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Brain circuitry fails to connect in children with autism

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Graphic: pictures of brains with TD and with ASD [21/12/2015] The holidays can be difficult for children with autism spectrum disorder (ASD), particularly because of new or different social situations. One reason scientists believe ASD causes impairment in social interactions is due to an inability to effectively infer other's thoughts and feelings through "theory of mind," or ToM - the ability to understand the mental states of others and oneself. Brain circuitry fails to connect in children with autism - Read more

Program for special needs air travel passengers launched

Photo: Woman sitting in an air plane [21/12/2015] The Miami International Airport has launched the MIAair (Airport Information and Readiness) program, designed to give South Florida individuals with autism related disorders and hearing loss the confidence to enjoy air travel.Program for special needs air travel passengers launched - Read more

Meeting transportation needs will improve lives of people with autism

Photo: Woman sitting in the subway [16/11/2015] An integrated approach to providing access to reliable and safe transportation is needed for adults on the autism spectrum and their families, according to a new Rutgers study that offers recommendations for removing barriers to better mobility.Meeting transportation needs will improve lives of people with autism - Read more

Context critical to understand schooling of children with autism in India

Photo: Researcher Shruti Taneja Johansson [02/11/2015] Inclusive education of children with disabilities is a concept well established in the West. Through international declarations and organizations the term has also spread to other countries, such as India. Yet data shows that many children with disabilities still lack access to education. A new doctoral thesis from the University of Gothenburg shows that context can be the critical factor.Context critical to understand schooling of children with autism in India - Read more

Children with autism benefit from theater-based program

Photo: SENSE Theatre production of [26/10/2015] Children with autism who participated in a 10-week, 40-hour, theatre-based program showed significant differences in social ability compared to a group of children with autism who did not participate, according to a Vanderbilt study published in the Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders.Children with autism benefit from theater-based program - Read more

Exergaming improves physical and mental fitness in children with autism

Photo: Woman doing an exergame [25/09/2015] A study conducted by the University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston (UTMB) says games used for exercising can improve physical and mental fitness in children with autism spectrum disorders (ASD).Exergaming improves physical and mental fitness in children with autism - Read more

Girls and boys with autism differ in behavior and brain structure

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Photo: A little girl and a boy [07/09/2015] Girls with autism display less repetitive and restricted behavior than boys do, according to a study by researchers at the Stanford University School of Medicine.Girls and boys with autism differ in behavior and brain structure - Read more

Barking up the wrong tree with your head in the clouds

Graphic: Boy with a tomato head and a tomato in his hand [19/08/2015] A EU project based out of the Norwegian University of Science and Technology is examining the links between language and perception in autistic individuals as just one of 15 cross-disciplinary projects designed to bring a better understanding to how our perception and language interact and change over time and in individuals.Barking up the wrong tree with your head in the clouds - Read more

 
 

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