'Good' Bacteria Ease Autism-like Behaviors in Mouse ModelIn mice, infection or inflammation during pregnancy can produce offspring with autism-like behaviors such as social avoidance, anxiety and repetitive
Study Finds Sensory Integration Therapy Benefits Children with AutismSensory integration therapy uses play activities in ways aimed at changing how the brain reacts to touch, sound, sight and movement.
Spotlight on the Gut Bacteria-Brain Connection in AutismIncreasingly, scientists are investigating how disruptions in the body’s microbiome– its normal community of healthful bacteria – might disturb brain
Study: Eye Contact Declines Early in Babies Who Later Develop AutismHigh-tech eye tracking study finds what may be earliest clear sign of autism; suggests possible window for very early intervention
Study: Kids with Autism Have Fewer Kinds of Gut BacteriaResearchers link reduced diversity of gut “microbiome” to autism, but not to severity of GI problems
Speech Devices Can Help Build Language in Schoolchildren with AutismDespite intensive early therapy, around a third of children with autism speak few words when they enter school. Once experts believed that if children
Study shows that many nonverbal autistic children overcome severe language delaysWill my nonverbal autistic child ever speak? Hopeful news for families of children with nonverbal autism.
Study Confirms “Optimal Outcomes” Rare but Real among Children with Autism"Although the diagnosis of autism is not usually lost over time, the findings suggest that there is a very wide range of possible outcomes," says
Study Finds Early Intervention Highly EffectiveLearn more about an early intervention program for toddlers that was found to improve IQ, language ability and social interaction.