New online genetic study aims to enroll 50,000 individuals and families affected by autism
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  April 20, 2017  
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 New online genetic study aims to enroll 50,000 individuals and families affected by autismNew online genetic study aims to enroll 50,000 individuals and families affected by autism
 
Autism has a strong genetic component. To date, approximately 50 genes have been identified that almost certainly play a role in autism, and researchers estimate that at least an additional 300 are involved.
 
 
 Research highlights importance of financial literacy to increase autonomy for young adults with autismResearch highlights importance of financial literacy to increase autonomy for young adults with autism
 
More than 3 million people in the United States are estimated to have an autism spectrum disorder diagnosis and annual diagnosis rates continue to rise.
 
   Antidepressant use during early pregnancy not linked to risk of autism, ADHD in kids, study showsAntidepressant use during early pregnancy not linked to risk of autism, ADHD in kids, study shows
 
A study led by Indiana University suggests that mothers' use of antidepressants during early pregnancy does not increase the risk of their children developing autism or attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, conditions previously associated with these medications.
 
   Fundamental red flags that may help parents identify autism in childrenFundamental red flags that may help parents identify autism in children
 
Autism spectrum disorders are being diagnosed in ever increasing numbers. Nationally, there are about 1 in 68 children identified with an autism spectrum disorder (ASD), according to the Center for Disease Control's Autism and Developmental Disabilities Monitoring Network.
 
 Study reveals driver licensing rates and patterns among adolescents with ASD
 
Study reveals driver licensing rates and patterns among adolescents with ASDA new study from Children's Hospital of Philadelphia finds one in three adolescents with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) acquires an intermediate driver's license, and the majority does so in their 17th year.
 
 
 Developmental Split-Brain syndrome discovery
 
Developmental Split-Brain syndrome discoveryOur group describes a new entity, which we refer to as “Developmental Split-Brain syndrome” which we discovered affected four individuals from three unrelated families. All affected individuals showed disruption of communicating tracts between the right and left side of the brain which meant that there is lack of coordination and communication between the two sides of the brain.