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Discovering Comprehensive Care; Advancing Autism Research

September 08, 2013

A family finds a medical home in Autism Speaks Autism Treatment Network and gladly "gives back" to autism research by becoming part of the network's patient registry. 

By Rachel Nuwer

Training in Autism Friendly Protocols Help to Improve ER Care

September 04, 2013

A Pennsylvania emergency room doctor and three professors from Indiana University of Pennsylvania have created a training manual and DVD to help ER clinicians deal more effectively with patients on the autism spectrum.

FDA Issues Standards for Products Labeled Gluten-Free

Autism families and GI specialists welcome new clarity and science-based standards
August 05, 2013

In a move welcomed by millions with gluten sensitivities, the U.S. Food and Drug Agency has set standards for food products labeled “gluten free.” Specifically, such products can no longer contain more than 20 parts per million of gluten, a protein abundant in wheat and related grains. The standard is similar to levels recently set in Canada and the European Union.

Parents & Providers Collaborate to Build a Better Autism Medical Home

Day 2 at Autism Speaks National Conference: Paul Carbone helps families & doctors forge stronger partnerships, deliver lifelong care
July 27, 2013

 

Autism Speaks Presents Treating the Whole Person with Autism Conference

Addresses Services and Strengths through the Life Span

More than 300 parents, healthcare providers and educators from across the U.S. and around the world will gather in Columbus, Ohio.

July 22, 2013

“Whole Person,” Family-Centered Conference Focused on Strengths to Address the Individual’s and the Family’s Needs on July 26, 2013 – July 27, 2013 at The Hilton Columbus at Easton

Minority Children with Autism Less Likely to Receive Specialty Care

Researchers find ethnic disparities in services for autism-related medical issues; Autism Speaks working to close the gap
June 17, 2013

 

In today’s issue of Pediatrics, researchers report stark racial differences in the likelihood that children with autism receive specialty care for related medical conditions. Autism is commonly associated with a range of health conditions such as GI disorders, sleep disturbance and epilepsy.