Behavioral-developmental pediatrician Paul Wang has joined Autism Speaks as its new senior vice president and head of medical research. He will oversee the organization’s medical research portfolio, with a strong focus on clinical studies.
The largest study of its kind has confirmed that children with autism have poorer sleep quality than do other children. They both sleep less overall and are prone to frequent night wakening.
Malaysia’s newly founded autism program – Permata Kurnia – has announced that it will collaborate with Autism Speaks to enhance national awareness and community sensitivity to the needs of individuals with autism. The announcement comes on the heels of Autism Speaks’ Sixth Annual World Focus on Autism, in New York City. The Sept.
In the largest study of its kind, researchers found no link between autism and celiac disease, a severe intestinal disorder triggered by an immune reaction to gluten. However, the study also confirmed a strong association between autism and the presence of antibodies to gluten. Such antibodies indicate a significant immune reaction to the protein, which is found most commonly in wheat.
The following is a letter from the president of Disney Parks addressing the changes to the program providing access to guests with disabilities.
Disney Parks holds a cherished place in the hearts of the millions of Guests who visit us each year. We know that is especially true for those of you who have a loved one with a disability. For many families, what would be impossible elsewhere is not only possible, but magical, at our parks and resorts . We are proud to play such an important role in so many of your lives.