Autism

Common Name(s)

Autism

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Advocacy and Support Organizations

 

Condition Specific Organizations

Following organizations serve the condition "Autism" for support, advocacy or research.

ACDS

ACDS is dedicated to providing lifetime resources of exceptional quality, innovation and inclusion for individuals with Down syndrome and other developmental disabilities and their families.

Last Updated: 29 Apr 2014

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Any Baby Can, Inc.

Any Baby Can serves families that have a child under the age of 13 with a chronic illnes, developmental delay or health risk, through case management and other support services.

Last Updated: 1 Mar 2013

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Arc Wisconsin Disability Association, Inc.

The Arc-Wisconsin strives to be a major force in advocating and promoting self-determined quality of life opportunities for people with developmental and related disabilities and their families. This will be accomplished through: • Public policy and program design initiatives • Fiscal and program support to local chapters of the Arc • Substantially expanded resources, which are used efficiently and effectively in carrying out statewide and local programs • Advocacy for people with disabilities living in the community

Last Updated: 15 Apr 2013

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Autism Science Foundation

The Autism Science Foundation supports autism research by providing funding directly to scientists conducting cutting-edge autism research. ASF also provides information about autism to the general public and serves to increase awareness of autism spectrum disorders and the needs of individuals and families affected by autism.

Last Updated: 15 Feb 2013

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Autism Society

Our mission is improving the lives of all affected by autism.

Last Updated: 22 Jul 2010

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Autism Tissue Program

The Autism Tissue Program is a campaign to understand and treat a whole spectrum of pervasive developmental disorder through the generous gift of brain tissue donation.

Last Updated: 13 Feb 2012

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Cherab Foundation

We are a world-wide nonprofit organization working to improve the communication skills, education, and advocacy of the verbal disabled; all those with speech and language delays or impairments. Our area of emphasis is verbal apraxia which used to be rare but has been on the rise. We are committed to assisting with the development of new therapeutic approaches, preventions and cures to neurologically-based speech disorders that affect all ages with a focus on children. We bring together families, affected individuals, and medical, research, speech, and educational professionals.

Last Updated: 26 Mar 2013

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National Alliance on Mental Illness

NAMI is the National Alliance on Mental Illness, the nation's largest grassroots mental health organization dedicated to building better lives for the millions of Americans affected by mental illness. NAMI, NAMI State Organizations and hundreds of local NAMI Affiliates advocate for access to services, treatment, supports and research and are committed to raising awareness and building a community of hope for all of those in need.

Last Updated: 6 Apr 2015

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Oklahoma Family Network

To Provide emotional, informational and navigational support to those who have special health care needs or a disability, their families and the professionals who serve them. OFN promotes family/professional partnerships and family-centered care, assuring services are offered as recipients prefer..

Last Updated: 15 Apr 2013

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Pathfinders for Autism

Our mission is simple – to improve the lives of individuals with autism and the people who care for them. We accomplish this through a variety of programs and services, all of which are offered FREE of charge

Last Updated: 4 Apr 2013

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Pediatric Brain Foundation

Pediatric Brain Foundation's Mission is Three-fold: 1. Expedite scientific research to find treatments and cures for ALL of the more than 14 million children, in the U.S. alone, living with some form of neurological disorder 2. Provide families and health care professionals with up-to-date information and resources on the latest discoveries in pediatric neurology 3. Educate the public and public officials on the critical importance of funding pediatric neurological research

Last Updated: 22 Apr 2015

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Purine Research Society

The Purine Research Society is a public, nonprofit organization that has supported laboratory research on purine enzyme errors. The Society's goal is that newborn screening will follow, so children will be identified and treated at birth, and symptoms will never develop.

Last Updated: 23 Oct 2012

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The Arc of East Central Iowa

The Arc of East Central Iowa empowers people with intellectual and related disabilities to engage in lifelong opportunities to live, learn, work and play with dignity, freedom and full inclusion in their communities.

Last Updated: 11 Apr 2013

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VOR-Speaking up for people with intellectual & developmental disabilities

VOR is a national organization advocating for high quality care and human rights for all people with intellectual and developmental disabilities.

Last Updated: 29 Apr 2014

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Advocacy and Support Organizations

 

Condition Specific Organizations

Following organizations serve the condition "Autism" for support, advocacy or research.

ACDS

ACDS is dedicated to providing lifetime resources of exceptional quality, innovation and inclusion for individuals with Down syndrome and other developmental disabilities and their families.

http://www.acds.org

Last Updated: 29 Apr 2014

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Any Baby Can, Inc.

Any Baby Can serves families that have a child under the age of 13 with a chronic illnes, developmental delay or health risk, through case management and other support services.

http://anybabycansa.org

Last Updated: 1 Mar 2013

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Arc Wisconsin Disability Association, Inc.

The Arc-Wisconsin strives to be a major force in advocating and promoting self-determined quality of life opportunities for people with developmental and related disabilities and their families. This will be accomplished through: • Public policy and program design initiatives • Fiscal and program support to local chapters of the Arc • Substantially expanded resources, which are used efficiently and effectively in carrying out statewide and local programs • Advocacy for people with disabilities living in the community

http://www.arc-wisconsin.org

Last Updated: 15 Apr 2013

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Autism Science Foundation

The Autism Science Foundation supports autism research by providing funding directly to scientists conducting cutting-edge autism research. ASF also provides information about autism to the general public and serves to increase awareness of autism spectrum disorders and the needs of individuals and families affected by autism.

http://www.autismsciencefoundation.org

Last Updated: 15 Feb 2013

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Autism Society

Our mission is improving the lives of all affected by autism.

http://www.autism-society.org

Last Updated: 22 Jul 2010

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Autism Tissue Program

The Autism Tissue Program is a campaign to understand and treat a whole spectrum of pervasive developmental disorder through the generous gift of brain tissue donation.

http://www.autismtissueprogram.org

Last Updated: 13 Feb 2012

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Cherab Foundation

We are a world-wide nonprofit organization working to improve the communication skills, education, and advocacy of the verbal disabled; all those with speech and language delays or impairments. Our area of emphasis is verbal apraxia which used to be rare but has been on the rise. We are committed to assisting with the development of new therapeutic approaches, preventions and cures to neurologically-based speech disorders that affect all ages with a focus on children. We bring together families, affected individuals, and medical, research, speech, and educational professionals.

http://www.cherabfoundation.org

Last Updated: 26 Mar 2013

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National Alliance on Mental Illness

NAMI is the National Alliance on Mental Illness, the nation's largest grassroots mental health organization dedicated to building better lives for the millions of Americans affected by mental illness. NAMI, NAMI State Organizations and hundreds of local NAMI Affiliates advocate for access to services, treatment, supports and research and are committed to raising awareness and building a community of hope for all of those in need.

http://www.nami.org

Last Updated: 6 Apr 2015

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Oklahoma Family Network

To Provide emotional, informational and navigational support to those who have special health care needs or a disability, their families and the professionals who serve them. OFN promotes family/professional partnerships and family-centered care, assuring services are offered as recipients prefer..

http://www.oklahomafamilynetwork.org

Last Updated: 15 Apr 2013

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Pathfinders for Autism

Our mission is simple – to improve the lives of individuals with autism and the people who care for them. We accomplish this through a variety of programs and services, all of which are offered FREE of charge

http://www.pathfindersforautism.org

Last Updated: 4 Apr 2013

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Pediatric Brain Foundation

Pediatric Brain Foundation's Mission is Three-fold: 1. Expedite scientific research to find treatments and cures for ALL of the more than 14 million children, in the U.S. alone, living with some form of neurological disorder 2. Provide families and health care professionals with up-to-date information and resources on the latest discoveries in pediatric neurology 3. Educate the public and public officials on the critical importance of funding pediatric neurological research

http://www.pediatricbrainfoundation.org

Last Updated: 22 Apr 2015

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Purine Research Society

The Purine Research Society is a public, nonprofit organization that has supported laboratory research on purine enzyme errors. The Society's goal is that newborn screening will follow, so children will be identified and treated at birth, and symptoms will never develop.

http://www.PurineResearchSociety.org

Last Updated: 23 Oct 2012

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The Arc of East Central Iowa

The Arc of East Central Iowa empowers people with intellectual and related disabilities to engage in lifelong opportunities to live, learn, work and play with dignity, freedom and full inclusion in their communities.

http://www.arceci.org

Last Updated: 11 Apr 2013

View Details
VOR-Speaking up for people with intellectual & developmental disabilities

VOR is a national organization advocating for high quality care and human rights for all people with intellectual and developmental disabilities.

http://www.vor.net

Last Updated: 29 Apr 2014

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General Resources

Toolkit for Families

Advocacy resources for individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities, including autism, and their families, guardians and advocates. Resources relate to residential choice, federal laws, cost comparisons, quality of care and more.

Updated 29 Apr 2014

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Toolkit for Legislators, Policymakers, and Officials

Advocacy resources for legislators and policymakers re: to developmental disabilities, including autism, Resources relate to residential choice, federal laws, cost comparisons, quality of care and more.

Updated 29 Apr 2014

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VOR Press Kit

VOR's 2014 Press Kit, a collection of written materials designed to introduce VOR to the media and others, is now available. For more information, please contact Julie Huso, Executive Director at jhuso@vor.net.

Updated 29 Apr 2014

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Olmstead Resources

The Supreme Court, in its landmark Olmstead v. L.C.n decision, recognized the need for a range of services, based on individual choice and need, which respond to the varied and unique needs of the entire disability community.

Updated 29 Apr 2014

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Learn About VOR

VOR's Mission, Policy and Positions, and more. Learn more about the only national non-profit organization advocating for high quality care and human rights based on individual choice and need.

Updated 29 Apr 2014

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Scientific Literature

Articles from the PubMed Database

Research articles describe the outcome of a single study. They are the published results of original research.
The terms "Autism" returned 4245 free, full-text research articles on human participants. First 3 results:

Temporal fractal analysis of the rs-BOLD signal identifies brain abnormalities in autism spectrum disorder.
 

Author(s): Olga Dona, Geoffrey B Hall, Michael D Noseworthy

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Brain connectivity in autism spectrum disorders (ASD) has proven difficult to characterize due to the heterogeneous nature of the spectrum. Connectivity in the brain occurs in a complex, multilevel and multi-temporal manner, driving the fluctuations observed in local oxygen demand. ...

Last Updated: 31 Dec 1969

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Infant and dyadic assessment in early community-based screening for autism spectrum disorder with the PREAUT grid.
 

Author(s): Bertrand Olliac, Graciela Crespin, Marie-Christine Laznik, Oussama Cherif Idrissi El Ganouni, Jean-Louis Sarradet, Colette Bauby, Anne-Marie Dandres, Emeline Ruiz, Claude Bursztejn, Jean Xavier, Bruno Falissard, Nicolas Bodeau, David Cohen, Catherine Saint-Georges

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The need for early treatment of autism spectrum disorders (ASD) necessitates early screening. Very few tools have been prospectively tested with infants of less than 12 months of age. The PREAUT grid is based on dyadic assessment through interaction and shared emotion and showed good ...

Last Updated: 31 Dec 1969

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Developing an eye-tracking algorithm as a potential tool for early diagnosis of autism spectrum disorder in children.
 

Author(s): Natalia I Vargas-Cuentas, Avid Roman-Gonzalez, Robert H Gilman, Franklin Barrientos, James Ting, Daniela Hidalgo, Kelly Jensen, Mirko Zimic

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Autism spectrum disorder (ASD) currently affects nearly 1 in 160 children worldwide. In over two-thirds of evaluations, no validated diagnostics are used and gold standard diagnostic tools are used in less than 5% of evaluations. Currently, the diagnosis of ASD requires lengthy and ...

Last Updated: 31 Dec 1969

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Reviews from the PubMed Database

Review articles summarize what is currently known about a disease. They discuss research previously published by others.
The terms "Autism" returned 662 free, full-text review articles on human participants. First 3 results:

A systematic review and meta-analysis of comprehensive interventions for pre-school children with autism spectrum disorder (ASD).
 

Author(s): Yoshiyuki Tachibana, Celine Miyazaki, Erika Ota, Rintaro Mori, Yeonhee Hwang, Eriko Kobayashi, Akiko Terasaka, Julian Tang, Yoko Kamio

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There has an increasing number of published trials on psychosocial intervention programmes for pre-school children with autism spectrum disorder (ASD). To achieve better quality of unbiased evidence for the effectiveness of ASD interventions, it is necessary to conduct a comprehensive ...

Last Updated: 31 Dec 1969

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Antidepressant Exposure During Pregnancy and Risk of Autism in the Offspring, 1: Meta-Review of Meta-Analyses.
 

Author(s): Chittaranjan Andrade

Journal: J Clin Psychiatry. ;78(8):e1047-e1051.

 

There are no randomized controlled trials of antidepressant drugs to treat depression, or to prevent relapse into depression, during pregnancy; therefore, the safety of antidepressant drug exposure during pregnancy is based on evidence from case-control or cohort studies. Many of ...

Last Updated: 31 Dec 1969

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Toward a conceptual framework for early brain and behavior development in autism.
 

Author(s): J Piven, J T Elison, M J Zylka

Journal: Mol. Psychiatry. 2017 Oct;22(10):1385-1394.

 

Studies of infant siblings of older autistic probands, who are at elevated risk for autism, have demonstrated that the defining features of autism are not present in the first year of life but emerge late in the first and into the second year. A recent longitudinal neuroimaging study ...

Last Updated: 31 Dec 1969

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Clinical Trial Information This information is provided by ClinicalTrials.gov

Investigating Social Competence in Youth With Autism
 

Status: Not yet recruiting

Condition Summary: Autism Spectrum Disorder

 

Last Updated: 5 Dec 2017

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An Open Label Study of CM-AT for the Treatment of Children With Autism
 

Status: Recruiting

Condition Summary: Autism

 

Last Updated: 18 Jul 2017

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Autism Spectrum Ambassador Program
 

Status: Recruiting

Condition Summary: Autism Spectrum Disorder

 

Last Updated: 31 Aug 2017

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