As an autistic parent to an autistic child, I implore you: accept us

This autism awareness month, Dela McDonald encourages people to better include autistic people in society.
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This study examined behavioural, adaptive and cognitive data provi...
Source: SafetyLit - Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news
ConclusionsNotable overlap in eating difficulties, behavioural problems and sensory profiles of children with ARFID, ASD or PE, with more severe aberrations in ARFID (food-responsiveness) and ASD (hypersensitivity and social problems) on specific dimensions, argue for a dimensional approach to improve therapy and management of children with these disorders.
Source: European Psychiatry - Category: Psychiatry Source Type: research
Anarticle published recently by the American Lung Association claims that vaping causes popcorn lung and COPD. There is no evidence to support either of these assertions. In fact, I'm not aware of a single case of either popcorn lung or COPD that has ever been diagnosed in a vaper without a history of cigarette smoking. Even active smoking itself is not associated with popcorn lung, and cigarette smoke contains about 750 times the amount of diacetyl (the putative cause of popcorn lung) than e-cigarette aerosol. So the American Lung Association is lying about the health risks of vaping.The Rest of the StoryHowever, that's n...
Source: The Rest of the Story: Tobacco News Analysis and Commentary - Category: Addiction Source Type: blogs
In conclusion, Zn supplementation might be an important factor in the treatment of children with ASD.
Source: Acta Neurologica Belgica - Category: Neurology Source Type: research
Two UCLA scientists are recipients of the 2019  Presidential Early Career Award for Scientists and Engineers for their “exceptional promise for leadership in science and technology.”The PECASE is the federal government ’s highest honor recognizing scientists for their contributions to science, technology, engineering and mathematics education. It also recognizes community service as demonstrated by scientific leadership, public education and community outreach.The White House Office of Science and Technology Policy coordinates the awards with participating departments and agencies. The awards ce...
Source: UCLA Newsroom: Health Sciences - Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news
Condition:   Autism Spectrum Disorder Interventions:   Behavioral: Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction;   Behavioral: Relaxation Group Sponsors:   Arizona State University;   Southwest Autism Research and Resource Center (SARRC) Active, not recruiting
Source: ClinicalTrials.gov - Category: Research Source Type: clinical trials
AbstractBecause early intervention often leads to the best outcomes in children with autism spectrum disorder (ASD), it is important that these children are identified as early as possible. Therefore, exploration of tools that could be used to identify at-risk children at an early age is needed. Such a tool could assist health professionals and their decision about whether to refer an individual for a full diagnostic assessment for ASD. Several studies have demonstrated and supported the use of screening algorithms created from measures of developmental functioning. The purpose of the current study was to explore the relat...
Source: Journal of Developmental and Physical Disabilities - Category: Disability Source Type: research
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Source: Child and Family Behaviour Therapy - Category: Child Development Authors: Source Type: research
CONCLUSIONS: To our knowledge, this study is the first to establish the validity of a standard cognitive battery in adults with ASD and furthermore the first to establish a cognitive battery's comparability across ASD and schizophrenia. Cognitive domain scores can be compared across new samples using weighted sums of MCCB scores resulting from this study. These findings highlight MCCB's applicability to ASD and support its utility for standardizing treatment evaluation of cognitive outcomes across the autism-schizophrenia spectrum. PMID: 31298174 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Source: Psychological Medicine - Category: Psychiatry Authors: Tags: Psychol Med Source Type: research
In addition to the core symptoms that define Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD), many individuals experience broader problem behaviour at a level significant enough for families to seek further clinical assessment and intervention. We define ‘problem behaviour’ as any significant emotional or behavioural issue captured by the Child Behavior Checklist (CBCL) including anxiety, depression, withdrawal, somatic complaints, problems with socialisation, thought or attention, rule-breaking, and aggression. While greater ASD symptom severity and accompanying sleep disturbance have each been linked with more severe problem ...
Source: Frontiers in Psychiatry - Category: Psychiatry Source Type: research
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