Dr. Hakon Hakonarson, MD, PhD is one of the world’s leading autism researchers and director of the Center for Applied Genomics, The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia. We are proud and honored for his service on the ICare4Autism advisory committee and truly grateful for his regular speaking engagements at our conferences and events.
ICare4Autism’s African Autism Awareness and Intervention Initiative Is Gearing Up to Launch Program in Ghana
ICare4Autism continues to work to raise autism awareness in the West African nation of Ghana. On her recent visit to Shema Kolainu-Hear Our Voices School and Center for Children with Autism, Ms. Ofori-Atta explained the unique obstacles facing autism awareness and treatment in Ghana. Read more about our Africa Austism Awareness and Intervention Initiative »
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According to a recent investigation, many children with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) have been exposed to unusually high levels of air toxins during their mother’s pregnancy and in their first two years of life.
A popular alternative treatment for children on the autism spectrum has been to have animals incorporated into therapy sessions. In particular, research has shown that interaction with horses has eased many of the symptoms of those with the disorder.
For a child on the autism spectrum, a visit to the emergency center can be incredibly traumatic. The fast-paced environment, bright lights, noises, and sense of urgency can have the individual feel very overwhelmed. Due to this issue, one medical center has developed a center specifically for the needs of individuals with autism.