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Creating Brighter Futures Proud To Welcome New BCBA, Deanna Coker

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It has been a busy first quarter of 2015 and we’re extremely excited to announce that we’ve recently hired Deanna Coker, a Board Certified Behavior Analyst to continue to deliver a high level of ABA therapy to our growing list of clients. We thought it would be a good idea to feature Deanna in a […]

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Robots Help In The Fight Against Autism

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Children with autism have been interacting with a human-like robot that is delivering revolutionary autism intervention and transforming the way children with autism are being taught. Robot Helps With Social Interactions Robots are teaching kids about a wide range of social interactions and is proving to be extremely effective with kids with autism. Dr. Pamela […]

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Genetic Mutations In Over 100 Genes Possible Cause Of Autism

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It has long been suspected that genetics is related to the cause of autism, but researchers have had difficulty linking individual genes with autism since many children who develop autism have parents who did not. But two recent landmark studies report that dozens of sets of genes are very closely connected to the development of […]

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Autism And Dealing With Obesity

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According to a study last year by the CDC, almost a third of all children with Autism Spectrum Disorder are severely overweight compared to just 13% of typically developing children. Helping a child on the spectrum with their weight issues can be complex, considering the eating behaviors and developmental challenges involved. So what is a […]

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4 Ways Family Life Is Impacted By Autism

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Getting the diagnosis of Autism Spectrum Disorder is life-changing for both the child with the diagnosis and the other family members as well. For most, the diagnosis is unexpected and there are various stressors affecting families that stem from the diagnosis. In addition to attempting to continue living life as they were with work and […]

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Mississippi State Senate Passes Autism Insurance Bill

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Mississippi State Senate has approved a new bill that requires insurance companies to cover autism screening, diagnosis and the treatments that are needed by children with autism. Bill Requires Coverage Of Therapies Mississippi’s Senate Bill #2581 was approved with a 39-6 vote while being met with strong opposition by the Tea Party conservatives. The bill […]

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Exciting New Research Findings Offer Hope For Future Autism Treatment

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In a study published this month in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, researchers say that they have proven that it is possible to rewire the brain. The finding of this possible reset button could translate into a future treatment for autism with better outcomes. It is still quite early in the process […]

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Abandoned Children More Likely to Develop Social Communication Difficulties and Autism

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Although the majority of abandoned children are raised by supportive and loving families, some are less fortunate and are abandoned and raised in institutions. Recent research is suggesting that those children raised in institutions may be at an increased risk of developing behavior that is similar to that in children with autism. Institutionalized Children Display […]

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Siblings With Autism Display More Differences Than Similarities

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New research indicates that the genetics involved in siblings diagnosed with Autism Spectrum Disorder are as diverse as their varying range of symptoms and behaviors. The research has shed light on the ineffectiveness of the current practice of studying an older child to predict the genetic risk of autism of a future sibling. Autistic Siblings […]

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Researchers Identify Molecular Network In Brain Implicated In Autism

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According to a new study by Stanford University’s School of Medicine, some cases of autism might be due to poor communication between different brain hemispheres. Possible Connectivity Problem Could Be Linked To Autism Poor connectivity between the two halves of the brain could possibly be caused by a disfunction of the corpus callosum, which could […]

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