Canine Named ‘Dog Of The Year’ For Helping Boy With Autism
Nov. 26, 2013
A puppy that was once abandoned and left for dead has now been named “Dog of the Year” for changing the life of a boy with autism. The pit bull who came to be known as Xena, the Warrior Puppy, was discovered in Georgia last year severely malnourished. A rescue group brought the pooch back to health before she was adopted by Jonny Hickey, 8, and his family.



Eyes may mirror the soul, but mouth counts more for autistic minds
Nov. 20, 2013
The eyes may be the mirror of the soul, but for those with autism, the mouth will have to do. Researchers at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center isolated neurons in the brain’s amygdala that respond to facial expressions, and tested patients with autism against those without. Both groups could correctly identify a “happy” or “fearful” face, a function long associated with the amygdala.


Georgia teen with autism named high school homecoming king
Nov. 7, 2013

This past weekend, the students at one DeKalb County high school decided to make homecoming special for the most memorable kid in their class. That kid would be Rujeko Mazaiwana, better known to his classmates as J.J.


Baby’s Gaze May Signal Autism, a Study Finds
Nov. 6, 2013
When and how long a baby looks at other people’s eyes offers the earliest behavioral sign to date of whether a child is likely to develop autism, scientists are reporting. In a study published Wednesday, researchers using eye-tracking technology found that children who were found to have autism at age 3 looked less at people’s eyes when they were babies than children who did not develop autism. WATCH VIDEO>