Latest Autism News
Here you will find the latest news from the autism community, from scientific breakthroughs to interventions that can help; from stories of autism in the news, to the latest diagnostic methods. Feel free to contact us if you find something that we haven’t mentioned here – what matters to you matters to us, and more importantly our customers and followers.
Current research seems to indicate that autism can present very differently in girls than it does in boys. This could explain why the current rate of diagnosis for girls is so much lower than for boys - doctors are using the diagnostic criteria developed to detect...read more
Something that most of us have dealt with at some point is the subject of regression. Our child develops a new skill, triggering feelings of pride and hope, only to apparently 'lose' a skill they have had for some time. This, far from being a step backward, could be...read more
Researchers from the University of California, San Diego School of Medicine, have investigated a series of mutations within the brain that have been commonly linked to some forms of autism. They have looked in detail at when, and where, these mutations within the...read more
A school in Wiltshire is reported to have asked the parents of an autistic boy to keep him at home during a recent Ofsted inspection, suggesting that he take an ‘authorised absence’.read more
Recent medical developments have suggested that the medical use of marijuana can be beneficial for many conditions. There have been some publications extending this use to children and adolescents with ASD. A new study looks at the evidence for an against in more detail.read more
A new study has reviewed various interventions that have been used to treat behaviours such as pica (the consumption of non-edible objects) in children with ASD. Certain behavioural interventions have been shown to have an average of 96% success rate, and what is more the techniques can be practiced by parents at home.read more