Young Woman With Autism Starts Blog To Help Others

Amie Martin of Sandfields, Swansea has Autism Spectrum Disorder. Like many others girls growing up with Autism, Amie has seen a very difficult side of life. She had faced bullying through her growing years, she has had anger issues, had difficulties in making friends and she had to grow up with an immense amount of patience and … Read more

Probiotic Therapy For Autism Symptom Relief

It started off as a fortuitous event! Meet 12 year old Wyatt Jackson from Westlake Village, diagnosed with Autism at an early age. Although he is currently under Autism treatment, Wyatt still struggles with developmental challenges and sensory issues. Nancy, his mother, reckons that she first started noticing autism-like symptoms in Wyatt when he was only … Read more

Autism In Pre School Children Improves Over Time

A recent study on development trajectory of Autistic Symptom Severity and Adaptive Functioning, conducted by Canadian researchers and published in JAMA Psychiatry online showed that in many cases it is possible for autistic children to improve by the time they reach school going age. The research conducted under the guidance of renowned Autism and Asperger’s … Read more

Pottery May Improve Autistic Intellectual Abilities

Meet Alice Darlington, a local woman with a passion for creativity and a will to help others, who has just started art classes specifically designed for individuals with Autism in her community.  Darlington is the coordinator of Create and Sell classes and was first exposed to art as a form of expressive therapy upon the sudden … Read more

Pten Gene Mutations Likely To Cause Autism

The genetic traits of autism are widely accepted by the scientific community. Though recent studies have found a link between lack of pruning in a developing brain’s connection and autism, a new research conducted by Dartmouth may suggest otherwise. According to Dr Bryan Luikart, from the Giesel School of Medicine at Dartmouth,  it may be the excessive growth of … Read more

Earlier Autism Diagnosis Using 3D Facial Imaging

Autism is typically confirmed as a diagnosis when a child is between 2.5 to 4 years old. In a recent study conducted by the University of Missouri, earlier diagnosis of Autism in a toddler may well be possible using 3D facial imaging technique. This, many believe, would significantly help in developing an early Autism treatment plan for … Read more

Achieving a Better Life Experience Act (ABLE)

United States Senate approved the Achieving a Better Life Experience Act (ABLE) on December 17, 2014 A grassroots victory occurred late in the evening of December 17th  2014 in the US Senate. 77 Senators passed the ABLE ACT (Achieving a Better Life Experience Act). President Barack Obama has since signed the ABLE act into Law. … Read more