Parents and autism therapists have long noticed that many children and teens with autism become deeply engaged with video games and other forms of screen-based media. Indeed, many therapists and “app” makers design autism-friendly video games around this tendency.
Two new studies suggest that caution may be warranted.
Autism Speaks co-hosts UN panel on social, economic and public health challenges faced by individuals, families and societies worldwide
Ban Soon-taek, spouse of the UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-Moon, delivered a videotaped message to help open the World Autism Awareness Day panel discussion at the United Nations headquarters in New York City.
The American Academy of Pediatrics issues policy statement on genetic screening of children for autism and other disorders
Findings illustrate how a genetic change affects a vital brain pathway, with implications for the development of treatments
Posted by Michael Rosanoff, M.P.H., associate director of public health research and scientific review, and Andy Shih, Ph.D., Autism Speaks vice president of scientific affairs