Autism And Recurrent Genetic Deletion Linked

Loss of a small portion of chromosome 16, known as 16p11.2, is significantly associated with autism report researchers from the University of Chicago Medical Center, the University of Illinois at Chicago, and the Roswell Park Cancer Institute in a recent article, published online by the journal Human Molecular Genetics. Although this genetic “microdeletion” occurred in […]

University Of Washington Launches First Autism Prevention Study

Autism researchers at the University of Washington will take the initial step in attempting to prevent the developmental disorder when they launch an $11.3 million study this week. The UW’s Autism Center has begun looking for 200 Seattle-area infants, 6 months old or younger, who have an older sibling diagnosed with autism. They will be […]

Atomic Structure Of Proteins Altered In Autism

A new study by an international group of scientists describes in atomic detail a protein complex that is affected by genetic mutations implicated in autism spectrum disorders. The research team, including scientists from the University of California, San Diego (UCSD) Skaggs School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences (SSPPS), details the neuroligin family of proteins, which […]

Pitt Autism Center Of Excellence Receives 9.6 Million Dollars NIH Grant

The Center for Excellence in Autism Research (CeFAR) at the University of Pittsburgh has been named an Autism Center of Excellence (ACE) by the National Institutes of Health (NIH). This prestigious and highly competitive award comes with $9.6 million of funding over five years for the autism research program led by Nancy Minshew, M.D., director […]

Novel Imaging Technique Shows Gray Matter Increase In Brains Of Autistic Children

Using a novel imaging technique to study autistic children, researchers have found increased gray matter in the brain areas that govern social processing and learning by observation. Results of the study conducted at the Fay J. Lindner Center for Autism, North Shore-Long Island Jewish Health System in Bethpage, N.Y., were presented at the annual meeting […]

Rock Band Daughtry Hope To Make A Difference For Kids With Autism

Parents Of Autistic Children (POAC) a non profit organization from Hazlet, New Jersey who provides scientifically based training to parents, teachers, emergency care providers and loved ones of autistic children throughout the area, is happy to announce that a portion of the proceeds from the Daughtry Concert at the Nokia Theater in Times Square New […]

The Autism Treatment Center Of America Announces 2nd Edition Of The Son-Rise Program Developmental Model For Curing Autism

The Autism Treatment Center of America(TM) (ATCA) continues to offer groundbreaking advances in curing autism. The ATCA has announced the 2nd Edition of The Son-Rise Program® Developmental Model. The Son-Rise Program for autism treatment and education is the only program that: — Was created by parents for parents — Helps parents cure their children in […]

New Figures Show Autism Costs The UK £28 Billion A Year

According to new research commissioned by the Foundation for People with Learning Disabilities, the annual cost of autism to the UK is just under £28 billion. The findings, detailed in the Economic Consequences of Autism in the UK report, reveals that children with autism cost £2.7 billion a year, yet for adults the figure is […]