Autism

Autism, Community and Technology

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.”

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.

Autistic Symptoms Can Be Suppressed by Inhibiting Specific Enzyme

March 20, 2019
An enzyme inhibitor developed by Bruce Hammock, PhD, professor of entomology, and colleagues at University of California (UC), Davis, reduced inflammation in the brains of mice born to mothers with maternal immune activation as described in a study in PNAS.