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Review of interventions for autistic adults finds lack of evidence-based treatments … recent review related studies found that very few treatments have been studied effectively address the specific needs this group the review also found that priorities autistic adults were overlooked the existing research review published may 1 the … asking the question about which these outcomes matter most autistic adults and far more research needed recommend ways support health they age research into autistic adult health has identified several health outcomes such early death higher … according the federal interagency autism coordinating committee the studies reviewed two interventions showed some evidence supporting better psychiatric health outcomes cognitive behavior therapy and mindfulnessbased interventions both common …
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 higher rates of gender diversity among autistic individuals… mental health care that can improve their quality life said thomas frazier phd chief science officer autism speaks looking groups autistic people across several different types data collected this study gives more realistic idea how much gender … future research should focus how better meet their healthcare needs and what medical and mental health providers can best support their patients read more about how parents can support autistic genderdiverse youth this got questions article from eric butter clinician the division psychology the …
Autism Speaks endorses sleep guidelines for children with autism … for the whole family important find strategy that works for your child help them get the sleep they need although published group specialists these sleep guidelines are targeted support primary care providers treating children with autism their practices the guidelines echo the best practices sleep …
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 …
Spotlight on the Gut Bacteria-Brain Connection in Autism… interest this field was reflected presentations neuroscience 2013 this week the idea gutbrain connection isnt new its supported large body research showing continuous communication between the bacteria that inhabit the digestive tract and the … brain development gut bacteria propionic acid and autism for more than decade derrick macfabe and his autism research group western ontario university have been investigating how certain antibioticresistant gut bacteria may interfere with … they showed many autismlike changes brain development well evidence intestinal inflammation though preliminary the findings support macfabes theory that the production propionic acid and related fatty acids antibioticresistant gut bacteria can …
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 …
Autism Speaks Names 2017 Weatherstone Predoctoral Fellows… early career scientists pursuing autism research lady weatherstone and daughter cheryl weatherstonevance continue actively support this fellowship program personal level the 2017 class brings the number autism speaks weatherstone predoctoral … mental health and daily living among adolescents affected autism her goal guide the development moreeffective programs for supporting successful transition adulthood read more about maya reiters research project here evan geller under the … advance understanding and treatment anxiety depression and other mental health problems that commonly occur this vulnerable group read more about jessica greenlees research project here elyza kelly under the mentorship peter tsai university texas …
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