Autism and Sleep Problems

Autism spectrum disorders (ASD) are a group of neurodevelopmental disorders characterised by impaired social interactions and communications in different settings/multiple contexts. In addition to classical symptoms such as behavioural disturbances, delay in learning to speak, inappropriate social interaction, obsession over particular objects or foods, lack of eye contact, and language […]

Young people with autism show cognitive gains from childhood to early adult life

Individuals diagnosed with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) face a lifelong challenge characterized by qualitative impairments in both communication and social interaction. However a new study appearing in the Journal of the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry (JAACAP) reports that in a cohort of 126 individuals with ASD, IQ […]

Autism study suggests connection between repetitive behaviors, gut problems

In children with autism, repetitive behaviors and gastrointestinal problems may be connected, new research has found. The study found that increased severity of other autism symptoms was also associated with more severe constipation, stomach pain and other gut difficulties. The research, which appears in the journal Autism, found no association […]