A new research program focusing on the early signs of autism is helping bring early detection and intervention to the city of Tianjin,China.
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Autism is a disorder that affects adults as well as children. However as Eileen Hopkins, Director of Global Initiatives for ICare4Autism, discussed during a Google Hangout, services begin to dwindle once an individual with autism turns eighteen.
Susan Boyle, Scottish singing phenomenon and winner of Britian’s Got Talent 2009, told the Observer newspaper that she has been diagnosed with Asperger’s syndrome.
Ono Academic College, a university located in a Tel-Aviv suburb, recently began an initiative helping adults with Asperger’s earn a college degree in business administration.
Students thought outside the box as they colored inside the lines during a presentation by Goodis, a Korean company that developed the KIMU Kidult Museum program.
Presented at the American College of Rheumatology Annual Meeting in San Diego, researchers discussed their findings that suggest children born to mothers with lupus may have a higher risk for an autism diagnosis than to a mother without the disease. Systemic lupus erythematosus is a chronic inflammatory disease, affecting many areas of the body with [...]
ICare4Autism recently announced the new partnership with the World Health Organization (WHO), working on a project to create an online e-resource center for autism. Founder and CEO of ICareAutism, Dr. Joshua Weinstein, has been working closely with Dr. Shekhar Saxena, the Director of Mental Health and Substance Abuse at the World Health Organization. This project’s [...]
On the 15th of September, the WHO convened its first consultation in Geneva to identify priorities for action and effective strategy to build capacity, around the world. The 3 day meeting brought together high-level stakeholders, policy makers, experts from relevant disciplines, international organizations and NGO s. This followed the adoption of a resolution by [...]
With data drawn from seven countries—Denmark, Finland, Israel, Norway, Sweden, Western Australia, and data from California—researchers are determined to isolate risk factors for autism. The project, named the International Collaboration for Autism Registry Epidemiology, will aim to find a link in autism with parental age, birth weight and gestational age, and season of birth. This [...]
One of the world’s largest research collaborations, EU-AIMS, has been working for years to enhance the autism field. This time, their goal is to scan hundreds of brains—both autistic and typical— using magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) to eventually develop a drug for autism. The research team, made up of multiple research centers including the Institute [...]