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Can medical cannabis help autistic kids?

Autistic Spectrum Disorder (ASD) is an extensive developmental disorder that is expressed in almost all dimensions of the child`s development.

Feb 01, 2019, 15:43 PM IST

Father makes his own report card for daughter with Autism, story goes viral—Read inside

Check out the much special report card and his tweet right here.

Jun 30, 2018, 10:36 AM IST

World Autism Awareness Day: Signs and symptoms of Autism Spectrum Disorder

Autism Spectrum Disorder is a developmental disorder that impairs the ability to communicate and interact.

Apr 02, 2018, 13:43 PM IST

World Autism Awareness Day: Social acceptance helps reduce impact of autism

Early signs of autism can often be detected in children as young as 2-3 years and it is advisable that parents start treatment as soon as possible for improved outcomes, according to doctors. 

Apr 02, 2018, 10:54 AM IST

Vitamin D deficiency during pregnancy may increase autism risk in babies

Autism is a lifelong neuro-developmental disorder characterized by impaired social interaction, impaired verbal and non-verbal communication and restricted and repetitive behaviour.

Mar 22, 2018, 14:01 PM IST

Facebook can make autistic adults happy, says study

The finding could not be generalised to overall use of social media, however, because the same was not true of those who used Twitter, researchers said.

Mar 13, 2018, 18:13 PM IST

Girls' camouflage skills may delay autism diagnosis

The findings add to the growing evidence that girls with autism may show symptoms differently than boys and that some of the social difficulties experienced by females with autism may be masked during clinical assessments.

Jan 05, 2018, 14:26 PM IST

Autistic people with psychosis at greater risk of attempting suicide

The more autism traits people with psychosis had, the lonelier and more hopeless they felt and were more likely to think about suicide.

Dec 14, 2017, 13:08 PM IST

Film industry a very powerful carrier of messages: Swara Bhasker

She says autism, a neurodevelopmental disorder which is a 'rampant phenomenon', is considered a taboo subject in India.

Dec 03, 2017, 17:18 PM IST

Negative school experiences may be bad for autistic kids: Study

Autism is a developmental disorder that impairs the ability to communicate and interact and this often leads to social and emotional exclusion in schools, which adversely affects how pupils with autism view themselves.

Nov 27, 2017, 14:49 PM IST

Video games may help autistic kids with posture

Autism is a lifelong neuro-developmental disorder characterized by impaired social interaction, impaired verbal and non-verbal communication and restricted and repetitive behaviour.

Nov 22, 2017, 15:32 PM IST

Autistic people more prone to suicides

People with autism feel shunned by society and are depressed.

Oct 28, 2017, 18:11 PM IST

Boys at higher risk of autism than girls

Scientists say that they have discovered differences in a brain signalling pathway that causes more boys to be autistic than girls.

Oct 18, 2017, 14:56 PM IST

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.

Jul 25, 2017, 20:36 PM IST

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.

Jul 16, 2017, 11:43 AM IST

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.

Jul 14, 2017, 15:42 PM IST

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.

Jul 01, 2017, 22:10 PM IST

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.

Jun 29, 2017, 00:24 AM IST

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. 

Jun 27, 2017, 10:59 AM IST

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.

Jun 24, 2017, 22:01 PM IST