“Our 6 year old has been diagnosed with autism, and I’d like to get evaluated, too. Problem is, I can’t find anyone who knows how to diagnose adults. All the tests seem to be designed for children.”
With the support of Autism Speaks and the participation of families, researchers at Johns Hopkins are discovering the genetic and environmental factors that affect early brain development.
Study conducted at the Autism Speaks Autism Treatment Network site at Vanderbilt University shows clear benefits to mom-led stress-reduction classes; mindfulness training produced greatest benefits
Autism appears to stem primarily from inherited genes common in population; each ups risk only slightly, but together have big overall effect
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