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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 …
Finding Information on Autism-Related Genes … chromosome 15q duplication syndrome copy number variation phelandmcdermid syndrome and digeorge syndrome number advocacy groups and organizations provide information parent and child support research funds and services for those affected these specific genetic disorders see list below unfortunately not aware organization that specifically addresses xp2231 deletions there are however few yahoo and facebook parent support groups for xp2231 deletions the national society for genetic counselors provides platform for finding genetic …
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 …
Autism and ‘optimal outcomes’ – Is it time to refine our thinking?… clinicians and therapists rethink what mean optimal outcomes for years weve been using this term describe relatively small group people with autism who with therapy and support experience such marked decrease autism symptoms that they longer meet the criteria use diagnose the condition other … proposed redefining optimal outcome the best possible outcome based each childs personal characteristics and available supports find this much more suitable concept for developing autism services and setting goals for each child teen adult the …
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