Travelling with a Child Who Has Autism
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  March 11, 2019  
  Autism  
  The latest autism news from News Medical  
 Travelling with a Child Who Has AutismTravelling with a Child Who Has Autism
 
Sticking to a predictable daily routine, with little manoeuvrability for change, is commonplace for a lot of children with autism. Deviating from routine can lead to anxiety, meltdowns, tantrums and problems with trust.
 
   Brain response to mom's voice found to be greatly diminished in children with autismBrain response to mom's voice found to be greatly diminished in children with autism
 
For most children, the sound of their mother's voice triggers brain activity patterns distinct from those triggered by an unfamiliar voice. But the unique brain response to mom's voice is greatly diminished in children with autism, according to a new study from the Stanford University School of Medicine.
 
   Large study finds no connection between MMR vaccine and autismLarge study finds no connection between MMR vaccine and autism
 
Finally the verdict is out. A large study has proven conclusively that there is no association between Measles Mumps and Rubella combined vaccine or the MMR vaccine and autism. The results of the landmark study were published in the latest issue of the Annals of Internal Medicine.
 
 Pittcon to raise autism awareness during 2019 conference
 
Pittcon to raise autism awareness during 2019 conferencePittcon, the premier annual conference and exposition on laboratory science being held in Philadelphia, PA March 17-21 2019, is proud to announce its autism awareness efforts during this year’s conference.
 
 
 Specific brain activity patterns in people with autism may be used as therapeutic biomarkers
 
Specific brain activity patterns in people with autism may be used as therapeutic biomarkersResearchers from Jülich, Switzerland, France, the Netherlands, and the UK have discovered specific activity patterns in the brains of people with autism. These consistent patterns of functional connectivity might be used in the long term as therapeutic biomarkers. The idea behind this is that in future, doctors would be able to investigate whether certain treatments can shift brain patterns in the direction of healthy patterns, potentially achieving an improved state of health.
 
 
 Virtual reality shows promise for reducing fears and phobia in autistic adults
 
Virtual reality shows promise for reducing fears and phobia in autistic adultsIn a new pilot study, autistic adults showed real-life, functional improvement after a combination treatment approach that included graded exposure to fear and anxiety-producing experiences in a virtual reality environment.
 
 
 Mother's treatment for infection during pregnancy increases child's risk for autism and depression
 
Mother's treatment for infection during pregnancy increases child's risk for autism and depressionRisks for autism and depression are higher if one's mother was in hospital with an infection during pregnancy. This is shown by a major Swedish observational study of nearly 1.8 million children.