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November 16, 2020

Two Study Participants Lost Ability to Walk During a Gene Therapy Clinical Trial

High Dosage of Experimental Drug Blamed for Temporary Outcome A clinical trial involving gene therapy for a condition linked to autism has been paused after two test subjects temporarily lost their ability to walk. The trial by the biopharmaceutical company Ultragenyx and biotech startup GeneTx focused on Angelman Syndrome, a rare genetic neurodevelopmental condition characterized […]

November 16, 2020

Study Finds Bumetanide Ineffective at Controlling Most ASD Behaviors

However, Drug Exhibits Positive Results for Managing Repetitive Behaviors  Bumetanide is a potent diuretic typically used to treat edema. Recent research shows that the drug has been associated with positive behavioral outcomes for children with autism spectrum disorder (ASD). However, a new study published in the Journal of the American Academy of Child & Adolescent […]

November 16, 2020

Special Needs Advocates Optimistic Over Biden Win

President Elect Intends to Execute a “Full Equality” Disability Plan While in Office Advocates for people with disabilities are feeling hopeful over former Vice President Joe Biden’s presidential win earlier this month. There is justification for this optimism. During a hard-fought campaign, Biden issued a comprehensive disability plan calling for “full equality” for individuals with […]

November 16, 2020

It’s Not too Late to Access The Brain Foundation’s Synchrony 2020 Virtual Conference

From Bench to BioPharma: One mission. One platform. Everyone Together.  The BRAIN Foundation, in partnership with UC Davis MIND Institute and CalTech, is excited to announce the second year of Synchrony. Synchrony is the first and only international symposium on translational research in autism, that brings together academia, biotech, pharmaceutical companies and venture partners from […]

November 08, 2020

Medicaid Claims for ASD Jumps Significantly in Younger Adults Versus Older Adults

Researchers Examined Program’s Claims Made from 2008-2012 According to new research from Drexel University’s A.J. Drexel Autism Institute, the number of adults receiving Medicaid services for autism soared between 2008 and 2012. The highest prevalence of autism spectrum disorder (ASD) was detected in the younger adult cohort which includes individuals between the ages 18 and […]

November 08, 2020

Why Autism Diagnoses Are Often Delayed

How ADHD and Sensory Processing Issues Can Prevent Early Intervention For children on the autism spectrum, very early social skills training, preferably before school age, can have a major impact on later development. But many kids are missing that crucial intervention. For many, it’s not because they’re not getting diagnosed—it’s because they’re getting a different […]

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