The Autism News

Authors: The Autism News

By WKRC Local 12

One in 68 children is diagnosed with autism.

That was the estimate from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Cuba Cooper and Nalani Roland have autism. They are taking part in a study that could someday help classify and diagnose autism earlier.

Researchers at the Albert Einstein College of Medicine are testing how quickly children with autism recognize a tone and picture of a circle. Electrodes measure both the child’s brainwaves and how fast the brain responds to sights and sounds.

Sophie Molholm, PhD, of the Albert Einstein College of Medicine said, “Within the first quarter of a second, or within the first tenth of a second, how’s this information being processed?”

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