Higher levels of lithium in household tap water used for drinking by pregnant mothers could affect an important molecular pathway involved in neurodevelopment and autism, increasing the chances of offsprings developing autism spectrum disorder, according to scientists.In the future, they said, human activities such as growing use of lithium battery and disposal in landfills potentially causing groundwater contamination could step up lithium… read-more
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Daughter of Navy Officer Madan Rai, who is also an autistic child, created history by swimming from Sri Lanka to Dhanushkodi in just 13 hours. The 13-year-old Jiya Rai started swimming as per doctor's advice, after she lost the ability to speak. Jiya also holds a record for swimming in open at 14 km/hour speed. Notably, Jiya has been awarded 2022 Pradhanmantri Rashtriya Bal Puraskar in the open swimming category.
Elon Musk revealed that he has Asperger's syndrome which is on the Autism spectrum. The Tesla CEO claimed about the special ability during his monologue at the Saturday Night Live. One of world’s richest man, the SpaceX founder said, "Sometimes after I say something, I have to say that I mean it." Musk also disclosed that he is the first with the Asperger’s syndrome to host the show.
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To enhance and impart social skills among autistic children, a Hong Kong-based professor is using role-playing robots through an education programme 'Robot for Autism Behavioral Intervention' (RABI). The programme, using two robots, depicts appropriate and inappropriate behaviour. Reportedly, 1200 children have accessed it since its inception in 2015. Besides engaging through verbal interaction, the robots help reducing anxiety problems, said… read-more
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Hyderabad’s Pinnacle Blooms Network (PBN), has developed a research-oriented therapeutic program which can help over 80 crore autistic kids. PBN has started the Mirracle Artificial Intelligence Engine, which is aimed to create a conducive therapy for those with neurological and psychological conditions, specially autistic kids. Reportedly, the therapies are planned individually for each kid, based on the behaviour, physiology, needs, and age… read-more
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