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Animated videos connect with kids on autism spectrum and their families

A local psychiatrist and researcher, hoping to get that message out to the masses, came up with was an animated educational video that speaks to all ages.

A half-decade of progress at the Hassenfeld Institute is a high five for children’s health

Launched five years ago with an ambitious vision, the Hassenfeld Child Health Innovation Institute is bringing together researchers, physicians, students and community partners to transform children’s health in Rhode Island and beyond.

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Educational Toys

Unlocking the
secrets of autism

 a chance to share a little of what we know about autism genetics and the importance of these tests

Importance of Genetic Testing for ASD

Importance of genetic testing for ASD

Genetic testing for autism is a relatively new area that may be misunderstood. But for those with autism in their family, it could be very important. It may also impact how autism spectrum disorder is perceived and treated in the future.

More testing needed to identify genetic abnormalities with autism spectrum disorder

However, genetic testing for people with ASD – despite being an accepted standard of care -- remains the exception rather than the norm.

People with chromosome flaw at high risk of autism and schizophrenia

People with a genetic flaw on chromosome 17 have a much higher risk of autism and schizophrenia, experts said.