Brain's reward region may drive social problems in autism
5/17/2017 The findings hint at how excess UBE3A, which is linked to autism, leads to problems with social skills. People with autism may find social interactions less rewarding than their typical peers do. The new work points to a possible mechanism for their ...
Eye contact is aversive for some adults with autism
5/17/2017 One clue that a child may have autism is that she does not make eye contact with others. This feature appears in the first six months of life, leading some researchers to consider differences in gaze pattern a potential early marker for autism. One ...
Chuck E. Cheese's Lowers the Lights and Noise Once a Month for Kids With Autism
5/17/2017 If you're the parent of a child with autism spectrum disorder, a Chuck E. Cheese's restaurant is the last place you'd ever want to go.
Circus-themed prom brings together students with autism spectrum disorder
5/17/2017 “They can be themselves and enjoy as themselves,” said Angela Torres, instructional supervisor of the office of autism support.
Elephants for Autism hits home for Egg Harbor City family
5/17/2017 Matt's brother has Asperger's syndrome, an autism-spectrum disorder. “It's not the best news, but it's something you need to know at an early age so we can take the right steps with therapy and everything else,” said Podolski, of Egg Harbor City ...
What children from Romanian orphanages can tell us about autism
5/17/2017 There are many risk factors for autism, some genetic and others environmental. But few are more intriguing - and disturbing - than psychosocial deprivation in infancy.
This Iowa farm is training men with autism for life
5/17/2017 The Homestead farm is governed by a set of distinct ecosystems. Like many other acreages across Iowa, the symbiotic relationships between soil, weather, farmers, seeds and pollinators produce the foods that make up our dinners.
Teen With Autism Makes Teaching Compassion His Eagle Scout Project
5/17/2017 ERIE, Colo. (CBS4) - A teenager from Erie has made his Eagle Scout Service Project personal. It is a lesson in understanding and compassion.
Untold stories of adults with autism
5/17/2017 Most of the conversation about autism - whether about services or science - concerns children with the condition. But what happens when children with autism grow up? That's the focus of this special report, “Untold stories of adults with autism.” The ...
Children of Smart Fathers Have Higher Risk of Autism
5/17/2017 Children whose fathers are highly intelligent are at a 31 percent higher risk of autism than those whose fathers are of average intelligence, according to unpublished results presented today at the 2017 International Meeting for Autism Research in San ...