Stanford University researchers have shown that the so-called “love” hormone oxytocin is involved in a broader range of social interactions than previously thought.
Their new report in the journal Nature urges researchers to use the findings to open new doors in the search for autism treatments.
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The World Health Organization (WHO) is holding a three-day conference to identify priorities for action on autism and other developmental disorders. Taking place September 16-18 in Geneva, the meeting will bring together autism advocates with national and international policy makers and experts. It is being made possible with support from Autism Speaks.
A new study in JAMA Psychiatry reveals potentially important differences in the brain chemistry of young children with autism spectrum disorder (ASD), as compared to typically developing children and those with developmental delay.
A family finds a medical home in Autism Speaks Autism Treatment Network and gladly "gives back" to autism research by becoming part of the network's patient registry.
By Rachel Nuwer
Religious denominations are increasingly opening their doors to people of special needs to celebrate holidays and the Sabbath. Today, New York’s Congregation Rodeph Sholom celebrated the Jewish New Year with a service designed for kids and adults with autism and other special needs.
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A Pennsylvania emergency room doctor and three professors from Indiana University of Pennsylvania have created a training manual and DVD to help ER clinicians deal more effectively with patients on the autism spectrum.