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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CNS Foundation

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

Last Updated: 12 Oct 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: 29 Jan 2013

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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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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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CNS Foundation

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

http://www.cnsfoundation.org

Last Updated: 12 Oct 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: 29 Jan 2013

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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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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

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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.

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 2211 free, full-text research articles on human participants. First 3 results:

An etiologic classification of autism spectrum disorders.
 

Author(s): Lidia V Gabis, John Pomeroy

Journal: Isr. Med. Assoc. J.. 2014 May;16(5):295-8.

 

Autism spectrum disorders (ASD) represent a common phenotype related to multiple etiologies, such as genetic, brain injury (e.g., prematurity), environmental (e.g., viral, toxic), multiple or unknown causes.

Last Updated: 1 Jul 2014

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Convergence of genes and cellular pathways dysregulated in autism spectrum disorders.
 

Author(s): Dalila Pinto, Elsa Delaby, Daniele Merico, Mafalda Barbosa, Alison Merikangas, Lambertus Klei, Bhooma Thiruvahindrapuram, Xiao Xu, Robert Ziman, Zhuozhi Wang, Jacob A S Vorstman, Ann Thompson, Regina Regan, Marion Pilorge, Giovanna Pellecchia, Alistair T Pagnamenta, Bárbara Oliveira, Christian R Marshall, Tiago R Magalhaes, Jennifer K Lowe, Jennifer L Howe, Anthony J Griswold, John Gilbert, Eftichia Duketis, Beth A Dombroski, Maretha V De Jonge, Michael Cuccaro, Emily L Crawford, Catarina T Correia, Judith Conroy, Inês C Conceição, Andreas G Chiocchetti, Jillian P Casey, Guiqing Cai, Christelle Cabrol, Nadia Bolshakova, Elena Bacchelli, Richard Anney, Steven Gallinger, Michelle Cotterchio, Graham Casey, Lonnie Zwaigenbaum, Kerstin Wittemeyer, Kirsty Wing, Simon Wallace, Herman van Engeland, Ana Tryfon, Susanne Thomson, Latha Soorya, Bernadette Rogé, Wendy Roberts, Fritz Poustka, Susana Mouga, Nancy Minshew, L Alison McInnes, Susan G McGrew, Catherine Lord, Marion Leboyer, Ann S Le Couteur, Alexander Kolevzon, Patricia Jiménez González, Suma Jacob, Richard Holt, Stephen Guter, Jonathan Green, Andrew Green, Christopher Gillberg, Bridget A Fernandez, Frederico Duque, Richard Delorme, Geraldine Dawson, Pauline Chaste, Cátia Café, Sean Brennan, Thomas Bourgeron, Patrick F Bolton, Sven Bölte, Raphael Bernier, Gillian Baird, Anthony J Bailey, Evdokia Anagnostou, Joana Almeida, Ellen M Wijsman, Veronica J Vieland, Astrid M Vicente, Gerard D Schellenberg, Margaret Pericak-Vance, Andrew D Paterson, Jeremy R Parr, Guiomar Oliveira, John I Nurnberger, Anthony P Monaco, Elena Maestrini, Sabine M Klauck, Hakon Hakonarson, Jonathan L Haines, Daniel H Geschwind, Christine M Freitag, Susan E Folstein, Sean Ennis, Hilary Coon, Agatino Battaglia, Peter Szatmari, James S Sutcliffe, Joachim Hallmayer, Michael Gill, Edwin H Cook, Joseph D Buxbaum, Bernie Devlin, Louise Gallagher, Catalina Betancur, Stephen W Scherer

Journal: Am. J. Hum. Genet.. 2014 May;94(5):677-94.

 

Rare copy-number variation (CNV) is an important source of risk for autism spectrum disorders (ASDs). We analyzed 2,446 ASD-affected families and confirmed an excess of genic deletions and duplications in affected versus control groups (1.41-fold, p = 1.0 × 10(-5)) and an increase ...

Last Updated: 5 May 2014

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Mining the 3'UTR of autism-implicated genes for SNPs perturbing microRNA regulation.
 

Author(s): Varadharajan Vaishnavi, Mayakannan Manikandan, Arasambattu Kannan Munirajan

Journal: Genomics Proteomics Bioinformatics. 2014 Apr;12(2):92-104.

 

Autism spectrum disorder (ASD) refers to a group of childhood neurodevelopmental disorders with polygenic etiology. The expression of many genes implicated in ASD is tightly regulated by various factors including microRNAs (miRNAs), a class of noncoding RNAs ~22 nucleotides in length ...

Last Updated: 20 May 2014

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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 346 free, full-text review articles on human participants. First 3 results:

Disentangling the heterogeneity of autism spectrum disorder through genetic findings.
 

Author(s): Shafali S Jeste, Daniel H Geschwind

Journal: Nat Rev Neurol. 2014 Feb;10(2):74-81.

 

Autism spectrum disorder (ASD) represents a heterogeneous group of disorders, which presents a substantial challenge to diagnosis and treatment. Over the past decade, considerable progress has been made in the identification of genetic risk factors for ASD that define specific mechanisms ...

Last Updated: 7 Feb 2014

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Applied behavior analysis and autism spectrum disorders: literature review.
 

Author(s): Fernanda Dreux Miranda Fernandes, Cibelle Albuquerque de la Higuera Amato

Journal: Codas. 2013 ;25(3):289-96.

 

Systematic literature review about Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) proposals directed towards persons with Autistic Spectrum Disorders aiming to contribute to a truly evidence-based practice. METHOS: References from the last five years were obtained from the Web of Science, Medline, ...

Last Updated: 10 Jan 2014

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[Genetic bases of autism spectrum disorders].
 

Author(s): Barbara Wiśniowiecka-Kowalnik, Monika Kastory-Bronowska, Paweł Stankiewicz

Journal: Med Wieku Rozwoj. ;17(3):207-23.

 

Autism spectrum disorders (ASDs) are an etiologically and clinically heterogeneous group of neurodevelopmental disorders affecting approximately 0.6-1% of the general population. ASDs are characterized by deficits in social communication, impaired language development, and stereotyped ...

Last Updated: 3 Dec 2013

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Symptoms, Diagnosis, and Treatment

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Clinical Trial Information This information is provided by ClinicalTrials.gov

Shared Decision Making to Improve Care and Outcomes for Children With Autism
 

Status: Not yet recruiting

Condition Summary: Autistic Disorder; Pervasive Developmental Disorder; Child Development Disorders, Pervasive; Asperger Syndrome; Autism Spectrum Disorder; Autism

 

Last Updated: 9 Aug 2013

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Treatment of Sleep Disturbances in Young Children With Autism
 

Status: Recruiting

Condition Summary: Autism; Autism Spectrum Disorders

 

Last Updated: 13 Sep 2011

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Intensive Intervention for Toddlers With Autism (EARLY STEPS)
 

Status: Recruiting

Condition Summary: Autism; Autism Spectrum Disorder

 

Last Updated: 12 Jun 2008

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