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Research for Autism and Diesel Exhaust Particles

Autism and the Environment: Diesel Exhaust Particles

Autism Environmental Risk Factors: Diesel Exhaust Particles 2013 Research →Prenatal and Early-Life Exposure to High-Level Diesel Exhaust Particles Leads to Increased Locomotor Activity and Repetitive Behaviors in Mice A mouse-based study Study exposed pregnant and nursing mice to diesel exhaust particles Examined the impact of diesel exhaust particle exposed mice on changes in behaviors including […]

Autism Signs and Symptoms

Sutterella Bacteria Commonly Found in Autistic Individuals While Not Found in Controls

Autism Symptoms: A Microbial Association with Autism

Autism Symptoms Research: Gastrointestinal symptoms such as constipation and diarrhea are often associated with autism.  However, it is still unknown how frequently such GI issues affect these individuals.  This may be due in part to insufficient knowledge in regard to the cause of the gastrointestinal symptoms found in autism.  A recent study identified a possible […]

Autism Signs and Symptoms

Autism Signs and Symptoms

Signs and Symptoms of Autism A|B|C|D|E|F|G|H|I|J|K|L|M|N|O|P|Q|R|S|T|U|V|W|X|Y|Z More information coming soon! 3-MCC Deficiency 3-Methyl-Crotonyl-CoA-Carboxylase Deficiency 4-Hydroxynonenal Protein Adducts 4E-BP2 6-Sulphatoxymelatonin 25-Hydroxy Vitamin D A Aß Absolute Pitch Acquisition of New Face Representations Activity-Dependent Signalling Adaptive Behavior ADHD Adhesion Molecules Affective Prosody Affective Reactivity Age of First Words Aggression Agoraphobia Alexithymia Aluminum AMH Amino Acids Ammonia Amyloid […]

Autism Genetics

A2BP1 Gene and Autism

Autism Genetics: The A2BP1 Gene

Autism and the A2BP1 Gene A2BP1 Gene Background Info Where is the A2BP1 gene located? The A2BP1 gene is located on chromosome 16 What does the A2BP1 gene do? Encodes an RNA binding protein What other names does the A2BP1 gene go by? Ataxin 2-Binding Protein 1, FOX1, HRNBP1, RBFOX1 A2BP1 Research in the Context […]

Resources for Understanding the Genetics of Autism

Resources for Understanding the Genetics of Autism

Resources for Understanding Autism Genetics Alleles Wikipedia: Allele Encyclopedia Britannica: Allele Scitable by Nature: Allele Chromosomes Genetics Home Reference (U.S. National Library of Medicine): What is a Chromosome? National Human Genome Research Institute: Chromosome Fact Sheet GeneEd: Basics of Chromosomes Scitable by Nature: Chromosome Mapping DNA Learning Center: Video Showing DNA Being Packed into Chromosomes […]

Autism Treatments

List of Research for Therapeutic Horseback Riding as an Autism Treatment

List of Research for Therapeutic Horseback Riding for Autism

2013 Research →The Association Between Therapeutic Horseback Riding and the Social Communication and Sensory Reactions of Children with Autism An interrupted treatment study Included 21 children with autism Focused on the impact of therapeutic horseback riding on social communication, sensory processing skills, and autism symptoms 2011 Research →Prospective Trial of Equine-Assisted Activities in Autism Spectrum […]

List of Research for Campral (Acamprosate) as an Autism Treatment

List of Research for Campral (Acamprosate) as an Autism Treatment

Campral (Acamprosate) & Autism Research List 2013 Research →Impact of Acamprosate on Behavior and Brain-Derived Neurotrophic Factor: an Open-Label Study in Youth with Fragile X Syndrome A prospective, open-label trial Included 12 individuals with fragile X syndrome Examined the effect of Campral (acamprosate) on brain-derived neurotrophic factor (BDNF) levels, inattention/hyperactivity, social behavior, and changes in […]

Autism & the iPad

Expedition with Plurals iPad App

iPad App Review: Expedition with Plurals

Learning to distinguish between the singular and plural forms of words can be challenging for children with autism.  Expedition with Plurals is a new iPad app that may help children learn to use the plural forms of words.  The app is designed to be used by speech pathologists, parents, and teachers to help children learn […]

AlphaTots iPad App Review

iPad App Review: AlphaTots

Is it challenging to help your child with autism learn the letters and sounds of the alphabet?  Then take a look at AlphaTots for the iPad!  AlphaTots is a creative and beautifully designed app to help children learn the alphabet in a fun and interactive way.  Each letter is reinforced by an entertaining activity.  AlphaTots […]

iPad App Review of Alphabet Zoo

iPad App Review: Alphabet Zoo

Alphabet Zoo iPad app is an entertaining way to help your autistic child learn the letters of the alphabet and their corresponding sounds.  The interactive design of this app helps engage the child while unique sound effects for each letter hold the child’s attention.  Each letter is accompanied by an animal that starts with the […]

Autism Blogs

Blog Review of Big Daddy Autism

Autism Blog Review: Big Daddy Autism

Life for any parent can be challenging at times.  This is especially true for parents of a child with autism.  Some blogs written by parents of children with autism seem to focus on the challenges.  However, many blogs capture the delight that comes from raising an autistic child.  Big Daddy Autism is perhaps the best autism […]

"Fixing" Autism by Lou's Land Receives the Outstanding Video Blog Post Award

Outstanding Autism Video Blog Post: “Fixing” Autism

  Silence can often be more powerful than spoken words!  It forces the listener to formulate his or her own thoughts rather than draw from the tone and inflection of the speaker.  Sometimes words are just a distraction that diminish the impact of a message.  A recent video blog by Lou’s Land illustrates this idea perfectly. The video […]

Review of Life with Max Autism Blog

Autism Blog Review: Life with Max

Autism often brings out the best in people.  Although autism can be a hard and difficult road, those that travel the road often find themselves better able to help other people.  The autism blog called Life with Max is a perfect example of this.  Life with Max tells about a mother’s determination to understand her […]