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 Effectiveness of Acceptance Commitment Therapy for autistic individuals has been investigatedEffectiveness of Acceptance Commitment Therapy for autistic individuals has been investigated
 
A doctoral thesis at Karolinska Institutet in Sweden has investigated whether Acceptance Commitment Therapy (ACT) can be used for individuals with Autism Spectrum Disorder.
 
   Infants diagnosed with autism show differences in brain’s visual areasInfants diagnosed with autism show differences in brain’s visual areas
 
Infants who were diagnosed with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) at 24 months old had differences in the visual processing areas of the brain that were apparent at 6 months old, according to a study funded by the National Institutes of Health.
 
   Specially trained therapy dog expands the world for autistic childrenSpecially trained therapy dog expands the world for autistic children
 
A new Australian study looking at the impact of an autism assistance dog for children and their parents has made an unexpected discovery: the dog has expanded their world, literally.
 
 Autistic adults have worse health and poorer quality healthcare
 
Autistic adults have worse health and poorer quality healthcareAutistic individuals are more likely to have chronic mental and physical health conditions, suggests new research from the University of Cambridge. Autistic individuals also report lower quality healthcare than others.
 
 
 Study shows evidence of social benefits for autistic children with imaginary friends
 
Study shows evidence of social benefits for autistic children with imaginary friendsA new study from York St John University has shown for the first time that parents of autistic children with imaginary friends report that their children are better able to understand others' minds and have stronger social skills than those autistic children with no imaginary friend.
 
 
 Combinations of multiple genetic factors play a role in the broad spectrum of autism
 
Combinations of multiple genetic factors play a role in the broad spectrum of autismAutism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) is referred to as a "spectrum" because clinical features of ASD range from mild social impairments in some people to severe intellectual disability or epilepsy in others.
 
 
 Differences in behavior among people with ASD are closely related to variations in brain anatomy
 
Differences in behavior among people with ASD are closely related to variations in brain anatomyDifferences in behavior among people with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) are closely related to differences in neuroanatomy – the shape of a brain – a team of Boston College neuroscientists report today in the journal Science.
 
 
 Contrastive machine learning helps better characterize the neuroanatomical variation of ASD
 
Contrastive machine learning helps better characterize the neuroanatomical variation of ASDUnderstanding brain heterogeneity in people with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) could be pivotal to improving quality of life in affected individuals, by leading to more specific diagnoses and targeted behavioral interventions.