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July 26, 2012

George Dvorsky reports on io9.com that today autism and Aspergers Syndrome, have become accepted as a normal part of the human fabric, where people on the spectrum are changing the nature of our society — in many ways, for the better. Even if some people still see autism as a condition that needs to be "treated," it's increasingly obvious that people on the autism spectrum are finding ways to succeed in our neurotypical-based society.

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June 29, 2012

A new study shows that infants as young as 6 months who are siblings of children with autism have different patterns of brain activity compared to infants who do not have a sibling with autism. These differences in brain activity were present even in infant siblings who did not go on to develop autism. Thus, they may reflect genetic differences that are shared by children with autism and their younger siblings.