Researchers may have found a breakthrough treatment for a genetic form of autism! While it’s still new, scientists are hopeful, as they’ve been using the experimental cancer drugs to reverse the condition in mice. Here’s what you need to know!
Scientists have found that the older a man is when he fathers a baby, the more of a risk the child has of developing autism and schizophrenia, according to a new study. Find out all the details!
A ground-breaking new study has found that older men are more likely to father a child who develops autism or schizophrenia than young fathers are. Random mutations that increase in male DNA as it ages is thought to be the cause, according to the study, which was published on Aug. 22.
Rescuers cranked up Ozzy’s hit song ‘No More Tears’ after autism experts suggested it might help Joshua Robb find his way to safety after a terrifying night stranded in the wilderness of California’ San Bernadino National Forest!
And it worked! After 24 hours lost and alone, Joshua Robb, 8, was found alive and well on Tuesday, Sept. 13!
Kids have a one-in-five chance of developing autism if they have a brother or sister with the condition and a ONE-IN-THREE risk if more than one of their older siblings suffers from it.
New research released in the online journal Pediatrics says parents whose first born child has autism face a one-in-five risk of their second child being born with the disorder. The risk is much higher than in previous studies and increases if the second child is a boy. Can you personally relate to this new information, HollyMoms?
New research suggests one-in-38 children has some form of autism. That’s three times as many as previously claimed!
The comprehensive study claims two-thirds of autism sufferers aren’t being diagnosed, often because parents ware unwilling to accept their kids have the condition.
The writer/director Janet Grillo gives HollyBaby.com insight into why she feels the need to spread the word about autism awareness.
Fly Away tells the “poignant, yet humor-filled and gripping story” of a single mother (Beth Broderick) raising an autistic teenage daughter (Ashley Rickards) and the challenges this family faces as they transition her from childhood to young adulthood.Read more and watch the trailer!
The SAG award winner used her acceptance speech to discuss about the importance of understanding autism. Way to go, Claire! Parents can take comfort in your words.
Claire Danes wants to clear up the misconceptions about autism. “It’s funny, most people think autistic people aren’t capable of empathy,” 31-year-old Temple Grandin actress said last night (Jan. 30) at the 2011 Screen Actors Guild Awards in LA. “I can’t think of a more empathic person than Temple Grandin,” explains Claire, whose award wining role was based on the real life Temple — an autistic woman renowned for her work in the humane livestock handling industry. “She’s really dedicated her life to representing those who are unrepresented. So that’s a misconception.”
After a bad case of acid reflux as an infant, the 4-year-old has been afraid of food ever since.
What would you do if your child just refused to eat or drink? A British couple is living this nightmare, as their 4-year-old boy, who also suffers from autism, has not eaten since he was an infant. Kevin and Catherine Harrison of Carlton, Nottingham, in England have been trying for years to get their son, Daniel, to eat something, or even drink a glass of milk. But after having a terrible case of acid reflux as a baby, Daniel developed a phobia about solid food and must be fed through a tube in his stomach.
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