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Hindustantimes.com: Parents, here's how drum therapy can help children with autism

Hindustantimes.com: Parents, here's how drum therapy can help children with autism

According to a study, drumming helps schoolchildren diagnosed with autism. The project, led by the University of Chichester and University Centre Hartpury, showed drumming for just an hour a week improved students’ ability to follow instructions and interact with peers. Observations of the weekly lessons also highlighted significant improvements in

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Hindustantimes.com: Mental health problems like depression in young adults associated with autism

Hindustantimes.com: Mental health problems like depression in young adults associated with autism

Turns out, Autism spectrum disorders (ASD), especially without an accompanying intellectual disability, were associated with greater risk for depression in young adults, compared to the general population and siblings without Autism spectrum disorders.

Mental health problems, including depression, are considered common in people with ASD. Understanding depression in people with

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Hindustantimes.com: Online information on vaccines and autism may be unreliable

Hindustantimes.com: Online information on vaccines and autism may be unreliable

Information about vaccines and autism available online can prove to be unreliable as it is often based on old, ‘weak’ scientific studies, and is contributing to the rise in anti-vaccination sentiments, a study has found.

For the study researchers carried out a search for ‘vaccines autism’ and then analysed the

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Hindustantimes.com: Mumbai runs to raise awareness and change mindset on autism

Hindustantimes.com: Mumbai runs to raise awareness and change mindset on autism

An otherwise quiet Bandra Fort saw nearly 600 citizens turn Sunday morning into a carnival of camaraderie as they ran, danced and helped open up a conversation about autism.

Organised by Khushi Pediatric Therapy Centre, ‘Cause-a-thon’ is an annual event that seeks to raise awareness about autism spectrum disorder (ASD).

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Hindustantimes.com: Gene responsible for autism identified. This will help identify the right kind of treatment

Hindustantimes.com: Gene responsible for autism identified. This will help identify the right kind of treatment

Scientists, including one of Indian-origin, have identified a gene that is responsible for neurodevelopmental disorders, including autism, an advance that may pave the way for developing treatments. The findings showed that alterations of the gene thousand and one amino-acid kinase 2, known as TAOK2, plays a direct role in these

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Hindustantimes.com: A new blood and urine test can predict autism in kids leading to early diagnosis

Hindustantimes.com: A new blood and urine test can predict autism in kids leading to early diagnosis

In a first of its kind, scientists have developed novel tests that can indicate autism in children, a finding that could lead to earlier diagnosis of the developmental disorder that impairs the ability to communicate and interact.

The new blood and urine tests searches for damage to proteins and could

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Hindustantimes.com: Medical insurance introduced in Mumbai for kids, adults afflicted with autism

Hindustantimes.com: Medical insurance introduced in Mumbai for kids, adults afflicted with autism

In a first, a private health insurance company has launched a medical insurance coverage scheme up to Rs3 lakh for those diagnosed with autism.

Autism, or autism spectrum disorder, refers to a range of conditions in which patients have challenges with social skills. For example, these patients display repetitive behaviour

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Hindustantimes.com: Tough to identify: Girls' camouflage skills may delay autism diagnosis

Hindustantimes.com: Tough to identify: Girls' camouflage skills may delay autism diagnosis

As girls with autism seem to struggle more than boys while performing routine tasks like getting dressed or making small talk, it may delay or prevent autism diagnosis among them, a study has revealed.

The findings add to the growing evidence that girls with autism may show symptoms differently than

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Hindustantimes.com: Parents, be careful of negative school experiences. They may harm autistic kids

Hindustantimes.com: Parents, be careful of negative school experiences. They may harm autistic kids

Negative experiences that children with autism suffer in mainstream schools can increase their risk of developing low self-esteem and mental health problems in the long run, researchers suggest. Autism is a developmental disorder that impairs the ability to communicate and interact and this often leads to social and emotional exclusion

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Hindustantimes.com: Turns out, brain activity is inherited. This finding may help treat ADHD, autism better

Hindustantimes.com: Turns out, brain activity is inherited. This finding may help treat ADHD, autism better

A team of researchers has found that brain activity is inherited, which may have implications for future treatment approaches for conditions such as attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) or autism.

Every person has a distinct pattern of functional brain connectivity known as a connectotype, or brain fingerprint. The Oregon Health & Science

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Hindustantimes.com: Don't ignore early signs. Think your baby's missed a milestone? See a doctor

Hindustantimes.com: Don't ignore early signs. Think your baby's missed a milestone? See a doctor

At what point do you admit that something is seriously amiss. It’s not an easy call to make, but developmental experts are saying that parental denial is hampering diagnosis, and treatment, of children with special needs.

Ninam was diagnosed with autism at 18 months; he is now nearly 3. His

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Hindustantimes.com: NGO to implement indigenously developed psycho therapies for autism and depression in India

Hindustantimes.com: NGO to implement indigenously developed psycho therapies for autism and depression in India

Sangath, community based health research NGO specializing in child development, adolescent and mental health, is implementing indigenously developed psychological therapies for autism and depression in India, wherein parents will be the therapists.

Goa-based Sangath was established in 1997, and has projects in several states, including Madhya Pradesh and New Delhi,

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Hindustantimes.com: Delhi airport security staff to be trained in frisking passengers with autism

Hindustantimes.com: Delhi airport security staff to be trained in frisking passengers with autism

Security personnel at Delhi airport will be trained to be friendly to autistic passengers, who often don’t respond well to frisking or touch by strangers. The decision comes after a 15-year-old boy turned violent and scratched security personnel at Mumbai airport recently.

“We had a discussion with an NGO and

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Hindustantimes.com: This holiday season, Railways staff to sport outfits designed by Ritu Beri

Hindustantimes.com: This holiday season, Railways staff to sport outfits designed by Ritu Beri

This festive season, Railways staff wearing designer uniforms that reflect the spirit of the nation will welcome passengers onboard, courtesy one of India’s leading designers, Ritu Beri.

The new designs will be worn initially by staffers on a few Rajdhani and Shatabdi trains as part of Project Swarn. Railways reportedly

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