Study Finds Autism May Be Detectable in the Blood

As it is right now, autism is typically diagnosed by analyzing a child’s behavior and seeing if they present symptoms of the disorder. A new, first-of-its-kind study published in mid-March, 2017, however, offers hope for a potential new diagnostic tool through a blood test. The study, led by Juergen Hahn and Daniel Howsmon, was published in the journal PLOS Computational Biology. It studied …

​Anne Hegerty’s Appearance On ‘I’m A Celebrity’ Prompts Increase In Calls To Autism Helpline

Many of the celebrities that enter the I’m A Celebrity jungle become the topic of conversation for camp romances or making amusing faces as they squirm their way through bugs for dinner, but this year there’s one contestant who’s been making headlines for possibly the best reason yet. Anne Hegerty – also known as ‘The Governess’ on ITV quiz show The Chase – has been …

Loving Father Photographs Unique Habits of His Son With Autism

an Francisco-based photographer Timothy Archibald began photographing his autistic 5-year-old son Elijah as a way of dealing with the young boy’s diagnosis. Noticing how his son behaved, different from other kids, and knowing that as a parent he was desperately eager to raise his child as best as he could, he felt the need to pour his frustrations into this portrait project …