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New finding may contribute to treatment of neurodegenerative diseases

Bar-Ilan University researchers discover the mechanism responsible for information transfer between different regions of the brain.

New finding may aid treatment of neurodegenerative diseases

Experimental drug may be able to treat range of rare syndromes

Researchers discover mechanism shared by mutations in different genes associated with autism, schizophrenia, and other conditions.

Experimental drug may be able to treat range of rare syndromes

David Sharif, a ‘bright light’ among advocates for those with disabilities, dies at 24

David Sharif, an autism awareness advocate and motivational speaker, died suddenly this past weekend at the age of 24.

David Sharif, advocate for the disabled and autistic, dies at 24

Researchers find anomalies in 30% of fetuses who later develop autism

A routine prenatal ultrasound can identify early signs of autism, Ben-Gurion University and Soroka Medical Center researchers find.

Researchers find anomalies in 30% of fetuses who develop autism

Teen with autism fulfills dream of joining IDF

Tal Or, Itamar's mother, relates story of his adoption, discovery his autism, fight to allow him to join his friends in the IDF.

Teen with autism fulfills dream of joining IDF

Research shows autism can be identified by age one

Two new studies show that autism symptoms can be identified as early as the first year of life; early detection allows for intervention.

Research shows autism can be identified by age one

Israeli study finds cannabis oil effective in treating autism

Researchers at Tel Aviv University say cannabis oil offers surprising results in experiments aimed at treating autism.

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In first, autistic youth to enlist in regular IDF service

New 'Titkadmu' program allows high-functioning ASD youth to enlist in regular IDF service, serve in regular units.

In first, autistic youth to enlist in regular IDF service

Groundbreaking study offers possible cure for autism

New study shares treatment success in autism spectrum disorder. Is the light at the end of the tunnel getting brighter?

Groundbreaking study offers possible cure for autism

Hong Kong scientist discovers new way to detect autism in children

Professor at Chinese University of Hong Kong developed a method to diagnose autism using a high resolution camera and a software algorithm

Retinal scan technology could diagnose autism

The coronavirus world reflects the reality of children with autism

Increased public awareness about social isolation and the deep human need for connection can help us show love to autistic children. Op-ed.

The COVID-19 world reflects the reality of children with autism

Police, people with special needs, and connection

IDF officers must decide if a person is harmless or a terrorist in a second and they are not familiar with special needs behavior. Op-ed.

Police, people with special needs, and connection

NJ Chabad couple builds immersive village for autistic kids

Chabad couple in New Jersey builds LifeTown Shoppes, a massive space for autistic kids and young adults to practice real-life errands.

NJ Chabad couple builds immersive village for autistic kids

How a woodshop transformed these young men's lives

Young men diagnosed with autism who failed to connect with conventional programs finally find their place - at a woodshop.

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This young autistic soldier never stopped believing in himself

In honor of World Autism Day, Shachak Shriki, diagnosed with autism at the age of 15, tells how he joined the IDF.

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Iranian American Jewish Federation Saluted by ILAI Fund

'Technology has given us the ability to provide a way for these special children to express their feelings.'

Iranian American Jewish Federation Saluted by ILAI Fund

Study: Cannabis oil 80% successful in helping autistic children

Israeli research shows CBD has 80% success rate in reducing problematic behavior among children with autism spectrum disorders.

Study: Cannabis oil 80% successful in helping autistic children

New 'smart toy' offers autistic children new ways to learn

Hi-tech digital companion robot allows parents to customize educational games for special needs children.

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Couple saves autistic child running barefoot on Ayalon Freeway

Police take 43 minutes to arrive after parents report him missing; police tells couple, 'This moment I received word of incident.'

Couple saves autistic child running barefoot on Ayalon Freeway

Number of autistic patients triples in a single decade

In a single decade, the number of Israelis diagnosed with autism triples; 80% are male and under age 24.

Number of autistic patients triples in a single decade

Appeal to place autistic children in rehabilitative centers

Parents of autistic children sue Welfare Ministry for not finding places for their toddlers in rehabilitative daycare centers.

Appeal to place autistic children in rehabilitative centers

New research shows medical clowns can help autistic kids

Groundbreaking research from Ziv Hospital shows medical clowns help autistic children learn to communicate better.

New research shows medical clowns can help autistic kids

New study links prenatal vitamin D deficiency to autism

New research shows children born to women deficient in vitamin D more likely to show signs of autism by age six.

New study links prenatal vitamin D deficiency to autism

What is the effect of cannabis on the autistic?

An Israeli doctor believes that cannabis can also be used to help those dealing with autism. ILTV reports.

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Autistic teen celebrates Bar Mitzvah

Teen able to mark an Aliyah to the Torah via the Shahak LeBnei Mitzvah program in Modi'in.

Autistic teen celebrates Bar Mitzvah in special ceremony

New IDF program for autistic-spectrum youths

'Watching the Horizon' expands to the Ordnance Corps. The youths will volunteer in optics and electronics.

New IDF program for autistic-spectrum youths

Foreign Min. displays art made by autistic adults

Foreign Ministry hosts 'Bridge to the World' exhibit, artwork made entirely by autistic adults.

Foreign Ministry displays 'Bridge to the World' art exhibition

Bill: Subsidize services for Israelis with autism

MKs and parents urge the Knesset to put petty politics aside Wednesday, as bill cementing rights for the autistic is due for a vote.

Bill: Subsidize services for Israel's autistic population

Revolutionizing Autistc Education in Israel

Yael Lehman helps high functioning autistic children, as a teacher and as a mother.

Revolutionizing Autistc Education in Israel

Autism Spectrum Disorders Linked to Schizophrenia

A new study has found that Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD) are linked organically to schizophrenia and bipolar disorder (manic depression).

Autism Spectrum Disorders Linked to Schizophrenia, Bipolar

Israeli Technology: The Bio Hug Vest

Arutz Sheva meets the people behind the BioHug Vest, an Israeli technology meant to lower people's stress levels.

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'Much Has Changed for the Autistic Community'

Arutz Sheva meets Dame Stephanie Shirley, the founding UK Ambassador for Philanthropy, at the 2012 International Autism Conference.

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Parking Permits to Parents of Autistic Children

Minister of Transportation Yisrael Katz has ordered issuance of disability parking permits to parents of children diagnosed with autism.

Parking Permits to Parents of Autistic Children

Autism Experts to Gather in Jerusalem

Experts are planning to convene in Jerusalem from around the world in August to learn the latest about Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD).

International Autism Experts to Gather in Jerusalem

Israelis Study Autism

Scientists at Israel's Weizmann Institute find a method that could lead to the development of tools for early diagnosis of Autism in childre

Israeli Research Could Lead to Breakthrough in Autism Diagnosis

Autism Conference Lifts Interest

International Autism conference in Jerusalem draws over 500 attendees.

Autism in the Holy Land: Conference Skyrockets Interest