Brain Plasticity in Autism- new approaches from Yale University

Brain Plasticity in Autism- new approaches from Yale University

All brains are able to change by forming new neural connections. This ability to change is known neuroplasticity or brain plasticity. The capacity of the brain to, under the right circumstances, re-organize itself physically and functionally underpins trans-cranial Direct Current stimulation (tDCS) as a treatment modality. Harry D. Schneider PhD, MD, MPH, Consultant in Neurolinguistics to the Joy Hirsch PhD, Director of Brain Function Laboratory, Yale University School of Medicine, will share his decades of research and clinical experience of tDCS…

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.

Turning the Tide of Behaviourism

Turning the Tide of Behaviourism

Turning the Tide of Behaviourism Please find below some thoughts from Romulus Campan, an adult with autism and a delegate at our recent conference. I had the pleasure of talking to Rom at the conference. I cannot remember the last time I met someone so open-minded,...