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Autism Support

Autism Diagnosis: Serotonin in the Autistic Child and Adult

There are many important functions of the neurotransmitter, serotonin, in the body: it is responsible for our mood, sleep and appetite, as well as our social abilities. Small Steps Big Dreams, Dubai, UAE has gathered information regarding the link between serotonin and Autism Spectrum Disorder. One of the first biomarkers of ASD to be identified […]

Improving Autism Support with the Signaling Imbalance Theory

Earlier research tried to explain signaling imbalance as a cause of autism spectrum disorder. However, here at Small Steps Big Dreams, Dubai, UAE, we thoroughly researched what signaling imbalance is and whether it really is the cause of autism or just a consequence of the brain changes due to autism. Surely, a clearer concept will […]

Autism Spectrum Disorder and the Extreme Male Brain Theory

The founder of the Autism Research Centre in Cambridge, UK was professor Baron-Cohen who gave the theory on one of the autistic’s characteristics; namely the “extreme male brain theory”. Small Steps Big Dreams, Dubai, UAE reviews the male brain theory in detail, and since details about ASD are crucial for optimized autism therapy in UAE […]

Parental Age and the Autistic Child: Affecting Autism Diagnoses

Parental age has been linked with autism diagnoses via many research studies, and Small Steps Big Dreams in Dubai, UAE plays its part in spreading awareness and knowledge to the parents and caregivers for better understanding of this disorder. In the epidemiology of autism, it has been one of the most consistent conclusions that the […]

Roots of Sensory Issues Tied to Autism Spectrum Disorder Genes

Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) is a complex neurodevelopmental condition, and little is known about its neurobiology. Much of autism research has focused on the social, communicative and cognitive difficulties associated with the condition. However, the recent revision of the diagnostic criteria for ASD has brought another key domain of autistic experience into focus: “sensory processing”. […]

Autism Spectrum Disorder: Brain Structure Changes Influencing Autism Diagnoses

Autism spectrum disorder (ASD) is a neurodevelopmental condition characterized by persistent deficits in social communication and restricted repetitive behaviours (RRBs). Autism diagnoses are carried out based on the presence of two core behaviors i.e. restricted interests and repetitive behaviors, as well as difficulties with social interactions and communication. These traits are thought to arise because […]