Brotherly Love Prompts Young Entrepreneur’s Autism App
Jan. 28, 2013
When Jonathan Izak looks at AutisMate, he wishes something similar had existed when his brother was younger. The iPad app, which Izak and colleagues have spent the last 18 months creating, is designed for autistic children — kids like Izak’s brother.


Sensory-friendly concerts bring music to kids of all ages and abilities
Jan. 23, 2013
If you are the parent of a child with autism, you probably wouldn’t dream of taking your child to a concert hall. The loud noise, distractions, bright lights and sudden movements can wreak havoc on kids who have trouble processing their environment.


Researchers Explore Why Some Kids Seem to Outgrow Autism
Jan. 19, 2013
Although rare, new research confirms that there are some children who just seem to “outgrow” autism and shed all remnants of the disorder.  Cases like these have long perplexed researchers. What distinguishes them from people for whom autism is a lifelong condition?


New Gene Variants Linked to Autism
Jan. 15, 2013
In one of the largest-ever studies of genetics and autism, researchers have identified 24 new gene variants associated with autism spectrum disorders (ASD). The work also confirms that 31 variants previously linked to the developmental disorder may serve as useful genetic markers for identifying those with the condition.


Beauty Queen With Autism Vies For Miss America Title
Jan. 8, 2013
Six months of perfecting her interviewing skills and polishing her comedy routine will be put to the test this week when Alexis Wineman, 18, steps before the judges in her quest to become the first Miss America with autism.



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