Autism Made Easier at Christmas With the Help of Sensitive Santas

Autism Made Easier at Christmas With the Help of Sensitive Santas

Autism can be especially difficult for children during the holiday season, but some cities and towns are making it a little easier with the help of so-called Sensitive or Silent Santas.  Many children with autism, and their parents, have the same desire to experience a visit with Santa as neurotypical children and their parents, but […]

Autism: Oxytocin Spray May Help Social Skills in Children

Autism: Oxytocin Spray May Help Social Skills in Children

Autism in children may be helped by using a single spray of oxytocin in their nose.  A recent study has shown that it enhances brain activity while processing social information in children with the pervasive developmental disorder.  It was the first study done in children with autism spectrum disorders (ASD’s).  Pelphrey, Gordon and Colleagues performed […]

Autism Clues Detected in Infants

Autism Clues Detected in Infants

Autism clues have been detected in infants as young as six months of age according to a new study by Warren Jones and Ami Klin, of Emory University in Atlanta.  Lack of eye contact is a recognized attribute of autism but when it begins to manifest in a child’s behavior has not been specifically determined.  […]