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8 months 3 weeks ago

KU autism researchers get $1.2M grant

LAWRENCE, Kan. (AP) - University of Kansas researchers have received a $1.2 million grant to test whether an iPad voice output application can help children with autism. The researchers will train preschoolers with autism and their classmates to use the app. The researchers want to determine whether the technology can...

1 year 1 month ago

Autism walk aims to raise awareness

It's estimated that as many as one in 110 children in the US have Autism. The Alpine Autism Center in Colorado Springs understands the growing challenge. With an enrollment of 23 children, the center currenlty has a waiting list to provide children in our community with professional help. Program...

3 years 1 month ago

Healing under pressure

"Mommy." Most children can say that word well before their first birthday. Aidan Hughes, who is eight, just recently started saying, "Mommy." He was diagnosed with moderate autism just before his second birthday. Since his diagnosis, he has had a team of therapists, teachers, and doctors working with him....

3 years 6 months ago

Autism shows up in brain scans

Doctors may someday be able to use brain scans to diagnose autism. To work properly -- the right and left hemispheres of the brain must work together. But researchers at the University of Utah found distinct differences in the way the two hemispheres communicated in people with autism. ...

3 years 6 months ago

Kids with ADHD more likely to have missing DNA

Researchers say a new study provides the first evidence that attention deficit hyperactivity disorder is genetic. The study says ADHD kids are twice as likely to have missing or extra chromosomes than other children. British researchers focused on a sequence of genes linked to brain development that has previously...

3 years 10 months ago

Colorado father of dead infant files for divorce

The husband of a Colorado woman accused of smothering their infant son because she believed he was autistic has filed for divorce, according to court documents. Thirty-four-year-old Stephanie Rochester of Superior is charged with first-degree murder in the June 1 suffocation of 6-month-old Rylan. An arrest affidavit says she...

3 years 11 months ago

Bubble blowing record attempt

People all over the world Thursday tried to break into the Guinness World Records book for the most people simultaneously blowing bubbles at multiple locations. It will be several weeks before organizers know if they surpassed the 34,529 who set the record across England in 2007. But the publicity...

4 years 1 month ago

1 in 4 parents think shots cause autism

One in four U.S. parents believes some vaccines cause autism in healthy children, but even many of those worried about vaccine risks think their children should be vaccinated. Most parents continue to follow the advice of their children's doctors, according to a study based on a survey of 1,552...

4 years 3 months ago

Special diets unnecessary for autistic children

An expert panel says there's no rigorous evidence that digestive problems are more common in children with autism compared to other children, or that special diets work, contrary to claims by celebrities and vaccine naysayers. Painful digestive problems can trigger problem behavior in children with autism and should be...

4 years 6 months ago

Government finds higher autism figure: 1 in 100

Federal health officials say greater awareness, broader definitions and spotting autism in younger children may explain some of the increase in the proportion of children with disorders. Two new government studies indicate about 1 in 100 children have autism disorders, higher than a previous estimate of 1 in 150. Dr....

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