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Intelligence Testing in Individuals with Autism Spectrum Disorders

From ScienceDaily regarding Intelligence Testing in individuals with autism and Asperger's Syndrome - "Autism spectrum disorders, including Asperger syndrome, have generally been associated with uneven intellectual profiles and impairment, but according to a new study of Asperger individuals published in the online journal PLoS ONE, this may not be the case -- as long as intelligence is evaluated by the right test." Click HERE to read more about this study.

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Sat, 10/01/2011 - 09:26

August is Asperger's Awareness Month in Huntsville, Alabama

For the third year in a row, Huntsville, Alabama, Mayor - Tommy Battle, has declared August as Asperger's Awareness Month. For more details about this story, click on "Source" above or click HERE.

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Tue, 08/09/2011 - 23:38

Healthy Primetime Drama

EverydayHEALTH has a great article covering the top Health Concerns impacting families around the globe. The shows 'Parenthood' and 'Glee' are tackling some of the toughest issues facing families like ours.

Learn about other shows that are making a difference by clicking on the Source button above!

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Wed, 07/06/2011 - 13:11

New Study Indicates 1 in 12 American Children may have Food Allergies

A new study released today by Pediatrics, examined the rate and severity of food allergies in American children, and yielded some startling results. With about 8% of US children affected, the question that begs an answer is what is driving this pronounced increase (environmentally?) and how it can be addressed? To read more from Reuters, click on "Source" above or click HERE.

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Mon, 06/20/2011 - 12:48

Autism Severity in Relation to Nutrition and Metabolic Status

A new study from Arizona State University published this week indicates statistically significant differences in the nutritional and metabolic status of children with Autism in comparison to Neurotypical peers. The differences include: biomarkers indicative of vitamin insufficiency, increased oxidative stress, reduced capacity for energy transport, sulfation and detoxification. Additionally, several of the biomarkers were significantly associated with variations in the severity of Autism. The good news? These biomarkers are likely to be "amenable" to treatment with nutritional supplements.

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Sat, 06/11/2011 - 11:50