Perception of biological motions is preserved in people with autism spectrum disorder: electrophysiological and behavioural evidences

ConclusionTaken together, our results indicate that the perception of non ‐emotional BMs is preserved in children with ASD.
Source: Journal of Intellectual Disability Research - Category: Disability Authors: Tags: Original Manuscript Source Type: research

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BEVERLY (CBS) – Learning is difficult right now for all students, but it’s especially hard for those with special needs who require hands-on education. “Honestly social distancing and not going out to eat or to the movies was really pretty much our normal life,” said James Pearson. For the Pearson family of Beverly, it’s not the boredom or staying inside these days that’s painful – it’s having no way of explaining to their son why it’s like this. “Logan is 18-years-old now. He has a severe case of autism so mentally he functions along the lines of a 12-month-old,&...
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CONCLUSION: To improve results of antipsychotic drug discontinuation, proper diagnostics of underlying causes for cb, involvement of all stakeholders and enhancement of treatment opportunities for psychopathology in people with id are needed. Integrative care and knowledge development of id- and mental health care may be helpful. PMID: 32207130 [PubMed - in process]
Source: Tijdschrift voor Psychiatrie - Category: Psychiatry Authors: Tags: Tijdschr Psychiatr Source Type: research
CDC estimates ASD prevalence among children aged 8 years.
Source: CDC Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report - Category: American Health Tags: Autism Autism and Genetics (ASDs) Autism Spectrum Disorders Disabilities Disabilities and Health MMWR Morbidity & Mortality Weekly Report Source Type: news
CDC monitors early identification of ASD among children aged 4 years.
Source: CDC Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report - Category: American Health Tags: Autism Autism and Genetics (ASDs) Autism Spectrum Disorders Disabilities Disabilities and Health MMWR Morbidity & Mortality Weekly Report Source Type: news
AbstractResearch to date indicates that a significant contributing factor to the social experience in school and college for those with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) relates to peers understanding of their condition and the associated social challenges. The current review sought to examine evidence for autism awareness programs designed to improve peers ’ conceptions and understandings of ASD. Eleven studies were examined in relation to reported changes in aspects of autism awareness in students without ASD who had participated in an educational program or interventions about ASD. Reported interventions varied in le...
Source: Journal of Developmental and Physical Disabilities - Category: Disability Source Type: research
Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) and schizophrenia are neurodevelopmental disorders which show substantial cognitive heterogeneity in adulthood, yet it remains unclear whether cognitive profiles may overlap across these diagnoses. Thus, the aim of this review was to summarize comparisons between ASD and schizophrenia on nonsocial cognition in adulthood. To minimize between-study heterogeneity in a relatively small literature, subtest scaled scores from the Wechsler Adult Intelligence Scale were compared between ASD (N=190) and schizophrenia (N=260) in six studies comprising a total of 450 participants. Meta-analyses of 11 su...
Source: Frontiers in Psychiatry - Category: Psychiatry Source Type: research
RNA-binding proteins (RNA-BPs) play critical roles in development and disease to regulate gene expression. However, genome-wide identification of their targets in primary human cells has been challenging. Here, we applied a modified CLIP-seq strategy to identify genome-wide targets of the FMRP translational regulator 1 (FMR1), a brain-enriched RNA-BP, whose deficiency leads to Fragile X Syndrome (FXS), the most prevalent inherited intellectual disability. We identified FMR1 targets in human dorsal and ventral forebrain neural progenitors and excitatory and inhibitory neurons differentiated from human pluripotent stem cells...
Source: Genome Research - Category: Genetics & Stem Cells Authors: Tags: RESEARCH Source Type: research
Autism spectrum disorder (ASD) is a lifelong condition that affects a person’s social and communication skills. People with ASD can have repetitive behaviors, a narrow range of interests, a strong preference for sameness, and sensory processing differences. The number of children diagnosed with ASD has increased dramatically over the past several decades. Because of this, growing numbers of youth with ASD are now making the developmental transition from adolescence to adulthood. This transition is marked by changes in many areas of life, including new healthcare providers, educational or occupational settings, and li...
Source: Harvard Health Blog - Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Tags: Adolescent health Children's Health Health care disparities Mental Health Neurological conditions Parenting Source Type: blogs
AbstractMutations inSHANK3, coding for a large scaffold protein of excitatory synapses in the CNS, are associated with neurodevelopmental disorders including autism spectrum disorders (ASDs) and intellectual disability (ID). Several cases have been identified in which the mutation leads to truncation of the protein, eliminating C ‐terminal sequences required for postsynaptic targeting of the protein. We identify here a patient with a truncating mutation inSHANK3, affected by severe global developmental delay and intellectual disability. By analyzing the subcellular distribution of this truncated form of Shank3, we identi...
Source: Journal of Neurochemistry - Category: Neuroscience Authors: Tags: ORIGINAL ARTICLE Source Type: research
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