Unusual eating behaviours might be a new diagnostic indicator for autism, finds study

Atypical eating behaviours may include severely limited food preferences, hypersensitivity to food textures or temperatures, and pocketing food without swallowing

Unusual eating behaviours might be a new diagnostic indicator for autism, finds studyAtypical eating behaviours may be a sign a child should be screened for autism, according to a new study from Penn State College of Medicine. Research by Susan Mayes, professor of psychiatry, found that atypical eating behaviours were present in 70% of children with autism, which is 15 times more common than in neurotypical children. […]

Autism may be accurately diagnosed as early as 14 months of age

It is well known that detecting autism as early as possible is critical for successful intervention

Autism may be accurately diagnosed as early as 14 months of ageNow, researchers have concluded that the disorder can be stably diagnosed from 14 months (1 year and 2 months) of age, providing an opportunity for medical advancement. A landmark event in the life of a toddler is their first birthday. This is the time when toddlers start learning to walk, talk, engage in joint social […]

Navi Mumbai: 300 people participate in a marathon to raise awareness on autism

Over 300 residents of Navi Mumbai participate in an Autism Awareness Marathon organised by La Casa School in association with Hiranandani Hospital, Vashi. The marathon was organised in the run-up to World Autism Awareness Day which is observed on April 02

Navi Mumbai: 300 people participate in a marathon to raise awareness on autismEvery year, the 2nd of April is observed as World Autism Awareness Day in a hope to spread awareness and support to those affected by it. With this year’s theme being ‘Assistive Technologies, Active Participation’, like every year, La Casa School, Navi Mumbai in association with Hiranandani Hospital, Vashi. The marathon was aimed at sensitising […]