Archive for March, 2010

Navigating the First 100 Days After Diagnosis

In Their Own Words – Siblings Speak … It’s Time to Listen

March 18, 2010 3 comments

Autism in the News – Thursday, 03.18.10

Autism in the News – Wednesday, 03.17.10

Being One of the 3%

March 17, 2010 4 comments

The Power of Belonging

Autism in the News – Tuesday, 03.16.10

Autism in the News – Monday, 03.15.10

What Does Genetics Have to Do with Treatment?

March 15, 2010 1 comment

Finding appropriate treatments for autism is a challenge for families and clinicians alike. While behavioral treatments are an effective mainstay of therapeutic approaches, many individuals with autism benefit from the addition of medicinal interventions, particularly for problem behaviors, severe self-injury, and disruptive repetitive behaviors. A major impediment to finding effective treatment regimens is the fact that individual responses to the same medicine can vary greatly due to genetic background. Finding the most effective dose with the fewest side effects means slowly trying various doses, and possibly having to switch medicines. This is not only a challenge for the physician, but is also a confounding factor in large-scale clinical trials that aim to determine the overall effectiveness of a medication.

“Celebrity Apprentice” Episode 1 – Burger Heaven

March 15, 2010 1 comment

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