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Study: Brain scans detect early signs of autism
Report: Children who develop autism have abnormalities on brain scans that can be detected before obvious symptoms advance
Folic acid supplements linked to lower autism risk
Mothers who took folic acid four weeks before through eight weeks after pregnancy had a 39 percent lower chance their child had autism
Some children may lose autism diagnosis with age
Gov't study looks at "optimal outcome" children and which therapies led to the most success
Flu while pregnant tied to small rise in autism risk
While overall risk remains low, experts recommend flu vaccine for pregnant women
Apps for Autism
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
Temple Grandin: Understanding autism
"I always wanted to meet Temple Grandin," Lesley Stahl says. "She's one of those rare people with autism who can explain autism. She's a sort of interpreter of autism for the rest of us."
Today is World Autism Awareness Day
World Autism Awareness Day meant to "spur such action and draw attention to the unacceptable discrimination, abuse and isolation experienced by people with autism and their loved ones," Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon said
Service dogs improving lives of autistic children
Service dogs help many people with disabilities. Teresa Garcia reports on 4 Paws for Ability, an Ohio organization that is training dogs to help children with autism and their families.
Group homes for autistic adults
As the number of children with autism rises in the US, so does the number of autistic adults who need services. Many end up in group home and, as Ines Ferre reports, the wait lists for those homes are growing.
Apps helping autistic children communicate
Children with autism typically have difficulty communicating and interacting with others. Manuel Gallegus reports on one school in New Jersey that is using iPhone and iPad apps to change all that.
Finding jobs for autistic adults
Finding a job in a tough economy is challenging enough, but for adults with autism, it can seem insurmountable. Alexis Christoforous looks at one organization whose goal is to match autistic adults with a job tailored to their special needs.
Some kids with severe autism may "bloom" out of disorder
Study found about one in 10 children with severe autism got rid of symptoms by age 8; researchers dubbed them "bloomers"
Top places to live for people with autism?
A 2011 survey by Autism Speaks set out to find the top places to live for people with autism in terms of access to educational, medical and recreational services; For 2012, the same issues for parents persist
Early signs of Autism
On World Autism Awareness Day, experts say the best thing parents can do is educate themselves about the early warning signs. Ines Ferre reports
Living with an autistic teenager
Fifteen year-old Bill Colliton loves the guitar. He plays baseball, and rides the bus to school. He's also autistic. Parents Paul and Jacqueline share the challenges and joys of raising an autistic son.
Early diagnoses, intervention keys when autism suspected
A new federal study says one-in-88 children has at least some symptoms of autism, many more than previously thought. Bob and Suzanne Wright, who founded Autism Speaks in 2005 after their grandson was diagnosed with the disorder, talked to Rebecca Jarvis about the challenges faced by families with kids with autism. Bob Wright is the former chairman of NBC Universal.
Doctors "firing" patients over vaccines: Ethical?
A survey by the American Journal of Preventive Medicine found 25 percent of pediatricians have fired patients for refusing vaccines
Survey: 63% of children with autism bullied
Certain behavioral traits or school policies may contribute to high bullying rates among children with autism, researchers said
Jake: Math prodigy proud of his autism
At age two, Jake Barnett was diagnosed with autism and his future was unclear. Now at age 13, Jake is a college sophomore and a math and science prodigy. Jake says his autism is key to his success. Morley Safer reports.