Can autism really be "cured" with a cancer drug?

Can autism really be "cured" with a cancer drug?

Researchers are constantly looking for answers. What exactly is autism? What causes it? Most importantly, can it be "cured" or reversed?

The findings are becoming more clear – researchers are creating a link between defects in chromosomes and autism. They've found that 7% of those with autism are missing a piece of their chromosome 16. This chromosome is known as 16p11.2 deletion syndrome, which often leads to neurodevelopmental disability and language skills impairment.

The differences between the disorders on the autism spectrum

The differences between the disorders on the autism spectrum

There are several different disorders on the autism spectrum. These are called ASD’s – autism spectrum disorders. There is much confusion in terminology these days. Many people have a hard time understanding what the symptom differences are between the disorders. Here is a starter guide to understanding the spectrum – which disorders are classified as being on the spectrum, as well as some conditions that have similar symptoms as ASD’s, but do not fall on the spectrum. 

Post-High School Options for Adults with Autism in Arizona

Post-High School Options for Adults with Autism in Arizona

As a parent of a child with autism or other exceptionalities, you’re probably asking yourself: what happens after high school graduation? Before we get into that, did you know... There are 50,000 individuals with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) that turn 18 each year in the United States. Because there are still a lot of questions left unanswered about the causes of the condition, research has been primarily focused on the earlier years of children’s development versus adulthood.  However, a recent study tracked young adults with autism over their first six years after high school. Here’s what the results found for youth with ASD...

Autism Blogs: Our Top Picks

Autism Blogs: Our Top Picks

We've narrowed down our list of favorite blogs to our top selections. The following list of blogs are written by people who either have autism or other exceptionalities share their personal journeys, or parents share their stories of navigating the daily ups and downs of being a parent of an autistic or exceptional child. We hope you'll find them as inspirational, informative, and entertaining as we do!