe Infection In Pregnancy Link To Autism

It is known that mothers who come down with severe infections that require hospitalization during pregnancy are at an elevated risk of having a child with autism. Two new studies from MIT and the University of Massachusetts Medical School investigate the phenomenon and pinpoint potential prevention pathways.

In research on

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Video:Our AUsome Life- NONVERBAL AUTISM EXPLAINED, ECHOLALIA, & NEW WORDS!  [AUTISM VLOG #169]

Video:Our AUsome Life- NONVERBAL AUTISM EXPLAINED, ECHOLALIA, & NEW WORDS! [AUTISM VLOG #169]

“How is she nonverbal if she has words?” I answer one of your frequently asked questions and try to explain it the best I can. Kenzlee also is repeating EVERYTHING and excited about the language she does have in this video, so we use the echolalia to our advantage.

Raising 3 children with Autism Spectrum Disorder and other special needs is quite the challenge but we really try to make the most of it! Join us in our journey as Autism parents.
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Elizabeth and KC have been married 11+ years and have 3 children.
Kaden, Jaelee, and Kenzlee have been diagnosed with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) and Intellectual Disabilty. Kaden also has ADHD and ADD combined, and was also born with a cleft palate.
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Iran-daily.com: Iranian research team finds new method to detect childhood autism

Iran-daily.com: Iranian research team finds new method to detect childhood autism

According to a report released on the website of Iranian Vice-Presidency for Science and Technology, Iranian researchers at Shahid Beheshti University’s Institute for Cognitive and Brain Science have developed a new algorithm to distinguish patients with Autistic Spectrum Disorder (ASD) from Typically Developed (TD) children based on their eye blinking patterns.

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Sputniknews.com: Extreme Male Brain Theory: Autistic Children Have 'Hypermasculinized' Faces

Sputniknews.com: Extreme Male Brain Theory: Autistic Children Have 'Hypermasculinized' Faces

A new study has found autistic girls and boys have more masculine faces compared with neurotypical control children, validating the Extreme Male Brain theory of autism.

​According to the Extreme Male Brain theory of autism, there are certain cognitive and behavioural characteristics that manifest more frequently in men than women, such as a bias for systematic rather than empathic thinking. Autism can

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Thestar.co.uk: Sheffield supermarkets sign up to new scheme to make shopping less stressful for autistic children

Thestar.co.uk: Sheffield supermarkets sign up to new scheme to make shopping less stressful for autistic children

Three Sheffield supermarkets have signed up to a new scheme to make shopping easier for children with autism.

Supermarket giant Asda has unveiled its Happy Little Helpers scheme across more than 300 stores nationwide – with the Sheffield, Chaucer Road and Drakehouse branches among them.

The initiative – which

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Examiner.co.uk: Asda Huddersfield joins scheme to make shopping fun for autistic kids

Examiner.co.uk: Asda Huddersfield joins scheme to make shopping fun for autistic kids

Asda has launched a scheme to help children with autism cope with the stress of shopping.

Some 300 branches of the supermarket, including Huddersfield and Dewsbury, have introduced the Happy Little Helpers shopping list.

The lists, which are bright and colourful, show a range of items including bread, milk and

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Wakefieldexpress.co.uk: Children in Wakefield are waiting too long for assessments to diagnose autism, inspectors say

Wakefieldexpress.co.uk: Children in Wakefield are waiting too long for assessments to diagnose autism, inspectors say

Published: 15:10 Thursday 14 September 2017

Children and young people in the Wakefield district are waiting “unacceptably long” for autism diagnostic assessments to be completed.

That is the finding from education watchdog Ofsted and health regulator the Care Quality Commission, who carried out a joint inspection of services for

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