Dec
06

The Current State of Autism Information

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For some time I have been compiling the latest  information regarding autism’s origin, therapies, and other interesting/valid research. Here are some of the most compelling items of the last few months:

- Autism is NOT caused by vaccines.

It infuriates me that I even have to write this. I still receive Google alerts with articles about vaccine safety and autism. This leads me to two possible conclusions; The authors are either ignorant and/or theorize that the big Pharma/Gov conspiracy is real OR some jackass writer thinks that he/she can get a lot of hits to their site by mentioning the mercury-autism link even though it was disproved several years ago in various unrelated studies that did not have backing by a biased entity. Oh, and Amish kids were diagnosed with ASD as well:

http://imfar.confex.com/imfar/2010/webprogram/Paper7336.html

- Sleep Disturbances and Autism

One study with a pretty good sample size (1,056 children). Found a correlation between daytime problem behavior and sleep patterns:

http://www.sleepreviewmag.com/news/2010-05-19_04.asp

- Young People with Autism Process Sounds and Vision Differently

This research supports some long-held theories by therapists, educators, parents, and mental health professionals regarding how individuals with ASD experience the world around them:

http://www.medindia.net/news/study-finds-autistic-kids-process-sound-vision-differently-than-others-73000-1.htm

- “Misfolded” Neural Protein linked to Autism

Researchers at the University of California,  San Diego, discovered that the “misfolding of a protein called neuroligin-3″ could be cause for disruption between neurons.

http://www.breakthroughdigest.com/medical-news/misfolded-neural-proteins-linked-to-autism-disorders/

That’s a good chunk of info for now. I will post a Part II soon. Autism Fitness PAC Profile Assessment Toolbox will be available this week!

Live Inspired,

-EC

www.AUTISMFITNESS.com

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