The Accuracy Of Autism Diagnosis In Children With Down Syndrome Validated By New Findings

The Diagnostic Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM), which classifies mental health conditions, may be used to identify autism spectrum disorders in children with Down syndrome. Previously questions have been raised about the diagnosis of autism in children with DS due to developmental and cognitive delays. Autism has been difficult to differentiate from other behaviours such […]

Learning to live with autism in Ethiopia

ETHIOPIA – Zemi Yunus, mother of Jojo, was unaware that her 4 year-old son was autistic. Yunus visited many doctors to understand why her child was different from other children his age, and she was reassured by their reasoning of boys often being “late talkers”. With independent research however, she recognized that his behavioural difficulties […]

HRSA Awards $28.3 Million for Children With Special Health Care Needs

UNITED STATES – The Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) granted $28.3 million to 43 LEND programs with the intent to improve the health of patients, whether infants, children, and adolescents with neurodevelopmental and other related disabilities, including autism spectrum disorders. Standing for Leadership Education in Neurodevelopmental and Other Related Disabilities (LEND), there are 43 […]