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Special Report: New Drugs, Fresh Hope for Autism Patients

Source: 
Reuters
Date Published: 
May 31, 2012
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Researchers are conducting advanced trials of the first drugs expressly designed to correct the genetically induced signaling problems in the brain that result in autism. The early indications are positive enough to offer new hope for families and spark interest from drug companies.

Researchers are conducting advanced trials of the first drugs expressly designed to correct the genetically induced signaling problems in the brain that result in autism. The early indications are positive enough to offer new hope for families and spark interest from drug companies.

Antioxidants For Autism

Source: 
Biological Psychiatry
Date Published: 
June 1, 2012
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A specific antioxidant supplement containing N-Acetylcysteine, or NAC may be an effective therapy for some features of autism, according to a pilot trial from the Stanford University School of Medicine and Lucile Packard Children's Hospital that involved 31 children with the disorder.

A specific antioxidant supplement containing N-Acetylcysteine, or NAC may be an effective therapy for some features of autism, according to a pilot trial from the Stanford University School of Medicine and Lucile Packard Children's Hospital that involved 31 children with the disorder.

Interagency Autism Coordinating Committee (IACC) to meet July 10, 2012

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The first meeting of the Interagency Autism Coordinating Committee (IACC) under the Combating Autism Reauthorization Act (CARA) will be July 10, 2012. Additional meeting details will be posted on the IACC website, http://iacc.hhs.gov/events/, as they become available in June and early July.

Please save the date Tuesday, July 10, 2012 for the first meeting of the Interagency Autism Coordinating Committee (IACC) under the Combating Autism Reauthorization Act.  OARC will post additional meeting details to the IACC website, http://iacc.hhs.gov/events/,  as they become available in June and early July.

Autism Scientists Search for Help, for Their Own Kids' Sakes

Source: 
USA Today
Date Published: 
May 22, 2012
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The CDC now reports that 1 in 88 children has an autism spectrum disorder. Yale autism researcher Dr. Kevin Pelphrey is only one of many scientists who have a child with autism.

ASF President Alison Singer Appears on PBS's Charlie Rose

Date Published: 
May 11, 2012
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PBS's "Charlie Rose" explores the most current autism science with guests Autism with Eric Kandel of Columbia University, Gerald Fischbach of The Simons Foundation, Uta Frith of University College London, Matthew State of Yale University, and Alison Singer of the Autism Science Foundation.

PBS's "Charlie Rose" explores the most current autism science with guests Autism with Eric Kandel of Columbia University, Gerald Fischbach of The Simons Foundation, Uta Frith of University College London, Matthew State of Yale University, and Alison Singer of the Autism Science Foundation.

Watch the full episode here.

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Facebook

Many with Autism Lack Work Experience

Source: 
Chicago Sun-Times
Date Published: 
May 14, 2012
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One in three young adults with autism has no paid job experience, college, or technical schooling nearly seven years after high school graduation, a new study finds.

Autism Criteria Criticized by DSM-5 Leader

Source: 
Medical Page Today
Date Published: 
May 9, 2012
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Swedo spoke at the American Psychiatric Association's (APA) annual meeting, in her role as chairperson of the work group developing new diagnostic criteria for neurodevelopmental disorders in DSM-5, the forthcoming fifth edition of the APA's Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders.

Most Housing Complaints Disability Related

Source: 
Disability Scoop
Date Published: 
May 9, 2012
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It’s illegal to deny a person housing based upon their disability, but a new report suggests that such discrimination is common coast to coast.

Analytical Trend Troubles Scientists

Source: 
Wall Street Journal
Date Published: 
May 7, 2012
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Interesting article examining the potential drawbacks of observational studies.