Synchrony 2019 – Translational Research in Autism symposia

Synchrony 2019 – Translational Research in Autism symposia

The first Brain Foundation annual symposia, Pleasanton, California 8-10 of Nov 2019, aimed to connect researchers with clinicians, donors & stake holders to help translate research efforts into evidence-based treatments for autism and its co-morbidities. It highlighted the need for multidisciplinary collaboration, detailed diagnostics and personalised treatment…

Cannabis for Treating Core and Comorbid Autism Symptoms – Where are we at?

Cannabis for Treating Core and Comorbid Autism Symptoms – Where are we at?

Several studies published in recent months investigated the effects of cannabis-based products for treating autism. Although the studies were open-label and relatively small in scale, the overall results were overwhelmingly positive, with statistically significant improvements in social communication, language, restrictive/repetitive and challenging behaviours.

Autistic regression linked to autoimmunity

Autistic regression linked to autoimmunity

Autistic regression is a phenomenon where a previously normally developing child loses developmental milestones and previously acquired language and social skills, and regresses into autism. Symptoms such as fever, vomiting, incessant crying, irritability, changes in sleep patterns and emergence of motor abnormalities are frequently noted around the time of autistic regression…