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Regression in Autism: What We Know

Posted by National Autism Network , in Autism Awareness, Research and Autism 17 March 2016 · 1,702 views
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Regression in Autism: What We Know New evidence has revealed a “near universal” truth about an aspect of autism that has traditionally been a highly debated topic in the field. We are referring to the presence of regression, or a loss of skills, in autism. There are anecdotal reports from parents about children who seemingly develop typically for the first years of life only to quickly she...


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The Future of Screening and Diagnosing Autism

Posted by National Autism Network , in Technology, Research and Autism, Autism Treatments 23 November 2015 · 1,408 views
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The Future of Screening and Diagnosing Autism From the time parents recognize the signs of autism, search for a qualified provider, follow through with an appointment, and undergo a comprehensive diagnostic evaluation, obtaining an autism diagnosis can be an extensive process that can take several months, in some cases years.  1  This is tragic when you consider the importance early intervention play...


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"Autism- What We Know (and What We Don't Know Yet)"- A synopsis

Posted by National Autism Network , in Research and Autism 16 May 2014 · 1,921 views
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"Autism- What We Know (and What We Don't Know Yet)"- A synopsis In March of 2014, geneticist Dr. Wendy Chung gave a brief TED presentation titled “Autism--What We Know (and What We Don't Know Yet) ,” discussing the role of genetics in the development of autism spectrum disorder. We know this subject can be a bit technical and dry and you may already be fluffing a pillow for a nice nap after this article, but we wi...


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Understanding Correlation vs. Causation in Autism Research

Posted by National Autism Network , in Autism Treatments, Research and Autism, Strategies for Parents, Provider Specific 16 January 2014 · 2,719 views
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Understanding Correlation vs. Causation in Autism Research The dramatic uptick of autism diagnosis worldwide has left researchers scrambling to pinpoint the disorder’s origin. Research has been conducted to explore a number of genetic and environmental factors that could be responsible for an increased risk of developing ASD. There are likely several causes of ASD, but the number of causes the disorder has been l...


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Autism Registries: Beneficial Tool or Invasion of Privacy?

Posted by National Autism Network , in Research and Autism, Autism Awareness 02 January 2014 · 2,224 views
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Autism Registries: Beneficial Tool or Invasion of Privacy? The dramatic increase of autism spectrum disorders in this country has not gone unnoticed.  While you aren't going to see a check box for autism diagnosis on the latest Census, local, state, and nationwide registries are being developed for a variety of reasons. These registries are designed to help law enforcement identify individuals on the spectrum...


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Common Alternative and Controversial Treatments for Autism Spectrum Disorder

Posted by National Autism Network , in Research and Autism, Autism Treatments 09 August 2013 · 4,461 views
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Common Alternative and Controversial Treatments for Autism Spectrum Disorder Last week, our blog focused on the importance of seeking out evidence-based and established treatments for autism spectrum disorders.  This week’s blog will focus on the common as well as controversial...


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Effective Early Intervention in Schools- What Does the Data Say?

Posted by National Autism Network , in Autism Treatments, Research and Autism 01 August 2013 · 2,204 views
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Effective Early Intervention in Schools- What Does the Data Say? Early intervention for children on the autism spectrum is one of the most critical aspects of providing successful treatment.  When it comes to early intervention, the widely held belief “the earlier, the better” is becoming more and more cemented as a universal truth.  But which treatments are the most effective at...


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The CLARITY Brain Imaging Process

Posted by National Autism Network , in Research and Autism, Technology 26 April 2013 · 1,610 views

Scientists are constantly challenged to unlock the mysteries of the human brain.  This is partially because the customary methods of exploring the idiosyncrasies of the brain require actual brain tissue, which is a rarity in the scientific community. The...


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A Look at the Recent CDC Report Indicating a Rise in the Prevalence of Autism

Posted by National Autism Network , in Research and Autism, Autism Awareness 26 March 2013 · 1,412 views
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A Look at the Recent CDC Report Indicating a Rise in the Prevalence of Autism In the wake of the recent report  from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the National Survey of Children’s Health (NSCH), which indicates the autism prevalence rate has risen to 1 in 50 children in the United States, we at the National Autism...