Items Tagged ‘autism spectrum disorders’

How to get a date--For young adults with autism, it's not so easy

March 30, 2017

How to get a date–For young adults with autism, it’s not so easy

By Mark Wheeler markwheeler

For children with autism spectrum disorder, understanding emotions is a very difficult task. These children typically have trouble recognizing emotions, particularly social emotions conveyed through facial expressions — a frown, a smirk or a smile. This can hamper the child’s ability to communicate and socialize, sometimes leading to social isolation. And as the child with autism spectrum […]

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Tags: ASD, autism, autism expert, autism spectrum disorders, conversation skills, Elizabeth Laugeson, PEERS for Young Adults, psychiatry, social skills, The Science of Makinf Friends, UCLA PEERS clinic, UCLA Program for the Education and Enrichment of Relational Skills


What do I need to know about autism?

March 29, 2017

What do I need to know about autism?

By uclahealth uclahealth

Autism spectrum disorder (ASD) describes a wide range of neurodevelopmental disorders that can cause significant social, behavioral and communication challenges. Diagnosis Autism spectrum disorder, which affects roughly 1.5 percent of children, is often characterized by repetitive motions, limited social and emotional interaction, and delayed speech and language skills. “Symptoms can vary greatly from one child […]

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Tags: Anxiety, ASD, autism, autism spectrum disorders, children’s health, depression, Dr. Amanda Gulsrud, health tips, health tips for parents, healthy living


Treating autism: Accelerating research for ASD

April 13, 2016

Treating autism: Accelerating research for ASD

By uclahealth uclahealth

There is no known cure for autism. Instead, the hope of a cure is often replaced by the reality of what can be done—therapies and interventions that help manage autism’s varied symptoms and associated behaviors. But what if there were medications that could reduce or even eliminate the “core deficits”—the main neurological difficulties—of autism spectrum […]

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Tags: adolescent psychiatry, ASD, autism, autism spectrum disorders, child, Child and Adult Neurodevelopmental (CAN) Clinic, childrens health, Dr.James T. McCracken, Jane and Terry Semel Institute for Neuroscience and Human Behavior at UCLA, spectrum, spectrum disorders