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July 2015


Experimental drug treatment for Rett syndrome suggests disorder is reversible, mouse study shows

A strikingly new approach for treating Rett syndrome has been developed by scientists, a devastating autism spectrum disorder. In their report, the researchers demonstrate that treatment with small-molecule drug candidates significantly extends lifespan in male mice that model Rett and ameliorates several behavioral symptoms in females. Autism News — ScienceDaily


Help! Tween with autism obsessed with food

Guidance for parents at their wit’s end from a feeding psychologist with the Autism Speaks Autism Treatment Network This week’s “Food for Thought” answer is by a child psychologist and feeding expert Robert Dempster, who works within the Autism Speaks Autism Treatment Network (ATN), at Nationwide Children’s Hospital, in Columbus, Ohio. Editor’s note: The following information is not meant to diagnose or treat and

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Woman with autism discovers her amazing voice

Annie Titus, 26, of Buffalo, New York, has found her passion — and purpose — in life: singing. July 16, 2015 Annie Titus, 26, of Buffalo, New York, has found her passion — and purpose — in life: singing. Titus has autism, and until two years ago was unsure what her path would be. Always interested in music, her mother enrolled her in weekly

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Camp encourages intensive play and learning for kids with autism

At Adam’s Camp Alaska, kids with autism spend five days learning, playing and growing with intensive therapies that are fun. July 14, 2015 At Adam’s Camp Alaska, kids with autism spend five days learning, playing and growing with intensive therapies that are fun. “They’re usually really excited because camp is really fun,” camp therapist James Weise told KTVA. ”But they don’t necessarily know what to

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Reflecting on ‘Inside Out’: What the movie taught both my son and me

“Because Tate and many with autism are visual thinkers, seeing emotions personified has helped him to understand feelings better than he has in the past…and I began to ponder at that point, what would it look like if I were able to illustrate those five emotions for Tate in the same way they had done in this movie?” The post below is by Lisa

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