Tag Archives: syndrome

Mission accomplished

The Autism News | English He drifted from place to place, from job to job, until the Ottawa Mission gave him an education — and a new lease on life By Kelly Egan | The Ottawa Citizen Jonathan Pinchbeck is neither street-battered nor scarred by addiction. Still, his stay at the Ottawa Mission was life-changing, the kind of small victory that alters a man’s prospects. One day this week, past a waiting room occupied by the idle and trampled-looking, he stood before a small crowd in the Mission’s dining room — in cap and gown, the beaming graduate.

Posted in Resources1 | Also tagged , , , , , , , , , , , | Comments closed

Autism is not for the faint of heart

The Autism News | English By CHRISTOPHER TUFFLEY | News Sun AVON PARK — Seven-year-old Sydney Lanier’s eyes sparkle. She has a delightful gap-toothed smile. Left to herself, she plays happily for hours

Posted in Resources1 | Also tagged , , , , , , , | Comments closed

Swim classes designed for autistic youth – Daytona Beach News-Journal

Swim classes designed for autistic youth Daytona Beach News-Journal Today, as many as one in every 150 children is diagnosed with autism , making autism more prevalent than Down Syndrome, childhood diabetes and childhood … and more

Posted in Autism Resources 2 | Also tagged , , , , , , , | Comments closed

Attwood to conduct autism and Asperger’s conference in Columbia – Cheraw Chronicle

Attwood to conduct autism and Asperger's conference in Columbia Cheraw Chronicle DALLAS, TX – Dr. Tony Attwood, one of the world's premier authorities on autism and Asperger's Syndrome from Brisbane, Australia, will be in the United … and more

Posted in Autism Resources 2 | Also tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , | Comments closed

Autism camps available for kids – Long Beach Press-Telegram

Autism camps available for kids Long Beach Press-Telegram Autism Partnership is offering one, two or three weeklong day camps to help develop behavioral and social skills for children with autism . … and more

Posted in Autism Resources 2 | Also tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , | Comments closed

Novel Approach To Treating Rett Syndrome Under Development

A paper published online in Nature Neuroscience reveals the presence of methyl CpG binding protein 2 in glia. MeCP2 is a protein associated with a variety of neurological disorders, including Rett Syndrome, the most physically disabling of the autism spectrum disorders. The researchers show that MeCP2-deficient astrocytes, a subset of glia, stunt the growth of neighboring neurons

Posted in Autism Resources 3 | Also tagged , , , , , , , , , , , | Comments closed

Autism: Fluoxetine Not Effective In Reducing Repetitive Behaviors, Study Shows

Autism Speaks reported initial results for the first industry-sponsored Autism Clinical Trials Network study, the Study of Fluoxetine in Autism which showed that fluoxetine was not effective for reducing repetitive behaviors in children and adolescents with autistic disorder as compared to placebo. The study of 158 patients (ages 5 — 17) was carried out in 19 CTN sites.

Posted in Autism Resources 3 | Also tagged , , , , , , , | Comments closed