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Actualités francophones : Premier défi voile sur le lac pour six jeunes autistes Une entreprise de Ris commercialise le concept Snoezelen Enfants autistes : 5 places de plus au Sessad brévinois Bientôt un foyer d’accueil réservé aux enfants autistes A Athis, une nouvelle unité d’intégration au collège Mozart Bâle: perturbations neuronales liées à l'autisme réversibles Autisme : le combat d'une mère en colère Autisme : un festival vendredi pour une cause à (re)découvrir Un festival autour de l’autisme Élèves handicapés : rentrée mal anticipée Vers une politique nationale de l’autisme Depuis 25 ans au service de l'autisme Espoir pour les malades La vitamine B9 réduit le risque d'autisme Actualités scientifiques internationales : Predicting the diagnosis of autism spectrum disorder using gene pathway analysis. Molecular Psychiatry Altered serotonin, dopamine and norepinepherine levels in 15q duplication and angelman syndrome mouse models. Plos One A Double-Blind Placebo Controlled Trial of Ginkgo biloba Added to Risperidone in Patients with Autistic Disorders. Child Psychiatry and Human Development Prenatal and Postnatal Epigenetic Programming: Implications for GI, Immune, and Neuronal Function in Autism. Autism Research and Treatment ADHD and autism: differential diagnosis or overlapping traits? A selective review. Attention Deficit and Hyperactivity Disorders Page 1 © 2012 Factiva, Inc. Tous droits réservés. 11 - 17 septembre 2012

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Actualits francophones : Premier dfi voile sur le lac pour six jeunes autistes Une entreprise de Ris commercialise le concept Snoezelen Enfants autistes : 5 places de plus au Sessad brvinois Bientt un foyer daccueil rserv aux enfants autistes A Athis, une nouvelle unit dintgration au collge Mozart Ble: perturbations neuronales lies l'autisme rversibles Autisme : le combat d'une mre en colre Autisme: un festival vendredi pour une cause (re)dcouvrir Un festival autour de lautisme lves handicaps : rentre mal anticipe Vers une politique nationale de lautisme Depuis 25 ans au service de l'autisme Espoir pour les malades La vitamine B9 rduit le risque d'autisme

Actualits scientifiques internationales : Predicting the diagnosis of autism spectrum disorder using gene pathway analysis. Altered serotonin, dopamine and norepinepherine levels in 15q duplication and angelman A Double-Blind Placebo Controlled Trial of Ginkgo biloba Added to Risperidone in Patients Prenatal and Postnatal Epigenetic Programming: Implications for GI, Immune, and Neuronal ADHD and autism: differential diagnosis or overlapping traits? A selective review. Attention

Molecular Psychiatry syndrome mouse models. Plos One with Autistic Disorders. Child Psychiatry and Human Development Function in Autism. Autism Research and Treatment Deficit and Hyperactivity DisordersPage 1 2012 Factiva, Inc. Tous droits rservs.

HLA Immune Function Genes in Autism. Autism Research and Treatment Intracellular and extracellular redox status and free radical generation in primary immune Experiences of siblings of individuals with autism spectrum disorders. Autism Research and Looking through the Same Eyes? Do Teachers' Participation Ratings Match with Ratings of

cells from children with autism. Autism Research and Treatment Treatment Students with Autism Spectrum Conditions in Mainstream Schools? Autism Research and Treatment Living the categorical imperative: autistic perspectives on lying and truth telling-between The rubber hand illusion in children with autism spectrum disorders: delayed influence of Translation and validation of the developmental, dimensional and diagnostic interview (3Di) Motor anticipation failure in infants with autism: a retrospective analysis of feeding Motor impairment in sibling pairs concordant and discordant for autism spectrum disorders. Is autism a member of a family of diseases resulting from genetic/cultural mismatches? Social Competence Intervention for Parents (SCI-P): Comparing Outcomes for a Parent Mood disorders in mothers of children on the autism spectrum are associated with higher Meta-analysis of studies incorporating the interests of young children with autism spectrum Should we welcome a cure for autism? A survey of the arguments. Medicine, Health Care, Toddler autism screening questionnaire: Development and potential clinical validity. Autism Object interest in autism spectrum disorder: A treatment comparison. Autism A continuous false belief task reveals egocentric biases in children and adolescents with Kant and care ethics. Medicine, Health Care, and Philosophy combined tactile and visual input on proprioception. Autism for diagnosis of autism spectrum disorder in Thai children. Autism situations. Autism Autism Implications for treatment and prevention. Autism Research and Treatment Education Program Targeting Adolescents with ASD. Autism Research and Treatment functioning autism. Autism Research and Treatment disorders into early intervention practices. Autism Research and Treatment and Philosophy

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Autism Spectrum Disorders. Autism Brain region-specific glutathione redox imbalance in autism. Neurochemical Research

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Geneve Premier dfi voile sur le lac pour six jeunes autistes Isabel Jan-Hess 456 mots 12 septembre 2012 La Tribune de Genve TRIBGN 22 Franais Copyright 2012 Edipresse. All Rights Reserved. La main tremblante, elle pose le pied sur le pont. Les yeux de Yu, 12 ans, expriment la fois lapprhension et le bonheur qui se mlent dans le cur de cette jeune autiste. Lundi, cest bord dun voilier encore plus grand quelle dmarrera le Dfi voile du Lman. Cinq jours durant lesquels la jeune fille et cinq de ses copains de La Petite Arche navigueront au gr du petit vent lmanique. Hier matin, Yu tait accompagne de David et Julien, tous deux gs de 14 ans. Attach la ceinture, Julien gesticule sur le pont avant du bateau. Il simpatiente, il aimerait partir, explique Anne, son ducatrice, qui met disposition ce voilier familial, amarr la Nautique. Il adore naviguer. a lapaise, comme la plupart de ces enfants diffrents. Le bateau a un effet rassurant et contenant. Sur le quai, David hsite encore monter. Mais en fier matelot, il se lance et monte bord le pied sr. Cest un trs bon exercice de motricit, prcise Yannick, ducateur et moniteur de voile. Lquilibre nest pas le mme sur un sol qui bouge. Cest une sensation trs trange au dbut. Aprs quelques prparatifs, lquipage largue les amarres et est tir par un petit remorqueur. Il y a peu de vent, il nous amne au large et on naviguera ce matin vers la Belotte ou Genthod. Les enfants regardent le rivage sloigner, sourire aux lvres. David tient la barre pendant que Yannick hisse la voile. Un petit tour avant un pique-nique au large. De quoi ravir ces apprentis matelots. Depuis plusieurs annes dj, la navigation est au programme des activits de La Petite Arche, institution de la Fondation Ensemble. Un autre quipage participant sera compos dadultes du foyer LEssarde, dont la dficience intellectuelle permet laventure. Au total, douze voiliers habitables de 40 pieds seront

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au dpart lundi, ainsi que quatre bateaux dencadrement et deux golettes. Ce premier Dfi voile du Lman, qui partira le 17 de Port Choiseul, Versoix, est organis par la Fondation Ensemble et lAssociation des paralyss de France, qui propose chaque anne dj un dfi identique en Bretagne. Une sorte de rallye sur leau, menant les quipages la dcouverte du Lman en cinq tapes. Jeudi 20, une grande soire aura lieu au port de Nernier, base, avec la Nautique, des entranements hebdomadaires. Note:Horaires et infoswww. apf-defivoilebretagne. org/fondation-ensemble Aprs des mois de prparation sur le Lman, David, Julien et Yu vont passer une semaine bord dun voilier 120.0.3011599099.xml Document TRIBGN0020120912e89c00016

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Essonne Une entreprise de Ris commercialise le concept Clment Chaillou 317 mots 12 septembre 2012 Le Parisien-Aujourd'hui en France LEPARI Franais Copyright 2012 Le Parisien. All Rights Reserved. Renouer le contact par lveil des sens et la relaxation. Cest ce que propose depuis 2007 Ptrarque, une entreprise de Ris-Orangis, aux personnes atteintes de troubles psychologiques tels que lautisme ou la maladie dAlzheimer. Et ce laide dun outil original : la salle multisensorielle Snoezelen. Inspir dun concept nerlandais n dans les annes 1970, lespace permet de rtablir des liens avec les patients souffrant dun dficit de communication en faisant appel la mmoire motionnelle. La mthode peut galement tre adapte aux crches (lire ci-dessus). Fibre optique, lit eau vibratoire, petite musique et colonnes bulles, lambiance qui se dgage de la pice est trs particulire. Le but de lapproche Snoezelen, cest que la personne puisse lcher prise pour ensuite lveiller sensoriellement , explique Patrice dArfeuille, directeur de Ptrarque. Selon le public vis, une salle Snoezelen peut tre trs diffrente dune autre. Mais le rsultat, lui, est presque toujours au rendez-vous. Certaines sances sont trs mouvantes, poursuit Patrice dArfeuille. Ici, le rsidant retrouve une certaine libert, quil na pas forcment le reste du temps, et finit par se lcher. Un facteur que les tablissements mdicaliss et autres maisons de retraites ont bien intgr. Principaux clients de la socit, ils nhsitent plus se lancer dans ce genre dinvestissements (de 8000 20000 ). Nous avons install un espace Snoezelen dans notre centre il y a deux ans sur les conseils de notre psychomotricienne, se souvient Murielle Goudeseune, directrice dun tablissement pour personnes ges dpendantes Marcoussis. Le salon se trouve dans lespace Alzheimer, mais tout le monde peut en profiter. a calme beaucoup certains rsidants, qui font parfois des crises. Aujourdhui, cest un outil qui nous est trs utile, presque indispensable. Document LEPARI0020120912e89c0004u

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Pays de Retz en bref Enfants autistes : 5 places de plus au Sessad brvinois 220 mots 12 septembre 2012 Ouest France OUESTF stnazaire Franais Ouest France 2012. En mai dernier, des parents d'enfants autistes craient le Collectif pour les enfants autistes de l'Estuaire. Ils taient en attente de place au Sessad autisme de Saint-Brevin-les-Pins ou souhaitaient que le temps d'intervention du Sessad auprs de leur enfant augmente. Le Service d'ducation spciale et de soins domicile (Sessad) autisme, dpendant de l'IME de Mindin, est un service public de soins qui intervient sur les lieux de vie de l'enfant, de 0 20 ans, dans un rayon de 30 minutes autour de SaintBrevin, actuellement raison de moins de trois heures par semaine. La seule structure publique du dpartement employer les mthodes comportementales ducatives , explique le collectif. Suite leurs actions, l'Agence rgionale de sant (ARS) a dcid d'augmenter la capacit du Sessad de 5 places supplmentaires, ce qui la porte 15 places au total. Une premire avance pour la prise en charge des enfants sur liste d'attente , souligne le collectif, qui continuera de se battre pour augmenter le temps de prise en charge des enfants par le Sessad et pour que chaque famille en attente de place puisse esprer avoir une prise en charge dans des dlais raisonnables. Document OUESTF0020120912e89c0031v

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Essonne Bientt un foyer daccueil rserv aux enfants autistes l.d. 376 mots 13 septembre 2012 Le Parisien-Aujourd'hui en France LEPARI Franais Copyright 2012 Le Parisien. All Rights Reserved. draveil . Un pas en avant de plus dans la prise en charge de lautisme en Essonne. A Draveil, un foyer daccueil de quarante places rserves aux enfants touchs par ce trouble du dveloppement verra bientt le jour. Marie-Arlette Carlotti, ministre dlgue charge des Personnes handicapes et de la Lutte contre lexclusion, vient dapporter son soutien au projet en accordant un financement exceptionnel de 1 M. Le projet est accept et financ par le gouvernement, cest un trs bon point de dpart, se flicite Thierry Mandon, dput PS de la 9e circonscription de lEssonne. Il faut se fliciter de la cration dune telle structure dans le dpartement, qui affichait jusqualors un vrai dficit dans la prise en charge denfants autistes. Le dput-maire de Ris-Orangis avait particip, en juillet, plusieurs runions de travail avec Marie-Arlette Carlotti concernant la cration de ce foyer daccueil mdicalis. Lannonce du feu vert donn au lancement du projet intervient alors que le conseil gnral accueille aujourdhui une confrence sur lautisme. Elle mobilisera notamment le centre de ressources autisme Ile-de-France (Craif) et la maison dpartementale des personnes handicapes (MDPHE). Ce projet de foyer sinscrit pleinement dans le programme national de cration de places en tablissements et de services mdico-sociaux , se flicite dans un communiqu Jrme Guedj, le prsident (PS) du conseil gnral de lEssonne. Cette dcision permettra par ailleurs daccompagner la mutation du site hospitalier Joffre-Dupuytren.

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Un sujet sur lequel Georges Tron, maire (UMP) de Draveil, se dit trs attentif. Ce foyer, dont jai port lide par le pass, fait partie du projet de substitution du btiment Castor de lhpital Dupuytren depuis labandon des 240 lits de soins longue dure jugs trop onreux. Cest une excellente chose que son laboration se confirme, mais jattends des garanties sur le maintien des emplois au sein de cet hpital. En juillet, les lus locaux avaient dj uvr en faveur des personnes touches par lautisme en lanant aux Molires la construction dun foyer daccueil mdicalis pour la prise en charge dadultes. Document LEPARI0020120913e89d00048

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Essonne A Athis, une nouvelle unit dintgration au collge Mozart M.K. 220 mots 13 septembre 2012 Le Parisien-Aujourd'hui en France LEPARI Franais Copyright 2012 Le Parisien. All Rights Reserved. . Le collge Mozart Athis-Mons accueille depuis cette rentre une unit localise pour linclusion scolaire (Ulis) des enfants atteints dautisme. Cest un vritable projet dtablissement qui nous permet denvisager sereinement lintgration des lves , explique Nicole Dubois, principale de ltablissement. Avec une capacit daccueil de dix enfants, lUlis a ouvert la semaine dernire avec cinq lves de niveau 6e et un de niveau 5e. Les six ados sont encadrs par une enseignante et un auxiliaire de vie scolaire (AVS) dans une salle avant quun ducateur spcialis ne vienne renforcer le dispositif. Les enfants, qui continuent de bnficier de soins lextrieur du collge, ne sont pas compltement intgrs aux cours gnraux. Leurs emplois du temps sont adapts selon leurs profils et leurs besoins. Nous allons identifier, pour chaque enfant, un objectif pdagogique particulier , assure la principale. Cest la deuxime classe adapte aux autistes qui ouvre dans un collge de lEssonne, la premire ayant t cre au collge Charles-Pguy de Palaiseau. Cinquante-trois enfants dits aux troubles envahissants du dveloppement sont scolariss dans les tablissements du dpartement au sein des Ulis pour les collges et des classes dinclusion scolaire (Clis) pour llmentaire. Document LEPARI0020120913e89d0004c

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Ble: perturbations neuronales lies l'autisme rversibles 364 mots 13 septembre 2012 04:31 ATS - Agence Tlgraphique Suisse ATS Franais SDA/ATS Home page address: http://www.sda.ats.ch

Des chercheurs blois ont dmontr sur des souris que certaines perturbations des circuits neuronaux conscutives l'autisme sont rversibles. Ces travaux, considrs comme un pas important vers un traitement mdicamenteux, sont publis dans la revue "Science". Les autistes souffrent de troubles profonds de dveloppement du cerveau survenant ds la prime enfance. On estime que 1% environ des enfants dveloppent des troubles de type autistique, a indiqu l'Universit de Ble dans un communiqu. Un facteur de risque central rside dans des mutations de plus d'une centaine de gnes, notamment celui codant la protine neuroligine-3, qui contribue la formation des synapses, les points de contact entre les neurones. Les souris chez lesquelles ce gne manque dveloppent des comportements refltant les principaux aspects de l'autisme . Effets rversibles Les quipes des professeurs Peter Scheiffele et Kaspar Vogt, du Biozentrum de l'Universit de Ble, sont parvenus identifier chez ces rongeurs un dfaut de la transmission synaptique des signaux qui perturbe la fonction et la plasticit des circuits neuronaux. Ils ont constat que ces effets ngatifs vont de pair avec une production accrue d'un rcepteur neuronal au glutamate qui module la transmission des signaux entre les neurones. Or un excs de ce rcepteur empche l'adaptation de la transmission des signaux dans les processus d'apprentissage et perturbe long terme le dveloppement et les fonctions du cerveau.

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Aprs avoir "renclench" le gne codant la neuroligine-3 chez les souris autistes, les scientifiques ont constat que les neurones rduisaient la production du rcepteur au glutamate un niveau normal et que les dfauts structurels typiques de l'autisme disparaissaient. Point d'attaque Ces rcepteurs pourraient donc constituer un point d'attaque pharmacologique pour stopper le dveloppement de l'autisme, voire le rendre rversible, selon les chercheurs. Dans le cadre d'un projet soutenu par l'Union europenne, les deux quipes bloises travaillent actuellement dj avec des partenaires de l'industrie au dveloppement de mdicaments antagonistes de ce rcepteur au glutamate. Actuellement, l'autisme est incurable. Seuls les symptmes peuvent tre attnus par des mthodes pdagogiques et thrapeutiques. Document ATS0000020120913e89d001xl

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Nantes Mtropole Autisme : le combat d'une mre en colre Recueilli par 382 mots 13 septembre 2012 Ouest France OUESTF nantes Franais Ouest France 2012. Le divorce complique parfois la situation des parents d'enfants autistes. Autisme ensemble 44 les soutient. Tmoignage Bettina, 37 ans, maman de Efflamm, 10 ans, autiste, et de Konogan, 12 ans Je suis spare depuis 2005, divorce depuis 2009. l'poque, j'habitais en Ille-et-Vilaine. Mon fils Efflamm, autiste svre, a t accueilli en hpital de jour entre 2005 et 2009. Cette prise en charge n'est pas adapte pour lui. J'ai ensuite dmnag Nantes. J'avais la garde de mon fils qui allait l'cole, accompagn d'une assistante de vie scolaire. Il frquentait le centre de loisirs. Il tait bien intgr, il faisait des progrs. Contre toute attente, en dcembre 2009, le papa a saisi le juge aux affaires familiales du tribunal de grande instance de Rennes pour transfrer la rsidence des enfants son domicile en Bretagne. Mesure prise en dpit du jugement de juin 2009 du tribunal du contentieux de l'incapacit de Rennes dcidant qu'Efflamm devait tre orient en milieu scolaire ordinaire ! Cela a t extrmement violent. Efflamm est retourn l'hpital de jour au lieu de bnficier d'une rducation de type comportementaliste selon les recommandations de la Haute autorit de sant. Je le vois un week-end sur deux et la moiti des vacances scolaires... Il est spar de son frre qui vit avec moi.

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Aprs plusieurs autres dmarches, malgr les prconisations comportementalistes d'un expert de Brest, j'ai dpos un recours devant la Cour nationale de l'incapacit et de la tarification de l'assurance des accidents du travail. Efflamm a le droit une ducation. Mais les annes passent... Quel avenir aura Efflamm ? Quelle place la socit rserve nos enfants autistes ? Je suis soutenue par d'autres parents, qui vivent des situations similaires. Lorsqu'on n'est plus avec son conjoint, on peut avoir des divergences sur la prise en charge de l'enfant. Voil pourquoi nous avons cr l'association Autisme Ensemble 44. Magali GRANDET. Autisme ensemble 44, 2, route de Clisson, Nantes. tl. 06 04 09 26 45. Rencontre chaque premier jeudi du mois au bar Le Pilori, place du Pilori, Nantes. E-mail : [email protected] Document OUESTF0020120913e89d001lo

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Champagnole-rgion Autisme : un festival vendredi pour une cause (re)dcouvrir 312 mots 13 septembre 2012 Le Progrs PROGRS 29 Franais 2012 Le Progrs. Un film, un one-man-show avec une star du caf-thtre, de la musique, lassociation Autisme Jura organise vendredi lOppidum un festival qui sannonce passionnant. 18h30 Introduction avec toi et moi, on sappelle par nos prnoms, un film de Marc Lavoine qui fait dialoguer des personnalits avec les rdacteurs autistes du journal Le Papotin. Ces personnalits se nomment Simone Veil, Marie-Jos Prec, Fadela Amara, Sgolne Royal, Marie-George Buffet, Valrie Lemercier, Justine Levy, Roselyne Bachelot, Rama Yade, Ccile Duflot, Mazarine Pingeot et Zazie. Marc Lavoine fait le lien entre le monde des personnalits publiques et celui des personnes atteintes dautisme et raconte cette histoire dhumanit! Suivra un dbat avec Driss El Kesri, rdacteur en chef du journal. 19h30 Exposition de photos, restauration et buvette anime par le trio Affaire Jazze, spcialistes locaux de jazz manouche (concert gratuit). 20h30 Laurent Savard prsentera son spectacle Le Bal des pompiers. Humoriste rod aux cafs-thtres parisiens qui aborde par lhumour le thme de la diffrence, celle de son fils Gabin, autiste et hyperactif son feu dartifice permanent. Mais aussi et surtout tous ceux qui croisent son chemin, pdiatre, psy,

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potes tous diffrents linsu de leur plein gr! Un spectacle salu unanimement par la critique pour son humour rsolument neuf, sa performance dacteur, sa faon daborder le rire vis--vis du handicap, de la diffrence. 22h30 Concert gratuit de Lon et les Desprados, groupe cr pour un adolescent diffrent qui, travers la musique, se construit un monde sa mesure. Et aujourdhui, cest un adulte qui vous propose de le suivre dans la magie de son ressenti de la scne, du blues et du rocknroll. Document PROGRS0020120913e89d0000s

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Champagnole Supp_WE_39 Un festival autour de lautisme 143 mots 13 septembre 2012 Le Progrs PROGRS 8 Franais 2012 Le Progrs. Une soire est programme, vendredi, lOppidum de Champagnole, avec un festival organis par lassociation Autisme Jura. Un film dabord, 18h30, Toi et moi, on sappelle par nos prnoms, de Marc Lavoine, en prsence dautistes qui ralisentle journal Le Papotin et interviewent des personnalits de tous horizons. Un dbat suivra avec le rdacteur en chef. Une exposition, un repas (spcialits au foie gras)et un concert dAffaire Jazze suivront, avant le spectaclede Laurent Savard, 20h30. Cet humoriste, rput dans lunivers des cafs-thtres parisiens, a fait un spectacle de lhistoire de sa famille: son fils Gabin est autiste hyperactif. Pour clore la soire, Lon et les Desprados, groupe form autour dun jeune autiste, amoureux du rocknroll. Document PROGRS0020120913e89d0007i

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Nantes Mtropole lves handicaps : rentre mal anticipe Recueilli par 372 mots 14 septembre 2012 Ouest France OUESTF nantes Franais Ouest France 2012. Encore des grains de sable dans l'accompagnement des handicaps l'cole. Certains n'ont pas eu d'AVS la rentre. Tmoignage Franois Fampou, pre d'un enfant de 11 ans, handicap. Mon fils est autiste, scolaris en CM2 l'cole Sainte-Agns. Depuis le dbut de sa scolarit, il a eu un auxiliaire de vie scolaire. Sans elle, il est totalement dmuni. L, la rentre a commenc depuis dix jours et il n'a toujours pas d'AVS (N.D.L.R. : auxilliare de vie scolaire). En CP, il y avait eu un retard d'un mois. Mais a pouvait se comprendre, c'tait le dbut du dispositif. Les autres annes, il est aussi arriv qu'il y ait du retard, mais juste une ou deux journes. En fin de semaine dernire, j'ai commenc m'nerver. J'ai appel plusieurs fois l'Inspection acadmique. Mon interlocuteur tait soit en runion, soit pas l. Mercredi, j'ai enfin eu quelqu'un l'Inspection. Et le professeur rfrent de l'cole qui m'a assur que mon fils aurait un auxiliaire lundi. J'espre que la promesse sera tenue. Je ne comprends pas pourquoi l'accompagnement des enfants handicaps n'est pas anticip. Les runions avec l'quipe de l'cole, la Maison dpartementale du handicap, l'Inspection acadmique ont eu lieu ds avril-mai pour valuer les besoins de l'enfant. Et fin juin-dbut juillet, la Maison dpartementale

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du handicap a dlivr la notification des heures ncessaires : 15 h d'auxiliaire de vie scolaire. Alors pourquoi, mon fils n'a personne le jour de la rentre ? Sa scolarit, c'est un miracle ! Un miracle qui se produit parce que l'quipe enseignante se mobilise. Parce qu'un des parents rduit son temps de travail. Parce qu'il est accompagn d'un AVS. Mais le miracle est fragile. Un retard et a casse tout. Et si les parents n'osent pas rouspter, ce retard peut se transformer en absence. Pas d'auxiliaire, et c'est un frein une intgration qui s'amorce. Comme si on donnait un coup de poignard dans ce processus. Yasmine TIGO. Document OUESTF0020120914e89e001yf

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suisse Vers une politique nationale de lautisme 368 mots 15 septembre 2012 24 Heures TFHOUR 7 Franais Copyright 2012 Edipresse. All Rights Reserved. Pour les parents de lAssociation Autisme Suisse, cest un premier pas important. Et une reconnaissance officielle de leurs difficults. A travers Claude Hche, ils ont dsormais un porte-voix sous la Coupole. A travers un postulat, sign par prs de la moiti des snateurs, le conseiller aux Etats jurassien demande la Confdration un plan daction au niveau national. Interview. Quelles sont les lacunes dans la prise en charge de lautisme? Il ny a pas de vue densemble, que ce soit pour la dtection, le diagnostic, la prise en charge ou le suivi des personnes qui souffrent dautisme . On disperse nos forces et nos recherches, alors quil y a une telle attente de la part des parents, qui se sentent abandonns. Alain Berset reconnat que la situation actuelle est insatisfaisante et quil faut faire un point au niveau national. a ne sert rien que chaque canton travaille dans son coin. Il faut que la Confdration coordonne laction. Vous dites que les parents se sentent abandonns. Quest-ce qui ne fonctionne pas? Cest un tout. Ce qui manque, en premier lieu, cest la dtection prcoce des enfants autistes, cest dailleurs un gros dbat. Et puis les moyens allous pour la prise en charge sont nettement insuffisants. La Suisse a un trs gros retard sur une situation aussi grave. Combien de personnes sont concernes en Suisse? On na aucun recensement des personnes touches par lautisme. En faisant des comparaisons

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internationales, on peut estimer quil y a au moins 50000 personnes concernes par les troubles autistiques Quest-ce qui vous a motiv vous intresser lautisme ? Je suis trs touch par la souffrance des parents dautistes. A titre personnel, cest le cri du cur dune maman jurassienne qui ma pouss mengager. Mais ce nest pas un travail personnel. Ce postulat, nous lavons prpar ensemble avec les associations concernes. Judith Mayencourt Le trouble concerne 50 000 personnes en Suisse. Claude Hche demande Berne de coordonner la prise en charge 121.0.3023076789.xml Document TFHOUR0020120915e89f0003w

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Depuis 25 ans au service de l'autisme Correspondant 426 mots 17 septembre 2012 Midi Libre MIDLIB ALES Franais Copyright 2012 Midi Libre All Rights Reserved Le vendredi 7 septembre, La Pradelle, l'un des rares tablissements franais permettre aux autistes de travailler, ftait ses 25 ans d'existence.Fonde par Franoise Gremy, aujourd'hui dcd, le centre, inclus dans l'association Ssame Autisme Languedoc, accueille aujourd'hui une centaine de personnes et propose selon, les possibilits et le handicap de chacun, divers ateliers et diverses formes d'accompagnement.Ds la fin de la matine, de nombreuses personnalits taient prsentes auprs d'Herv Bonin, directeur de La Pradelle, William Dumas, dput de la 5e circonscription, Nelly Frontanau, sa supplante et conseillre rgionale, Francis Maurin, conseiller gnral du canton de Saint-Andr-deValborgne, Aline Combes, reprsentante de l'agence rgionale de sant, Jean-Louis Vidal, prsident de l'association ssame Autisme Languedoc, et les prsidents de diverses associations. Un des cinq tablissements accueillant des autistes leur ct, familles et amis des pensionnaires ainsi que certains d'entre eux taient rassembls pour couter les diffrents discours relatant l'historique de La Pradelle et surtout mettant en vidence la ncessit et les rsultats positifs de cet sat (tablissement services d'aide par le travail).L'motion fut son comble lorsque le micro fut confi quelques pensionnaires qui ont racont leur quotidien, leur travail, leur relation avec le personnel d'encadrement et le bonheur de cette libert et de cette dignit devenues ralit.Les productions du lieu ; jus de pommes ou de poires, charcuterie et autres dlices, furent servis lors de l'apritif sous les ombrages.L'aprs-midi, les portes se sont ouvertes et chacun a pu dcouvrir les ateliers et les divers produits fabriqus La Pradelle, sous l'il fier et le sourire affich par les autistes prsents. Aides de l'tat en baisse Le soir, le repas a rassembl prs de 250 convives ; repas prpar par Les disciples d'Escoffier, association pour la transmission et l'volution de la cuisine.Il ne faut pas oublier qu'il y a en France 1 400 sat et ces tablissements permettent 115 000 handicaps de travailler, sans cesPage 22 of 72 2012 Factiva, Inc. Tous droits rservs.

tablissements, ils n'auraient aucune place dans la socit.Seulement cinq sat accueillent des autistes, mais, hlas, les aides de l'tat sont en inquitante diminution et ces structures rencontrent de plus en plus de difficults. Elles pourraient un jour tre menaces malgr le fait que, grce elles, le soleil entre dans le cur de nombreux autistes et dans celui de leurs proches. Correspondant M L : 06 47 29 81 90. Document MIDLIB0020120917e89h000dr

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Suisse Espoir pour les malades Sipa/C.Z. 165 mots 17 septembre 2012 La Tribune de Genve TRIBGN 5 Franais Copyright 2012 Edipresse. All Rights Reserved. UDes chercheurs blois ont remis en place, chez les souris, les dficiences neuronales qui seraient lorigine de lautisme. Les personnes autistes sont atteintes, ds leur prime enfance, de perturbations dans le dveloppement du cerveau. Des chercheurs du Biozentrum de lUniversit de Ble ont pu mettre en vidence sur des souris un dysfonctionnement dans les connexions neuronales qui serait spcifique cette maladie. Selon les rsultats publis dans la revueScience, ils sont galement parvenus remettre en bon tat de marche la fonction dficiente constate. Selon les chercheurs, il est trs important davoir pu mettre en vidence que les perturbations neuronales sont rversibles. Il sagit dun pas important en direction dune thrapie de lautisme avec des mdicaments que ce soit pour stopper le dveloppement de la perturbation, voire pour linverser. Actuellement, seules les manifestations de la maladie peuvent tre traites par des mesures pdagogiques. 121.0.3027544137.xml Document TRIBGN0020120917e89h0003q

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Votre Vie La vitamine B9 rduit le risque d'autisme RICHARD BLIVEAU 675 mots 17 septembre 2012 Le Journal de Montral JNLMTR Final 59 Franais 2012 Sun Media Corporation La prise d'acide folique pendant la grossesse est trs importante pour le dveloppement neurologique du futur enfant. Une tude rcente suggre que cette vitamine pourrait aussi diminuer le risque d'autisme. On estime que 1 enfant sur 150 souffre de troubles envahissants du dveloppement (TED), le plus connu de ces troubles tant l'autisme. TED Cette affection, qui se manifeste gnralement vers l'ge de 18 ou 24 mois, touche principalement les garons (4 5 fois plus que les filles) et perturbe en profondeur le dveloppement et le fonctionnement de l'enfant. Les symptmes autistiques peuvent varier considrablement d'un enfant l'autre, mais ils se caractrisent globalement par des problmes de communication, par des interactions sociales dficientes, ainsi que des intrts et comportements restreints ou rptitifs. UN TROUBLE COMPLEXE L'autisme est un trouble complexe dont les causes demeurent mal comprises. Une composante gntique hrditaire est clairement tablie puisque les jumeaux identiques sont simultanment touchs par ce trouble, et que les frres et soeurs d'un autiste sont galement plus risque. Les travaux raliss jusqu' prsent suggrent que des mutations dans certains gnes responsables de la communication entre les neurones au niveau des synapses peuvent participer au dveloppement de l'autisme . L'influence exacte de ces gnes demeure cependant difficile tablir tant donn que jusqu' 1000 gnes distincts pourraient tre impliqus, interagissant entre eux sous l'influence de diffrents facteurs du

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mode de vie pour favoriser le dveloppement de ce trouble. De plus, certains gnes souponns de causer l'autisme apparaissent frquemment en absence de gnes parentaux dfectueux, suggrant que l'altration de ces gnes s'est produite lors du dveloppement de l'enfant. L'autisme est donc une maladie complexe, dont le dveloppement peut tre influenc par une panoplie de facteurs. INFLUENCE IN UTERO On souponne depuis plusieurs annes que l'autisme se dveloppe trs tt, possiblement lors de la formation du systme nerveux au cours du premier mois de grossesse. Il est donc possible que certains facteurs reconnus pour influer sur le dveloppement neurologique de l'enfant puissent galement exercer un impact positif sur le risque d'autisme . L'acide folique (vitamine B9), prsent en grandes quantits dans les lgumes verts, est essentiel la croissance des neurones et au dveloppement du systme nerveux. Comme l'apport de cette vitamine est souvent trop faible dans l'alimentation moderne, on conseille aux femmes enceintes de prendre des supplments d'acide folique pour rduire le risque de malformations du tube neural comme l'anencphalie et le spina-bifida. Cette recommandation a d'ailleurs eu une influence extraordinaire sur l'incidence de ces malformations, les tudes montrant une rduction de 70 % des dfauts du tube neural depuis son implantation. Pour dterminer la relation entre l'apport en acide folique et le risque d'autisme, des chercheurs ont analys l'alimentation et la supplmentation de 429 mres d'enfants d'ge prscolaire atteints d'autisme et de 278 mres d'enfants dont le dveloppement tait normal. Ils ont observ que les mres d'enfants normaux ont eu des apports plus importants d'acide folique durant leur grossesse que les mres d'enfants autistes. Globalement, les donnes indiquent qu'un apport moyen d'acide folique quotidien suprieur 600 micro g au cours du premier trimestre est associ une diminution de 40 % du risque d'autisme1. Ces observations sont capitales, car elles identifient pour la premire fois un facteur de risque d'autisme qui peut tre modul par le mode de vie. Il faut toutefois se rappeler que la demande du foetus en acide folique est la plus leve au cours du premier mois de grossesse, une priode o la future mre ignore souvent qu'elle est enceinte. Pour les femmes qui tentent de tomber enceinte, l'adoption d'une alimentation riche en acide folique (lgumes verts, lgumineuses) pourrait constituer une excellente faon de veiller au maintien de leur sant... et de celle de leur futur enfant. Document JNLMTR0020120917e89h00037

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FED:Genetic test for autism developed 467 mots 12 septembre 2012 Australian Associated Press General News AAP Anglais (c) 2012 Australian Associated Press Pty Ltd. All Rights Reserved AUTISM By Michelle Henderson, AAP National Medical Writer MELBOURNE, Sept 12 AAP - Australian researchers have developed the first known genetic test to predict the risk of children developing an autism spectrum disorder (ASD). Further studies are needed before the blood test becomes available, which could take another five years, but researchers say early results indicate the test can predict the likelihood of developing an ASD with a 72 per cent success rate. The team of researchers led by the University of Melbourne made another significant finding, published in the journal Molecular Psychiatry this week, that could potentially lead to drug treatments for ASD. The scientists identified genes that protect against ASD, in addition to genes linked to an increased risk of the disorders. Both would be used in the genetic test to produce a higher or lower risk of developing autism, a condition characterised by abnormal social interaction, impaired communication and repetitive behaviours. Lead researcher Professor Stan Skafidas from the University of Melbourne said it may be possible in future to harness those protective genes to develop new pharmacological treatments. The genetic test could help clinicians provide treatment earlier to children and reduce the lengthy time it currently takes to diagnose the disorders.

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However, Prof Skafidas conceded that the 72 per cent accuracy of the test meant a third of children tested could be misdiagnosed and either not go on to develop an ASD or develop a disorder the test had failed to predict. He said the study had also shown that genetics played a significant part in autism, although other factors could also be involved. Western Health neuropsychologist Dr Renee Testa said diagnosing ASD was a lengthy and costly process that put significant pressure on both parents and children, which a genetic test could potentially alleviate. "If there is a possibility of having an early marker that can help us monitor these children for any significant signs of ASD then I think that would be a significant help," she said. Stephanie Baker, 33, said having a genetic test could have helped diagnose her two young boys earlier with an autism spectrum disorder. Three-year-old Hamish was diagnosed with autism when he was two, while Robert, 5, was only diagnosed with Asperger's Syndrome three months after turning five. "The earlier you can diagnose, the better," she told AAP. "I probably would have got somewhere with him (Robert) a couple of years sooner if there was something like this." The study used data from about 7,000 people with autism and identified 237 genetic markers in 146 genes. About one in 150 children have an ASD, affecting about 120,000 Australians. Researchers from Monash University, Melbourne Health and Austin Health were also involved in the study. AAP md/bec/de Document AAP0000020120912e89c000um

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Autism; Research Results from Department of Neurology Update Understanding of Autism 411 mots 14 septembre 2012 Chemicals & Chemistry CHEMEC 4136 Anglais Copyright 2012 Chemicals & Chemistry via NewsRx.com 2012 SEP 14 (VerticalNews) -- By a News Reporter-Staff News Editor at Chemicals & Chemistry -Researchers detail new data in Autism. According to news reporting from Memphis, Tennessee, by VerticalNews journalists, research stated, "Childhood neurodevelopmental disorders like Angelman syndrome and autism may be the result of underlying defects in neuronal plasticity and ongoing problems with synaptic signaling. Some of these defects may be due to abnormal monoamine levels in different regions of the brain." The news correspondents obtained a quote from the research from the Department of Neurology, "Ube3a, a gene that causes Angelman syndrome (AS) when maternally deleted and is associated with autism when maternally duplicated has recently been shown to regulate monoamine synthesis in the Drosophila brain. Therefore, we examined monoamine levels in striatum, ventral midbrain, frontal cerebral cortex, cerebellar cortex and hippocampus in Ube3a deficient and Ube3a duplication animals. We found that serotonin (5HT), a monoamine affected in autism, was elevated in the striatum and cortex of AS mice. Dopamine levels were almost uniformly elevated compared to control littermates in the striatum, midbrain and frontal cortex regardless of genotype in Ube3a deficient and Ube3a duplication animals. In the duplication 15q autism mouse model, paternal but not maternal duplication animals showed a decrease in 5HT levels when compared to their wild type littermates, in accordance with previously published data. However, maternal duplication animals show no significant changes in 5HT levels throughout the brain." According to the news reporters, the researchers concluded: "These abnormal monoamine levels could be responsible for many of the behavioral abnormalities observed in both AS and autism, but further investigation is required to determine if any of these changes are purely dependent on Ube3a levels in the brain."

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For more information on this research see: Altered serotonin, dopamine and norepinepherine levels in 15q duplication and angelman syndrome mouse models. Plos One, 2012;7(8):e43030. (Public Library of Science - www.plos.org; Plos One - www.plosone.org) Our news journalists report that additional information may be obtained by contacting M.F. Farook, Dept. of Neurology, UTHSC, Memphis, Tennessee, United States. Keywords for this news article include: Brain, Autism, Memphis, Dopamine, Tennessee, Neurology, United States, Catecholamines, Biogenic Amines, Angelman Syndrome, Organic Chemicals, Movement Disorders, Chromosome Disorders, Congenital Abnormalities, North and Central America, Developmental Disabilities, Central Nervous System Diseases. Our reports deliver fact-based news of research and discoveries from around the world. Copyright 2012, NewsRx LLC Document CHEMEC0020120907e89e001o1

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Autism; Data on Autism Discussed by Researchers at Tehran University of Medical Sciences 415 mots 14 septembre 2012 Chemicals & Chemistry CHEMEC 1488 Anglais Copyright 2012 Chemicals & Chemistry via NewsRx.com 2012 SEP 14 (VerticalNews) -- By a News Reporter-Staff News Editor at Chemicals & Chemistry -Investigators publish new report on Autism. According to news reporting from Tehran, Iran, by VerticalNews journalists, research stated, "Ginkgo biloba has been reported to affect the neurotransmitter system and to have antioxidant properties that could impact the pathogenesis of Autism Spectrum Disorder. Based on these studies, we decided to assess the effectiveness of Ginkgo biloba extract (Ginko T.D., Tolidaru, Iran) as an adjunctive agent to risperidone in the treatment of autism." The news correspondents obtained a quote from the research from the Tehran University of Medical Sciences, "Forty-seven outpatients with a DSM-IV-TR diagnosis of autism ages between 4 and 12 years were assigned to this double blinded clinical trial and were randomly divided into two groups. One group received risperidone plus Ginko T.D and the other received risperidone plus placebo. The dose of risperidone was 1-3 mg/day and the dose of Ginko T.D. was 80 mg/day for patients under 30 kg and 120 mg/day for patients above 30 kg. Patients were assessed using Aberrant Behavior Checklist-Community (ABC-C) rating scale and the side effect check list every 2 weeks until the endpoint. None of the 5 subscales of ABC-C rating scale showed significant differences between the two groups. Incidents of side effects were not significantly different between the two groups. Adding Ginkgo biloba to risperidone did not affect the treatment outcome of ADs." According to the news reporters, the researchers concluded: "Nevertheless, further observations are needed to confirm this result." For more information on this research see: A Double-Blind Placebo Controlled Trial of Ginkgo biloba Added to Risperidone in Patients with Autistic Disorders. Child Psychiatry and Human Development, 2012;43(5):674-82. Child Psychiatry and Human Development can be contacted at: Springer, 233 Spring Street, New York, NY 10013, USA.

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Our news journalists report that additional information may be obtained by contacting E. Hasanzadeh, Psychiatric Research Center, Roozbeh Psychiatric Hospital, Tehran University of Medical Sciences, South Kargar Street, 13337, Tehran, Iran. Publisher contact information for the journal Child Psychiatry and Human Development is: Springer, 233 Spring Street, New York, NY 10013, USA. Keywords for this news article include: Iran, Asia, Tehran, Autism, Neurology, Developmental Disabilities. Our reports deliver fact-based news of research and discoveries from around the world. Copyright 2012, NewsRx LLC Document CHEMEC0020120907e89e000go

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Autism; Findings from Sultan Qaboos University in Autism Reported 387 mots 17 septembre 2012 Mental Health Weekly Digest MHWK 30 Anglais Copyright 2012 Mental Health Weekly Digest via NewsRx.com 2012 SEP 17 (NewsRx) -- By a News Reporter-Staff News Editor at Mental Health Weekly Digest -Investigators discuss new findings in Autism. According to news reporting originating in Muscat, Oman, by NewsRx journalists, research stated, "Although autism is first and foremost a disorder of the central nervous system, comorbid dysfunction of the gastrointestinal (GI) and immune systems is common, suggesting that all three systems may be affected by common molecular mechanisms. Substantial systemic deficits in the antioxidant glutathione and its precursor, cysteine, have been documented in autism in association with oxidative stress and impaired methylation." The news reporters obtained a quote from the research from Sultan Qaboos University, "DNA and histone methylation provide epigenetic regulation of gene expression during prenatal and postnatal development. Prenatal epigenetic programming (PrEP) can be affected by the maternal metabolic and nutritional environment, whereas postnatal epigenetic programming (PEP) importantly depends upon nutritional support provided through the GI tract. Cysteine absorption from the GI tract is a crucial determinant of antioxidant capacity, and systemic deficits of glutathione and cysteine in autism are likely to reflect impaired cysteine absorption. Excitatory amino acid transporter 3 (EAAT3) provides cysteine uptake for GI epithelial, neuronal, and immune cells, and its activity is decreased during oxidative stress. Based upon these observations, we propose that neurodevelopmental, GI, and immune aspects of autism each reflect manifestations of inadequate antioxidant capacity, secondary to impaired cysteine uptake by the GI tract." According to the news reporters, the researchers concluded: "Genetic and environmental factors that adversely affect antioxidant capacity can disrupt PrEP and/or PEP, increasing vulnerability to autism." For more information on this research see: Prenatal and Postnatal Epigenetic Programming: Implications for GI, Immune, and Neuronal Function in Autism. Autism Research and Treatment, 2012;2012():190930. (Hindawi Publishing - www.hindawi.com; Autism Research and Treatment -

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www.hindawi.com/journals/aurt/) Our news correspondents report that additional information may be obtained by contacting M.I. Waly, Dept. of Food Science and Nutrition, Sultan Qaboos University, Alkoudh 123, Muscat, Oman. Keywords for this news article include: Oman, Asia, Antioxidants, Cells, Muscat, Autism, Neurons, Cysteine, Genetics, Neurology, Protective Agents, Sulfur Amino Acids, Neutral Amino Acids, Sulfhydryl Compounds, Developmental Disabilities. Our reports deliver fact-based news of research and discoveries from around the world. Copyright 2012, NewsRx LLC Document MHWK000020120914e89h00008

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Asperger Syndrome; Reports from University of Wurzburg Advance Knowledge in Asperger Syndrome 346 mots 17 septembre 2012 Mental Health Weekly Digest MHWK 50 Anglais Copyright 2012 Mental Health Weekly Digest via NewsRx.com 2012 SEP 17 (NewsRx) -- By a News Reporter-Staff News Editor at Mental Health Weekly Digest -Current study results on Asperger syndrome have been published. According to news originating from Wurzburg, Germany, by NewsRx correspondents, research stated, "According to DSM-IV TR and ICD-10, a diagnosis of autism or Asperger Syndrome precludes a diagnosis of attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD). However, despite the different conceptualization, population-based twin studies reported symptom overlap, and a recent epidemiologically based study reported a high rate of ADHD in autism and autism spectrum disorders (ASD)." Our news journalists obtained a quote from the research from the University of Wurzburg, "In the planned revision of the DSM-IV TR, dsm5 (www.dsm5.org), the diagnoses of autistic disorder and ADHD will not be mutually exclusive any longer. This provides the basis of more differentiated studies on overlap and distinction between both disorders. This review presents data on comorbidity rates and symptom overlap and discusses common and disorder-specific risk factors, including recent proteomic studies. Neuropsychological findings in the areas of attention, reward processing, and social cognition are then compared between both disorders, as these cognitive abilities show overlapping as well as specific impairment for one of both disorders. In addition, selective brain imaging findings are reported. Therapeutic options are summarized, and new approaches are discussed." According to the news editors, the researchers concluded: "The review concludes with a prospectus on open questions for research and clinical practice." For more information on this research see: ADHD and autism: differential diagnosis or overlapping traits? A selective review. Attention Deficit and Hyperactivity Disorders, 2012;4(3):115-39. The news correspondents report that additional information may be obtained from R. Taurines, Dept. of

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Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, Psychosomatics and Psychotherapy, Wurzburg University, Wurzburg, Germany. Keywords for this news article include: Europe, Autism, Germany, Wurzburg, Neurology, Asperger Syndrome, Developmental Disabilities, Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorders. Our reports deliver fact-based news of research and discoveries from around the world. Copyright 2012, NewsRx LLC Document MHWK000020120914e89h0000v

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Autism; Reports from Utah State University Advance Knowledge in Autism 320 mots 17 septembre 2012 Mental Health Weekly Digest MHWK 51 Anglais Copyright 2012 Mental Health Weekly Digest via NewsRx.com 2012 SEP 17 (NewsRx) -- By a News Reporter-Staff News Editor at Mental Health Weekly Digest -- Data detailed on Autism have been presented. According to news reporting from Logan, Utah, by NewsRx journalists, research stated, "The human leukocyte antigen (HLA) genes on chromosome 6 are instrumental in many innate and adaptive immune responses. The HLA genes/haplotypes can also be involved in immune dysfunction and autoimmune diseases." The news correspondents obtained a quote from the research from Utah State University, "It is now becoming apparent that many of the non-antigen-presenting HLA genes make significant contributions to autoimmune diseases. Interestingly, it has been reported that autism subjects often have associations with HLA genes/haplotypes, suggesting an underlying dysregulation of the immune system mediated by HLA genes. Genetic studies have only succeeded in identifying autism-causing genes in a small number of subjects suggesting that the genome has not been adequately interrogated. Close examination of the HLA region in autism has been relatively ignored, largely due to extraordinary genetic complexity." According to the news reporters, the researchers concluded: "It is our proposition that genetic polymorphisms in the HLA region, especially in the non-antigen-presenting regions, may be important in the etiology of autism in certain subjects." For more information on this research see: HLA Immune Function Genes in Autism. Autism Research and Treatment, 2012;2012():959073. (Hindawi Publishing - www.hindawi.com; Autism Research and Treatment - www.hindawi.com/journals/aurt/) Our news journalists report that additional information may be obtained by contacting A.R. Torres, Center for Persons with Disabilities, Utah State University, 6804 Old Main Hill, Logan, UT 84322, United States. Keywords for this news article include: Utah, Logan, Autism, Genetics, Neurology, United States, North

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Autism; Researchers from University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences Report Recent Findings in Autism 405 mots 17 septembre 2012 Mental Health Weekly Digest MHWK 62 Anglais Copyright 2012 Mental Health Weekly Digest via NewsRx.com 2012 SEP 17 (NewsRx) -- By a News Reporter-Staff News Editor at Mental Health Weekly Digest -Investigators publish new report on Autism. According to news reporting originating in Little Rock, Arkansas, by NewsRx journalists, research stated, "The modulation of the redox microenvironment is an important regulator of immune cell activation and proliferation. To investigate immune cell redox status in autism we quantified the intracellular glutathione redox couple (GSH/GSSG) in resting peripheral blood mononuclear cells (PBMCs), activated monocytes and CD4 T cells and the extracellular cysteine/cystine redox couple in the plasma from 43 children with autism and 41 age-matched control children." The news reporters obtained a quote from the research from the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences, "Resting PBMCs and activated monocytes from children with autism exhibited significantly higher oxidized glutathione (GSSG) and percent oxidized glutathione equivalents and decreased glutathione redox status (GSH/GSSG). In activated CD4 T cells from children with autism, the percent oxidized glutathione equivalents were similarly increased, and GSH and GSH/GSSG were decreased. In the plasma, both glutathione and cysteine redox ratios were decreased in autistic compared to control children. Consistent with decreased intracellular and extracellular redox status, generation of free radicals was significantly elevated in lymphocytes from the autistic children. These data indicate primary immune cells from autistic children have a more oxidized intracellular and extracellular microenvironment and a deficit in glutathione-mediated redox/antioxidant capacity compared to control children." According to the news reporters, the researchers concluded: "These results suggest that the loss of glutathione redox homeostasis and chronic oxidative stress may contribute to immune dysregulation in autism." For more information on this research see: Intracellular and extracellular redox status and free radical generation in primary immune cells from children with autism. Autism Research and Treatment,

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2012;2012():986519. (Hindawi Publishing - www.hindawi.com; Autism Research and Treatment www.hindawi.com/journals/aurt/) Our news correspondents report that additional information may be obtained by contacting S. Rose, Dept. of Pediatrics, Arkansas Children's Hospital Research Institute, University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences, Little Rock, AR 72202, United States. Keywords for this news article include: Autism, Arkansas, Neurology, Little Rock, Glutathione, United States, Free Radicals, Oligopeptides, Inorganic Chemicals, North and Central America, Developmental Disabilities. Our reports deliver fact-based news of research and discoveries from around the world. Copyright 2012, NewsRx LLC Document MHWK000020120914e89h00019

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Autism; Findings from Illinois State University Advance Knowledge in Autism 287 mots 17 septembre 2012 Mental Health Weekly Digest MHWK 109 Anglais Copyright 2012 Mental Health Weekly Digest via NewsRx.com 2012 SEP 17 (NewsRx) -- By a News Reporter-Staff News Editor at Mental Health Weekly Digest -Current study results on Autism have been published. According to news originating from Normal, Illinois, by NewsRx correspondents, research stated, "The purpose of this study was to explore the experiences of siblings of individuals with autism spectrum disorders (ASDs) and identify their self-reported support needs. We conducted in-person semi-structured interviews with 12 siblings aged 7 to 15 of children aged 6 to 15 with ASDs." Our news journalists obtained a quote from the research from Illinois State University, "Employing a qualitative collective case study research method, we conducted cross-case analyses to address our research questions. Three major themes emerged: (a) descriptions of the sibling subsystem (b) cohesion between and among the siblings, and (c) adaptability of the participant siblings to having family members with ASDs." According to the news editors, the researchers concluded: "Discussion of these findings and recommendations for future research contributes to the existing literature on siblings of children with disabilities." For more information on this research see: Experiences of siblings of individuals with autism spectrum disorders. Autism Research and Treatment, 2012;2012():949586. (Hindawi Publishing www.hindawi.com; Autism Research and Treatment - www.hindawi.com/journals/aurt/) The news correspondents report that additional information may be obtained from M.E. Angell, Dept. of Special Education, Campus Box 5910, Illinois State University, Normal, IL 61790-5910, United States. Keywords for this news article include: Normal, Autism, Illinois, Neurology, Pediatrics, United States, North and Central America, Developmental Disabilities.

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Science; Investigators at Department of Education Publish New Data on Science 374 mots 17 septembre 2012 Mental Health Weekly Digest MHWK 115 Anglais Copyright 2012 Mental Health Weekly Digest via NewsRx.com 2012 SEP 17 (NewsRx) -- By a News Reporter-Staff News Editor at Mental Health Weekly Digest -Investigators publish new report on Science. According to news reporting from Norrkoping, Sweden, by NewsRx journalists, research stated, "To create an inclusive classroom and act accordingly, teachers' understanding of the experiences of participation of students with autism spectrum conditions (ASCs) is crucial. This understanding may depend on the teachers' professional experiences, support and personal interests." The news correspondents obtained a quote from the research from the Department of Education, "The aim of the present questionnaire study was to investigate how well the teachers' ratings of their students with ASCs' perception of participation matched with the students' own ratings. Furthermore, possible correlations between the accuracy of teachers' ratings and the teachers' self-reported professional experience, support (including support-staff), and personal interest were investigated. Teachers' ratings were also used to examine how their understandings correlated with classroom actions. The agreements between teachers' and students' ratings were moderate to high, and the ability to attune to the students' perception of participation was not affected by the presence of a support-staff. The teachers' personal interest in teaching students with ASC correlated with their accuracy, suggesting that this is a factor to consider when planning for successful placements in mainstream schools." According to the news reporters, the researchers concluded: "Teachers' understandings of the students with ASCs' perception of being bullied or unpopular correlated with implementation of activities to improve the attitudes of classmates, but not with actions to enhance social relations for the students with ASC." For more information on this research see: Looking through the Same Eyes? Do Teachers' Participation Ratings Match with Ratings of Students with Autism Spectrum Conditions in Mainstream Schools? Autism Research and Treatment, 2012;2012():656981. (Hindawi Publishing - www.hindawi.com; Autism Research and Treatment - www.hindawi.com/journals/aurt/)

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Medical Research; Investigators at Linkoping University Have Published New Data on Medical Research 438 mots 17 septembre 2012 Mental Health Weekly Digest MHWK 118 Anglais Copyright 2012 Mental Health Weekly Digest via NewsRx.com 2012 SEP 17 (NewsRx) -- By a News Reporter-Staff News Editor at Mental Health Weekly Digest -- Data detailed on Medical Research have been presented. According to news reporting from Linkoping, Sweden, by NewsRx journalists, research stated, "Lying is a common phenomenon amongst human beings. It seems to play a role in making social interactions run more smoothly." The news correspondents obtained a quote from the research from Linkoping University, "Too much honesty can be regarded as impolite or downright rude. Remarkably, lying is not a common phenomenon amongst normally intelligent human beings who are on the autism spectrum. They appear to be 'attractively morally innocent' and seem to have an above average moral conscientious objection against deception. In this paper, the behavior of persons with autism with regard to deception and truthfulness will be discussed in the light of two different ethical theories, illustrated by fragments from autobiographies of persons with autism. A systemizing 'Kantian' and an empathizing 'ethics of care' perspective reveal insights on high-functioning autism, truthfulness and moral behavior. Both perspectives are problematic from the point of view of a moral agent with autism. High-functioning persons with autism are, generally speaking, strong systemizes and weak empathizers. Particularly, they lack 'cognitive empathy' which would allow them to understand the position of the other person. Instead, some tend to invent a set of rules that makes their behavior compatible with the expectations of others. From a Kantian point of view, the autistic tendency to always tell the truth appears praiseworthy and should not be changed, though it creates problems in the social life of persons with autism. From a care ethics perspective, on the other hand, a way should be found to allow the high-functioning persons with autism to respect the feelings and needs of other persons as sometimes overruling the duty of truthfulness." According to the news reporters, the researchers concluded: "We suggest this may even entail 'morally educating' children and adolescents with autism to become socially skilled empathic 'liars'."

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For more information on this research see: Living the categorical imperative: autistic perspectives on lying and truth telling-between Kant and care ethics. Medicine, Health Care, and Philosophy, 2012;15(3):271-7. Our news journalists report that additional information may be obtained by contacting P. Jaarsma, Division of Health and Society, IMH, University of Linkoping, Linkoping, Sweden. Keywords for this news article include: Sweden, Europe, Autism, Linkoping, Neurology, Medical Research, Developmental Disabilities. Our reports deliver fact-based news of research and discoveries from around the world. Copyright 2012, NewsRx LLC Document MHWK000020120914e89h0002k

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Autism; Investigators from University of New Mexico Release New Data on Autism 344 mots 17 septembre 2012 Mental Health Weekly Digest MHWK 121 Anglais Copyright 2012 Mental Health Weekly Digest via NewsRx.com 2012 SEP 17 (NewsRx) -- By a News Reporter-Staff News Editor at Mental Health Weekly Digest -Investigators publish new report on Autism. According to news reporting out of Albuquerque, New Mexico, by NewsRx editors, research stated, "In the rubber hand illusion, perceived hand ownership can be transferred to a rubber hand after synchronous visual and tactile stimulation. Perceived body ownership and self-other relation are foundational for development of self-awareness, imitation, and empathy, which are all affected in autism spectrum disorders (ASD)." Our news journalists obtained a quote from the research from the University of New Mexico, "We examined the rubber hand illusion in children with and without ASD. Children with ASD were initially less susceptible to the illusion than the comparison group, yet showed the effects of the illusion after 6 minutes. Delayed susceptibility to the illusion may result from atypical multisensory temporal integration and/or an unusually strong reliance on proprioception. Children with ASD who displayed less empathy were significantly less likely to experience the illusion than those with more intact ability to express empathy." According to the news editors, the researchers concluded: "A better understanding of body representation in ASD may elucidate neural underpinnings of social deficits, thus informing future intervention approaches." For more information on this research see: The rubber hand illusion in children with autism spectrum disorders: delayed influence of combined tactile and visual input on proprioception. Autism, 2012;16(4):406-419. Autism can be contacted at: Sage Publications Ltd, 1 Olivers Yard, 55 City Road, London EC1Y 1SP, England. (Sage Publications - www.sagepub.com/; Autism - aut.sagepub.com) Our news journalists report that additional information may be obtained by contacting C.J. Cascio, University of New Mexico, Center Dev & Disabil, Albuquerque, NM 87131, United States.

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Autism; Mahidol University Details Research in Autism 396 mots 17 septembre 2012 Mental Health Weekly Digest MHWK 123 Anglais Copyright 2012 Mental Health Weekly Digest via NewsRx.com 2012 SEP 17 (NewsRx) -- By a News Reporter-Staff News Editor at Mental Health Weekly Digest -- A new study on Autism is now available. According to news reporting out of Bangkok, Thailand, by NewsRx editors, research stated, "This study aimed to examine the effectiveness of a translated version of the short version of the Developmental, Dimensional and Diagnostic Interview (3Di) in discriminating children with autism spectrum disorders (ASDs) from typically developing children. Two groups, comprising 63 children with clinically ascertained ASDs and 67 typically developing children, were interviewed with the short 3Di translated version." Our news journalists obtained a quote from the research from Mahidol University, "Mean 3Di scale scores in each domain of autistic symptoms (social reciprocity, communication, and repetitive/stereotyped behaviors) were significantly higher in the ASD group than in the typically developing group. The optimal receiver operating characteristics curve cut-off scores were found to be 10, 8, and 3 for social reciprocity domain, communication domain, and repetitive/stereotyped behaviors domain, respectively, which are identical to the original English standardization. Corresponding sensitivities and specificities were 76.2% and 80.9% for the social reciprocity domain; 85.7% and 73.5% for the communication domain; and 66.7% and 80.9% for the repetitive behaviors domain. The areas under the curve were 0.89 (95% CI = 0.840.94), 0.88 (95% CI = 0.82-0.94), and 0.79 (95% CI = 0.71-0.87), respectively." According to the news editors, the researchers concluded: "The short 3Di-Thai version is found to be a useful diagnostic instrument for differentiating between clinically diagnosed children with ASDs and typically developing children, although further replication is needed." For more information on this research see: Translation and validation of the developmental, dimensional and diagnostic interview (3Di) for diagnosis of autism spectrum disorder in Thai children. Autism, 2012;16(4):350-356. Autism can be contacted at: Sage Publications Ltd, 1 Olivers Yard, 55 City Road, London EC1Y 1SP, England. (Sage Publications - www.sagepub.com/; Autism - aut.sagepub.com)

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Autism; New Autism Study Findings Recently Were Reported by Researchers at Ghent University 295 mots 17 septembre 2012 Mental Health Weekly Digest MHWK 125 Anglais Copyright 2012 Mental Health Weekly Digest via NewsRx.com 2012 SEP 17 (NewsRx) -- By a News Reporter-Staff News Editor at Mental Health Weekly Digest -- New research on Autism is the subject of a report. According to news reporting from Ghent, Belgium, by NewsRx journalists, research stated, "Previous studies on autism have shown a lack of motor anticipation in children and adults with autism. As part of a programme of research into early detection of autism, we focussed on an everyday situation: spoon-feeding." The news correspondents obtained a quote from the research from Ghent University, "We hypothesize that an anticipation deficit may be found very early on by observing whether the baby opens his or her mouth in anticipation of the spoon's approach. The study is based on a retrospective analysis from family home movies." According to the news reporters, the researchers concluded: "Observation of infants later diagnosed with autism or an autism spectrum disorder (ASD) (n = 13) and infants with typical development (n = 14) between 4 and 6 months old show that the autism/ASD group has an early anticipation deficit." For more information on this research see: Motor anticipation failure in infants with autism: a retrospective analysis of feeding situations. Autism, 2012;16(4):420-429. Autism can be contacted at: Sage Publications Ltd, 1 Olivers Yard, 55 City Road, London EC1Y 1SP, England. (Sage Publications www.sagepub.com/; Autism - aut.sagepub.com) Our news journalists report that additional information may be obtained by contacting J. Brisson, University of Ghent, Res Grp Dev Disorders, Ghent, Belgium. Keywords for this news article include: Ghent, Europe, Autism, Belgium, Neurology, Developmental Disabilities

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Autism; New Findings Reported from Washington University Describe Advances in Autism 353 mots 17 septembre 2012 Mental Health Weekly Digest MHWK 128 Anglais Copyright 2012 Mental Health Weekly Digest via NewsRx.com 2012 SEP 17 (NewsRx) -- By a News Reporter-Staff News Editor at Mental Health Weekly Digest -- Fresh data on Autism are presented in a new report. According to news reporting originating in St. Louis, Missouri, by NewsRx journalists, research stated, "Although motor impairment is frequently observed in children with autism spectrum disorders (ASD), the manner in which these impairments aggregate in families affected by autism is unknown. We used a standardized measure of motor proficiency to objectively examine quantitative variation in motor proficiency in sibling pairs concordant and discordant for ASD." The news reporters obtained a quote from the research from Washington University, "Motor impairment of sibling pairs from 67 ASD-affected families comprising 29 concordant pairings and 48 discordant pairings were assessed using the Bruininks Oseretsky Test of Motor Proficiency, 2nd Edition, a standardized measure of motor proficiency. Motor skills were substantially impaired among ASD-affected children and highly correlated with autistic severity and IQ, whereas motor skills in unaffected siblings were essentially normal. Total motor composite scores of at least one standard deviation below the general population mean were seen in 83% of the affected group compared with 6% in the unaffected siblings." According to the news reporters, the researchers concluded: "Findings indicate that motor impairment constitutes a core characteristic of ASD (not necessarily an ASD endophenotype), which has distinct implications for taxonomy, diagnosis, and approaches to intervention." For more information on this research see: Motor impairment in sibling pairs concordant and discordant for autism spectrum disorders. Autism, 2012;16(4):430-441. Autism can be contacted at: Sage Publications Ltd, 1 Olivers Yard, 55 City Road, London EC1Y 1SP, England. (Sage Publications www.sagepub.com/; Autism - aut.sagepub.com)

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Our news correspondents report that additional information may be obtained by contacting C.L. Hilton, Washington University, St Louis, MO, United States. Keywords for this news article include: Autism, Missouri, St. Louis, Neurology, Pediatrics, United States, North and Central America, Developmental Disabilities Our reports deliver fact-based news of research and discoveries from around the world. Copyright 2012, NewsRx LLC Document MHWK000020120914e89h0002w

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Autism; New Findings from Duke University in the Area of Autism Published 366 mots 17 septembre 2012 Mental Health Weekly Digest MHWK 128 Anglais Copyright 2012 Mental Health Weekly Digest via NewsRx.com 2012 SEP 17 (NewsRx) -- By a News Reporter-Staff News Editor at Mental Health Weekly Digest -Investigators discuss new findings in Autism. According to news reporting originating in Durham, North Carolina, by NewsRx journalists, research stated, "Several lines of evidence support the view that autism is a typical member of a large family of immune-related, noninfectious, chronic diseases associated with postindustrial society. This family of diseases includes a wide range of inflammatory, allergic, and autoimmune diseases and results from consequences of genetic/culture mismatches which profoundly destabilize the immune system." The news reporters obtained a quote from the research from Duke University, "Principle among these consequences is depletion of important components, particularly helminths, from the ecosystem of the human body, the human biome. Autism shares a wide range of features in common with this family of diseases, including the contribution of genetics/epigenetics, the identification of disease-inducing triggers, the apparent role of immunity in pathogenesis, high prevalence, complex etiologies and manifestations, and potentially some aspects of epidemiology. Fortunately, using available resources and technology, modern medicine has the potential to effectively reconstitute the human biome, thus treating or even avoiding altogether the consequences of genetic/cultural mismatches which underpin this entire family of disease." According to the news reporters, the researchers concluded: "Thus, if indeed autism is an epidemic of postindustrial society associated with immune hypersensitivity, we can expect that the disease is readily preventable." For more information on this research see: Is autism a member of a family of diseases resulting from genetic/cultural mismatches? Implications for treatment and prevention. Autism Research and Treatment, 2012;2012():910946. (Hindawi Publishing - www.hindawi.com; Autism Research and Treatment www.hindawi.com/journals/aurt/)

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Our news correspondents report that additional information may be obtained by contacting S.D. Bilbo, Systems and Integrative Neuroscience Group, Dept. of Psychology and Neuroscience, Duke University, Durham, NC 27710, United States. Keywords for this news article include: Durham, Autism, Genetics, Neurology, Technology, United States, North Carolina, North and Central America, Developmental Disabilities. Our reports deliver fact-based news of research and discoveries from around the world. Copyright 2012, NewsRx LLC Document MHWK000020120914e89h0002x

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Mental Health; New Mental Health Findings from University of Missouri Described 334 mots 17 septembre 2012 Mental Health Weekly Digest MHWK 131 Anglais Copyright 2012 Mental Health Weekly Digest via NewsRx.com 2012 SEP 17 (NewsRx) -- By a News Reporter-Staff News Editor at Mental Health Weekly Digest -Research findings on Mental Health are discussed in a new report. According to news reporting originating in Columbia, Missouri, by NewsRx journalists, research stated, "Research has shown that parent education programs can address some of the distinct challenges that parents of youth with autism spectrum disorders (ASDs) encounter. This study examined the effectiveness of the Social Competence Intervention for Parents (SCI-P), a parent education program, administered in conjunction with a social competence intervention that targeted youth with ASD ages 11-14 (SCI-A)." The news reporters obtained a quote from the research from the University of Missouri, "Using a quasiexperimental pre-post design, parents were assigned to either the SCI-P group (n=16) or to the waitlist comparison group (n=10). Analyses of covariance (ANCOVAs) revealed a significant effect for parent education participation such that SCI-P participants experienced significantly greater reductions in levels of stress and a trend for increases in parenting sense of competence from pre-to post-intervention. Moreover, parents in the SCI-P group reported high satisfaction with the program." According to the news reporters, the researchers concluded: "These findings suggest that parent education can result in positive outcomes for parents' well being." For more information on this research see: Social Competence Intervention for Parents (SCI-P): Comparing Outcomes for a Parent Education Program Targeting Adolescents with ASD. Autism Research and Treatment, 2012;2012():681465. (Hindawi Publishing - www.hindawi.com; Autism Research and Treatment - www.hindawi.com/journals/aurt/) Our news correspondents report that additional information may be obtained by contacting T.R. Schultz, Dept. of Special Education, University of Missouri, Columbia, MO 65211, United States.

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Autism; Recent Findings in Autism Described by Researchers from Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine 376 mots 17 septembre 2012 Mental Health Weekly Digest MHWK 164 Anglais Copyright 2012 Mental Health Weekly Digest via NewsRx.com 2012 SEP 17 (NewsRx) -- By a News Reporter-Staff News Editor at Mental Health Weekly Digest -Investigators publish new report on Autism. According to news reporting originating from Baltimore, Maryland, by NewsRx correspondents, research stated, "Mood disorders occur more frequently in family members of individuals with autism spectrum disorders (ASD) than in the general population. There may be associations between maternal mood disorder history patterns and specific ASD phenotypes." Our news editors obtained a quote from the research from the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, "We therefore examined the relationship between maternal mood disorders and child autism spectrum disorders in 998 mother-child dyads enrolled in a national online autism registry and database. Mothers of children with ASD completed online questionnaires addressing their child's ASD as well as their own mood disorder history. In multivariate logistic regression models of ASD diagnoses, the odds of an Asperger disorder versus autistic disorder diagnosis were higher among those children whose mothers had a lifetime history of bipolar disorder (OR 2.11, CI 1.20, 3.69) or depression (OR 1.62, CI 1.19, 2.19). Further, maternal mood disorder onset before first pregnancy was associated with higher odds (OR 2.35, CI 1.48, 3.73) of an Asperger versus autism diagnosis among this sample of children with ASD." According to the news editors, the researchers concluded: "These data suggest that differences in maternal mood disorder history may be associated with ASD phenotype in offspring." For more information on this research see: Mood disorders in mothers of children on the autism spectrum are associated with higher functioning autism. Autism Research and Treatment, 2012;2012():435646. (Hindawi Publishing - www.hindawi.com; Autism Research and Treatment www.hindawi.com/journals/aurt/) The news editors report that additional information may be obtained by contacting R.A. Vasa, Dept. of

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Autism; Reports Outline Autism Research from C.J. Dunst and Colleagues 331 mots 17 septembre 2012 Mental Health Weekly Digest MHWK 166 Anglais Copyright 2012 Mental Health Weekly Digest via NewsRx.com 2012 SEP 17 (NewsRx) -- By a News Reporter-Staff News Editor at Mental Health Weekly Digest -- New research on Autism is the subject of a report. According to news reporting originating in Asheville, North Carolina, by NewsRx journalists, research stated, "Incorporating the interests and preferences of young children with autism spectrum disorders into interventions to promote prosocial behavior and decrease behavior excesses has emerged as a promising practice for addressing the core features of autism. The efficacy of interest-based early intervention practices was examined in a meta-analysis of 24 studies including 78 children 2 to 6 years of age diagnosed with autism spectrum disorders." The news reporters obtained a quote from the research, "Effect size analyses of intervention versus nonintervention conditions and high-interest versus low-interest contrasts indicated that interest-based intervention practices were effective in terms of increasing prosocial and decreasing aberrant child behavior. Additionally, interest-based interventions that focused on two of the three core features of autism spectrum disorders (poor communication, poor interpersonal relationships) were found most effective in influencing child outcomes." According to the news reporters, the researchers concluded: "Implications for very early intervention are discussed in terms addressing the behavior markers of autism spectrum disorders before they become firmly established." For more information on this research see: Meta-analysis of studies incorporating the interests of young children with autism spectrum disorders into early intervention practices. Autism Research and Treatment, 2012;2012():462531. (Hindawi Publishing - www.hindawi.com; Autism Research and Treatment - www.hindawi.com/journals/aurt/) Our news correspondents report that additional information may be obtained by contacting C.J. Dunst, Orelena Hawks Puckett Institute, 8 Elk Mountain Road, Asheville, NC 28804, United States.

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Medical Research; Reports from Hobart and William Smith Colleges Highlight Recent Research in Medical Research 273 mots 17 septembre 2012 Mental Health Weekly Digest MHWK 168 Anglais Copyright 2012 Mental Health Weekly Digest via NewsRx.com 2012 SEP 17 (NewsRx) -- By a News Reporter-Staff News Editor at Mental Health Weekly Digest -Researchers detail new data in Medical Research. According to news originating from Geneva, New York, by NewsRx correspondents, research stated, "Substantial research efforts have been devoted to developing a cure for autism, but some advocates of people with autism claim that these efforts are misguided and even harmful. They claim that there is nothing wrong with people with autism, so there is nothing to cure." Our news journalists obtained a quote from the research from Hobart and William Smith Colleges, "Others argue that autism is a serious and debilitating disorder and that a cure for autism would be a wonderful medical breakthrough. Our goal in this essay is to evaluate what assumptions underlie each of these positions." According to the news editors, the researchers concluded: "We evaluate the arguments made on each side, reject those that are implausible and then highlight the key assumptions of those that remain." For more information on this research see: Should we welcome a cure for autism? A survey of the arguments. Medicine, Health Care, and Philosophy, 2012;15(3):255-69. The news correspondents report that additional information may be obtained from R.E. Barnes, Philosophy Department, Hobart & William Smith Colleges, Geneva, NY 14456, United States. Keywords for this news article include: Geneva, Autism, New York, Neurology, United States, Medical Research, North and Central America, Developmental Disabilities. Our reports deliver fact-based news of research and discoveries from around the world. Copyright 2012,

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Autism and Developmental Disorders; Studies from National Taiwan University in the Area of Autism and Developmental Disorders Described 360 mots 17 septembre 2012 Mental Health Weekly Digest MHWK 214 Anglais Copyright 2012 Mental Health Weekly Digest via NewsRx.com 2012 SEP 17 (NewsRx) -- By a News Reporter-Staff News Editor at Mental Health Weekly Digest -Current study results on Autism and Developmental Disorders have been published. According to news reporting originating from Taipei, Taiwan, by NewsRx correspondents, research stated, "No feasible screening instrument is available for early detection of children with autism in Taiwan. The existing instruments may not be appropriate for use in Taiwan due to different health care systems and childrearing cultures." Our news editors obtained a quote from the research from National Taiwan University, "The purpose of this study was to develop and test a screening questionnaire for generic autism. The initial 18-item screening questionnaire was developed by a child psychiatrist using face-to-face interviews with 10 families of children with autism and then tested on a sample of families of 18 children with autism and of 59 typically developing children. Of these 18 items, 15 had fair or better item discrimination (kappa > 0.20) and were selected for the revised screening questionnaire. In the revised questionnaire, cutoff scores of 5 and 6 offered 100% sensitivity and 96.5% specificity, with the area under the receiver operating characteristic curve of 0.983. The revised screening instrument has high sensitivity and specificity, making it potentially useful for screening Taiwanese children at risk for autism." According to the news editors, the researchers concluded: "This instrument s