Sarah, 12, arrived in a psychiatric unit wearing a helmet to protect her when she banged her head. She frequently hit, bit herself, and refused to eat. She couldn't communicate. Previous hospital and residential treatment stays failed to help her. Was the potent mix of puberty and her severe autism to blame?
Autism therapies and treatments
The headline was, as headlines should be, attention-grabbing: "UC Davis Autism Study: Early Intervention Helped 86% of Toddlers." But what did that really mean?
Researchers from the University of California, San Francisco and IAN have published a study that addresses two questions: Do Omega-3 fatty acids reduce hyperactivity in children with ASD? Is it possible to test low-risk therapies via the Internet to reduce the time and costs involved?
Over the years, I’ve run into many absorbing, amazing, heartbreaking, and life-affirming films involving individuals with autism, their families, and the world at large. Included in my favorites are the films by Dan Habib. Don't miss these short films.
Dr. Wendy Chung, director of clinical research at the Simons Foundation Autism Research Initiative, presented What We Know About Autism at a TED2014 conference. Listen to what she had to say.
Noted autism researcher Dr. Wendy Chung responds to frequently asked questions about autism spectrum disorder and the state of autism science research. Dr. Chung gave a recent TED talk on autism.
What therapies, treatments and teaching methods are effective for people with autism?
Vitamins and other nutritional supplements are substances that are either essential for normal body functions or are thought to enhance the body's functioning.
A listing of articles produced for Simons Simplex Collection families, including researching involving their information.