Ordinary and unique lives for adults with a learning disability and /or autism: a six steps approach
Over the last 20 years, the NHS and councils have seen several policy and legislative changes aimed at supporting and improving the lives of people with a learning disability and/or autism through the promotion of rights, empowerment, prevention, choice and control and independence. But, despite these initiatives, incidents of abuse and ill-treatment in residential settings and examples of health inequalities for people with a learning disability and/or autism remain. We also know that gaps in both universal and early help provision can exacerbate the need for more costly crisis or specialist provision for a person who could have benefitted from more timely and proportional behavioural support.
Publication date: Available online 8 October 2020Source: Neurología (English Edition)Author(s): C. Peña-Salazar, M. López Cuiña, V. Chavarría, B. Robles Olmo
Victoria Rodr íguez-Roldán, The Intersection between Disability and LGBT Discrimination and Marginalization, 28 (3) Am. U. J. Gender 2 (2020): In February of 2016, Kayden Clarke, a 24-year old autistic, transgender man in Mesa, Arizona, allegedly experienced a suicidal crisis. As...
Publication date: December 2020Source: Research in Developmental Disabilities, Volume 107Author(s): Luis Columna, Genesis Felizola, Laura Prieto, Beth Myers, Denzil Streete, Anita Lightburn
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To examine the association of anemia with autism spectrum disorder (ASD), attention deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), and learning disability in US children.
This study showed that CMA is a powerful diagnostic tool in this patient group and expands the genotype-phenotype correlations on developmental disabilities.Mol Syndromol
Publication date: November 2020Source: Research in Developmental Disabilities, Volume 106Author(s): Gema P. Sáez-Suanes, Domingo García-Villamisar, Araceli del Pozo Armentia, John Dattilo
AbstractPurpose of ReviewAttachment is a biological evolutionary system contributing to infant survival. In neurotypical children, secure attachment is critical to healthy brain and organ-system development. Attachment patterns in children with neurodevelopmental disorders (NDDs) have not been extensively explored. The purpose of this review is to appraise and summarize the literature examining attachment in children with NDDs.Recent FindingsChildren with autism spectrum disorder (ASD), intellectual disability (ID) or developmental language disorder (DLD) displayed behavior indicative of secure attachments. Approximately 4...
Abstract Neurodevelopmental disorders, including intellectual disability and autism spectrum disorder, are often caused by de novo autosomal dominant mutations. While mouse models are frequently used to investigate these disorders, the genetic background sometimes affects the appearance or severity of mutant phenotypes. In a previous report, we developed a system to produce de novo heterozygous mutant mice using the Cre-LoxP system without the need to maintain the heterozygous mutant line itself (Takagi et al. 2015). To further verify the applicability of the de novo mutation system in sperm, we used this system t...
CONCLUSION: The importance of listening to and involving caregivers is a fundamental tenet; parents must be recognised as the experts. Uncertainty must be kept to a minimum, with clear communication in a structured, low-arousal environment for these children. We have listened to parents and staff, and developed a social story. PMID: 32993840 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]