By Shilo Rea, HealthCanal.com, June 24, 2015 – PITTSBURGH—The list of genes identified with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) by deep DNA sequencing has expanded from nine to 33, according to a new study by an international research team led by the Autism Sequencing Consortium (ASC), including Carnegie Mellon University’s Kathryn Roeder (right) and the University of Pittsburgh’s Bernie Devlin (left). Published today in Nature, the study examined data on several types of rare, genetic differences in more than 14,000 DNA samples from […]
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Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport, May 21, 2015 – “The sky is the limit,” proclaimed Broward County Commissioner Barbara Sharief as she boarded a JetBlue Airways mock flight today with fifty children who participated in the Third Annual Autism in Flight Program at Fort Lauderdale Hollywood International Airport. The Autism in Flight Program began in 2013 after Commissioner Sharief was contacted by a family in her district with an autistic child and learned of the potential challenges they faced when using airports. […]
Parents, caregivers and loved ones of adults with autism spectrum disorders and related disabilities are invited to a new, free support group called Creative AGE (an acronym for Advance, Grow and Excel) on March 16 at 7 p.m. Creative AGE will explore how families affected by autism and special needs can adequately plan individualized, successful solutions for their loved ones’ lives as adults. Among the issues to be discussed are post-graduation planning, family management support and special needs advocacy for […]