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New Study of Autism Prevalence in Four-Year-Olds Underscores Need for Earlier Detection

Apr 13th, 2016 9:52pm MDT

Less-severely affected children were more likely to be missed at four years of age than at eight…

Nebo School District Parent/Educator Support Meeting Group Perfectly Prevented II Workshop

Apr 13th, 2016 9:48pm MDT

Preregister for an incredible workshop tomorrow: Thursday, April 14th, at 7pm. 

Lifetime Cost of Autism

Apr 13th, 2016 9:41pm MDT

Study pegs cost of services for autism's growing adult population. 

KBYU Ask Eleven Hosts Live Q&A on Autism in Utah

Apr 3rd, 2016 4:38pm MDT

Dr. Terisa Gabrielsen and Dr. Mikle South are appearing on KBYU's "Ask Eleven" April 4 at 8pm…

Mall Santa Goes the Extra Mile for Boy with Autism

Dec 4th, 2015 7:39pm MST

Caring Santa is providing special needs families with a more controlled and welcoming…

The Promise and Perils of Oxytocin for Autism

Jul 2nd, 2015 10:08pm MDT

Updates us on the latest oxytocin research and why the hormone is losing its image as a simple…

Reading Program Improves Brain Connectivity in Students with Autism

Jun 26th, 2015 3:56pm MDT

Study of “visualizing and verbalizing” reading program suggests that it improves…

Largest-Ever Study of Autism & C-sections Suggests Shared Triggers

Jun 26th, 2015 3:37pm MDT

Analysis of 2.7 million births suggests that cesareans don’t cause autism, but both may…

Study Finds Many Kids with Delays Need Help with Autism Symptoms

Jun 22nd, 2015 11:36am MDT

Varying degrees of autism-related challenges seen in a third of young children with other…

Understanding Sex/Gender Differences in Autism

Jun 19th, 2015 7:31pm MDT

A new series of podcasts and open-access research papers on sex/gender differences in autism.

Study Links Enhanced Perception in Babies to Later Autism Symptoms

Jun 19th, 2015 8:11am MDT

Findings underscore autism-related strengths as well as sensitivities that can produce…

For Kids with Autism, Supplements Often Result in Nutrient Imbalances

Jun 16th, 2015 6:00pm MDT

Researchers find too-high of levels for some vitamins and minerals and not enough of others.

Large Study on Parent Age & Autism Finds Increased Risk with Teen Moms

Jun 16th, 2015 6:00pm MDT

Study uncovers risk with wide gaps between parent ages. 

Early Intervention for Toddlers with Autism Improves Long-Term Outcomes

Jun 16th, 2015 5:59pm MDT

Follow-up study on Early Start Denver Model therapy for toddlers shows that gains in abilities…

Study Links Epigenetic Changes in Mom’s DNA to Babies’ Autism Symptoms

May 30th, 2015 8:07am MDT

Changes may reflect environmental exposures and other factors that increase autism risk. 

Autism Produces Greater Behavioral Changes in Girls

May 29th, 2015 6:44am MDT

Comparisons of girls with autism to their unaffected peers may be crucial to improving…

Self-Care Skills Associated with Success in Adulthood

May 18th, 2015 4:28pm MDT

Daily living skills prove more important than autism symptoms, language, or IQ when it comes to…

Taking Flight for Autism

May 17th, 2015 8:09pm MDT

If you're interested in having your family participate in a unique travel simulation, join…

Journal Writing Can Help Mothers Raising a Child with Autism Manage Stress

May 7th, 2015 5:28pm MDT

Emotional disclosure helps mothers raising a child with autism to manage stress. 

Scouts with Autism Get Their Own Troop

Apr 30th, 2015 10:40pm MDT

The Great Salt Lake Council created a Scout troop specifically for boys with autism in an effort…

Training Helps Parents Reduce Challenging Autism Behaviors

Apr 30th, 2015 8:34pm MDT

Intensive training program teaches parents techniques that improve communication and cooperative…

Diverse Autism Mutations Lead to Different Disease Outcomes

Apr 25th, 2015 7:11am MDT

People with autism have a wide range of symptoms, with no two people sharing the exact type and…

Brain Connections Give Clues to Sensory Problems in Autism

Apr 24th, 2015 12:14pm MDT

Connections that carry signals between two distant brain areas are stronger in people with…

11 Tips for New Autism Parents

Apr 22nd, 2015 11:38am MDT

Great tips from a mom who has been there. 

Autism Not Linked to MMR Vaccine, Study Confirms

Apr 21st, 2015 10:29pm MDT

No association found between MMR vaccine and autism, even among children at higher risk. 

Utah Valley University Offers New Autism Studies Minor

Apr 20th, 2015 7:57pm MDT

Students at Utah Valley University can now minor in autism studies. 

Light It Up Blue

Apr 2nd, 2015 1:23pm MDT

Here are ways to #LIUB in an effort to spread autism awareness. 

Research Provides Insights into Severe Autism

Apr 1st, 2015 11:48am MDT

A new gene strongly associated with autism has been identified, shedding new light on the…

Utah Regional Ballet’s “HANSEL AND GRETEL”

Apr 1st, 2015 11:40am MDT

The Utah Regional Ballet is doing a free performance for families affected by autism. Saturday,…

Social Skills Story on KSL

Mar 9th, 2015 7:55am MDT

Contact us now to enroll in the next social skills research group: autism@byu.edu

Brief Observations May Miss Autism Symptoms

Mar 5th, 2015 11:14am MST

Read the BYU Press Release and Video Even experts might miss autism signs in a brief…

Increasing Autism Expertise among Primary Care Doctors

Mar 5th, 2015 10:56am MST

Read about empowering pediatric healthcare providers to take care of children with autism. 

NorthStar Alarm and ARUCC Home Security Giveaway / Essay Contest

Feb 9th, 2015 3:57pm MST

The deadline to enter the NorthStar Alarm and ARUCC home security system giveaway is coming up…

Enter the ARUCC Essay Contest and Win a Home Security System Package

Jan 13th, 2015 6:12pm MST

Thank you for participating in the NorthStar and Autism Resources of Utah County Council (ARUCC)…

Free Workshop on January 29th

Jan 13th, 2015 5:23pm MST

Practical Methods for Including Children with Special Needs in a Church Setting   This…

Autism Waiver Open 11/17/14–12/7/14

Nov 10th, 2014 11:18pm MST

Utah has an autism waiver for Medicaid that allows families to qualify a child for autism for…

Autism More Genetic Than Environmental

Jul 22nd, 2014 2:43pm MDT

A recent study suggests that autism risk is more determined by the combination of multiple…

Motor Skills Focus of Early Signs of ASD

Jun 20th, 2014 2:21pm MDT

Researchers are looking at all areas of development for the earliest signs of autism spectrum…

National Autism Legislation Under Debate

Jun 4th, 2014 10:30pm MDT

The Combating Autism Act, which has funded training and research in autism spectrum disorders…

Measles Outbreak in the US

Jun 4th, 2014 10:17pm MDT

Measles was eliminated from the US 14 years ago, but is coming back with people suffering in…

Meta-analysis about GI Problems

Jun 4th, 2014 10:01pm MDT

A new study published in Pediatrics calls for better screening of gastrointestinal (GI) problems…

Medicaid Autism Waiver Program Open Enrollment May 4, 2014

Apr 29th, 2014 3:29pm MDT

The Department of Health is planning an open enrollment period for the Medicaid Autism Waiver…

New Autism Prevalence Study

Apr 29th, 2014 2:43pm MDT

The Centers for Disease Control (CDC) studies the prevalence of autism spectrum disorders, or…

Scientists Getting Closer to Earliest Signs of Autism

Apr 28th, 2014 3:20pm MDT

Eyetracking may be able to identify early infant signs of autism.

Autism Screening Just Got Better

Apr 28th, 2014 1:31pm MDT

The MCHAT autism screening tool was updated Dec. 2013 for more precise assessment.

More States Moving Forward with Autism Insurance Reform Legislation

Apr 28th, 2014 1:30pm MDT

Utah Autism insurance reform bill introduced.