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FDA Approves Device To Help Detect Autism

Federal regulators authorized a first-of-its-kind device to help primary care doctors determine whether or not a child has autism, potentially allowing kids to be diagnosed far sooner by avoiding lengthy waits for specialists.

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It’s Never Just a Sandwich

Advocate Emma Dalmayne, as an autistic adult and a mother of autistic children, is often asked about meltdowns and how they feel.  In this article, she describes how it feels to have a meltdown from her perspective, and how to help your child.

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Childhood autism traits linked to hypomania in adolescence

Children with autism traits tend to show agitation, excitability, decreased sleep and other signs of hypomania in adolescence, according to a new twin study. The association is higher in identical twins than in fraternal twins, the researchers also found, suggesting that genetics plays a role.

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Virtual Autism Assessments Are Likely Here to Stay

Shortly after the coronavirus pandemic began, clinical psychologist Janice Keener was floored when she reassessed a boy she had evaluated for autism in her clinic a few months earlier.  During that initial visit, Keener hadn’t observed any of the repetitive behaviors the boy’s mother had described to her, and Keener couldn’t confirm if he...

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The NHS’ World Autism Day Training Video

The NHS UK asked consultant, author & psychological therapist Michael Padraig Acton and NHS employee Tom Goble to be part of a training video for World Autism Day. Within this video, they discuss Tom’s diagnosis of Asperger’s in his early 20s, growing up with autism, his educational and social life, and...

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