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Novel eye test may help diagnose autism

Novel eye test may help diagnose autism

Considered to play a role in motor control, the cerebellum is now known to be essential to emotion and cognition via its connections to the rest of the brain.

Autistic females face greater difficulty with daily tasks

Autistic females face greater difficulty with daily tasks

The findings showed that girls were struggling more with these independence skills of executive function including the ability to make a plan, get organised, and follow through on the plan as needed-and adaptive skills-ability to perform basic daily tasks like getting up and dressed or making small talk.

Autism institute to be set up in Kerala

Autism institute to be set up in Kerala

Founding CEO of Technopark and founder director of National Institute of Speech and Hearing (NISH), G. Vijayaraghavan will be heading the Center for Autism and other Disabilities Rehabilitation Research and Education (CADRRE) which will open in September.

Researchers identify proteins that may help diagnose autism spectrum disorder!

Researchers identify proteins that may help diagnose autism spectrum disorder!

Autism is a neuro-developmental disorder that is characterised by social interaction and communication challenges, and restricted and repetitive patterns of behaviour.

People with autism disorder are more consistent in decision-making tasks: Study

People with autism disorder are more consistent in decision-making tasks: Study

The study indicate that people with autism are less susceptible to the effects of decoy options when evaluating and choosing the "best" product among several options relative to individuals without autism.

Gene, air pollution together spike autism risk

Gene, air pollution together spike autism risk

Genetic factors like copy-number variation -- deletions and duplications of repeated DNA -- also lead to the development of autism. 

Ozone exposure ups autism odds in at-risk people

Ozone exposure ups autism odds in at-risk people

Elevated exposure to ozone can put individuals with high levels of genetic variation at an even higher risk for developing autism than would be expected by adding the two risk factors together, according to a recent analysis.

Treating autism now as simple as changing the diet? - Read

Treating autism now as simple as changing the diet? - Read

The review highlighted many studies showing that restoring a healthy balance in gut bacteria can treat ASD symptoms.

Fever during pregnancy increases risk of autism in kids

Fever during pregnancy increases risk of autism in kids

Babies prenatally exposed to maternal fever during the second trimester are likely to be at 40 per cent raised risk of developing autism spectrum disorder, said the study.

Baby teeth can predict the risk of autism: Study

Baby teeth can predict the risk of autism: Study

The findings showed that children with autism had higher levels of lead throughout development, and lower levels of manganese, both before and after birth.

Century-old drug may provide hope for autistic kids

Century-old drug may provide hope for autistic kids

The findings were reported in the Annals of Clinical and Translational Neurology.

Suicide rates among people with autism on rise

Suicide rates among people with autism on rise

According to a recent study, suicide rates among autism patients have reached `worryingly` high levels.

`Bored` student convicted of planting bomb on London Tube

A British student was convicted on Wednesday of planting a homemade bomb on a London Underground train, with a psychiatric report saying he had a form of autism and made the device because "he was bored".

Granny's smoking habit reason behind autism in kids? Here's what you should know

Granny's smoking habit reason behind autism in kids? Here's what you should know

Researchers found that granny's smoking habit increases the risk of autism by 53 per cent in her grandchildren.

WHO Southeast Asia members pledge inclusive approach for autism

WHO Southeast Asia members pledge inclusive approach for autism

The Declaration welcomed WHO Southeast Asia Region`s strategy on autism and called for countries in the Region to share experiences and best practices, with a focus on the lifespan needs of people with ASD and NDDs.

AIIMS to train docs to help autistic people avail benefits

AIIMS to train docs to help autistic people avail benefits

Noting that people affected with autism face challenges in many areas of their lives, Gehlot stressed on educating the public about Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD).

This is what parents can do to help their child with autism

This is what parents can do to help their child with autism

Autism spectrum disorders are a group of complex brain development disorders.

Delhi's Qutub Minar swathed in blue light to mark World Autism Awareness Day

Delhi's Qutub Minar swathed in blue light to mark World Autism Awareness Day

 ACE has associated with Archaeological Survey of India (ASI) and Ministry of Social Justice and Empowerment to light up the monument.

Children with autism find it hard to recognise facial expressions

Children with autism find it hard to recognise facial expressions

Fo the study, researchers from University of Bristol in the UK gave 63 children and adolescents with Autism Spectrum Condition (ASC) diagnosis and 64 without a diagnosis, an internet-based test of emotion recognition.

Autism spectrum disorder: Symptoms, importance of empowering people with ASD!

Autism spectrum disorder: Symptoms, importance of empowering people with ASD!

Symptoms of autism typically appears during the first three years of life, however, some children show signs from birth.