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Archive for June, 2013

Autism Related to Higher Levels of Toxic Metals

By Nadia Shanab | Uncategorized

The topic of “what causes autism”, has always been at the heart of the autism community’s concern and interest. Up to this date, the real cause(s) of autism are not known yet. However, several reasons are suspected. But the most suspected causes are genetics, environmental, or combinations of both. In February 25, 2013 a study

‘Sensory-Focused’ Autism Therapy

By Nadia Shanab | Uncategorized

This is an environmental enrichment therapy that parents can provide/perform with their children at home. It improves sensory issues of smell, sight, texture, temperature, and movement. It has a significant positive effect on children with autism. The auther of this research is Michael Leon, a professor of neurobiology and behavior at the Center for Autism

One Third of Autism Cases Also Have ADHD Symptoms

By Nadia Shanab | Uncategorized

An article published today, June 5, 2013, about a new research done at Kennedy Krieger Institute suggests that one third of the children diagnosed with ASD (Autism Spectrum Disorder) between 4 and 8 years of age, also showed clinically clear symptoms of Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder. The study published in Autism: The International Journal and