Province's new autism plan rips away Burlington family's hope for son

Shay Boshis suddenly doesn't know what kind of future her son Wesley will get to have, as a complete overhaul of the province's autism program is about to slash funding for essential therapies he desperately needs.
Source: CBC | Health - Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Canada/Hamilton Source Type: news

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Authors: Theoharides TC, Tsilioni I, Ren H Abstract INTRODUCTION: An increasing number of patients present with multiple symptoms affecting many organs including the brain due to multiple mediators released by mast cells. These unique tissue immune cells are critical for allergic reactions triggered by IgE, but are also stimulated (not activated) by immune, drug, environmental, food, infectious, and stress triggers, leading to secretion of multiple mediators often without histamine and tryptase. The presentation, diagnosis and management of the spectrum of mast cell disorders is very confusing. As a result, special...
Source: Expert Review of Clinical Immunology - Category: Allergy & Immunology Tags: Expert Rev Clin Immunol Source Type: research
AbstractSeason of birth has been hypothesized to be a risk factor for autism spectrum disorder (ASD). However, the evidence has been mixed and limited due to methodological challenges. We examine ASD birth trends for 5,464,628 births across 5 countries. ASD birth prevalence data were obtained from the International Collaboration for Autism Registry Epidemiology database, including children born in Denmark, Finland, Norway, Sweden, and Western Australia. Empirical mode decomposition and cosinor modeling were used to assess seasonality. We show seasonal variation in ASD births for the countries of Finland and Sweden. There w...
Source: European Journal of Epidemiology - Category: Epidemiology Source Type: research
Doctors have known for decades that a small number of young children diagnosed with an autism spectrum disorder seem to outgrow it. The vast majority continue to face challenges and need support, said lead researcher Dr. Lisa Shulman.
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2019 April Full Interagency Autism Coordinating CommitteeFor more information go tohttps://iacc.hhs.govAir date: 4/23/2019 2:00:00 PM
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Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry - Category: Psychiatry Tags: Pediatrics, Psychiatry, News, Source Type: news
This article examines the perspectives of social actors involved in the controversy that took place after the enactment of this law and seeks to show why this controversy precedes the passing of the law and is not resolved by it. The argument is that the troubled relationship between the political movement of parents of autistic individuals and the mental health network can be better understood when the construction and consolidation of a network of expertise around autism spectrum disorders as being inseparable from the construction of a social and political identity for autistic people in Brazil is taken into considerati...
Source: Ciencia e Saude Coletiva - Category: Occupational Health Source Type: research
The diagnosis of autism spectrum disorder (ASD) increased significantly in the last decade. A rare condition at the time Kanner (1942) initially described it, ASD has now become a public health issue with great social and financial burdens. In 2018, the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) estimated autism ’s prevalence at 16.8 for every 1,000 (1:59) children by age eight, affecting 26.6/1,000 boys and 6.6/1,000 girls. These numbers represent an increase of approximately 150% between 2000 and 2014.
Source: Journal of the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry - Category: Psychiatry Authors: Tags: Editorial Source Type: research
Sometimes it takes an understanding person to make a difference. Did you or do you have a teacher who you got alot out of? 
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“Live in ‘parment.'” Back when Nat was transitioning out of school, at the beginning of his adulthood, we were able to learn from him that he wanted to liven in an apartment. For a year leading up to his turning 22, I searched for apartments that he could share with a roommate or two, and a live-in caregiver. I took him along. I don’t know which of us was more excited. I figured we’d fund it through Social Security and Adult Foster Care (a live-in caregiver who’d get a small tax-free stipend). Nat loved the city life he’d always lived, and so we wanted to duplicate this as closely ...
Source: Susan's Blog - Category: Child Development Authors: Tags: Uncategorized Source Type: blogs
A study of more than 1.5 million children suggests those who had been exposed to maternal infection in utero are at significantly greater risk of developing autism or depression during their lifetime.Medscape Medical News
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