Autism

Current News on Autism: Developments, Research & Studies

By Inhabitots

The latest statistic on autism in America is staggering to say the least. Currently, 1 in 68 US children has autism spectrum disorder. » Read more

When Your Child Is on the Spectrum: Dealing with an Autism Disorder

If your child has an autism disorder, you’ve probably been riding an emotional roller coaster. It’s no easy task to know how to respond to the unusual outbursts, lack of speech, or other unpredictable behaviors that can be typical of an autistic child. » Read more

Study Finds Autistic Children Have Wider Eyes and Distinct Facial Features

By JustMommies

According to a report from MSNBC, a new study by the University of Missouri suggests that children with autism may have wider eyes and distinct facial features.  » Read more

Funding for Autism Research Nearly Doubles

By Justmommies

Yahoo! news released an article written by Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius, where she reveals an important initiative for President Obama's administration -- autism research. » Read more

More Kids for Jenny McCarthy?

By JustMommies

Actress Jenny McCarthy opened up recently to Cookie magazine, talking about life with boyfriend Jim Carrey, her 7-year-old son Evan and being an autism activist. » Read more

New Findings on Autism and Maternal Autoimmune Disorders

By JustMommies

Researchers have found more evidence of a link between autism and maternal autoimmune disorders, according to a report from HealthDay News.  Older research had already pointed to a connection between autism and autoimmune disorders like type one diabetes and rheumatoid arthritis, but a new study published in the online edition of Pediatrics has found a link between autism and » Read more

Early Warning Signs of Autism

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the latest reports for incidence of autism in children are 1 out of every 150. Autism is a severe developmental disorder. Most autistic children look ‘normal’ in appearance but they exhibit behaviors that are puzzling in comparison to children of the same age range. » Read more