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One in every 68 kids in the U.S. is on the autism spectrum. Cincinnati Children’s is recruiting Tri-State families to be a part of the nation’s largest autism study that could help find more treatment options. Cincinnati Children’s is participating › Continue Reading

Today is “Rare Disease Day.” “’Rare Disease Day takes place on the last day of February each year. The main objective of Rare Disease Day is to raise awareness amongst the general public and decision-makers about rare diseases and their › Continue Reading

12-year-old Nadjah Bray and her three of her four siblings are patients at Cincinnati Children’s. In May, Nadjah traveled to New York to appear on the Food Network’s Chopped Junior to compete for the title of Chopped Junior Champion and › Continue Reading

A nationwide autism research study called SPARK hopes to create the largest autism database. Researchers at Cincinnati Children’s are trying to get 3,000 local children with autism to sign up for the study by submitting a saliva DNA sample. Researchers › Continue Reading

Now that school is back in session and students have had a chance to settle in, a lot of parents share the same worries over their child’s progress. Perhaps these sound familiar: How well is my child getting along with his/her › Continue Reading

Parents of school-age children who have behavioral difficulties in school often wonder: “Does my child have an Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) or Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD)?” Determining if a child has one (or both) of the conditions is important › Continue Reading

We planned our family vacation like most parents do. We scheduled days off work, booked flights, made reservations, bought amusement park tickets, and packed our bags. Unlike most parents, we also planned two practices with the help of CVG Airport, › Continue Reading

Between the vibrating table and the obnoxious ramblings of our machine, completing an MRI in a calm and motionless fashion can be difficult. Even as adults, we can have trouble talking ourselves into such a strange photo capturing experience. Add being › Continue Reading

In this story, WCPO-TV profiles Q102 morning radio host Jenn Jordan and her 13-year-old son, Jakob, a talkative and outgoing teen with autism.

“Simba one to Harambe Village, we’re on our way!” says the driver of our safari jeep as we head over the dilapidated looking bridge. My wife and I grab our children, we know the drill. This is our 30th time › Continue Reading

My name is Lori Holthaus. I am an Administrative Assistant in the Radiology Department and I support Drs. Anton, Johnson, Podberesky and Towbin. I’ve been with Cincinnati Children’s since March of 2012. I was drawn to Cincinnati Children’s because of my › Continue Reading

Ordinary sounds – a car alarm, a knocking radiator pipe, the whirr of a fan – can be intolerable to children with autism.  A new study published in the Journal of Neuroscience provides insight on how autistic kids process noise. › Continue Reading

With long waits and security screenings at airports, flying with children can be a challenge for any parent. But for parents of children with an autism spectrum disorder, it can be especially difficult.  Because the unfamiliar experiences associated with flying › Continue Reading

A new study finds that nearly 30 percent of kids with autism also have problems with attention and hyperactivity. That rate is nearly three times higher than it is in the general population, according to the study, published online in › Continue Reading

An autism and science advocacy organization is introducing a new public service advertising campaign aimed at Hispanic and African-American parents. The new campaign by Autism Speaks describes early signs of autism in detail and encourages parents to take immediate action › Continue Reading

A network of five medical centers, led by Cincinnati Children’s and Boston Children’s Hospital, has received a five-year, $12.5 million National Institutes of Health grant to learn more about how autism develops. Using advanced brain imaging techniques, the medical centers will › Continue Reading

Staggering autism statistics may only be telling half of the story. Understandably, research has focused on the cause and treatment for the one in 88 children in the U.S. with some form of autism. But little research has been done › Continue Reading

Members of the Cincinnati Children’s team are currently involved in discovering and developing new treatments for kids with autism spectrum disorders. Learn about the latest research and parent resources. Researchers Report Success in Treating CTD Autism Spectrum Disorder Using a › Continue Reading