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Why I Got Electroconvulsive Therapy for My Autistic Son

When I tell people about the electroconvulsive therapy my autistic 15-year-old son Jonah has been getting for the past four years, the response has b...

Causal link found between vitamin D, serotonin synthesis and autism in new study

Serotonin and vitamin D have been proposed to play a role in autism, however, no causal mechanism has been established. Now, researchers show that se...

Study suggests potential association between soy formula and seizures in children with autism

A University of Wisconsin-Madison researcher has detected a higher rate of seizures among children with autism who were fed infant formula contain...

Anxiety Drug Could Improve Socialization in Individuals with Autism

Individuals with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) often struggle with social interaction. Now, University of Missouri researchers have found that a pr...

Approved autism drug fails to deliver long term for most

Aripiprazole, one of two autism drugs approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration to treat irritability in people with autism, may be no mor...

Sensory Integration: Changing the Brain through Play

This month, researchers with Philadelphia’s Farber Institute of Neuroscience published a ground-breaking study in the Journal of Autism and Develo...

The National Professional Development Center on Autism Spectrum Disorders (NPDC) has updated the Evidence-based practices review

The National Professional Development Center on Autism Spectrum Disorders (NPDC) has updated the autism intervention literature review Evidence-B...

Autism Costs Average $17,000 Yearly for Each Child, Study Finds

The cost of services for children with autism averages more than $17,000 per child each year -- with school systems footing much of the bill, a n...

Complementary and alternative medicine for autism – More common than we think

UC Davis MIND Institute researchers have found that complementary and alternative medicine is wide use among children with autism and other types ...

Details about the potentially “recovered” autistic kids in the National Survey of Children’s Health

"So, what about those kids whose parents reported some treatment(s) resulted in a change from actually autistic in the past to not autistic now. What...

Ask An Expert: Autism and the ACA

There seems to be a lot of confusion out there about the new law. What do individuals and families really need to know about the Affordable Care Act?...

Autism Speaks Top Ten Advances in Autism Research 2013

[top_ten_2013_story.jpg] The year 2013 brought signs of a gratifying maturation in autism research. This went beyond the unmistakable increase i...

Are 20-30% of autistic children recovering?

Some children are identified as autistic and later found to be non autistic. How much does this represent “recovery” from autism and how much does...

‘Optimal Outcomes’ Rare but Real in Autism

Study confirms that a tiny subset of children entirely overcome disabilities; intensive early therapy may be key Anecdotally, parents and profe...

Could a Tiny Worm Help Treat Autism?

Adults with autism who were intentionally infected with a parasitic intestinal worm experienced an improvement in their behavior, researchers say. ...

An Intervention for Sensory Difficulties in Children with Autism: A Randomized Trial

Abstract This study evaluated a manualized intervention for sensory difficulties for children with autism, ages 4–8 years, using a randomized tria...

Listening device helps children with autism

[hearingLoss400.jpg] In a classroom buzzing with noise, children with autism — especially those who also have hearing problems — can find it chall...

Oxytocin normalizes brain activity in autism

A study published Monday in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences is the first ever to demonstrate that administering the “love horm...

Could symptoms of autism be ERASED by stimulating the brain? Magnets could boost social skills

Magnets could be used to improve the social skills of people with autism, new research suggests. A clinical trial revealed magnetic brain...

Limitations Apparent in Applied Behavior Analysis Research

We at Autism Daily Newscast were not surprised at the strong reaction to the recent BBC4 documentary ‘Autism: Challenging Behaviour’ that aired earli...