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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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Holidays And Autism: How To Deal With The Unlimited Food And Increased Triggers

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The holidays are an exciting time for most but they can also be stressful for parents, especially those who have children dealing with Autism. The holidays tend to offer extended family time as well as lots and lots of foods, which can create issues with families who are dealing with an autistic child. Thankfully there […]

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Have Researchers Determined What Causes Autism?

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For some time researchers have agreed that autism could be caused by both environmental and genetic factors, yet scientists have not been able to identify the mechanism in the brain that results in someone actually having autism. Research from UCLA may have found clues to solve this mystery. Researchers have known that people with autism […]

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What is Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA)? 

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At Creating Brighter Futures one of the most common questions that we receive is to define ABA. Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) is the process of applying knowledge gained through learning from Behavior Analysis and applying these principles to solutions of problems that exist in social situations. Significant research has validated treatments based on ABA principles. […]

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Autism Speaks Walk For Autism

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Creating Brighter Futures Proud To Participate In Walk Now For Autism Speaks Creating Brighter Futures was extremely proud to participate and raise money for this year’s Michigan Walk Now for Autism Speaks event at Ford Field. Click here for their website: http://www.walknowforautismspeaks.org/faf/home/default.asp?ievent=1103083 This event raised a total of $179,906, which will be used to advance […]

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