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[27/07/2015] As autism becomes more prevalent, the need grows for services that help young people with autism to find and keep jobs, indicates new research led by Michigan State University education scholars.Job services lacking for young people with autism - Read more
[22/07/2015] Fathers who read to their infants with autism and take active roles in caregiving activities not only promote healthy development in their children, they boost moms' mental health too, new research suggests.Dads' parenting of children with autism improves moms' mental health - Read more
[06/07/2015] Premature babies are at an increased risk for developing autism spectrum disorder (ASD). But a small study indicates that preemies who avoid eye contact in early infancy are less likely to demonstrate symptoms of autism at age 2 than preemies who maintain eye contact during early interactions, according to new research at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis.Preemies at high risk of autism don't show typical signs in early infancy - Read more
[12/06/2015] Early intervention for toddlers with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) helps improve their intellectual ability and reduces autism symptoms years after originally getting treatment, a new study shows.Early intervention improves long-term outcomes for children with autism - Read more
[03/06/2015] SINTEF researchers are now investigating whether technologies such as digital calendars and smart watches can also help children with autism and/or ADHD in their daily lives. Last year they have tested a variety of systems with the help of three families, involving a total of four children.Smart watches and apps can make life easier for ADHD children - Read more
[22/05/2015] When animals are present, children with autism have lower readings on a device that detects anxiety and other forms of social arousal when interacting with their peers. Companion animals – like dogs, cats or the guinea pigs in a new study – may prove to be a helpful addition to treatment programs designed to help children with ASDs improve their social skills and interactions with other people.Animals' presence may ease social anxiety in kids with autism - Read more
[13/05/2015] Going to the dentist might have just gotten a little less scary for the estimated 1 in 68 U.S. children with autism spectrum disorder as well as children with dental anxiety, due to new research from the University of Southern California (USC).Facilitating trips to the dentist for children with autism - Read more
[05/05/2015] Autism does not end when children reach adulthood – yet most public awareness, public policy and research about autism focus on the needs of children. Families, service providers, community leaders and policymakers still know too little about the experiences and outcomes of young people on the autism spectrum as they enter their adult lives.One in 3 young adults with autism disconnected from work and school - Read more