Social support: Trained therapists observe a person with autism take a pill containing MDMA or placebo.Cordelia Molloy / Science Source

Social support: Trained therapists observe a person with autism take a pill containing MDMA or placebo.Cordelia Molloy / Science Source

Autism Research: October 9, 2015 Week in Review - http://www.autismdailynewscast.com/autism-research-october-9-2015-week-review/32007/dr-narsaria/ - #livingautismdaybyday #autismAwareness

Autism Research: October 9, 2015 Week in Review - http://www.autismdailynewscast.com/autism-research-october-9-2015-week-review/32007/dr-narsaria/ - #livingautismdaybyday #autismAwareness

Autism as a disorder of prediction Researchers suggest autism stems from a reduced ability to make predictions, leading to anxiety.

Autism as a disorder of prediction

Autism as a disorder of prediction Researchers suggest autism stems from a reduced ability to make predictions, leading to anxiety.

A study compared brain scans of people with and without autism (17 participants in each group) who were instructed to think about a range of social interactions; fMRI scans were 97% accurate – correctly identifying the diagnosis of 33 out of the 34 participants.

A study compared brain scans of people with and without autism (17 participants in each group) who were instructed to think about a range of social interactions; fMRI scans were 97% accurate – correctly identifying the diagnosis of 33 out of the 34 participants.

Ten-ear-old Cami Skousen had worn out her favorite shirt - four of them. Her mom posted a note on Facebook and found hundreds of people, and a company, were there to help them out. (Source: KUTV; Facebook; Target/CNN)

Ten-ear-old Cami Skousen had worn out her favorite shirt - four of them. Her mom posted a note on Facebook and found hundreds of people, and a company, were there to help them out. (Source: KUTV; Facebook; Target/CNN)

Higher risk of autism for half-siblings of children with autism.

Higher risk for half-siblings of autistic

"We are excited to show, for the first time, that reading exposure during the critical stage of development prior to kindergarten seems to have a meaningful, measurable impact on how a child's brain processes stories and may help predict reading success," said study author John Hutton, MD, National Research Service Award Fellow, Division of General and Community Pediatrics, Reading and Literacy Discovery Center, Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center.

"We are excited to show, for the first time, that reading exposure during the critical stage of development prior to kindergarten seems to have a meaningful, measurable impact on how a child's brain processes stories and may help predict reading success," said study author John Hutton, MD, National Research Service Award Fellow, Division of General and Community Pediatrics, Reading and Literacy Discovery Center, Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center.

Peter Thiel, the founder of Paypal, avoids hiring MBAs, preferring to hire innovative fresh thinkers with Asperger syndrome. He advocates that Silicon Valley startups should do the same to increase creativity and avoid "herdthink."

Peter Thiel, the founder of Paypal, avoids hiring MBAs, preferring to hire innovative fresh thinkers with Asperger syndrome. He advocates that Silicon Valley startups should do the same to increase creativity and avoid "herdthink."

Courtyard by Marriott Hotel Centered Around Workers With Special Needs Set To Open in Muncie, Indiana

Courtyard by Marriott Hotel Centered Around Workers With Special Needs Set To Open in Muncie, Indiana

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