Did you read the article in the New York Times about Immune Disorders and Autism? I read it and didn’t think much of the article. I considered most of it as information I already knew. Immune system disorders as a cause for autism wasn’t a new thing for me.
So here’s the short of . . . → Read More: Immune System Disorders a Cause For Autism
Families with autistic children must navigate a condition where questions outnumber the answers, and therapies remain sparse and largely ineffective. A clinical trial being conducted by the Sutter Neuroscience Institute in Sacramento, California to address this situation began recruiting participants today for a highly experimental stem cell therapy for autism. . . . → Read More: Autism Cord Blood Stem Cell Research Trial in US
April is Autism Awareness Month and Chamilia jewelry has designed it’s very own bead in an effort to bring awareness and support the cause! As part of Chamilia’s Give Back Collection, Chamilia will donate 10% portion of their proceeds from the Autism Puzzle Piece bead sales to The Autism Research Institute. Chamilia gives stylish . . . → Read More: Autism Puzzle Piece Bead
Autism research and clinical care has strengthened notably at UCSF in recent years. One of the largest-ever genomic investigations of autism continues, with ongoing research now having led to a focus on the identification of a network of genes and biochemical pathways linked to an autism-associated protein: http://j.mp/UCSFnews.
This follows results from another UCSF . . . → Read More: Autism-Associated Protein is Leading to Networks of Genes that may Play a Role
Stem cell treatment is a controversial subject depending on how the stem cells are harvested, but for parents of autistic children the theoretical implications of stem cell treatment may be appealing.
Disorders on the autism spectrum are wide spread; it is believed that approximately 1 in 110 children are affected somehow on the scale. . . . → Read More: Having Cord Blood Saved Can Be Life Changing for Your Family
Have you heard about the new test for autism? It is a new brain scan that is being reported as able to diagnose ASD within 15 minutes. The cost is between $157 and $314. It won’t be available to the public for another two years, though. It is currently still in the experimental stage.
. . . → Read More: Brain Scans To Diagnose Autism
The Cardiff University, in UK, will be conducting research into sensory issues of autistic individuals. This will be a two year study, and sounds promising. “Dr McGonigle, who leads the two-year study, said: “It’s common for work on Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) to focus on the communicative or social aspects of the disorder. “However, . . . → Read More: Research On Sensory Issues With Autistic Individuals
For about $200, parents can buy a LENA Languague and Autism Screen(LAS). The LAS is a new piece of technology that you use to record your child talking. You record for 12 hours and then send the recordings to LENA for employees to evaluate.
I have a serious problem with this. First, the technology . . . → Read More: New At Home Detection Kit For Autism