A recent review article by two Autism Consortium members - Drs. Andrew Zimmerman and Susan Connors - describes new research that might lead to prenatal treatment of autism. The review article discusses a new treatment of autism spectrum disorder in prenatal rodent models with a drug that alters the function of a neurotransmitter resulting in... Read More
So much is happening in the world of autism—from news reports, to new scientific developments and information on the latest research studies—that sometimes it’s hard to keep up. The Autism Consortium eNewsletter will keep you informed and up-to-date on important news, events and studies.
By Shari King,
Autism Resource Specialist / Family Support Program Manager
Boston Medical Center
Although many of us are in a deep freeze this winter, we’d like to offer you some things to consider as you begin to make summer plans. Whether you plan to stay local or travel, you can take steps to feel better prepared and to help your... Read More
by Bernadette Murphy Bentley, MPA
One great way to get through a frigid winter is to make plans for your child for his/her summer break. Although it might seem early, spots in many camps and programs are already filling, so now is the perfect time to discover the opportunities that are out there.
Skefos J, Cummings C, Enzer K, Holiday J, Weed K, Levy E, Yuce T, Kemper T, Bauman M.
PLoS One. 2014 Feb 24;9(2):e81255.
Neuropathological studies, using a variety of techniques, have reported a decrease in Purkinje cell (PC) density in the cerebellum in autism. We have... Read More
Autism Consortium Family Support Network Events
Boston Children’s Hospital
Wednesday March 5th 6-8
BCH Parent Forum provides families with practical instructions regarding their rights and responsibilities under the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA), Massachusetts Special Education Law and No Child Left Behind (NCLB).... Read More
Perhaps the best way to introduce the Center for Autism and Neurodevelopmental Disorders (CANDO) at the University of Massachusetts Medical School is through the words of a Central Mass mother of two sons with autism.
“In May 2013, a parent advocate told me about the new clinic at UMASS, the CANDO Clinic. We were referred to the program... Read More
Alexa T. McCray & Philip Trevvett & H. Robert Frost
Neuroinformatics. 2013 Oct 27.
Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) is highly heritable, and although there has been active research in an attempt to discover the genetic factors underlying ASD, diagnosis still depends heavily on behavioral... Read More
By: Hillary J. Dunn, Esq., Fletcher Tilton PC
When a child turns 18 years old, in the eyes of the law, he/she is presumed capable of making informed decisions in all areas of his/her life, including decisions regarding education, health care, finances, and safety. Once a child turns 18, parents no longer have... Read More