Day: April 25, 2018

Theislandnow.com: Feinstein study seeks to improve ER visits for kids with autism spectrum disorder

Theislandnow.com: Feinstein study seeks to improve ER visits for kids with autism spectrum disorder

Feinstein Institute researcher Dr. David Meryash of Manhasset worked closely with researcher Sarah Kirsch on their study to help improve emergency room settings for those with autism spectrum disorder. (Photo courtesy of Northwell Health)

Sarah Kirsch, a researcher at the Feinstein Institute for Medical Research, has poured herself into research

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Timesofsandiego.com: Could Marijuana Treat Autism? UCSD Gets $4.7 Million to Study

Timesofsandiego.com: Could Marijuana Treat Autism? UCSD Gets $4.7 Million to Study

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UC San Diego announced Wednesday it has received a $4.7 million gift to conduct multi-disciplinary research into whether marijuana can be helpful in treating autism.

The medical school’s Center for Medicinal Cannabis Research will study whether cannabidiol, a non-psychoactive compound found in cannabis,

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Huffingtonpost.com: 17 Children's Books That Promote Understanding Of Autism

Huffingtonpost.com: 17 Children's Books That Promote Understanding Of Autism

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention estimates that about 1 in 68 children in the U.S. has been diagnosed with autism spectrum disorder. Yet despite improvements, people with autism are still relatively underrepresented in the realm of film, TV and literature.

In honor of Autism Awareness Month, we compiled a

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Artsy.net: How Art Therapy Is Helping Children with Autism Express Themselves

Artsy.net: How Art Therapy Is Helping Children with Autism Express Themselves

For individuals with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD), art can be an ideal means of expression. Researchers and leaders in the field of autism education, like Temple Grandin, have done well to explain that individuals with ASD tend to think visually.

“I have noticed that children with autism think in pictures,”

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Triblive.com: Chinese auction, 'pass the helmet' at Lernerville to benefit Autism Society

Triblive.com: Chinese auction, 'pass the helmet' at Lernerville to benefit Autism Society

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Prnewswire.com: Beacon Health Options Premiers the Short Film Michael to Mark World Autism Month

Prnewswire.com: Beacon Health Options Premiers the Short Film Michael to Mark World Autism Month

BOSTON, April 25, 2018 /PRNewswire/ — In recognition of World Autism Month, Beacon Health Options (Beacon), the nation’s premier behavioral health management company, is proud to share its short film, Michael. The film offers a window into the life of a 13-year-old boy with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) and other mental

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Sandiegouniontribune.com: UC San Diego to use controversial marijuana compound to treat severe autism

Sandiegouniontribune.com: UC San Diego to use controversial marijuana compound to treat severe autism

UC San Diego will try to alleviate severe autism in children by giving them a non-psychoactive chemical found in marijuana, a project funded by the biggest private donation ever made in the U.S. for such research.

The $4.7 million study involves the controversial compound cannabadiol, or CBD, which is

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Psychiatryadvisor.com: Comorbid Autism Spectrum Disorder and OCD: Challenges in Diagnosis and Treatment

Psychiatryadvisor.com: Comorbid Autism Spectrum Disorder and OCD: Challenges in Diagnosis and Treatment

April 25, 2018Share this content: It can be challenging to distinguish between symptoms of anxiety and symptoms of autism.

Interventions shown to be highly effective in treating symptoms of autism are already limited, but the options shrink even further in the presence of anxiety comorbidities, particularly obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD).

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Dglobe.com: 5K Fun Run/Walk for Autism is Sunday

Dglobe.com: 5K Fun Run/Walk for Autism is Sunday

Kids games, face painting and crazy blue hairstyling will kick off the afternoon at 11 a.m. in the Prairie Elementary gymnasium.

While the kids are busy playing, a variety of autism-related resources will be available for parents, including Independent School District 518 autism specialists.

Information will also be on hand

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