SPARK Study Looks To Expand The Scope Of Autism ResearchUntil now, autism-based research often only included a small number of individuals and families. The SPARK study will provide researchers with the genetic information from thousands of families affected by autism from around the country.
Mom Turns Altercation At Special Needs Park Into Teachable MomentKate Swenson posted a video on her Facebook page, talking about a playground incident involving her son, who has autism.
Good Question: What Is Sensory Processing Disorder?Sensory processing disorder (SPD) is not an official medical diagnosis, but several experts think it should be.
'Sesame Street' To Introduce Muppet With AutismA new character on a popular children's television show is helping kids with autism understand they aren't alone.
Not In The Mood To Chat? Mpls. Salon Offers 'Quiet Chairs'Ever have that awkward moment when you are getting a haircut and the conversation runs dry? That's not a problem at a Minneapolis salon.
U Researchers Help In Study Showing Way To Predict Autism In InfantsUniversity of Minnesota researchers were part of a first-of-its kind study that shows it’s possible to predict, with high accuracy, if infants will develop autism spectrum disorder, depending on early changes in their brains and family history.
'Early Beginnings' Program Seeks To Spot Signs Of Autism In ToddlersA new program aims to spot signs of autism earlier than ever in Minnesota children.
How To Make The Holidays Comfortable For Kids With AutismHoliday staples like parties, presents and decorations can be overwhelming for some children with Autism Spectrum Disorders.
Poetry Opens Up New World For Woman With AutismA Twin Cities family is thankful this year they are learning more about their 21-year-old daughter.
Hudson Family To Donate Son's Brain To Autism ResearchIt is supposed to be the month when they plan for their oldest child's high school graduation. But a Hudson family is instead planning for his funeral.
Matthew Frome Is The Heart Of Eagan High SchoolMatthew Frome walks the halls of Eagan High School, where he is one busy guy. "I'm involved in everything," Matthew said. He is a friend to many; the manager of the soccer and basketball teams -- and so much more.
Latest CDC Figures Show Autism Rates Holding SteadyNew figures from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention show the rate of autism reports steady from where they were last year.

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