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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 Blood Test

12/09/2012 – 2:16 am |
Genes

In a recent study published in the journal PLOS ONE, researchers explain a new experimental test to detect autism. The blood test looks at differences in gene expression between children with and without autism spectrum disorder. SynapDx plans to start clinical trials early next year. Read More…

Traffic Pollution and Autism?

11/27/2012 – 3:49 am |
Smoke

In a recent study in California, researchers found that children with autism were more likely to have a mother who experienced relatively high levels of air pollution caused by traffic during pregnancy than children whose mothers experienced lower levels of traffic-related air pollution. The children were also found to be …

Factors Contributing to Prescriptions

11/20/2012 – 12:39 am |
Medication

In a new study researchers found that children with autism are more likely to be taking medication when diagnosed with a comorbid condition. The researchers also found that children with more external problem behaviors were more likely to be taking medication. Older children were also more likely to be taking …

Links to Autism in Child Prodigies

11/15/2012 – 5:25 pm |
Guitar

In a new study, researchers found that moderated autism may be connected to prodigies’ talent. Researchers found that autism was overrepresented in the prodigies and their relatives. Read More…

Positive Parenting

11/14/2012 – 7:12 pm |
Positive Parenting

In a new study from Brigham Young University, researchers found that positive parenting encouraged independence, language skills, emotional expression, and social interaction in children with autism, developmental disabilities, and intellectual disabilities while improving temperament. Read More…

Flu & Autism

11/12/2012 – 11:44 pm |
Thermometer

According to a new Danish study mothers who contracted the flu during pregnancy were at least twice as likely to have a child with autism. If during their third trimester their fever continued for a week or greater, the mother was three times more likely. The study is considered exploratory, …

Researchers Find Exciting Support for Early Intervention

10/28/2012 – 9:05 pm |
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In a nationwide study, intensive early intervention therapy was effective for improving cognition and language skills in children with autism 18-30 months old.  There was evidence of an increase in social skills, as well as a decrease in autism symptoms along with normalization of brain activity. Read More…

Effectiveness of School-Wide Positive Behavioral Interventions and Supports

10/19/2012 – 8:48 am |
PBIS

The prevention strategy School-Wide Positive Behavioral Interventions and Supports (SWPBIS) is gaining empirical support for effectiveness in reducing problem behaviors, improving prosocial behavior, and improving emotion regulation.  SWPBIS alters school staff behaviors, and develops systems and supports that are designed to meet the behavioral needs of students.  A recent study …

Difficulty Putting Knowledge into Language

10/17/2012 – 10:44 pm |
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New brain imaging studies show that children with autism may recognize socially inappropriate behavior, but have difficulty using spoken language to explain why the behavior is considered inappropriate. Read More…