Scientists May Have Found The Root Cause Of Autism | IFLScience
Scientists think they've found out what could be at the root of autism and, no, it's not vaccines. According to a new study, it could be caused by having t
Autistic Boy Sees Mind-Blowing Visions from Heaven!
First-time parents Joe and Tahni Cullen were thrust into the confusing world of autism when their toddler, Josiah, suddenly lost his ability to speak, play and socialize. In their attempts to see Jos...
Feel the Beat: Dancing While Deaf
Antoine Hunter just wants to be heard and understood. Born completely without hearing in his left ear and hard of hearing in his right, Hunter, who's now com...
Babies Born To Obese Mothers Have Nearly Twice The Risk Of Autism
Mothers who are obese during pregnancy have almost twice the odds of having a child with autism as women who weigh less, a U.S. study suggests. When women are both obese and have diabetes, the autism ...
BBC Future - Blindsight: the strangest form of consciousness
Some people who have lost their vision find a “second sight” taking over their eyes – an uncanny, subconscious sense that sheds light into the hidden depths of the human mind.
Autism Cases In U.S. Jump To 1 In 45: Who Gets The Diagnosis, In 8 Simple Charts
The number of autism cases in the United States appeared to jump dramatically in 2014 according to new estimates released Friday, but researchers said that changes in the format of the questionnaire l...
This 23-Year-Old Went Blind In One Eye After Wearing Cheap Color Contacts
Hamlin, who currently works as an administrative assistant and a receptionist, says he bought the pair for $15 without a prescription back in 2010. Local gas stations and beauty stores sold these chea...
Broadway Star Has a Message to the Autistic Child Screaming at His Show - And It's Awesome!
When he heard the kid screaming in the middle of a scene he knew exactly what was going on...
Gift From Behind Bars Is Changing Autistic Boy's Life
How a prisoner helped a little boy in need.
Resistance To Hearing Loss Treatment Can Lead To Depression
A study has identified that many people are running the risk of depression and anxiety by staying silent about hearing difficulties. According to the National Institute on Deafness and Other Communica...
Calhoun County, Michigan Has Blinding Hogweed Plant
Health officials in Calhoun County are advising caution after the dangerous giant hogweed plant was spotted in the county. The Calhoun County Public Health Department said Monday that the plant was fo...
Two Blind Sisters See for the First Time
Sonia and Anita, two sisters living in India, have been blind since birth, but a simple eye operation makes it possible for them to see their mom for the first time.
Gene Therapy Restores Hearing In Deaf Mice
Using gene therapy, researchers at Boston Children's Hospital and Harvard Medical School have restored hearing in mice with a genetic form of deafness. Their work, published online July 8 by the journ...
Largest-Ever Study Of Parental Age And Autism Finds Increased Risk With Teen Moms
Researchers found an increased risk of autism in children born to teen mothers and in children whose parents have a large gap between their ages. The analysis, which looked at autism rates among 5.7 m...
No Link Between MMR And Autism, Major Study Concludes
A major study published in one of the world’s leading medical journals has concluded that there is no link between the MMR (measles, mumps and rubella) vaccination and autism in children. The findings...
The Boy With The Incredible Brain (Brain Man) - Real Stories
An extraordinary documentary on the brainpower of Daniel T, the young Englishman who could be the world’s greatest mental athlete. Daniel is not just a calculating wizard, but also a memory champion a...
Autism
Autism is a neurodevelopmental disorder characterized by impaired social interaction, verbal and non-verbal communication, and restricted and repetitive behavior. Parents usually notice signs in the f...
Blindness
Blindness is the condition of poor visual perception. Various scales have been developed to describe the extent of vision loss and define blindness. Total blindness is the complete lack of form and vi...
Blindness - Wikipedia
Intellectual disability
Intellectual disability (ID), also called intellectual development disorder (IDD) or general learning disability (UK and Ireland), and formerly known as mental retardation (MR), is a generalized neuro...
Learning disability
Learning disability is a classification that includes several areas of functioning in which a person has difficulty learning in a typical manner, usually caused by an unknown factor or factors.While l...
Scientists May Have Found The Root Cause Of Autism | IFLScience
Scientists think they've found out what could be at the root of autism and, no, it's not vaccines. According to a new study, it could be caused by having t
Nonverbal learning disorder
A nonverbal learning disorder or nonverbal learning disability (NLD or NVLD) is a neurological disorder characterized by a significant discrepancy between high verbal scores and lower performance scor...
BBC Future - Blindsight: the strangest form of consciousness
Some people who have lost their vision find a “second sight” taking over their eyes – an uncanny, subconscious sense that sheds light into the hidden depths of the human mind.
George Widener
George Widener (born February 8, 1962) is a self-taught artist who employs his extraordinary mathematical/calculating capability to create art ranging from complex calendars and numerical palindromes ...
Dawn Prince-Hughes
Dawn Prince-Hughes (born January 31, 1964 in Carbondale, Illinois) is an anthropologist, primatologist, and ethologist who received her M.A. and PhD in interdisciplinary anthropology from the Univers...
Orton-Gillingham
The Orton-Gillingham Approach to reading instruction was developed in the early-20th century.It is language-based, multisensory, structured, sequential, cumulative, cognitive, and flexible.The Orton-G...
Pragmatic language impairment
Pragmatic language impairment (PLI), or social (pragmatic) communication disorder (SCD), is an impairment in understanding pragmatic aspects of language. This type of impairment was previously called ...
Paddy Considine
Patrick George "Paddy" Considine (born 5 September 1973) is an English actor, film director, screenwriter, and musician. He has played a number of dark, troubled, and morally or mentally ambiguous cha...
Paddy Considine - Wikipedia
Rett syndrome
Rett syndrome, (RTT) originally termed as cerebroatrophic hyperammonemia, is a rare genetic postnatal neurological disorder of the grey matter of the brain that almost exclusively affects females but ...