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SAP to Recruit Workers with Autism

05/26/2013 – 4:49 pm |

A German software company, SAP has recently pledged to recruit employees on the autism spectrum. The company believes that it will diversify talents and has already run a successful pilot program. Read More…

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Autism Effects Brains Differently with Age

03/15/2013 – 11:16 am |

In a new study researchers found that neural alterations associated with ASD continue to effect the brain into adulthood. The researchers found significant differences in brain activity during social tasks between adults and children. Read More…

Animals May Increase Social Behavior

03/11/2013 – 1:35 am |
Happy Girl With Cat

In a recent study researchers found that children with autism were more likely to to talk, look at faces, and touch their peers when animals rather than toys were present. The researchers also found that the children displayed more prosocial behaviors and positive emotions in the presence of animals. Read …

Genetic Links Between Autism, Depression, Bipolar Disorder, Schizophrenia and ADHD

03/11/2013 – 12:44 am |
Genetic Links

In a new study researchers found several genetic variations that seemed to increase the risk for autism, depression, bipolar disorder, schizophrenia, and ADHD. The study was large and included 33,332 cases and 27,888 controls. Read More…

Female Protective Effect

02/25/2013 – 11:39 am |
Pink Bow

A new study found evidence to support the hypothesis that females require a greater familial etiologic load to manifest the autism phenotype. The results could explain why males have a greater risk of autism. Read More…

Symptoms Present as Early as Six Months?

02/12/2013 – 11:57 am |
6 Month Old

In a recent study published in Biological Psychiatry, researchers found that 6-month old infants that were later diagnosed with autism paid less attention to a social scene than infants that were not later diagnosed. Participants included 67 infants that were considered “high-risk” for autism, and 50 infants that were considered …

Loss of Symptoms with Age

01/16/2013 – 2:49 pm |

In a new study researchers found that some children no longer experience symptoms of autism as they grow older. The study included 34 children with a previous diagnosis of autism who are now functioning no differently than peers who have never received a diagnosis.  Read More…

Chelation Therapy: Don’t do it.

12/27/2012 – 10:06 am |

In a new review researchers found that chelation therapy is not an effective treatment of autism.  Risks of the therapy include possible kidney damage, gastrointestinal problems, or even cardiac arrest.  Chelation therapy has no evidence to support the idea that it helps autism and has been discarded within the scientific …

Interview with Dr. Rader on ASD Research at Ithaca College

12/18/2012 – 1:14 pm |
Dr. Nancy Rader

Dr. Nancy Rader, who received her Ph.D. in Cognition, Perception and Evolutionary Biology from Cornell University, is currently a professor of Psychology at Ithaca College. She runs the Ithaca College Cognition Lab, where she and her students are currently doing studies involving children with autism.
Rader previously worked with children who …

Bumetanide: Autism Treatment?

12/13/2012 – 4:16 pm |

In a recent study researchers found that Bumetanide, a medication used to control high blood pressure, may also be useful to treat some symptoms of autism. Researchers found that the medication was more beneficial to children with milder forms of autism. Some of the benefits included more eye contact, improved …

Children with Autism are More Likely to Visit the ER

12/09/2012 – 2:38 am |

In a new study, researchers found that children who have autism are 9 times more likely to visit an emergency room for psychiatric reasons than children who do not have autism. Type of insurance also presented a variable, children with autism and private medical insurance were 58 percent more likely …