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New guidelines aim to educate psychiatric hospitals on special needs of children with autism and/or intellectual disability

A newly published study provides the first "best practices" guidelines on the inpatient psychiatric care of children affected by autism and/or int...

GFCF Diets Found to be Ineffective for Children with Autism

Gluten-free, casein-free diets have become popular complementary treatments for children with autism spectrum disorder, but a rigorous study at th...

Genetic variation explains why potential autism treatment doesn’t always work

A newly identified genetic variation may explain why a promising autism treatment therapy — oxytocin nasal spray — doesn’t work for everyone. In r...

Oxytocin 'Love Hormone' Nasal Spray Shows Promise in Kids With Autism

Oxytocin, the so-called "love hormone," may help improve social skills in autistic children, a small new Australian study suggests. "The potent...

Meds, Parent Coaching Quell Hyperactivity in Autism

A drug called atomoxetine eases hyperactivity in children who have both autism and attention deficit-hyperactivity disorder (ADHD). A parent-led t...

Using hyperbaric oxygen for autism treatment: A review and discussion of literature.

Abstract PURPOSE: To determine whether hyperbaric oxygen (HBO2) therapy should be used for the treatment of autism spectrum disorder...

National Standards Project, Phase 2

Phase 2 (NSP2) reviewed studies published between 2007 and February of 2012. As in the first iteration of the NSP, the focus was an evaluation of ...

Life After Autism - A small percentage of children diagnosed with autism lose the core symptoms and their diagnosis.

[150907_MEDEX_Autism-Illo_Lede.jpg.CROP.promovar-mediumlarge.jpg] Most children with autism will forever have the disorder. But a ha...

Gazette Opinion: Making autism services a sure thing for Montana kids

With neither fanfare nor partisan fighting, the 2015 Legislature authorized the state to add services for children with autism to the Medicaid pro...

Kids losing autism diagnosis may still need educational support

A study examining children diagnosed with autism spectrum disorder whose social and cognitive symptoms had resolved 4 years later has found that most...

National Standards Project, Phase 2 - Evidence Based Practices

Download the free report now! The National Autism Center has chosen World Autism Awareness Day – April 2, 2015 – to release its new review and ...

Study: ​Some kids with autism show improvement by age 6

More than 10 percent of preschool-age children diagnosed with autism saw some improvement in their symptoms by age 6 and 20 percent of the childre...

UM researchers develop programs to help Montanans cope with disorder

Less than a decade ago, autism wasn’t on many people’s radar. The 1988 movie “Rainman” was popular culture’s primary reference for it, which isn’t a ...

Video-based therapy may benefit babies at risk for autism

"Our findings indicate that using video feedback-based therapy to help parents understand and respond to their infant's individual communication s...

5 New Year's Resolutions

My son is a tremendous kid. He deserves an equally tremendous -- at least most of the time -- mom. So in that spirit of self-improvement and self...

More Evidence that Genome Sequencing Can Improve Autism Diagnosis and Care

A new study adds to research showing that genomic sequencing can provide useful information to guide diagnosis and personalized treatment of neuro...

Top Ten Autism Research Stories of 2014

Take a look back at the year’s “Top Ten” stories in autism research, based on readership and social media shares. [image] #10 Autism and GI Diso...

For behavioral therapy, location is key

In the study, published 3 November in Pediatrics, researchers taught parents how to help their child learn new skills during everyday activities s...

Pivotal Response Treatment Improves Brain Function and Social Response

Early findings from an ongoing study suggest that Pivotal Response Training (PRT) doesn’t just teach children social-communication skills. It also im...

Study: Autism Therapy Produces Greatest Gains When Started Before Age 2

A new study provides further evidence that earlier intervention for autism increases the likelihood that a child will make significant gains in so...