Legislation Would Help Provide Special Needs Training For Future Doctors And Nurses

BOSTON (CBS) – There is an effort underway on Beacon Hill to provide more access and better care for people living with disabilities. The bill is called Operation House Call and advocates want to teach the next generation of medical professionals about treating people with special needs. Several lawmakers support the proposed law that would create a program for medical and nursing students to get clinical training with people living with Autism and intellectual and development disabilities. Parent Janet Rico also supports the effort. Her 28-year-old daughter Lauren requires constant care. Lauren is currently in a day program at The Arc of South Norfolk where trained staff take care of her medical needs. However, early on in Lauren’s life, the Ricos had a hard time finding basic care for her. “These are things that kind of stick with me,” recalled Janet. “Do you really want me to clean her teeth? I’ve had providers say, ‘Well can’t you just get her up on the scale?’ To be honest, I cried afterward.” Janet Rico and her daughter Lauren (WBZ-TV) Hundreds of Massachusetts families trying to navigate the complexities of medical care go through similar situations. Maura Sullivan has two sons with Autism. She remember the pain of an emergency room visit with her son Neil. “This man just pointed at me and said, ‘You ought to have to get a muzzle on that thing,’ and you know, my heart dropped out.” That...
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Recently I hosted a family party — my mom’s 80th — which was just immediate family and close relatives. It was great reconnecting with cousins and with my Aunt Georgia and Mom’s brother Gerard, and Aunt Rhoda, Dad’s older sister. I think Mom felt the same way. She seemed on a high the whole day. I was particularly excited about this because it was one of the few times we had really celebrated just Mom, and not as part of a really magnificent couple with my dad (82). We celebrate the two of them a lot, because they have a pretty extraordinary relationship, having started dating when she was 1...
Source: Susan's Blog - Category: Child Development Authors: Tags: Uncategorized Source Type: blogs
Conclusion3q29 deletion carriers may undergo developmental phenotypic transition and need regular medical follow ‐up. Identified risk variants in the remaining hemizygous allele should be explored further in autism and schizophrenia research.
Source: Molecular Genetics & Genomic Medicine - Category: Genetics & Stem Cells Authors: Tags: ORIGINAL ARTICLE Source Type: research
ánchez As the leading causes of human disability and mortality, neurological diseases affect millions of people worldwide and are on the rise. Although the general roles of several signaling pathways in the pathogenesis of neurodegenerative disorders have so far been identified, the exact pathophysiology of neuronal disorders and their effective treatments have not yet been precisely elucidated. This requires multi-target treatments, which should simultaneously attenuate neuronal inflammation, oxidative stress, and apoptosis. In this regard, astaxanthin (AST) has gained growing interest as a multi-target pharmac...
Source: Molecules - Category: Chemistry Authors: Tags: Review Source Type: research
ConclusionsThis is the first work describing a cohort of Brazilian individuals with PMS. Our results confirm the impact of 22q13 deletions on ASD and several comorbidities, such as hypotonia. The estimation of a minimal deletion size for developing lymphedema and renal problem can assist prediction of prognosis in PMS individuals, particularly those diagnosed in early infancy. We also identified one atypical individual carryingSHANK3 deletion, suggesting that resilience to such mutations occurs. This case expands the clinical spectrum of variability in PMS and opens perspectives to identify protective mechanisms that can m...
Source: Journal of Neurodevelopmental Disorders - Category: Neurology Source Type: research
If you’re one of the many homeowners considering using this summer to repaint your house or apartment, you might have been concerned to hear that, according to a just-published study in the journal Occupational &Environmental Medicine, women exposed to common paint chemicals at work are more likely to have a child with autism spectrum disorder. Further, the greater the exposure, the greater the autism risk, the study found. These risks remained even after the researchers adjusted their data to account for other potential autism factors, such as a woman’s smoking history, alcohol habits, and age at the time ...
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A healthy balance between acceptance and achievement can be difficult to find, but it’s possible. Need some life tips for getting started with self-improvement? Understanding how to stay motivated, despite your limiting beliefs is a great place to start. We all have limiting beliefs that stop us from reaching our full potential. But, if you learn how to get motivated and work hard despite your limitations, you can achieve anything. However, it can feel really demoralizing when loved ones hold unrealistic expectations for our lives and assume that we’re not working hard to the best of our abilities. For example,...
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Contributors : Lee Koyavski ; Lilach Simchi ; Lital Sharvit ; Hanoch Kaphzan ; Julia Panov ; Prudhvi R Rayi ; Yonatan FeuermannSeries Type : Expression profiling by high throughput sequencingOrganism : Mus musculusAngelman syndrome (AS) is a genetic disorder which entails autism, intellectual disability, lack of speech, motor deficits, andseizure susceptibility. It is caused by the lack of UBE3A protein expression, which is an E3-ubiquitin ligase. Despite AS equalprevalence in males and females, not much data on how sex affects the syndrome was reported. In the herein study, we thoroughlycharacterized many behavioral pheno...
Source: GEO: Gene Expression Omnibus - Category: Genetics & Stem Cells Tags: Expression profiling by high throughput sequencing Mus musculus Source Type: research
BACKGROUND: Non-suicidal self-injury  (NSSI) describes a phenomenon where individuals inflict deliberate pain and tissue damage to their bodies. Self-injurious behaviour is especially prevalent across the autism spectrum, but little is understood about the...
Source: SafetyLit - Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Suicide and Self-Harm Source Type: news
Conclusions The Cochrane reviews do not provide clear conclusions regarding the effectiveness of TMS and tDCS against adult chronic pain, although small benefits appear to have been observed. However, the authors point out many biases and important heterogeneities of these studies (30). At the moment, it is not possible to establish useful guidelines on the use of TMS and tDCS in the treatment of pediatric migraine and, in general, for pediatric pain treatment. However, adult studies as well as preliminary pediatric reports show that the application of these techniques is safe, with few side effects, potentially low cost...
Source: Frontiers in Neurology - Category: Neurology Source Type: research
ConclusionsAlexithymia, depression, anxiety and sensory differences may place some autistic individuals at especial risk of self-injury. Investigating the involvement of these variables and their utility for identification and treatment is of high importance, and the voices of participants offer guidance to practitioners confronted with NSSI  in their autistic clients.
Source: Molecular Autism - Category: Molecular Biology Source Type: research
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