First, Do No Harm: Improving Access in Autism Diagnostic Assessments for Children Without Exacerbating Inequities in Care

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Source: Journal of Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrics - Category: Child Development Tags: Commentary Source Type: research

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Publication date: Available online 25 April 2019Source: Brain, Behavior, and ImmunityAuthor(s): Samantha M. Matta, Elisa L. Hill-Yardin, Peter J. CrackAbstractAutism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) is a neurodevelopmental disorder characterised by deficits in social communication and restricted or repetitive behaviours. The clinical presentation of ASD is highly variable and diagnosis is based on the presence of impaired social communication and repetitive and/or restricted behaviours. Although the precise pathophysiologies underlying ASD are unclear, growing evidence supports a role for dysregulated neuroinflammation. The potenti...
Source: Brain, Behavior, and Immunity - Category: Neurology Source Type: research
Conclusion The key problem with the ND field is the lack of understanding in the events preceding the development of protein-based markers – such as Tau – currently used to diagnose NDs. By this stage, the diseases become more difficult to treat. SncRNAs play an important regulatory role in the maintenance of the homeostatic brain. Therefore, changes in their concentration levels can be indicative of mechanistic changes that could precede protein-based markers. One single sncRNA biomarker is unlikely to differentiate between diseases. However, a combination of sncRNA biomarkers could be illustrative of the me...
Source: Frontiers in Genetics - Category: Genetics & Stem Cells Source Type: research
This study evaluated the application and effectiveness of a TEACCH approach in teaching functional skills to young adults with ASD who have mild to moderate intellectual disabilities.Methods and proceduresThe study employed an experimental design which compared the training goal attainment of an experimental (n = 32) and a comparison (n = 31) group. We administered the TEACCH Transitional Assessment Profile (TTAP) to identify suitable areas of training and devised three individualized training goals for each participant using the goal attainment scaling (GAS) methodology. The experimental group ...
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April is Autism Awareness Month and in this Director ’ s message, Dr. Gordon discusses the past, present, and future of autism research.
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April is Autism Awareness Month and in this Director ’ s message, Dr. Gordon discusses the past, present, and future of autism research.
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