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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Recognizing Signs Of Autism

It is possible to test children as young as one year old for the risk of autism. Children develop differently, but research shows that the earlier treatment starts for children with autism, the better the improvements shown during development. As a parent, you should learn the early warning signs, so that if action is needed, […]

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Creating Brighter Futures Highlighted In The January Issue Of Ann Arbor Family

The January 2015 issue of Ann Arbor Family magazine featured an article showing how Creating Brighter Futures provides autism support that leads to successful futures for our patients. The article pointed out that we are a small family owned facility in Ann Arbor, Michigan, that provides an intimate setting that is ideal for the treatment […]

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Tips To Reduce Stress On Holiday Road Trips

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Holidays are a great time to spend with family and friends, but holiday travel can be stressful for those with autism and their families. However, with some advance planning, you can make car trips easier for everyone. Here are some helpful tips for preparing for a holiday car trip. Pack Toys, Games And Other Entertainment […]

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The Benefits Of Integrated Play Groups

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One major challenge for the parents of children on the autism spectrum is how they can help their child learn to play and socialize with their typically-developing peers. A recent study funded by Autism Speaks, has published findings on a study that was designed to measure the benefits of the Integrated Play Groups model. The […]

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MSSNG: Will be the Largest Database of Genomes from Autism Speaks

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This month, Autism Speaks launched MSSNG, a campaign intended to support and create what is anticipated to be the world’s most comprehensive database of sequenced genomic information on people with autism spectrum disorder and their family members. MSSNG’s objective is to create a database of 10,000 individuals’ genomes in an effort to achieve a better […]

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