The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has issued a new consumer bulletin, “Beware of False or Misleading Claims for Treating Autism.”
(April 24, 2014) Researchers with the Autism Genome Project are calling for the broad use of a relatively new type of genetic test – for copy number variants (CNVs) – as the next step in individualized diagnosis and treatment of autism.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has published its 2014 Community Report on Autism.
Researchers studying immune cells called granulocytes found evidence of weakened cell function in a small study of ten children with autism.
“Our son has developed diabetes, and we know it’s from the weight he gained since starting behavioral medicines. We’ve tried everything to manage his appetite, and it’s tearing us apart to think we’re trading his health for his ability to function in school. What can we do?”
Hospitalization of children with autism nearly tripled across a decade, new research shows, with the most dramatic rise among teens hospitalized for mental health issues. The report, now online, will appear in the May issue of the Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders.
Researchers funded by Autism Speaks are using iPads to encourage speech among minimally verbal gradeschoolers affected by autism