Autism

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Living with Autism: Improving Quality of Life through Autism Research and Treatment Autism prevalence and statistics: a lifelong challenge

One in 59 children is diagnosed with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) – almost triple the number in 2000. Early intervention creates a more positive trajectory for affected children. Yet autism remains a lifelong condition and challenge. Many adults with autism are unable to find meaningful employment, form lasting friendships or live independently.

 

 

Extending Care to Families Affected by Autism

July 01, 2019
With those challenges in mind, Len Abbeduto and other leaders at the MIND Institute – known as one of the world’s leading neurodevelopmental research, clinical, educational centers – are launching a new effort to pioneer a first-of-its-kind lifespan approach to autism.

The Unveiling of Carlo’s Calming Station at UC Davis

July 01, 2019
Carlo Sandoval's Make-A-Wish wish was to do something kind for kids with autism, so the UC Davis MIND Institute purchased a VECTA calming station, which will be officially known as “Carlo’s Calming Station.”

Could Virtual Reality Be Used As Treatment For ADHD?

May 22, 2019
A new study has been carried out by researchers from UC Davies MIND Institute that's investigating the potential for virtual reality to help children with ADHD to cope in the non-virtual world.

Computer-Based Memory Games May Benefit People with Fragile X Syndrome

April 15, 2019
In the largest non-pharmacological trial ever in children with fragile X syndrome (FXS), UC Davis researchers found that large-scale, in-home cognitive interventions are feasible and may be beneficial for individuals with the syndrome and potentially other intellectual disabilities.

Breaking Down Barriers for Families Affected by Fragile X Syndrome

March 11, 2019
Seventeen-year-old Justin Silver was five when he was diagnosed with fragile X syndrome. Despite living across the country in New York, the family traveled to the UC Davis MIND Institute in Sacramento, Calif., where they met the world’s leading experts in the field.

Folic Acid Might Actually Reduce the Risk of Autism

March 06, 2019

Researchers at UC Davis zoomed in on a group of children whose older siblings already had an autism diagnosis. Across 241 kids, 14.1 percent of those whose mothers took prenatal vitamins during their first month of pregnancy went on to develop autism, versus 32.7 percent amongst the group whose mothers didn’t take the vitamins.

Via Popular Science