Training Program for Those With Autism Often Results in Low-Paying Jobs: Study

May 3, 2016

TUESDAY, May 3, 2016 (HealthDay News) — While a U.S. government-funded job training program for people with autism has a high success rate, many who get jobs earn well below the federal poverty line, a new study finds.
“We found that over half of the people with autism who used Vocational Rehabilitation services got jobs,” said […]


Autism Diagnosed at Younger Ages

April 30, 2016

SATURDAY, April 30, 2016 (HealthDay News) — Children are being diagnosed with autism at younger ages since the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) made changes to their diagnosis guidelines in 2007, a new study says.
The AAP guidelines now advise doctors to screen all children for autism during well-child visits when children are 18 months and […]


‘Wandering’ a Hazard for More Than a Third of Kids With Autism

April 30, 2016

SATURDAY, April 30, 2016 (HealthDay News) — Discovering that a child with autism has wandered away from the safety of home would be a terrifying moment for any parent.
Now, a new study reports that one-third of children on the autism spectrum engage in wandering behaviors.
“Wandering places children with autism spectrum disorders at risk of serious […]


Study Suggests Aerial Pesticide Spraying Tied to Higher Autism Rates

April 30, 2016

By Amy NortonHealthDay Reporter
SATURDAY, April 30, 2016 (HealthDay News) — Children living in an area of New York state that uses aerial pesticides to control mosquitoes have a higher rate of autism than children in neighboring areas, a new study finds.
Researchers found that children living in a swampy region in central New York were 25 […]


Tracking Kids’ Eye Movements Might Shed New Light on Autism

April 8, 2016

FRIDAY, April 8, 2016 (HealthDay News) — New findings about where children with autism look during conversations could lead to changes in treatment programs, researchers say.
The researchers used special technology to monitor the eye movements of 18 children with autism between the ages of 6 and 12, and 19 children without the developmental disorder.
The researchers […]


Short Gap Between Pregnancies Tied to Higher Autism Risk?

April 7, 2016

By Maureen SalamonHealthDay Reporter
THURSDAY, April 7, 2016 (HealthDay News) — Spacing pregnancies in close succession may increase the risk of autism in children, a large new research review suggests.
Examining existing research involving more than 1.1 million children, scientists also found that longer pregnancy spacing — in excess of five years — may be linked to […]


U.S. Autism Rate Unchanged at 1 in 68 Kids: CDC

March 31, 2016

THURSDAY, March 31, 2016 (HealthDay News) — The autism rate among school-aged children in the United States has held steady in recent years, but it’s too early to determine whether rates are stabilizing, according to a federal government report released Thursday.
The autism rate was 1 in 68 children in 2012, the same as it was […]


Stomach Troubles Not Linked to Autism, Study Finds

March 14, 2016

MONDAY, March 14, 2016 (HealthDay News) — Children with autism are not at higher risk for certain digestive system problems than those without the neurodevelopmental disorder, a small study suggests.
The researchers focused on gastrointestinal disorders that previous studies suggested might be linked to autism. These include intestinal inflammation; deficiency of the digestive enzyme lactase, associated […]


Kids With Autism More Likely to Wander, Less Likely to Recognize Danger

February 19, 2016

FRIDAY, Feb. 19, 2016 (HealthDay News) — Children with autism and other development disorders are more likely than other youngsters to wander and put themselves in potential danger, a new study finds.
Researchers analyzed data from a 2011 U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention survey of parents and guardians of more than 4,000 children with […]


Panel Undecided on Screening All Kids for Autism

February 16, 2016

TUESDAY, Feb. 16, 2016 (HealthDay News) — There’s just not enough good data to determine whether there’s value in routinely screening all young children for autism, an influential panel of U.S. health experts said Tuesday.
After considering current information, as well as getting input from health care professionals and the public, the U.S. Preventive Services […]



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