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Study Recurrence Risk for Autism Spectrum Disorders: A Baby Siblings Research Consortium Study by Kev Leitch Healthy Living ProfessionalHealth Maven Posted Mon 15 Aug 2011 8:48pm It is known that the chances of having an autistic child are higher for families who already have an autistic child. This is the “recurrence risk”. In the past, the recurrence risk has been estimated at between 3 and 10%. A study just out ( and discussed somewhat yesterday ) puts the risk at something closer to 20% (18.7%). This is a fairl ... Read on »
Differences in White Matter Fiber Tract Development Present From 6 to 24 Months in Infants With Autism by Kev Leitch Healthy Living ProfessionalHealth Maven Posted Thu 23 Feb 2012 1:00am If you watch for autism related news stories you likely have seen multiple stories on a paper out Friday in the American Journal of Psychiatry: Differences in White Matter Fiber Tract Development Present From 6 to 24 Months in Infants With Autism (full paper available online). The researchers studied brain structure in children and compared t ... Read on »
Autism Risk and low birth weight newborns by Kev Leitch Healthy Living ProfessionalHealth Maven Posted Wed 19 Oct 2011 12:49pm A recent article in the journal Pediatrics has gathered a lot of news coverage this week. Prevalence of Autism Spectrum Disorder in Adolescents Born Weighing<2000 Grams Here is the abstract: Objective: To estimate the diagnostic prevalence of autism spectrum disorders (ASDs) in a low birth weight (LBW) cohort. Metho ... Read on »
Tricare Going AWOL on Military Autism Families? by Kim S. Patient Expert Posted Mon 01 Jul 2013 12:00am By Sarah Stockwell Military families with a child with autism are used to fighting. The servicemembers fight on the battlefield when deployed and the spouses, with constant military moves in and out of states and school districts fight for their childrens’ right to an appropriate education as well as the daily battle to raise ... Read on »
Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy Ineffective Treatment for Children with Autism by Kev Leitch Healthy Living ProfessionalHealth Maven Posted Thu 12 Nov 2009 10:01pm Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy (HBOT) has grown in popularity over the last few years. This growth has occurred without any evidence that HBOT is at all beneficial. A recent study, published in the journal Research in Autism Spectrum Disorders entitled Randomized trial of hyperbaric oxygen therapy for children with autism, explores this questi ... Read on »
Revisiting the Flawed 1% Estimate of Adult Autism in the UK by MJ Posted Tue 09 Aug 2011 7:53am If you remember, a survey results that was first published in 2009 and again in 2010 found that an estimated 1% of the adult population in the UK had some form of autism.  This result was a big deal at the time because it was one of the first results that demonstrated that autism is as common in adults as it is in children. Unfortunately, it i ... Read on »
Trace and Toxic Elements Related to Severity of Autism by MJ Posted Sat 24 Jul 2010 8:24pm Photo via Wikimedia Commons Is there a relationship between certain trace and toxic elements and autism?  I know this is one of those areas that gets everyone all riled up, but I ran across the a study earlier this month and thought the results were interesting and worth pointing out. Just a quick note before I start, ... Read on »
The Autism Diagnostic Observatio ... by Nestor L. Doctor of Philosophy Posted Thu 12 Nov 2009 10:52am The Autism Diagnostic Observation Schedule (The ADOS) is a diagnostic instrument that was created by the University of Michigan Professor Dr. Kathy Lord. During the last 2 decades, the ADOS has become the most accepted diagnostic tool for autism spectrum disorders. The ADOS has 4 different overlapping ‘versions’ (or modules) that were designed ... Read on »
Turns out Autism IS associated with GI disorders by Ginger T. Patient Expert Posted Fri 07 May 2010 7:27am ... who knew? And oddest thing of all, this was "discovered" by Autism Speaks and The Autism Treatment Network, which is Kennedy Krieger, which is Johns Hopkins, not exactly friendly factions to biomed really. So you think that they will pick up the phone and call ARI and apologize for dissing them for a decade or so, and then say sorry to ... Read on »
A Bit Confused by Kristin .. Posted Tue 12 Feb 2013 2:21pm So, we finally had our appointment for Max to see a psychologist to rule out autism, or not. I don't care about the diagnosis so much, but we needed an official diagnosis to see if he qualifies for this Autism Waiver program that provides 20 hours/week of ABA therapy  for two years. The psychologist was great and Max seemed to really like him. H ... Read on »