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Study Reveals That Unpruned Extra Synapses May Cause Autism

Study Reveals That 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… Continue Reading

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

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

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… Continue Reading

Simple Ways to Help Relieve Your Child’s Stress: Calming Cookie Dough

Simple Ways to Help Relieve Your Child’s Stress: Calming Cookie Dough

If your child has autism, you are probably quite familiar with sensory processing issues.  Although sensory processing and autism are two separate entities, they often co-exist and each can further complicate the other.  Oftentimes, children with autism have greater difficulties regulating their emotions and behaviors because processing all the sensory stimuli in their world can… Continue Reading