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Researchers Develop 2-Minute Autism Screening Tool
Disability Scoop
New research suggests that a quick questionnaire may be highly accurate at flagging children for autism. In 88 percent of cases, the so-called Psychological Development Questionnaire, or PDQ-1, correctly identified kids on the spectrum. The results held for children across all socioeconomic …

Is this the clearest autism test ever? Two-minute questionnaire could detect the disorder in children … – Daily Mail
New two-minute questionnaire may help detect autism – Greater Kashmir

Rutgers professor heads study into onset detection of Autism – RU Daily Targum
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Games plus group therapy may help adults with autism find jobs
Adults with autism who undergo a therapy designed to bolster social learning show cognitive benefits that may increase their chances of employment, according to a new study. So-called ‘cognitive enhancement therapy’ combines computer-based tasks to improve problem-solving and memory with …

Study investigates the molecular basis for male predisposition to autism
Medical Xpress
Exposure to androgens (male hormones) during brain development alters genes related to autism spectrum disorder (ASD), according to a new study published in Biological Psychiatry. Using male human cells, researchers at the University of Strasbourg, France, identified key genes that are regulated …

Two-minute questionnaire might be able to detect autism in toddlers
New York Daily News
Researchers at the Rutgers University Medical School created a two-minute-long questionnaire for parents to try and discern if their toddler has autism. The Psychological Development Questionnaire (PDQ-1) asks parents to answer a list of questions pertaining to their child that their pediatrician then …
New two minute survey could detect if your child has autism quicker than any other test – The Sun
Simple two minute test could detect if your toddler has autism –
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Mother of boys with autism says new Milo robot has “taken them out of their shell”
LUGOFF, SC (WACH)–According to state education officials, the number of S.C. students diagnosed with autism has doubled from 4,000 in 2011 to 8,000 in 2017. Traditional teaching methods don’t always reach those students, but a school in the Midlands has a new tool making a difference.

Parents Warned About ‘Bleach Therapy’ for Treating Autism
Desperate parents in the United Kingdom, Canada, and United States are reportedly using a bleach solution in an attempt to cure autism, sometimes in children as young as 2 years old. Proponents have touted chlorine dioxide (often referred to as simply CD) or Miracle/Master Mineral Solution (MMS) as …

Warning: This is quackery. “Natural” and other products and pseudoscience practices promoted for ‘healing, recovery, cure’ have harmed and even killed Autistics worldwide.

Now these extremist fringe groups have expanded to gaslight the public on COVID-19 ‘cures, healing, recovery” and many other arenas.

The Autistic Community is very familiar with quack cults like this … we’ve been battling the same group who has had many identifying names like: Mercury Mob/Mafia, Antivaxxers, BleachCult, and many more. These folks and organizations also battle Autistics over our civil and human rights. The names change, but the people, for the most part, remain the same.

Fact: Autistics are not vaccine-injured and Vaccines do not cause autism.

PSA: Don’t Drink Bleach.

Whitney Young HS senior with autism found stabbed to death
Porter-Young’s autism limited his verbal skills, and he had a hard time communicating with people he didn’t know, according to Corryne Irvin, a special education teacher at … Porter-Young was diagnosed with autism as a child and his family doubts he would have spoken to anyone or opened the door.

Becks Buddies pairs students with autism with Madison School students
It provides another opportunity to build relationships between students in Meredith Becks’ autism class and students in regular education classrooms. Even more important for Jackson Anderson, one of Becks’ students, it’s fun. Jack’s made new friends through the Becks Buddies program thanks to …

Autism Analysis Uncovers Ties Between Motor Skills, Damaging De Novo Mutations
NEW YORK (GenomeWeb) – The preponderance of de novo mutations that occur in some individuals with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) may include damaging mutations that appear to impact motor skills, new research suggests. In an early, online study in the Proceedings of the National Academy of …

Are We Closing In on a Breakthrough in Autism Treatment?
Motley Fool
Autism has proven to be one of the most difficult-to-treat indications, but troublesome symptoms may someday find new relief. Last week, Roche Holdings (NASDAQOTH:RHHBY) announced it had received breakthrough therapy status from the Food and Drug Administration for balovaptan, a potential …


Simple Two-Minute Questionnaire May Help Detect Autism Earlier, Study Finds
First for Women
Big news for the progress in early autism detection: Researchers at Rutgers New Jersey Medical School have developed a new tool that could help medical experts detect autism in toddlers. Considering toddlers are at the age where intervention could be crucial, this could be extremely beneficial for …

Category:Autism-related organizations in the United Kingdom
Pages in category “Autism-related organizations in the United Kingdom”. The following 6 pages are in this category, out of 6 total. This list may not reflect recent changes (learn more).

Is this the clearest autism test ever? Two-minute questionnaire could detect the disorder in children …
Algoa FM
A simple two-minute questionnaire could detect autism in toddlers, new research suggests. The Psychological Development Questionnaire (PDQ-1) consists of 10 questions that help gauge how children interact with others, including whether the child points or gestures to show interest, responds to their …

Two-Minute Autism Screening Tool
Cerebral Palsy Associations of New York State
New research suggests that a quick questionnaire may be highly accurate at flagging children for autism. READ MORE HERE. The articles linked to this page are provided as a public service by CP of NYS, and do not necessarily reflect the views of CP of NYS, its Board of Directors and staff, or of the CP …

The Gifts of People with Autism
Relevant Radio
According to recent Center for Disease Control (CDC) studies, it is estimated that 1 out of every 68 children in the U.S. have autism. As we learn more about this condition and how it affects people, we have also learned more about the particular strengths of people on the autism spectrum. Dr. Dan …

Autism Speaks 5K / 1 Mile Walk
Autism Speaks
Date: Wednesday, July 4, 2018. Location: Potomac Library, 10101 Glenolden Drive, Potomac, MD 20854. Start the Fourth of July holiday with us at the 18th Annual Autism Speaks 5K Run – 1 Mile Walk in Potomac, MD! Autism Speakinteresteds is dedicated to promoting solutions, across the spectrum …

Category:Autism-related organizations in the United States
Pages in category “Autism-related organizations in the United States”. The following 3 pages are in this category, out of 3 total. This list may not reflect recent changes (learn more).

Damaging de novo mutations diminish motor skills in children on the autism spectrum
Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences
Autism spectrum disorder (ASD) is a neuropsychiatric disorder, conventionally characterized by core phenotypes, including persistent deficits in social communication and interaction, and restricted, repetitive patterns of behavior (ref. 1, p. 947). Genetics is a strong determining factor, as inferred by the …

Autism Paraprofessional
Top School Jobs
Autism Paraprofessional in Teaching with St. Vrain Valley School District. Apply Today.

Autism Workshop Educates And Inspires
Towson Athletics
“My overall impression of the event is that it was wonderful,” said Trish Kane of Pathfinders Autism who moderated the panel discussion. “The tremendous turnout by Towson University’s students and professors is testimony to the awareness and acceptance of individuals with Autism on the Towson …

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