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  • Robots, Apps and Brain Scans: New Tools to Help the Autistic Child - Scientific American
    Posted on January 17, 2017 at 12:01 pm

    Scientific American Robots, Apps and Brain Scans: New Tools to Help the Autistic ChildScientific AmericanOne promising approach involves interactive robots that help teach children with autism how to navigate social situations. My colleagues and I at George Washington University are encouraging about two dozen children with autism to communicate with ... […]

  • Fashion designer Tommy Hilfiger attends Autism Speaks event in Palm Beach - WPTV.com
    Posted on January 17, 2017 at 10:36 am

    WPTV.com Fashion designer Tommy Hilfiger attends Autism Speaks event in Palm BeachWPTV.comPALM BEACH, Fla. - Fashion designer Tommy Hilfiger spoke Monday at the Palm Beach Civic Association about his role on the board of Autism Speaks. The advocacy and research organization was co-founded by former NBC CEO Bob Wright, who also ...and more » […]

  • Most autism practice not supported by good evidence, finds study - Communitycare.co.uk
    Posted on January 17, 2017 at 10:07 am

    Communitycare.co.uk Most autism practice not supported by good evidence, finds studyCommunitycare.co.ukThe National Autism Project, funded by The Shirley Foundation, has been bringing together “evidence on what works well for autistic people and what makes economic sense”. The report calls for urgent investment in good quality research focused on ... […]

  • The Washington Post: Vaccines do NOT cause autism - Tulsa World
    Posted on January 17, 2017 at 6:03 am

    Tulsa World The Washington Post: Vaccines do NOT cause autismTulsa WorldThe president-elect, we were told, is only exploring the possibility of forming a government commission on autism. But by even entertaining the idea, Trump - who has his own troubling history when it comes to vaccine safety - gives new life to debunked ...Trump reignites concerns over vaccinations linked to autismWKRN.comDachel Morning Wake Up: Vaxalot vs CamelotAge of AutismReality check on vaccine shows tiny risk of tiny risk: Bloomberg View analysisOregonLive.comChicago Tribune -Big Thinkall 80 news articles » […]

  • Hinsdale family supports DNA swabs for autism study - Chicago Tribune
    Posted on January 16, 2017 at 7:05 pm

    Chicago Tribune Hinsdale family supports DNA swabs for autism studyChicago TribuneCourtney McClear, 17, of Hinsdale regularly goes to Right Fit fitness center in Willowbrook for exercise, but her family made a special visit there Saturday to submit saliva samples for a study on the relationship between genetics and autism. Right Fit ... […]

  • Autism Risk May Arise From Sex-Specific Traits - Scientific American
    Posted on January 16, 2017 at 12:00 pm

    Scientific American Autism Risk May Arise From Sex-Specific TraitsScientific AmericanGenetic variants that shape physical features that vary with sex, such as waist-to-hip ratio, may also affect autism risk, according to a new study. Many of the genes involved in these features are not linked to autism or even the brain. Instead, they ... […]

  • Dow Chemical Wants Farmers to Keep Using a Pesticide Linked to Autism and ADHD - The Intercept
    Posted on January 14, 2017 at 1:08 pm

    The Intercept Dow Chemical Wants Farmers to Keep Using a Pesticide Linked to Autism and ADHDThe InterceptOn Mondays, Magda and Amilcar Galindo take their daughter Eva to self-defense class. Eva is 12 but her trusting smile and arching pigtails make her look younger. Diagnosed with autism and attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, or ADHD, Eva doesn't ... […]