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A New Definition for Autism

Autism as classically defined was and is a devastating disorder. It was a severely incapacitating disability that was relatively rare. (…)

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“The Myth of Autism”

In Leo Kanner’s now classic 1943 paper he outlined the behavior pattern, present from early in life, which he named ‘early infantile autism’. (…)

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Autism News: Learning with Autism and Inclusive Education

May 13th, 2009

Learning with Autism
By Jillian Badanes – The Washington Times
As a toddler, Ben Adams, now 5, would hide from his family, refusing to be touched – even by his mother. (…)

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Autism News and Autism Research: Kids CAN Recover From Autism

May 11th, 2009

Research Suggests Kids Can Recover From Autism
Chicago (AP) – A small but provocative study suggests that at least 10 percent of children with autism overcome the disorder by age 9 — most of them after undergoing years of intensive behavioral therapy. (…)

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Autism News: Twelvefold Increase of Autism in California

May 7th, 2009

Autism in California increases twelvefold

By Sandy Kleffman
Contra Costa Times

California saw a twelvefold increase during the past two decades in the number of autistic people who are receiving services through regional centers, a new state study reveals. (…)

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Autism News: Larger Amygdala in Toddlers With Autism

May 5th, 2009

Toddler brain difference linked to autism

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pozycjonowanie cennik Skoczów Study: The amygdala in toddlers with autism is 13 percent larger than unaffected kids
Size of brain area linked to ability to process faces as friend or foe
Autism is believed to affect as many as 1 in 150 children
University of North Carolina researchers hope findings result in earlier intervention

By Danielle Dellorto
CNN Medical Producer
(CNN) — The size of a specific part of the brain may help experts pinpoint when autism could first develop, University of North Carolina researchers report. (…)

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Autism Research: Brains Need Rhythms

May 5th, 2009

It is said that each of us marches to the beat of a different drum, but new Stanford University research suggests that brain cells need to follow specific rhythms that must be kept for proper brain functioning. (…)

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Autism Research: Using Lupron to Regulate Testoterone Levels in Autism

May 4th, 2009

Doctors stand by research to treat autism

For the Courier-Post
Lisa McLaughlin drove six hours from her home in Fredericksburg, Va., to Cherry Hill to learn more about the devastating disorder that has affected most of her adult life. (…)

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