See Me, See My Child: Glimpses Into Autism Spectrum Disorder

ABSTRACT: Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) is on the rise, with one in 68 children diagnosed with ASD. Families of children with ASD speak of being othered–feeling like outsiders in social situations. Because of ASD prevalence, all nurses need to understand current research, causes, symptoms, diagnosis, treatment, and how to offer effective support. Nurses within the faith community, especially parish/faith community nurses, can play a significant role in creating a welcoming and supportive environment for children with ASD and their families.
Source: Journal of Christian Nursing - Category: Nursing Tags: Feature: CE Connection Source Type: research

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Condition:   Autism Spectrum Disorder Interventions:   Other: Preschool Autism Communication Therapy (PACT);   Other: Treatment As Usual (TAU) Sponsor:   Hôpital le Vinatier Not yet recruiting
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Condition:   Autistic Spectrum Disorder Interventions:   Biological: Autologous umbilical cord blood;   Biological: Placebo Sponsor:   Sheba Medical Center Not yet recruiting
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Source: Biocybernetics and Biomedical Engineering - Category: Biomedical Engineering Source Type: research
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Source: Frontiers in Psychiatry - Category: Psychiatry Source Type: research
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