Rett syndrome is a rare but debilitating genetic neurodevelopmental with no cure. Cleveland Clinic and Case Western Reserve University researchers are exploring ketamine as a possible treatment.
The autism risk index may become the first objective tool for diagnosing autism spectrum disorder. Based on remote eye-gaze tracking, the index helps distinguish children with autism from those with other disorders.
A recent study from Cleveland Clinic Children’s Center for Autism identifies reductions in family quality of life even before a child is diagnosed with autism.
Findings of this large registry study of families suggest a more comprehensive care model makes sense for the entire family when one child has autism.
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The largest analyses to date of autism in twins and in females have yielded some novel insights. Lead researcher Thomas Frazier, PhD, gives the lowdown, and looks ahead to a Rett syndrome trial.
This clinical study of children with autism and PTEN gene mutations did more than define a unique autism subtype. It’s now sparked one of the first attempts at an individualized gene-based treatment approach to autism.
Early intervention can help children on the autism spectrum move on to less intensive placements afterward