Children with autism, ADHD have more doctor and hospital visits during infancy

Children who are later diagnosed with autism and/or attention deficit hyperactivity disorder visit doctors and hospitals more often in their first year of life than non-affected children, suggesting a potential new way to identify the conditions early. Parenting News — … Read more…

‘Daytime Emmys’ Associate Producer and Talent Manager Brandon Cohen Makes Kids with Autism a Priority

By trade Brandon Cohen is a talent manager, working with actors, musicians and fashion model clients under the banner of his bicoastal management company BAC Talent. He also serves as an associate producer on the Daytime Emmy Awards Events with … Read more…

Telehealth trains parents to improve behavior skills of children with autism

Training parents of children with autism spectrum disorder virtually about early behavioral intervention is an accessible and effective approach during the coronavirus pandemic or in other instances when in-person instruction is not possible, according to a new study. Consumer Behavior … Read more…

GI symptoms linked to behavioral problems in children, especially those with autism

A new study found that common gastrointestinal (GI) symptoms such as diarrhea, constipation and bloating are linked to troubling sleep problems, self-harm and physical complaints in preschool children. According to the study, these GI symptoms are much more common and … Read more…

HuffPost Her Stories: The Forces That Make It Tough For Women To Share That They Have Autism

Plus: Twitter blocks ads for a book about vaginas. Women Special News Bulletin http://www.acrx.org -As millions of Americans strive to deal with the economic downturn,loss of jobs,foreclosures,high cost of gas,and the rising cost of prescription drug cost. Charles Myrick ,the … Read more…

Pupil dilation and heart rate, analyzed by AI, may help spot autism early

New research suggests that two simple, quantifiable measures — spontaneous fluctuations in pupil dilation or heart rate — could enable earlier diagnosis of Rett syndrome and possibly other disorders with autism-like features. Child Development News — ScienceDaily SPECIAL CHILDREN DEAL … Read more…

Amazon removes books promoting dangerous bleach ‘cures’ for autism and other conditions

The books focus on chlorine dioxide, which doctors and federal regulators say amounts to industrial bleach and can cause permanent harm. Health and Science U.S.HEALTHCARE UPDATE: Click today to request your free ACRX discount prescription card and save up to … Read more…

Girls and boys on autism spectrum tell stories differently, could explain ‘missed diagnosis’ in girls

A new study examined differences in the way girls and boys on the autism spectrum used certain types of words during storytelling. This study found that autistic girls used significantly more ‘cognitive process’ words such as ‘think’ and ‘know’ than … Read more…

Behavioral disorders in kids with autism linked to reduced brain connectivity

More than a quarter of children with autism spectrum disorder are also diagnosed with disruptive behavior disorders. Now researchers have identified a possible biological cause: a key mechanism that regulates emotion functions differently in the brains of the children who … Read more…

Jenni ‘JWoww’ Farley: My Son Is ‘Kicking Ass’ Since Autism Diagnosis

Jenni ‘JWoww’ Farley and her son Greyson. Instagram Seeing results. Jenni “JWoww” Farley’s 2-year-old son, Greyson, is making progress since he was diagnosed with autism. Get to Know the Next Generation of ‘Jersey Shore’ Kids “He’s doing amazing,” the Jersey … Read more…

No link found between MMR vaccine and autism, even among children with other risk factors for autism

A nationwide cohort study of all children born in Denmark to Danish-born mothers between 1999 through 2010 concluded that the mumps, measles, and rubella (MMR) vaccine does not increase the risk of autism, does not trigger autism in susceptible children, … Read more…

Children with autism, co-occurring ADHD symptoms lag in key measures of independence

A pair of new studies has provided new insight into the challenges faced by children on the autism spectrum who exhibit symptoms of attention deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD). According to the findings, these children have difficulty with adaptive behavior, a key … Read more…

Immersive virtual reality therapy shows lasting effect in treatment of phobias in children with autism

New research shows that an immersive virtual reality environment treats 45 percent of children with autism, freeing them from their fears and phobias — and that the treatment lasts. Child Development News — ScienceDaily SPECIAL DISCOUNT DEAL UPDATE:

PAC1R mutation may be linked to severity of social deficits in autism

If the pilot findings are corroborated in larger, multi-center studies, the research represents the first step toward identifying a potential novel biomarker to guide interventions and better predict outcomes for children with autism. Child Development News — ScienceDaily SPECIAL DISCOUNT … Read more…

Can a video game-based ‘digital medicine’ help children with autism and co-occurring ADHD?

Researchers evaluated a digital medicine tool designed as an investigational treatment for children with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) and co-occurring attention/deficit-hyperactivity disorder (ADHD). Child Development News — ScienceDaily SPECIAL CHILDREN DEAL UPDATE:

Jenni “JWoww” Farley Shares Video of Son Greyson Speaking After Revealing Autism Diagnosis

It’s like Jenni “JWoww” Farley’s son Greyson can taste the rainbow! On Saturday, the Jersey Shore star shared a sweet video of her 2-year-old son repeating colors after… E! Online (US) – Top Stories FASHION DEALS: Take an Extra 20% … Read more…

Brain responses to language in toddlers with Autism linked to altered gene expression

Scientists have identified a previously unknown, large-scale association between molecular gene expression activity in blood leukocyte cells and altered neural responses to speech in toddlers with autism as measured with functional magnetic resonance imaging. Child Development News — ScienceDaily SPECIAL … Read more…

Brainwave activity reveals potential biomarker for autism in children

Autism spectrum disorder (ASD) affects children’s social and intellectual development. Conventional diagnostic methods for ASD rely on behavioral observation. Researchers have now identified a potential quantifiable biomarker for diagnosing ASD. Using magnetic brainwave imaging, they correlated altered gamma oscillation with … Read more…

Unique patterns of neural communications found in brains of children with autism

A research team studying MRI scans of school-age children’s brains found unique patterns of neural communication involving the amygdala, the area of the brain responsible for processing social information. In children with ASDs, the amygdala connections with other parts of … Read more…

Children with autism, developmental delays nearly 50 percent more likely to be overweight, obese

A new study reveals that children with developmental delays, including autism spectrum disorder (ASD), are up to 50 percent more likely to be overweight or obese compared with the general population. Child Development News — ScienceDaily SPECIAL DISCOUNT DEAL UPDATE: