• New research suggests possibility of common underlying biology in children who develop autism

    New research suggests possibility of common underlying biology in children who develop autism

    Mar 28, 2014 01:20 AM EDT

    ... JUDY WOODRUFF: Let's turn to some new findings on autism, especially research showing brain changes happening in the womb. Scientists compared the brain tissue of children who had autism and died with those who didn't have autism. They found that kids with autism had disorganization in regions ...

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    New research links autism and air pollution

    Dec 02, 2013 05:43 PM EDT

    ... called the research "the first demonstration of a specific interaction between a well-established genetic risk factor and an environmental factor that independently contribute to autism risk." Campbell and Volk's team studied 408 children between ages 2 and 5. Of those, 252 met the criteria for autism or autism ...

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    Study shows possibility of detecting autism earlier through eye contact

    Nov 07, 2013 10:42 PM EDT

    ... and their amount of eye looking was already declining within the first six months of life. NEWSHOUR: How do these findings impact current thinking about autism? WARREN JONES: First, these are the earliest signs of autism that we've ever observed. What this shows us is that although when you ...

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    Can Folic Acid Reduce the Risk of Autism?

    Feb 15, 2013 03:58 PM EDT

    ... spectrum disorders, now affecting one in 88 children, according to a CDC report released last year. As the NewsHour's Robert MacNeil reported in his "Autism Now," series, the causes of the disorder are "immensely complex" and not entirely understood. It's generally accepted that autism is caused by abnormalities ...

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    Autism's Prevalence Grows: 'This Is a Big Problem'

    Mar 29, 2012 10:16 PM EDT

    ... be the causes of autism. JEFFREY BROWN: All right, Dr. Thomas Frieden and Dr. Susan Hyman, thank you both very much. DR. THOMAS FRIEDEN: Thank you. DR. SUSAN HYMAN: Thank you. JEFFREY BROWN: And you can watch our series on autism and find additional resources online at NewsHour.PBS.org.

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    CDC: Diagnosis of Autism Rising in U.S.

    Mar 29, 2012 07:33 PM EDT

    ... 3: Autism's Causes: How Close Are We to Solving the Puzzle? Part 4: Demand for Educational Resources for Children Outstrips Supply Part 5: For Adults With Autism, Few Support Options Past Age 21 Part Six: How Should We Address Deepening 'National Health Emergency'? Purchase a DVD of Autism Now

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    Autism Prevalence May Be Far Higher Than Believed, Study Finds

    May 09, 2011 05:53 PM EDT

    ... organizations that funded the project. Most previous researchers have found that about one in 110 children is autistic. The NewsHour explored the puzzling condition of autism in the recent Autism Now series, anchored by Robert MacNeil. Autism Spectrum Disorder is a complex disorder that inhibits a person's ability to ...

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    New Screening Test May Detect Autism in 1-Year-Olds

    Apr 28, 2011 10:00 PM EDT

    ... in a larger study," Dawson said. "In this study, pediatricians were working closely with a center that specialized in autism. We don't know how effective it will be if it's not affiliated with a center that specializes in autism." Watch our recent series of reports on autism here.

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    Autism Now: MacNeil Answers Viewer-Submitted Questions on Series

    Apr 26, 2011 09:44 PM EDT

    ... journalist who studied this. I'm not an expert. But we have set up a resource. And if people want to call, it's the Autism Response Team at Autism Speaks, the largest of the autism advocacy groups. And that number is 888-AUTISM2. And the Response Team is there ...

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    Autism Now: How Should We Address Deepening 'National Health Emergency'?

    Apr 25, 2011 10:00 PM EDT

    soft bigotry against people with autism and other forms of developmental disability. And that is the bigotry of low expectations. And when families get this diagnosis, the diagnosis is as if the outcomes are not going to be a hopeful one. And that has to change, and it can change ...