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Mechanistic link found between zinc, autism risk genes and abnormal neuronal connections associated with autism ...


Science Daily - Nov 12, 2018
The emergence of autism in children has not only been linked to genes encoding synaptic proteins -- among others -- but also environmental insults such as zinc deficiency. Although it is unclear whether zinc deficiency contributes to autism, scientists ...
 

Dual spectrums: More people with autism identify as LGBTQ than general population


Daily Herald - Nov 11, 2018
Two parts of Sarah Heuser's identity started to click into place when she was 16. Her autism diagnosis came two years later, after she watched an episode of “Boston Legal” and identified with a character on the autism spectrum. She came to terms with ...
 

How History Forgot the Woman Who Defined Autism


Scientific American - Nov 10, 2018
Sukhareva's characterization came nearly two decades before Austrian doctors Leo Kanner and Hans Asperger published what have long been considered to be the first clinical accounts of autism. At first, Sukhareva used 'autistic' in the same way Bleuler ...
 

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Autism & Asperger's: What's The Difference?


Autism affects 1 in 110 children. The majority are boys. Symptoms may show up before the age of two. The extent can vary greatly but the approach to treatment ...
 

Raising a child with an autism spectrum disorder


Lea Irzyk was 9 months pregnant with her second child when her 2 year-old son Jack was diagnosed with an autism spectrum disorder. Lea discusses life after ...
 

Autism Signs


Recognizing the early signs of autism and seeking intervention can make a world of difference to a child with this disorder. A recommended checklist can help ...
 

Autism Diagnosis Criteria in the DSM-V


This week Dr. Doreen Granpeesheh breaks down the autism diagnosis criteria in the new DSM-V (Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders), to be ...
 

Dr. Temple Grandin on Autism


Like Autism Live on Facebook at http://facebook.com/autismlive Author, Advocate and Autism Mom Nancy Alspaugh-Jackson does an in depth interview with Dr.