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Researchers outline method to create gene list for autism-linked genetic variants … multidisciplinary group autism researchers proposed new method for identifying whether certain gene changes are linked autism research study … allows know how certain gene changes impact person with autism ultimately helping develop tailored treatments that will support that person said thomas frazier phd autism speaks chief science officer and author the paper after evaluating this … with autism diagnosis providers will better able offer autistic children and adults more personalized health care and supports … researchers outline method create gene list for autismlinked genetic variants …
Identical twins with autism differ significantly in severity of social traits… and how they are shaped our environment also confirms what know about the importance getting intervention early possible support development said autism speaks chief science officer thomas frazier repeating this study with larger groups may help understand those environmental factors where might able best support optimal development for young children risk for autism using genetic data and clinical information researchers …
Study finds health disparities for LGBTQ+ autistic adults … adults were among the respondents the healthcare system not currently working for many lgbtq autistic adults when this group has greater need for health services said andy shih phd senior vice president public health and inclusion autism … our own research autism speaks demonstrates large unmet need for healthcare for people with autism said shih where these groups intersect the community and the healthcare system need come together provide added support and remove barriers appropriate care … study finds health disparities for lgbtq autistic adults …
COVID-19 survey reveals widespread challenges for autism community and wider disparities for minority communities … the autism community are struggling even more particularly with basic needs minority respondents who made about half the group surveyed reported more struggles with variety needs related the pandemic basic needs daily routines and education the largest disparities were the areas food insecurity and receiving distance learning supports with nonwhite respondents experiencing twice the food insecurity white respondents and twice likely not receive any distance learning supports food insecurity was measured food for the household having run out and families not having enough money buy more …
Study: Eye Contact Declines Early in Babies Who Later Develop Autism… with autism the researchers tested each infant 10 times between 2 and 24 months initial levels eye contact for both groups were similar but infants who did not develop autism increased their eye contact over time while eye contact steadily declined among the 13 infants later diagnosed with autism twelve the 13 were from the highrisk baby siblings group addition those infants whose levels eye contact diminished most rapidly were the most disabled symptoms autism age 3 … naked eye fact earlier eyegaze studies done without eyetracking technology failed capture the pattern the new results also support the strong role that genetic and prenatal factors play the development asd wang adds some people have been skeptical …
Small study finds B12 injections ease autism symptoms in some children… symptoms some children who have the disorder the researchers found that the behavior improvement occurred primarily subgroup children who showed particular blood chemistry changes after the methyl b12 injections these children the authors … the appropriate time some earlier research has suggested that the process impaired some people with autism the new study supported grant from autism speaks appears online the journal child and adolescent psychopharmacology the first blinded … known metabolic abnormality impaired methylation capacity holds the potential improve autism symptoms they call for support larger controlled trial check and clarify their results for related news and blog posts also see grandma child with …
Family Advisors:  The power and importance of connection… and liza krassner mpa for many families who care for loved one with autism spectrum disorder access knowledge and resources support autism critical the right supports can enhance life that meaningful and productive for and colleague liza krassner understand how important these … committee fac the autism speaks autism treatment network autism intervention research network physical health atnairp this group 12 sites across the and canada represent wide array autism services research and clinical programs supports treatments …
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