Blog Posts - Autism



Molecular Psychiatry - Gestational vitamin D deficiency and autism-related traits: the Generation R Study

 There is intense interest in identifying modifiable risk factors associated with autism-spectrum disorders (ASD). Autism-related traits, which can be assessed in a continuous fashion, share risk factors with ASD, and thus can serve as informati...
by PolygenicBlog on Dec 15, 2016

Increased burden of deleterious variants in essential genes in autism spectrum disorder

Autism spectrum disorder (ASD) is a heterogeneous, highly heritable neurodevelopmental syndrome characterized by impaired social interaction, communication, and repetitive behavior. It is estimated that hundreds of genes contribute to ASD. We asked i...
by PolygenicBlog on Dec 13, 2016

Dairy Free Diet to Treat Autism

Parents are turning to their child’s diet to when treating Autism. Some believe that Autistic children have a food sensitivity. They believe dairy, also known as Casein, is one of the foods to cause problems with Autistic children. Removing all...
by blog and shop on Dec 2, 2016

Terrorists and Coconut Oil

I had one of those days at work where you look like crap and people keep asking if you if you're okay. People asking you if you're okay when you are not actually sick is code for "You look like shit, what's up?" The what's up is I didn't get sleep fo...

Autism N Jesus-Prolife Connection

Autism N Jesus-Prolife Connection What Is This All About? Autism’s got connections with God and the sanctity of life. Two past articles show this. Years ago, via Facebook shares online, I read two articles that bothered others and myself. They...
by AllLivesAreSacred.com on Sep 14, 2016

Wet Like Fish

I always think, wrongly, that giving the twins a shower instead of a bath will be easier. Time-wise, it IS easier. I can get them in and out of the shower in under ten minutes. But if you haven't ever put into a shower and TRIED to bathe a 12 year ol...

Severity of ASD symptoms and their correlation with the presence of copy number variations and exposure to first trimester ultrasound -Autism Research

"Current research suggests that incidence and heterogeneity of autism spectrum disorder (ASD) symptoms may arise through a variety of exogenous and/or endogenous factors. While subject to routine clinical practice and generally considered safe, there...
by PolygenicBlog on Sep 2, 2016

Florida State Football Player Eats Lunch with Boy with Autism Who Was Sitting Alone: He ‘Is a Hero’

By Lindsay Kimble @lekimble 08/31/2016 AT 12:05 PM EDT One simple act of kindness has made college football player Travis Rudolph a “hero” in the eye’s of a Florida mother. The Florida State University wide receiver was visitin...
by Celebrity gossip news on Aug 31, 2016

Annual ASAT auction for autism ends son

The annual fund-raising auction for the fabulous Association for Science in Autism Treatment ends soon. It’s a great way to support ASAT, the organization that brings “real science, real hope.”...
by EBD Blog on Aug 30, 2016

Stress Away Essential Oil

Have you heard about Essential Oils?  I had been reading Facebook posts for months about them before I finally decided to cave and buy a Premium Starter Kit through Young Living. What attracted me to the use of oils was reading about their use w...
by In the Mommy Trenches on Aug 30, 2016

Altered proliferation and networks in neural cells derived from idiopathic autistic individuals : Molecular Psychiatry

Autism spectrum disorders (ASD) are common, complex and heterogeneous neurodevelopmental disorders. Cellular and molecular mechanisms responsible for ASD pathogenesis have been proposed based on genetic studies, brain pathology and imaging, but a maj...
by PolygenicBlog on Aug 29, 2016

Autism struggle: My mum was told to ‘go home and watch Rain man’ to understand condition

WHEN Andrew Edwards was diagnosed with Autism in 1989, his mother was told to ‘go home and watch Rain Man’, a film which features an autistic central character, in an attempt to understand the condition. Read more here: Daily Express :: Health Fe...
by Celebrity gossip news on Aug 29, 2016

Raising An Autistic Child Tends To Lead To Family Exclusion

I come from a great family really.  Growing up we spent a lot of time with most of my relatives, visiting and spending time.  So it really comes as a shock when I stop and look around and realize that there really is no place for my family in thei...
by A Parent's Perspective on Aug 25, 2016

Chemicals banned decades ago linked to increased autism risk today

According to the research, children born after being exposed to the highest levels of certain compounds of the chemicals, called organochlorine chemicals, during their mother's pregnancy were roughly 80 percent more likely to be diagnosed with autism...
by PolygenicBlog on Aug 23, 2016

mama on the spectrum

Of course it really doesn't matter at this point in my life whether I am on the autism spectrum or if I'm just assigning meaning to the random. I guess I just find it interesting that, though I'm no spring chicken, there are still these...
by Normal is a Dryer Setting on Aug 16, 2016

the blue shirt rag

"Here," he says, making as if to hand me blue rag one. I stare at the goobery mess of it and we laugh. Jonah gets his shit together in the back seat with blue rag two and Andy throws blue rag one to the floor. After this Jonah is fine, as if he...
by Normal is a Dryer Setting on Aug 15, 2016

Is acetaminophen in pregnancy linked to behavioral problems in offspring? - Medical News Today

The findings indicate that children born to women who used of acetaminophen (paracetamol) at 18 and 32 weeks of pregnancy were more likely to have behavioral problems and to be hyperactive. Those whose mothers used acetaminophen at 32 weeks of pregna...
by PolygenicBlog on Aug 15, 2016

Lisa’s Story: Three Women

Lisa’s story: three women. What’s all about? What does this have to do with abortion? Lisa’s story: three women. Well, over half of unborn females are female. Lisa’s story: three women. Most of pregnant women who abort say the...
by AllLivesAreSacred.com on Aug 14, 2016

five

In five days, on August 16, it will be the fifth anniversary of Jonah’s departure from home. That’s more than a third of his innocent little life, and I sit here and type this through a stormy mess of emotions. For some reason that one co...
by Normal is a Dryer Setting on Aug 11, 2016

The Lessons Of The Past

Autistic children do better with a routine. This is a pretty well known fact, and truthfully it's rather like CANNON in the world of Autism. Just as you know Darth Vader didn't say "Luke, I'm your father." (Or you should know because my God don't you...


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