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March 24, 2021

UCSF, UC Berkeley and Genetech Partner Up to Develop Therapeutics for Brain Diseases

UCSF and UC Berkeley to Receive $53 Million in Funding Over the Next 10 Years A new long-term research collaboration between the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF), UC Berkeley, and the biotech giant Genentech was announced last month in San Francisco. The partnership, named the Alliance for Therapies in Neuroscience (ATN), was funded by […]

March 24, 2021

Mitochondrial Energy Production Linked with Autism-Like Traits

Mice Study Shows Mutation in Mitochondrial DNA Exhibits Altered Brain Activity A new study has demonstrated that defects in the mitochondria of brain cells may be the root cause of autism spectrum disorder (ASD).  This compelling work was produced by researchers at Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP) and published online in the Proceedings of the […]

March 24, 2021

Miraculous Communication Breakthrough for a Non-Speaking Teen with Autism

Underestimated–A New Book by J.B. and Jamison Handley Looks at Facilitated Communication Last week, SafeMinds Shares detailed a fascinating study which determined that facilitated communication techniques produce authentic ideas and genuine thoughts generated by non-speaking individuals. This week, we are delighted to share an exciting new book which recounts the Handley family’s mind-boggling and joyous […]

March 22, 2021

Community Shares | March 23rd

Community Shares: Autism Parenting Magazine looks at eye contact and why it is so difficult for children on the spectrum. A McMaster University Evolutionary Biologist discusses why autism is more prevalent in males than females. The researcher attributes part of the reason due to a greater likelihood in boys to inherit characteristics which make them […]

March 22, 2021

IVIG Shows Promise for Treating Pediatric Acute-Onset Neuropsychiatric Syndrome

Extended Dosing Provided Sustained Benefits up to 46 Weeks After Final Infusion Children who present with sudden and severe neuropsychiatric behaviors such as obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD), eating disorders, tics, anxiety, irritability, and problems with attention and focus are typically diagnosed with either pediatric acute-onset neuropsychiatric syndrome (PANS) or pediatric autoimmune neuropsychiatric disorders associated with […]

March 22, 2021

Congress Members Request Investigation into Impact of School Closures on Students with Disabilities

Four House Republicans Urged Democrat Committee Leaders for a Bipartisan Effort to Examine Critical Issue Earlier this month, a handful Congress members called for an investigation into the effects that school closures have caused students with disabilities. A letter issued by Reps. Steve Scalise, R-La., James Comer R-Ky., Virginia Foxx, R-N.C., and Cathy McMorris Rodgers, […]

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