Autism and Depth of Prenatal Ultrasonographic Penetration: Is There a Link?

Autism and Depth of Prenatal Ultrasonographic Penetration: Is There a Link?

Greater mean penetration depth of prenatal ultrasound was associated with increased incidences of autism spectrum disorder and developmental delay, according to findings from a study published in JAMA Pediatrics. Gestational age, total time of exposure, mean depth, frame rate, and total time using 3-dimensional and 4-dimensional imaging were obtained from medical records for patients with autism spectrum disorder […]

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Was Albert Einstein Autistic?

Was Albert Einstein Autistic?

The boy was an odd one, that was something his family could agree about. When he was born, the back of his head was enormous. His grandmother thought he was just fat, but his parents were worried it was a sign of some problem. But within a few weeks, he’d managed to grow into it […]

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Can Dogs Help Someone with Autism?

Can Dogs Help Someone with Autism?

Introduction Dogs can help with a variety of illnesses, anxiety disorders, depression, and now dogs are believed to help with children who have autism as well. Having a pet in the house can provide much-needed companionship and love that children with autism need.  However, it is important to keep in mind that all children who […]

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7-year-old Chinese boy with autism becomes country’s youngest yoga teacher; earns $15,900

7-year-old Chinese boy with autism becomes country’s youngest yoga teacher; earns $15,900

A seven-year-old Chinese boy who suffered from autism has emerged as the country’s youngest yoga teacher, earning over $15,900 by teaching the ancient Indian practice to more than 100 students. Sun Chuyang, or Mike, from Taizhou city in Zhejiang province learned yoga for three years and received a certificate for yoga teaching a year ago. […]

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Austin Riley, Canada’s first autistic race car driver, pursues his dream in new video

Austin Riley, Canada’s first autistic race car driver, pursues his dream in new video

  Nissan today released a new short documentary highlighting the career path of one of Canada’s most ambitious young racecar drivers, Austin Riley. When the fourth annual Nissan Micra Cup gets underway in May, a long list of drivers will be vying for victory. However, for Riley – the spirited 18-year-old from Uxbridge, Ontario – […]

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Why Are Kids with Autism Less Social Than Peers?

Why Are Kids with Autism Less Social Than Peers?

In a new study, researchers set out to investigate why children with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) tend to be less socially communicative than their typically developing (TD) peers. Their findings, published in the journal Molecular Autism, provide a glimpse into the brain mechanisms behind autism. In recent years, scientists have proposed several hypotheses to help explain why ASD […]

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