A new study suggests that children with autism may have two different and unrelated types of sensory problems, not one as currently believed. The study involves families in the Interactive Autism Network and Simons Simplex Collection.
Obsessions and special interests and autism
A new IAN Research survey is delving deeper into the elopement and wandering patterns of children and dependent adults with autism, and looking at the prevention strategies that caregivers implement.
When Henny Kupferstein discovered she had perfect pitch, she wondered if it was because of her autism. Researchers are wondering that, too. A growing number of studies have found that people with autism are more likely to have this rare musical gift – or at least some version of it – than the general population. What's behind this remarkable ability?
Over the years, I’ve run into many absorbing, amazing, heartbreaking, and life-affirming films involving individuals with autism, their families, and the world at large. Included in my favorites are the films by Dan Habib. Don't miss these short films.
A boy with autism fidgets as he struggles to stay focused and calm in class. Is his behavior due to autism alone, or does he also have ADHD? New recommendations call on doctors to consider other conditions in patients with ASD.
Some of a child’s early symptoms of autism may be a
Some of a child’s early symptoms of autism may be among the most puzzling to parents: hand-flapping, rocking, lining up toys, or finding the whirling blades of a fan more interesting than the world around him. Doctors call these repetitive and restricted behaviors. Guidelines for diagnosing autism now place a greater emphasis on these behaviors.
Individuals with autism exhibit "being stuck" in a variety of ways: performing the same act again and again, repeatedly uttering the same phrase, insisting on the same routine or ritual, or obsessi
People with Asperger's syndrome are known for having one, or several, intensely focused interests.
What do a quirky lawyer, a child lost during a museum field trip, a family who needs a new home, a boy who witnessed the murder of his parents, a doctor who bonds with a mysterious young patient, an 18 year old woman dealing with the sensory chaos of New York City, and an out-of-control toddler have in common? All were featured in prime time television programs in 2006, fictional or reality-based, which centered on a character with Asperger's Syndrome.