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Phillyvoice.com: CHOP looks to brain scans for breakthrough in early detection of autism

Phillyvoice.com: CHOP looks to brain scans for breakthrough in early detection of autism

With a shift in diagnostic criteria raising the number of American children placed on the autism spectrum—and with families and professionals adjusting their approach to conceptualizing the disorder—researchers at the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia believe there may be promise in conducting brain scans to enable earlier detection of the condition.

The multi-site Infant Brain Imaging Study, funded by the National Institutes of Health (NIH), seeks to determine the predictive ability of functional connectivity magnetic resonance

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Montrealgazette.com: Stu Cowan: Racing helps teen overcome childhood challenges

Montrealgazette.com: Stu Cowan: Racing helps teen overcome childhood challenges

Former kart champion Austin Riley, an 18-year-old from Uxbridge, Ont., who was diagnosed as being high-function autistic when he was 12, poses in the car he is driving as a rookie in the 2017 Micra Cup season. Jason Riley/Racing With Autism / –

Austin Riley loves cars.

I mean, he really loves cars.

He loved cars before he could walk and when he started walking would carry small toy cars with him everywhere he went.

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Thefutureofthings.com: New Drug May Reverse Autism Symptoms

Thefutureofthings.com: New Drug May Reverse Autism Symptoms

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Researchers from the University of San Diego in California have used a newly discovered function of an existing drug, to reinstate cell communications in a mouse model of autism, reversing the symptoms of the disorder and giving hope for millions of children worldwide.

Autism is a disorder that results from an abnormal cell communication in the brain. The U.S. Center for Disease Control estimates that about

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Thenational.ae: Autistic boy's work pays off with placement at Dubai accountancy firm

Euan Buenavides is a whizz kid when it comes to computers and, like any other enterprising 15-year-old would, he jumped at the chance to trade school for real-life work in a corporate office.

But Euan is autistic and employment opportunities for people such as him are still rare. That is what makes Euan’s work placement, as a payroll assistant at the Dubai offices of Grant Thornton accounting and advisory practice, so remarkable.

It marks the first time

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Popsugar.com: What an American Airlines Employee Did For a Passenger With Autism Will Make You Cry

Popsugar.com: What an American Airlines Employee Did For a Passenger With Autism Will Make You Cry

Air travel is rarely fun for anyone, but for those dealing with difficult conditions, it can be especially stressful. Russell Lehmann, a man with autism who is a “speaker, author, and advocate” shared a touching personal story on Facebook about his recent experience flying. After having a flight delayed and missing his connection for the second time in two days, he succumbed to what he described as “the worst meltdown” of his life at the

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