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Autism rate rises to 1 in 68 children

According to a new estimate issued March 27 by the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) the number of kids with autism has risen sharply. The data identifies 1 in 68 children (1 in 42 boys and 1 in 189 girls) … Continue reading

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Does inducing labor lead to autism?

A new study published this week in JAMA Pediatrics concludes that children born to mothers who had labor induced or augmented (sped up) were more likely to develop autism. Study authors from Duke Medicine said physicians should not hesitate to induce when … Continue reading

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Piano Unlocks Potential of Boy with Autism

When Zachary Slade was an infant, his mother, Maria, knew something was different about him. He was colicky, he did not coo and unlike how other mothers describe locking gazes with their babies while feeding, Zach never made eye contact. In … Continue reading

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Autism Treatment Network Launches Medicine Safety Tool Kit

About twice a month, the Autism Speaks Autism Treatment Network releases tool kits that contain educational tools designed to support families and providers of children affected by Autism Spectrum Disorder or other neurodevelopmental disabilities. Tool kits may also be targeted directly … Continue reading

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Transitioning into Adulthood with Autism

 April is Autism Awareness Month. Dr. Stephen Sulkes, neurodevelopmental and behavioral pediatrician at Golisano Children’s Hospital, recently talked with WXXI about that tough transition from adolescence to adulthood for people who have autism spectrum disorders. Watch WXXI’s “Need to Know” episode … Continue reading

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Young Man with Autism Spreads Well Wishes through Art

Mike Fess’ passion for art began at a young age. When learning to write his name, Mike focused on the horizontal and vertical structure of each letter and began forming them into blocks. “It was like he was putting together … Continue reading

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Enhanced Support for Children with Autism

One in every 88 children is affected by autism spectrum disorder. With a steady rise in the prevalence of autism, more and more families are seeking support and treatment. The University of Rochester has become a national leader in autism treatment … Continue reading

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Attend Medical School for an Evening: Pediatric Specialists Share Expertise with Hospital Supporters

Have you ever wanted an inside look at what it’d be like to be one of Golisano Children’s Hospital‘s pediatric specialists? On April 18, Golisano Children’s Hospital’s leading experts on neonatology, cancer, autism, eating disorders, surgery and orthopaedics, and congenital heart … Continue reading

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Light it Up Blue to Celebrate Autism Awareness Month

As part of Golisano Children’s Hospital’s capital campaign, we’re focused on enhancing programs and services in seven key areas, including our autism program. Thanks to our experienced clinicians and dedicated researchers, Golisano Children’s Hospital is proud to have one of the best autism programs … Continue reading

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Golisano Children’s Hospital Pledges to “Spread the Word to End the Word”

Far too often, in the classroom or on the streets, we hear people using the word “R” word, “retard” in an insensitive or bullying way. Many people don’t understand the weight that one word can carry for people with developmental … Continue reading

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