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On CBS News, we saw Grayson’s face light up when he heard for the first time; what do such breakthroughs mean for our community?
June 21, 2013

 

We think you’ll enjoy this video of a little boy hearing for the first time after doctors switch on his neural implants. Such advances in neuroscience have reach far beyond sight and hearing and include new insights into neurodevelopmental disorders such as autism.

Findings add to evidence that gluten-free diets may help ease GI problems in some individuals affected by autism
June 21, 2013

New research adds to the evidence of a potential link between autism and sensitivities to gluten, a protein found in certain grains such as wheat. The researchers found that elevated antibodies to gluten were more common among children with autism than in others. In addition, the elevated antibody levels corresponded to GI symptoms such as pain and constipation.

Partnership with National Black Church Initiative seeks to reduce racial disparities in age of autism diagnosis and quality early intervention
June 20, 2013

From left, Michelle Parris and her 10-yr. old son, Miles, who has autism, Rev. Anthony Hudson, Sr. Rev. Anthony Evans, Amy Daniels, Cathy Rice 

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.