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Study Finds Sensory Integration Therapy Benefits Children with Autism

Sensory integration therapy uses play activities in ways aimed at changing how the brain reacts to touch, sound, sight and movement.
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Spotlight on the Gut Bacteria-Brain Connection in Autism

Increasingly, scientists are investigating how disruptions in the body’s microbiome– its normal community of healthful bacteria – might disturb brain
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Study: Eye Contact Declines Early in Babies Who Later Develop Autism

High-tech eye tracking study finds what may be earliest clear sign of autism; suggests possible window for very early intervention
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Study: Kids with Autism Have Fewer Kinds of Gut Bacteria

Researchers link reduced diversity of gut “microbiome” to autism, but not to severity of GI problems
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Unraveling Autism’s Gluten Mystery

New research adds to the evidence of a potential link between autism and sensitivities to gluten, a protein found in certain grains such as wheat. The
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Speech Devices Can Help Build Language in Schoolchildren with Autism

Despite intensive early therapy, around a third of children with autism speak few words when they enter school. Once experts believed that if children
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Study shows that many nonverbal autistic children overcome severe language delays

Hopeful news for families; a study counters the belief that children with nonverbal autism won’t acquire speech after age 4.
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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
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New Research Finds Annual Cost of Autism Has More Than Tripled to $126 Billion in the U.S. and Reached £34 Billion in the U.K.

Lifetime Care of Individuals with Autism Highest for Those with Intellectual Disability $2.3 Million U.S. and £1.5 Million U.K.
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The 10 Best Places to Live if You have Autism

The greater New York, Los Angeles, Chicago, Cleveland, Philadelphia and Boston metropolitan areas are among the 10 best places in America to live for
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New Study Reveals Autism Prevalence in South Korea Estimated to be 2.6% or 1 in 38 Children

Research by U.S., Korean and Canadian Investigators Identifies Children Not Yet Diagnosed and Has Potential to Increase Autism Spectrum Disorder
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Early Intervention For Toddlers With Autism Highly Effective, Study Finds

A novel early intervention program for very young children with autism – some as young as 18 months – is effective for improving IQ, language ability,
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Autism Speaks Announces the Dennis Weatherstone Pre-Doctoral Fellowship Program

Established With $3,750,000 Grant from the Stavros Niarchos Foundation
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