Bullying gets worse as children with autism get older

(Binghamton University) Children with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) are more likely to experience bullying than children without ASD and this bullying gets worse with age, according to new research from Binghamton University, State University of New York.
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Intellectual disability and autism spectrum disorder are neurodevelopmental disorders that emerge during the developmental period. A significant barrier that impedes the social adaptation of individuals with these disorders is the exhibition of problem beh...
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Some picky eating is normal. However, children with autism can take picky eating to the next level. Limiting their palates to the infamous “beige diet” (things like chicken nuggets and French fries), insisting on pureed textures well past developmentally appropriate ages, and demanding not only specific types of foods, but also specific brands (with immediate recognition of stealth substitutions) are just a few examples. What happe ns when primary care guidance and work with outpatient speech and occupational therapists does not help? Pediatric feeding disorders programs providing skilled, intensive feeding the...
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A new study finds atypical eating behaviors -- such as hypersensitivity to food textures or pocketing food without swallowing -- in 70% of kids with autism. That's 15 times the rate typically found in children.
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TUESDAY, July 23, 2019 -- Lots of kids are picky eaters. But when eating habits in young children are extreme, it could be a sign of autism, researchers say. A new study finds atypical eating behaviors -- such as hypersensitivity to food textures...
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The precise regulation of synaptic dopamine (DA) content by the DA transporter (DAT) ensures the phasic nature of the DA signal, which underlies the ability of DA to encode reward prediction error, thereby driving motivation, attention, and behavioral learning. Disruptions to the DA system are implicated in a number of neuropsychiatric disorders, including attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) and, more recently, autism spectrum disorder (ASD). An ASD-associated de novo mutation in the SLC6A3 gene resulting in a threonine-to-methionine substitution at site 356 (DAT T356M) was recently identified and has been show...
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(University of California - Santa Cruz) A new paper that challenges widely held ideas about autism has attracted comments from more than 30 scholars across the disciplines of psychology, anthropology, education, and neuroscience.
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Genetics in Medicine, Published online: 23 July 2019; doi:10.1038/s41436-019-0610-2Nonrandom occurrence of multiple de novo coding mutations in a proband indicates the existence of an oligogenic model in autism
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(Natural News) Researchers from the Hong Kong Baptist University have found that scalp acupuncture can potentially be used to treat symptoms of autism spectrum disorder (ASD). In their paper, they reported that children stand to benefit the most from this procedure, based on the results of their trial. “We observed a better improvement in children...
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Scientists from University College London said the findings held up in neurotypical people and in those diagnosed with autism.
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Research finds recording of spontaneous laughter is more effective than controlled oneIn research that will ensure the sitcoms of the future are as painful as those broadcast today, scientists have found that canned laughter makes bad jokes seem funnier.The impact ofoverlaid laughter emerged from a study with autistic and “neurotypical” people, all of whom agreed to endure 40 jokes that were read aloud with recorded laughter following the punchline.Continue reading...
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