Lightweight system captures brain activity while mice jump | Spectrum | Autism Research News

Your browser does not support the video tag. Pause Lightened leaps: Mice exploring an arena jumped while wearing a neural recording device and tether system designed to allow natural movement. A new lightweight device with a wisplike tether can record neural activity while mice jump, run and explore their environment. The open-source recording system, which…

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Indiana FSSA Increases Proposed Autism Therapy Reimbursements — But Providers Say Not Enough

Dozens of autism therapy providers say the higher reimbursement rate proposed last week by Indiana’s Family and Social Services Administration is still not enough to cover their rising costs. Photo from Getty Images. By Casey Smith Indiana Capital Chronicle INDIANA — The Indiana Family and Social Services Administration has increased proposed reimbursement rates for autism…

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Study finds link between autism in boys and maternal diet soda and aspartame consumption

A recently published study led by researchers at The University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio (UT Health San Antonio) shows a potential association between the diagnosis of autism in boys and their mothers’ consumption of diet soda or aspartame during pregnancy or breastfeeding. Aspartame is an artificial sweetener widely used in various…

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Can a simple eye exam help diagnose autism?

Plots of the association between each assessment and autism spectrum quotient. The regression line (Ordinary least squares) is plotted in black with 95% confidence bands around the regression line in gray. The light dashed line denotes the AQ score threshold reported to reliably separate clinical ASD (Auyeung, et al., 2008). Credit: Journal of Autism and…

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The Autism Dad

The whole event was pretty awful. Emmett was miserable and on overload from everything that was going on. Long story short, he was so brave and handled himself so well. I couldn’t be prouder of him. Emmett’s okay and managed to avoid surgery. I felt it was best to get him home ASAP, so we…

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Autism vs. Introversion: What’s The Difference?

Sharing is caring! Autism and introversion are hugely misunderstood concepts and there is a common misunderstanding that to be one is to be the other. While both have many overlapping traits, autism is a neurological and developmental disorder while introversion is a personality type. Understanding the difference between the two is extremely important in order…

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Do Caregivers Of People With Autism Deserve More? Discover Their Silent Battles And How We Can Help

While many articles and studies have been written about the unique experiences of individuals with autism, there’s a silent group that often goes unnoticed. They are the caregivers, the silent heroes who walk beside their loved ones with autism every step of the way. Their role is indispensable, offering a lifeline of support, understanding, and…

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Eye tracking may help differentiate children with, without autism spectrum disorder

Lockard BS, et al. Saccadic eye movement variability and scattered patterns in children with autism spectrum disorder. Presented at: American Neurological Association annual meeting; Sept. 9-12, 2023; Philadelphia. Disclosures: Lockard reports no relevant financial disclosures. ADD TOPIC TO EMAIL ALERTS Receive an email when new articles are posted on Please provide your email address to…

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