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  1. Young Adults With Autism: Unemployment, Isolation

    By Alan Mozes HealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, April 21, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- As children with autism grow older, many approach adulthood without continued access to the kind of special needs services they routinely received as children, a new report warns. The "National Autism Indicators Report: Tra

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  2. Father's Sperm May Hold Clues to Autism Risk

    By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, April 15, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Sperm may hold clues about whether a man's children will be at increased risk for autism, a small study suggests. Autism spectrum disorder is a group of developmental problems that can cause significant social, communi

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  3. Doctors Often Ignore Parents' Autism Concerns

    By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, April 15, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Delays in diagnosing and treating autism often occur when doctors ignore parents' concerns about their child's early development, a new study suggests. A team led by Dr. Katharine Zuckerman, of Oregon Health and Scienc

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  4. Scientists Spot Gene Tied to Girls' Severe Autism

    By Dennis Thompson HealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, March 25, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Researchers say they've discovered a new genetic cause of autism, singling out a rare gene mutation that appears to hamper normal brain development early on in powerful ways. The gene, CTNND2, provides instructions f

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  5. Autism and Risk for Gut Troubles in Children

    By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, March 25, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Children with autism tend to have more gastrointestinal problems early in life compared to other children, a new study finds. Researchers compared these GI symptoms -- such as diarrhea, constipation and food allergy/in

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  6. IVF Children May Have Higher Odds of Autism

    By Steven Reinberg HealthDay Reporter THURSDAY, March 19, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Children conceived through assisted reproductive technology, such as in vitro fertilization, are twice as likely to have autism as those conceived without assistance, a new study finds. But researchers only found an a

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  7. Autism-Linked Genes May Be Tied to Higher IQ

    By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter THURSDAY, March 12, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Genes believed to increase the risk of autism may also be linked with higher intelligence, a new study suggests. Researchers analyzed the DNA of nearly 10,000 people in Scotland and also tested their thinking abilities.

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  8. 'Play' May Be More Stressful for Kids With Autism

    By Tara Haelle HealthDay Reporter FRIDAY, Feb. 13, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Children with autism appear to approach play differently than typically developing children, a recent study contends. "Children with autism lack a social component to their play and don't 'adjust' their play accordingly when

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  9. Genes May Not Explain Autism That Runs in Families

    Jan. 26, 2015 -- Scientists searching for the genetic roots of autism have found something surprising: In families where two children have been diagnosed with the disorder, siblings don’t often share the same gene changes. The new study fits into a larger body of research suggesting the genetics of

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  10. Can Pets Boost Social Skills for Kids With Autism?

    By Tara Haelle HealthDay Reporter MONDAY, Jan. 5, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Owning a pet may play a role in social skills development for some children with autism, a new study suggests. The findings are among the first to investigate possible links between pets and social skills in kids with an auti

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