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    Ava Wadaby

    Ava Wadaby researches and writes about autism as she works to understand the challenges of her son who was diagnosed with Autism and ADHD. She also regularly conducts activities with children in her neighborhood, focusing on their learning and development.

    A Closer Look at Sleep Disorders with Autism

    A Closer Look at Sleep Disorders with Autism https://www.autismparentingmagazine.com/sleep-disorders-autism

    The inability to get a good night’s sleep is experienced by most people at one time or another. However, recent studies show sleep concerns are more prevalent with people diagnosed with autism spectrum disorder (ASD). For many people with autism, it can be a challenge to get to sleep and stay asleep, which can have […]

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    Could Excessive Brain Connections Be the Cause of Autism?

    Could Excessive Brain Connections Be the Cause of Autism? https://www.autismparentingmagazine.com/excessive-brain-connections-cause-autism

    Scientists have discovered what could be the latest breakthrough in autism. It was revealed in a  recent study that the cause of autism might be the result of too many synapses or brain connections. These excessive brain connections are said to create communication problems within the nervous system. According to the neuroscience department head at […]

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    People with Autism Are Filling a Void in the Workplace

    People with Autism Are Filling a Void in the Workplace https://www.autismparentingmagazine.com/autism-filling-a-void-in-the-workplace

    The future job market is looking bright for many people with autism spectrum disorder (ASD). Large companies such as Microsoft, EY, and Utah-based Chargeback have piloted neurodiversity programs that aim to employ adults who are on the spectrum. The main objective of the program is to explore the possible benefits of hiring employees with varying […]

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    New Study Proves Melatonin Effective Sleep Aid for Children with Autism

    New Study Proves Melatonin Effective Sleep Aid for Children with Autism https://www.autismparentingmagazine.com/study-melatonin-effective-sleep-aid-children

    A study published in the Journal of the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry disclosed that children with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) who have refractory insomnia will benefit from prolonged release melatonin (PEDPRM). The trial conducted was random, placebo-controlled, and double-blind. Profiles of participants There were 125 participants in the trial aged 2 to […]

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    Study Reveals Congenital Heart Disease Link to Autism

    Study Reveals Congenital Heart Disease Link to Autism https://www.autismparentingmagazine.com/study-congenital-heart-disease-autism-link

    With great advancements in the medical field and surgery, an impressive 90 percent of infants born with a congenital heart condition are able to survive until adulthood. The majority of these infants, however, often suffer from health problems including heart arrhythmia, neurodevelopmental deficiencies, autism, and respiratory issues. According to Martina Brueckner, genetics and pediatrics professor […]

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    New System to Help Children with Autism Learn Better in a Classroom Setting

    New System to Help Children with Autism Learn Better in a Classroom Setting https://www.autismparentingmagazine.com/new-system-classroom-setting-for-autism

    It’s common for children with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) to experience sensory overload or adverse reactions to sensory input more often than their neurotypical classmates. Some children with ASD find processing stimuli, such as sights and sounds, difficult and exhibit hypersensitivity to being touched. Sensory overload can occur in the classroom when multiple stimuli occur simultaneously, […]

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    Study Reveals That Unpruned Extra Synapses May Cause Autism

    Study Reveals That Unpruned Extra Synapses May Cause Autism https://www.autismparentingmagazine.com/unpruned-extra-synapses-may-cause-autism

    As part of a special brain-tissue study, a group of researchers from Columbia University Medical Center made an extraordinary discovery when they examined the brain tissues of children with autism. According to researchers, the study revealed that the brains of the children studied had an excess of synapses, the structure that permits a neuron to pass an […]

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    Experts’ Advice: Fidget Spinners Are Not for ADHD Treatment

    Experts’ Advice: Fidget Spinners Are Not for ADHD Treatment https://www.autismparentingmagazine.com/fidget-spinners-not-adhd-treatment

    In the center of the huge frenzy the miracle gadget fidget spinner stirred, experts recently revealed that the spinner is nothing more than a regular toy. Fidget spinners have been marketed as easy to carry anxiety-busting gadgets that can aid children and adults with attention deficit hyperactive disorder (ADHD) and any type of anxiety disorder. […]

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    Autism Discovery: Some Children with Autism May Benefit from Oxytocin Treatment

    Autism Discovery: Some Children with Autism May Benefit From Oxytocin Treatment https://www.autismparentingmagazine.com/oxytocin-treatment-may-benefit-autism

    A study done by Stanford University of Medicine on the use of oxytocin as treatment for children with autism revealed that children with low baseline oxytocin levels exhibited improved social behaviors. The study, which was published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, was the first one conducted on how oxytocin baseline levels […]

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    Autistic Infants May Be Diagnosed Early Through Neuroimaging

    Autistic Infants May Be Diagnosed Early Through Neuroimaging https://www.autismparentingmagazine.com/autism-diagnosis-through-neuroimaging

    A medical technique known as functional connectivity magnetic resonance imaging (fcMRI) has been discovered to predict which among high-risk infants are most likely to develop autism spectrum disorder (ASD) by the age of two. This medical breakthrough, funded by the Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development (NICHD) and the National […]

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