Dr. Alisa Woods, Ph. D., is a leader in international autism research, studying abnormal proteins in autistic children, called biomarkers. ICare4Autism is grateful to Dr. Woods for all of her contributions towards autism research, and is honored to have Dr. Woods as a dedicated member of the ICare4Autism Advisory council. To read more about Dr. Alisa Woods, please click here »
Autism Expressed Teaches Teens Digital and Marketable Skills
Autism Expressed, founded by Michele McKeone, is an interactive learning system designed for teens with ASD. Ms. McKeone recently presented at the ICare4Autism conference, showcasing how her program teaches teens the digital skills necessary to communicate in today’s world. Read about Autism Expressed here »
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 recent research, rare forms of autism share a molecular signature with more common versions of the disorder. This finding is particularly intriguing to medical researchers, as it leads them to believe that autism is linked to a single genetic defect, also found in more complex forms of the disorder.
More than ever, parents and educators of children with autism have been utilizing technology to help these children develop various skills. Now, researchers are finding that apps and touch-screen games can possibly allow scientists to tailor treatments for children on the spectrum.
Researchers recently presented the defects in a section of the cerebellum that is correlated to language problems in individuals with autism, highlighting the importance of examining this region of the brain to help understand the disorder.
Researchers have found that troubles in the digestive system may actually contribute to autism disorders and create some of the well-known symptoms. Although autism is primarily treated through behavioral therapies, new studies suggest that treatment can come in the form of probiotics.