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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For parents of children with autism, there have been many unresolved questions on how to best provide treatments for their child. Prior to pinpointing the effects of autism and being able to put a name to it, many children with autism were placed in institutions due to lack of information, research, and treatment.
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.