Autism Spectrum Disorder (As defined by a gold standard measure for ASD diagnosis: the Autism Diagnostic Observation Schedule, Autism Diagnostic Interview, and/or the minimum Arkansas state requirement for autism classification, as defined by a consensus diagnosis of ASD by a medical doctor, speech pathologist, and psychologist.). In an event where sufficient diagnostic information is lacking, and the PI believes that the clients meet all other inclusion criteria and a prospective diagnosis of an ASD is clinically warranted, and a formal diagnosis is scheduled to occur within a reasonable time frame from the date of study entry, then the client may be considered as potentially eligible ...
Diagnosis is most commonly made between the ages of four and eleven.[1] A comprehensive assessment involves a multidisciplinary team[2][7][61] that observes across multiple settings,[1] and includes neurological and genetic assessment as well as tests for cognition, psychomotor function, verbal and nonverbal strengths and weaknesses, style of learning, and skills for independent living.[7] The current gold standard in diagnosing ASDs combines clinical judgment with the Autism Diagnostic Interview-Revised (ADI-R)-a semistructured parent interview-and the Autism Diagnostic Observation Schedule (ADOS)-a conversation and play-based interview with the child.[4] Delayed or mistaken diagnosis can be traumatic for individuals and families; for example, misdiagnosis can lead to medications that worsen behavior.[61][62] Many children with AS are initially misdiagnosed with attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD).[1] Diagnosing adults is more challenging, as standard diagnostic criteria are ...
Autism is a complex biological disorder that generally lasts throughout a persons life. It starts before age three and causes delays or problems with many different ways in which a person develops or grows. Some people with autism become very aggressive and can hurt others or themselves. This study will test the hypothesis that aggressive autistic adolescents will show a significantly greater response to valproate maintained at blood levels of 75-100 mcg/ml than to placebo. The study will also assess the safety of valproate in autistic adolescents. This represents the first double-blind study of valproate in mentally retarded/developmentally delayed populations.. Participants in this study will undergo DSM-IV evaluation, the Autism Diagnostic Interview-Revised and Autism Diagnostic Observation Schedule, and baseline blood tests. After baseline screening, all participants will be given a placebo for 1 week. Participants will then be randomized to receive either valproate or placebo for 8 weeks. ...
Autism spectrum disorder (ASD) is the most recent nomenclature for developmental disorders characterized by persistently impaired social interaction and communication, with stereotypic behavior [1]. These have previously been also referred to as Pervasive developmental disorders (PDD) or Autism [2]. Western literature reports the prevalence of PDD in children as 0.67-1.2% [3,4]. According to a multicentric Indian community study, it is 0.8 - 1.3% in 2- to 9-year-old children [5]. Early identification of Autism is invaluable as timely intervention is known to improve outcomes [6]. Current standard protocols of evaluation recommend satisfying diagnostic criteria of International Classification of Diseases (ICD) or Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM), followed by qualitative assessment with internationally validated instruments [1,2,7,8]. These include Autism Diagnostic Observation Schedule-Generalized (ADOS-G), Autism Diagnostic Interview-Revised (ADI-R), and Childhood ...
Sometimes new drivers, including teens with high-functioning Autism Spectrum Disorder (HFASD), have a hard time visually detecting critical items and anticipating a needed response to objects and other traffic indicators of a potentially hazardous situation. These critical items include traffic signs such as speed limit, stop and yield signs, as well as crosswalk and pavement markings that alert drivers to possible pedestrian traffic. In addition, novice drivers may also be unaware of other drivers break lights and turn signals that would require a response. Research has shown that the detection of these items and other skills required for safe driving, can be improved through driving-related computerized training programs.. This research study is being done to test the benefits of a computerized training program for drivers education students to see if it improves perception of these important traffic indicators for novice drivers, particularly those with high functioning autism spectrum ...
Messinger et al. found a 3.18 odds ratio of male to female ASD recurrence in 1241 prospectively followed high-risk (HR) siblings. Among high-risk siblings (with and without ASD), as well as among 583 low-risk controls, girls exhibited higher performance on the Mullen Scales of Early Learning, as well as lower restricted and repetitive behavior severity scores on the Autism Diagnostic Observation Schedule (ADOS) than boys. That is, female-favoring sex differences in developmental performance and autism traits were evident among low-risk and non-ASD high-risk children, as well as those with ASD. Constantino (Mol Autism) suggests that sex differences in categorical ASD outcomes in Messinger et al. should be understood as a female protective effect. We are receptive to Constantinos (Mol Autism) suggestion, and propose that quantitative sex differences in autism-related features are keys to understanding this female protective effect ...
Anxiety may exacerbate interpersonal difficulties and contribute to secondary behavioral problems in adolescents with High-Functioning Autism Spectrum Disorder (HFASD). This study was conducted to ass
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Autism spectrum disorder (ASD) is a genetically linked, neurodevelopmental disorder characterized by impairments within the social-communication domain and the presence of stereotyped and repetitive interests or behaviors. While previously referring to a group of pervasive developmental disorders (autism, Aspergers disorder, and Pervasive Developmental Disorder-Not Otherwise Specified), ASD now serves as an umbrella term where severity levels are assigned. ASD is characteristically heterogeneous; that is, manifestation of impairments can vary greatly. For example, nonverbal IQ can range from meeting criteria for severe intellectual disability to within or above the normal range. While language impairment is not a diagnostic criterion for autism, deficits in language are often found-although heterogeneity is again pervasive. While some children with ASD acquire language comparable to typically developing (TD) peers, approximately 25 percent remain minimally verbal, never acquiring functional ...
TY - JOUR. T1 - Anxiety in 3- to 7-year-old children with autism spectrum disorder seeking treatment for disruptive behavior. AU - Sukhodolsky, Denis G.. AU - Lecavalier, Luc. AU - Johnson, Cynthia. AU - Smith, Tristram. AU - Swiezy, Naomi. AU - Bearss, Karen. AU - Kalvin, Carla B.. AU - Scahill, Lawrence. PY - 2019/1/1. Y1 - 2019/1/1. N2 - Anxiety is a common and impairing problem in children with autism spectrum disorder, but little is known about it in preschool children with autism spectrum disorder. This article reports on the characteristics of anxiety symptoms in young children with autism spectrum disorder using a parent-completed rating scale. One hundred and eighty children (age 3-7 years) participated in a clinical trial of parent training for disruptive behaviors. Anxiety was measured as part of pre-treatment subject characterization with 16 items from the Early Childhood Inventory, a parent-completed scale on child psychiatric symptoms. Parents also completed other measures of ...
Autism Spectrum Disorders, Read about Autism Spectrum Disorders symptoms, causes, diagnosis, and treatment. Also read Autism Spectrum Disorders articles about how to live with Autism Spectrum Disorders, and more.
Autism Spectrum Disorders, Read about Autism Spectrum Disorders symptoms, causes, diagnosis, and treatment. Also read Autism Spectrum Disorders articles about how to live with Autism Spectrum Disorders, and more.
The CDC web site introduces Autism Spectrum Disorders with some basic autism facts, including facts about Autistic Disorder and Intellectual Disability, which are being ignored by the American Psychiatric Association in its proposed revisions to the Pervasive Developmental Disorders (which will now formally be called Autism Spectrum Disorder) section of the DSM-5. One simple, but very important, fact which the APA will hide is the fact that many people with Aut
Please join us for the Behavioral and Brain Sciences colloquium. Malleability of Social Cognition and Communication Development in Toddlers with Autism Spectrum Disorders: Insights from an Early Intervention Study, Rebecca Landa, Ph.D., CCC-SLP, Director, Center for Autism and Related Disorders (CARD). Dr. Landa is a speech-language pathologist. She has practiced in the public schools, university clinics and hospital settings. Dr. Landa has consulted with schools and families on an international level to establish state-of-the-science educational programming for children with autism spectrum disorders.. Research: Dr. Landas research has focused on neuropsychological, learning and communication processes in autism across the lifespan. She was the principal investigator of an NIH STARRT Center of Excellence, through which she developed and defined the evidence-base for the Early Achievements intervention for toddlers with autism spectrum disorders. She has pioneered research aimed at ...
When accessibility specialist Jamie Penner started at the University of Manitoba in 2009, a series of eye-opening client meetings made him reconsider how the institution was accommodating students with an autism spectrum disorder. "One of my first students on the spectrum had a course in ancient history covering some battle. I asked him what the lectures were like and he really only could remember or focus on the fact that they used a certain weapon in the battles. He was paying attention, he was listening, but he got so sidetracked," Mr. Penner recalls.. Autism spectrum disorders, or ASDs, are neurobiological conditions that affect various systems in the body and impact brain development. The severity of that impact differs from person to person, which means there isnt a standard case and symptoms cover a range (which is why autism is said to exist on a spectrum). Generally, people with an autism spectrum disorder may struggle with communication, socializing, and the intensity and scope of ...
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Despite the rising interest in intervention for children with autism spectrum disorder, the extent to which interventions are effective on gross motor outcomes is currently unknown. The purpose of this study was to analyze the effect of different intervention approaches on gross motor outcomes among children with autism spectrum disorder using meta-analysis. A total of 18 studies met the inclusion criteria for quantitative analysis. Pre- and posttest means and SDs were extracted to calculate effect sizes. Potential moderator variables were chosen based on important intervention characteristics. The results suggest that interventions have a large effect on gross motor outcomes among children with autism spectrum disorder (δ = 0.99, SE = 0.19, p , .001, 95% confidence interval [0.62, 1.36]). The interventions that were 16 total hours or longer had a significantly larger effect than those less than 16 hr. In addition, the interventions in experimental settings had significantly larger effects than ...
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TY - JOUR. T1 - Prenatal exposure to fever is associated with autism spectrum disorder in the boston birth cohort. AU - Brucato, Martha. AU - Ladd-Acosta, Christine Marie. AU - Li, Mengying. AU - Caruso, Deanna. AU - Hong, Xiumei. AU - Kaczaniuk, Jamie. AU - Stuart, Elizabeth. AU - Fallin, Daniele Daniele. AU - Wang, Xiaobin. PY - 2017/11/1. Y1 - 2017/11/1. N2 - Autism spectrum disorder (ASD) is phenotypically and etiologically heterogeneous, with evidence for genetic and environmental contributions to disease risk. Research has focused on the prenatal period as a time where environmental exposures are likely to influence risk for ASD. Epidemiological studies have shown significant associations between prenatal exposure to maternal immune activation (MIA), caused by infections and fever, and ASD. However, due to differences in study design and exposure measurements no consistent patterns have emerged revealing specific times or type of MIA exposure that are most important to ASD risk. No prior ...
TY - JOUR. T1 - Differential monocyte responses to TLR ligands in children with autism spectrum disorders. AU - Enstrom, Amanda M.. AU - Onore, Charity E.. AU - Van de Water, Judith A. AU - Ashwood, Paul. PY - 2010/1. Y1 - 2010/1. N2 - Autism spectrum disorders (ASD) are characterized by impairment in social interactions, communication deficits, and restricted repetitive interests and behaviors. Recent evidence has suggested that impairments of innate immunity may play an important role in ASD. To test this hypothesis, we isolated peripheral blood monocytes from 17 children with ASD and 16 age-matched typically developing (TD) controls and stimulated these cell cultures in vitro with distinct toll-like receptors (TLR) ligands: TLR 2 (lipoteichoic acid; LTA), TLR 3 (poly I:C), TLR 4 (lipopolysaccharide; LPS), TLR 5 (flagellin), and TLR 9 (CpG-B). Supernatants were harvested from the cell cultures and pro-inflammatory cytokine responses for IL-1β, IL-6, IL-8, TNFα, MCP-1, and GM-CSF were ...
Purpose : The aim of this study was to compare retinal thicknesses and vascular parameters between autism spectrum disorder (ASD) and neurotypical (NT) individuals. Methods : 14 eyes of 14 high-functioning ASD subjects and 14 eyes of 14 age- and sex-matched NT participants underwent 4 scans with the device Cirrus HD-OCT 5000 (Zeiss): macular cube, optic nerve cube, macular and optic nerve head (ONH) OCT angiography (OCT-A). Concerning OCT, thickness of full retina in 9 sectors of macular ETDRS pattern and peripapillary retinal nerve fiber layer (pRNFL) in 4 quadrants and 12 clock-hour sectors were considered. Vessel density and capillary perfusion density in 9 sectors were measured using macular OCT-A. ONH OCT-A estimated perfusion density and flux index in 4 peripapillary quadrants. Comparions between groups of these parameters were performed using U Mann-Whitney test. Results : ASD subjects showed higher ONH perfusion density and lower ONH flux index at the inferior quadrant when compared with ...
OBJECTIVES: The reported increasing prevalence of autism spectrum disorder (ASD) and attendant health and family impact make monitoring of ASD prevalence a public health priority.. METHODS: The prevalence of parent-reported diagnosis of ASD among US children aged 3 to 17 years was estimated from the 2007 National Survey of Childrens Health (sample size: 78037). A child was considered to have ASD if a parent/guardian reported that a doctor or other health care provider had ever said that the child had ASD and that the child currently had the condition. The point-prevalence for ASD was calculated for those children meeting both criteria. We examined sociodemographic factors associated with current ASD and with a past (but not current) ASD diagnosis. The health care experiences for children in both ASD groups were explored.. RESULTS: The weighted current ASD point-prevalence was 110 per 10,000. We estimate that 673,000 US children have ASD. Odds of having ASD were 4 times as large for boys than ...
A 2012 report by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) estimates the number of U.S. children diagnosed with Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASDs) at approximately 1 million. This represents a significant increase from estimates just a few years earlier.. The CDC report, "Prevalence of Autism Spectrum Disorders: Autism and Developmental Disabilities Monitoring Network, 14 Sites, United States," uses 2008 data from the Autism and Developmental Disabilities Monitoring (ADDM) Network, covering 337,093 children age 8 years or over in order to map the prevalence rates of ASDs and the characteristics of children diagnosed with an ASD.. The reports findings include:. ...
TY - JOUR. T1 - Beta-2-microglobulin in autism spectrum disorders. AU - Goines, Paula. AU - Schauer, Joseph. AU - Heuer, Luke. AU - Ashwood, Paul. AU - Van de Water, Judith A. PY - 2007. Y1 - 2007. N2 - Autism spectrum disorders (ASD) are heterogeneous neurodevelopmental diseases of unknown etiology. There are no biological markers for ASD and current diagnosis is based on behavioral criteria. Recent data has shown that MHC I, a compound involved in adaptive immune function, is also involved in neurodevelopment, synaptic plasticity and behavior. It has been suggested that altered MHC I expression could play a part in neurodevelopmental diseases like ASD. To address this possibility, we measured plasma levels of beta-2-microglobulin (β2m), a molecule that associates with MHC I and is indicative of MHC I expression, in 36 children with autism, 28 typically developing controls and subjects with developmental disabilities (n=16) but not autism. The age range of our study population was 17-120 ...
Automated Classification of Gait Abnormalities in Children with Autism Spectrum Disorders Based on Kinematic Data, Che Zawiyah Che Hasan, Rozita Jailani, Nooritawati Md Tahir, Autism spectrum disorders (ASD) are a permanent neurological disorder that can
Glutathione has a wide range of functions; it is an endogenous anti-oxidant and plays a key role in the maintenance of intracellular redox balance and detoxification of xenobiotics. Several studies have indicated that children with autism spectrum disorders may have altered glutathione metabolism which could play a key role in the condition. A systematic literature review and meta-analysis was conducted of studies examining metabolites, interventions and/or genes of the glutathione metabolism pathways i.e. the γ-glutamyl cycle and trans-sulphuration pathway in autism spectrum disorders. Thirty nine studies were included in the review comprising an in vitro study, thirty two metabolite and/or co-factor studies, six intervention studies and six studies with genetic data as well as eight studies examining enzyme activity. The review found evidence for the involvement of the γ-glutamyl cycle and trans-sulphuration pathway in autistic disorder is sufficiently consistent, particularly with respect to the
Euthanasia and assisted suicide (EAS) have been legally possible in the Netherlands since 2001, provided that statutory due care criteria are met, including: (a) voluntary and well-considered request; (b) unbearable suffering without prospect of improvement; (c) informing the patient; (d) lack of a reasonable alternative; (e) independent second physicians opinion. Unbearable suffering must have a medical basis, either somatic or psychiatric, but there is no requirement of limited life expectancy. All EAS cases must be reported and are scrutinised by regional review committees (RTE). The purpose of this study was to investigate whether any particular difficulties arise when the EAS due care criteria are applied to patients with an intellectual disability and/or autism spectrum disorder. The 416 case summaries available on the RTE website (2012-2016) were searched for intellectual disability (6) and autism spectrum disorder (3). Direct content analysis was used on these nine cases. Assessment of
PRIORITIZING THERAPIES FOR CHILDREN WITH AUTISM SPECTRUM DISORDERS. NAA- NY Metro Chapter November, 2008 Patricia S. Lemer, M.Ed., N CC Executive Director Developmental Delay Resources (DDR) www.devdelay.org [email protected] 800- 497- 0944. AUTISM SPECTRUM DISORDERS (ASD). Slideshow 70563 by PamelaLan
Autism spectrum disorder can produce different clinical outcomes in young children, with some having strong conversation abilities and others not talking at all. A Neuron study reveals at the first signs of possible autism in infants and toddlers, neural activity in language-sensitive brain regions is already similar to normal in those autism spectrum disorder toddlers who eventually go on to develop good language ability but nearly absent in those who later have a poor language outcome.
There are many famous people throughout history that have been diagnosed with autism spectrum disorder (ASD). The diagnoses of autism spectrum disorder a
Holiday Tips & Tips for Travel for Kids with Autism Spectrum Disorders (Autism Speaks) - The holiday season is a joyful time of the year, but it also can be stressful for kids with autism spectrum disorders (ASD). Preparing and planning early for the...
New research has linked an expectant mothers exposure to chemical pesticides with an increased risk of having a child with autism spectrum disorder.. The associations were stronger when mothers were exposed during the second and third trimesters of pregnancy, and that about one-third of the participants whose children were born with autism spectrum disorders lived within the 1 mile radius of commercial farming operations.. This University of California Davis MIND Institute study, published in Julys issue of Environmental Health Perspectives, validates the results of earlier studies linking autism with prenatal agricultural chemical exposure in California.. The study, led by principal investigator Irva Hertz-Picciotto, a MIND Institute researcher and professor and vice chairman of the Department of Public Health Sciences at UC Davis, includes families with children between 2 and 5 years old diagnosed with autism or developmental delay or with atypical development.. "If it were my family, I ...
Keep Methylation Central Here are some facts that are critical to restoring function in your child with an Autism Spectrum Disorder. I am Dr. Nancy Mullan, a medical doctor. I help parents with children recovering from Autism Spectrum Disorders, who want better solutions than the ones they have now, and who want…
There is a great need for more research on the cause and development of treatments for Autism Spectrum Disorders. In order for one to understand the need for research, one must first understand the affliction. All Autism Spectrum Disorder children experience problems in
We know that the number of persons receiving services for autism spectrum disorders has increased substantially since the early 1990s, but are there really more children today with the cluster of behaviors that make up the autism spectrum disorders than there were in the past?
A new study reports on the potential for a saliva screening test for autism spectrum disorder. The study describes significantly altered proteins in children with autism spectrum disorder, providing a basis for future research and development of a saliva screening test.
There has been intensified interest in the neuropeptides oxytocin (OT) and arginine vasopressin (AVP) in autism spectrum disorders (ASD) given their role in affiliative and social behavior in animals, positive results of treatment studies using OT, and findings that genetic polymorphisms in the AVP-OT pathway are present in individuals with ASD. Nearly all such studies in humans have focused only on males. With this preliminary study, we provide basic and novel information on the involvement of OT and AVP in autism, with an investigation of blood plasma levels of these neuropeptides in 75 preadolescent and adolescent girls and boys ages 8-18: 40 with high-functioning ASD (19 girls, 21 boys) and 35 typically developing children (16 girls, 19 boys). We related neuropeptide levels to social, language, repetitive behavior, and internalizing symptom measures in these individuals. There were significant gender effects: Girls showed higher levels of OT, while boys had significantly higher levels of ...
A BILL TO BE ENTITLED. AN ACT to REQUIRE HEALTH BENEFIT PLANS, inCLUDING THE STATE HEALTH PLAN FOR TEACHERS AND STATE EMPLOYEES, TO PROVIDE COVERAGE FOR TREATMENT OF AUTISM SPECTRUM DISORDERS.. The General Assembly of North Carolina enacts:. SECTION 1. Article 3 of Chapter 58 of the General Statutes is amended by adding a new section to read:. 58-3-192. Coverage for autism spectrum disorders.. (a) Definitions. - As used in this section:. (1) Autism services provider. - Any person, entity, or group that provides treatment of autism spectrum disorders.. (2) Autism spectrum disorders. - Any of the pervasive developmental disorders as defined in the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM-IV), or subsequent edition published by the American Psychiatric Association, or the International Statistical Classification of Diseases and Related Health Problems (ICD-10), or subsequent edition published by the World Health Organization.. (3) Behavioral care. - Any practices for the purpose ...
Autism spectrum disorders (ASDs) are relatively common neurodevelopmental conditions whose biological basis has been incompletely determined. Several biochemical markers have been associated with ASDs, but there is still no laboratory test for these conditions. We analyzed the metabolic profile of lymphoblastoid cell lines from 137 patients with neurodevelopmental disorders with or without ASDs and 78 normal individuals, using Biolog Phenotype MicroArrays. Metabolic profiling of lymphoblastoid cells revealed that the 87 patients with ASD as a clinical feature, as compared to the 78 controls, exhibited on average reduced generation of NADH when tryptophan was the sole energy source. The results correlated with the behavioral traits associated with either syndromal or non-syndromal autism, independent of the genetic background of the individual. The low level of NADH generation in the presence of tryptophan was not observed in cell lines from non-ASD patients with intellectual disability, schizophrenia or
Deficits in social behavior in mice lacking the CD38 gene have been attributed to impaired secretion of oxytocin. In humans, similar deficits in social behavior are associated with autistic spectrum disorder (ASD), for which genetic variants of CD38 have been pinpointed as provisional risk factors. We sought to explore, in an in vitro model, the feasibility of the theory that restoring the level of CD38 in ASD patients could be of potential clinical benefit. CD38 transcription is highly sensitive to several cytokines and vitamins. One of these, all-trans retinoic acid (ATRA), a known inducer of CD38, was added during cell culture and tested on a large sample of N = 120 lymphoblastoid cell (LBC) lines from ASD patients and their parents. Analysis of CD38 mRNA levels shows that ATRA has an upmodulatory potential on LBC derived from ASD patients as well as from their parents. The next crucial issue addressed in our study was the relationship between levels of CD38 expression and psychological ...
The goal of bridges4kids is to provide as much timely, useful information as possible to both parents and professionals regarding children with special needs, disabilities, and those who are at-risk.
The Autism Treatment Evaluation Checklist (ATEC) is a great tool for clinicians and parents to Elements of an Evaluation for While parent report is extremely important, an evaluation is not Autism Spectrum Disorder Measures; Autism AUTISM SPECTRUM DISORDER TEMPLATE ☐parent reports, following evaluation: karyotype, Fragile X DNA studies, Request for Assessment. S. Thus, reports for older children and adults As compared to the criteria listed in this report for educational ASD, the medical profession uses definitions described in the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual (DSM-V) of the American Psychiatric Association to diagnose autism and related spectrum disorders. Autism Spectrum Disorder: Evaluation, Eligibility, SPECIFIC REQUIREMENTS FOR THE AUTISM SPECTRUM DISORDER EVALUATION AND AUTISM Sample 1 Evaluation Report Diagnosing Autism Spectrum Disorders: A Lifespan Perspective Published Online: 9 FEB 2010 Students with autism also frequently engage in disruptive Sample Psycho-educational Report ...
PACED Behavior provides Applied Behavioral Analysis (ABA) services to children with a variety of disorders including autism spectrum disorders [e.g., autism, pervasive developmental disorder-not otherwise specified (PDD-NOS), Asperger s Syndrome], mental retardation, cerebral palsy, ADHD, and developmental delays. Therapy focuses on decreasing challenging behavior by making necessary environmental changes and teaching children functional skills including academic, communication, education, daily living skills, and social skills. ...
Published August 2, 2012 in Autism "The First Year Inventory is a parent-report measure designed to identify 12-month-old infants at risk for autism spectrum disorder. First Year Inventory taps behaviors that indicate risk in the developmental domains of sensory-regulatory and social-communication functioning. This longitudinal study is a follow-up of 699 children at 3 years of age from a community sample whose parents completed the First Year Inventory when their children were 12 months old. Parents of all 699 children completed the Social Responsiveness Scale-Preschool version and the Developmental Concerns Questionnaire to determine age 3 developmental outcomes. In addition, children deemed at risk for autism spectrum disorder based on liberal cut points on the First Year Inventory, Social Responsiveness Scale-Preschool, and/or Developmental Concerns Questionnaire were invited for in-person diagnostic evaluations. We found 9 children who had a confirmed diagnosis of autism spectrum disorder ...
2015, Springer Science+Business Media New York (outside the USA). While studies report associations between perinatal outcomes and both autism spectrum disorder (ASD) and intellectual disability (ID), there has been little study of ASD with versus without co-occurring ID. We compared perinatal risk factors among 7547 children in the 2006-2010 Autism and Developmental Disability Monitoring Network classified as having ASD + ID, ASD only, and ID only. Children in all three groups had higher rates of preterm birth (PTB), low birth weight, small-for-gestational-age, and low Apgar score than expected based on the US birth cohort adjusted for key socio-demographic factors. Associations with most factors, especially PTB, were stronger for children with ID only than children with ASD + ID or ASD only. Associations were similar for children with ASD + ID and ASD only ...
Individuals with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) are known to process faces atypically. However, there has been considerable controversy regarding whether ASD individuals also scan faces differently from typical adults. Here we compared ASD individuals face-scanning patterns with those of typically developing (TD) controls and intellectually disabled (ID) but non-ASD individuals with the use of an eye tracker and multiple approaches to analyze eye-tracking data. First, we analyzed the eye movement data with a traditional approach, measuring fixation duration on each area of interest within the face. We found that compared with TD and ID individuals, ASD individuals looked significantly shorter at the right eye. Second, we used a data-driven method that analyzes fixations on each pixel of the face stimulus and found that individuals with ASD looked more at the central nasal area than TD and ID individuals. Third, we used a novel saccade path analysis that measures frequencies of saccades between ...
Autism spectrum disorders (ASDs) are a group of neurodevelopmental disorders -characterized by impairments in social and communication skills as well as restricted interests and stereotyped behavior....
Autism spectrum disorders (ASDs) are developmental disorders which are thought primarily to affect social functioning. However, there is now a growing body of evidence that unusual sensory processing is at least a concomitant and possibly the cause of many of the behavioural signs and symptoms of ASD. A comprehensive and critical review of the phenomenological, empirical, neuroscientific and theoretical literature pertaining to visual processing in ASD is presented, along with a brief justification of a new theory which may help to explain some of the data, and link it with other current hypotheses about the genetic and neural aetiologies of this enigmatic condition. ...
Certain characteristics of autism spectrum disorder (ASD) may change as a child ages. An analysis of a national survey of childrens health found that children with a current diagnosis of ASD were more likely to have a co-occurring neurodevelopmental or psychiatric condition, such as learning disability or depression, than those with a past (but not current) diagnosis of ASD. This is important information to have when arriving at an ASD diagnosis.
A Retrospection of Socio- Economic Profile of Persons with Autism Spectrum Disorder ABSTRACT Autism is a condition that is unique in many ways. Persons coming under the autism spectrum have difficulties in sharing thoughts, feelings, meanings, intentions and other mental experiences of living in the world.