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Autism

Doctors Want To Redefine Autism; Parents Worried

9th Apr, 2012

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CHICAGO (AP) — One child doesn’t talk, rocks rhythmically back and forth and stares at clothes spinning in the dryer. Another has no trouble talking but is obsessed with trains, methodically naming every station in his state.

Autistic kids like these hate change, but a big one is looming.

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Genetic research reveals pieces of autism puzzle

5th Apr, 2012

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As the number of children with autism has increased over the past couple of decades, so have efforts to find causes behind this neurodevelopmental disorder. Research published Wednesday provides new clues about genetic glitches that may contribute to the development of autism among children.

Ten years ago, little was known about the role genetics plays in autism. But improved technology has allowed scientists to delve deeply into DNA to search for answers.

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Apps for Autism – 60 Minutes video

21st Mar, 2012

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Autistic people whose condition prevents them from speaking are making breakthroughs with the help of tablet computers and special applications that allow them to communicate, some for the first time. Lesley Stahl reports.

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Potty Training: Timing is Everything

21st Jul, 2011

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When my son Joey was six years old he was not yet completely potty trained to “poop”. I lived in fear that he would be thrown out of his school class for not being independent in his bathroom skills. I was about ready to pull my hair out. He seemed totally disinterested in using the bathroom to poop. Whatever game, TV show or computer program he was engaged in drew all his attention and he could not separate…

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