Autism: 'Unprecedented' demand creates long appointment waits

Patients could have waited more than 19 weeks - 50% longer than the target time - in some areas.
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

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Conclusions and implicationsAdjustments are needed to the custody process and environment to support interactions between autistic individuals and officers and improve the overall wellbeing of autistic individuals.
Source: Research in Developmental Disabilities - Category: Disability Source Type: research
Conclusions: The TRANSITION-programme is a promising concept that deserves further evaluation. PMID: 31790309 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Source: Scandinavian Journal of Occupational Therapy - Category: Occupational Health Tags: Scand J Occup Ther Source Type: research
This study suggested that excessive GWG was associated with higher risk of ASD in offspring.What the implications are of these findings for clinical practice and/or further research? More high quality cohort studies are needed to confirm this result. This research has the potential to inspire new research on ASD and promote efforts to design appropriate interventions against excessive GWG. PMID: 31790315 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Source: Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology - Category: OBGYN Tags: J Obstet Gynaecol Source Type: research
AbstractPurpose of ReviewThis review aims to summarize the current body of behavioral, physiological, and molecular knowledge concerning tactile sensitivity in autism spectrum disorder (ASD), with a focus on recent studies utilizing rodent models.Recent FindingsMice with mutations in the ASD-related genes, Shank3, Fmr1, UBE3A, and Mecp2, display tactile abnormalities. Some of these abnormalities appear to be caused by mutation-related changes in the PNS, as opposed to changes in the processing of touch stimuli in the CNS, as previously thought. There is also growing evidence suggesting that peripheral mechanisms may contri...
Source: Current Psychiatry Reports - Category: Psychiatry Source Type: research
We constantly communicate while we’re at work. We greet co-workers on the way into work. We chat at lunch with people about our favorite shows and weekend plans. Communication in the workplace, no matter how short or how long, is an essential part of how we’re perceived and how we participate as a professional team member. It’s an example of a “soft skill” that contributes to job success. These vocational soft skills can present challenges for older students with communication disorders who are seeking meaningful and competitive employment. Work: Only Its Name Will Stay the Same What&rsq...
Source: American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA) Press Releases - Category: Speech-Language Pathology Authors: Tags: Private Practice Schools Slider Speech-Language Pathology Autism Spectrum Disorder Language Disorders social skills Source Type: blogs
We present evidence that the SAGA complex is necessary for homeostatic plasticity, demonstrating involvement of four new genes in homeostatic plasticity. This is also evidence that glia participate in presynaptic homeostatic plasticity, invoking previously unexplored intercellular, homeostatic signaling at a tripartite synapse. We show, mechanistically, SAGA signaling regulates the composition of and signaling from the extracellular matrix during homeostatic plasticity.
Source: Neuron - Category: Neuroscience Source Type: research
Publication date: Available online 4 December 2019Source: Genomics, Proteomics &BioinformaticsAuthor(s): Guan Ning Lin, Sijia Guo, Xian Tan, Weidi Wang, Wei Qian, Weichen Song, Jingru Wang, Shunying Yu, Zhen Wang, Donghong Cui, Han WangAbstractDe novo variants (DNVs) are one of the most significant contributors to severe early-onset genetic disorders such as autism spectrum disorder, intellectual disability, and other developmental and neuropsychiatric (DNP) disorders. Presently, a plethora of DNVs have been identified using next-generation sequencing, and many efforts have been made to understand their impact at the g...
Source: Genomics, Proteomics and Bioinformatics - Category: Bioinformatics Source Type: research
Condition:   Autism Spectrum Disorder Intervention:   Behavioral: Assigned Ambassador Sponsor:   Milton S. Hershey Medical Center Not yet recruiting
Source: - Category: Research Source Type: clinical trials
Many adults with autism spectrum disorders (ASDs) are admitted as an inpatient, and much has been reported on their ASD-related characteristics and aggressive behaviors that complicate their care during hospitalizations. A variety of surgical and medical clinical conditions have required their admissions in the critical care unit. A limited number of case studies are present for hospitalized adults with ASD; most literature about young children was on how to provide care for them. An interdisciplinary approach with a focus on determining information specific to adult patients with ASD, medical problems or common causes of ...
Source: Critical Care Nursing Quarterly - Category: Nursing Tags: Original Articles Source Type: research
This article presented some of the helpful approaches that can help in building positive relationships with parents that may help facilitate addressing the needs of their child with autism. Suggestions that nurses can implement to support the parents cope with their daily challenges are presented. The approaches were discussed in relation to literature and suggestions from parents of individuals with autism spectrum disorder.
Source: Critical Care Nursing Quarterly - Category: Nursing Tags: Original Articles Source Type: research
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