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Actualits francophones : Autisme : un soutien au Dr ric Lemonnier Les 48 heures de lautisme, une manifestation qui a 20 ans Thtre au bnfice de lAutisme dans la salle du Prieur L'Ange et l'autisme au nom de tous les Angelo Un complment alimentaire traiterait une forme d'autisme, selon une tude Saint-Just-Saint-Rambert; Les 48 heures de l'autisme Une aide l'cole promise Chlo, atteinte de troubles autistiques Pas d'cole pour 130 enfants handicaps Clment a bien fait sa rentre avec une AVSI La Contre-alle est une grande famille contre les preuves du quotidien Transcrire les motions en sons Pour le bonheur d'Ariane Dialogue-Autisme donne de l'espoir aux familles

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Psychiatric comorbidities in asperger syndrome and high functioning autism: diagnostic Resting-state oscillatory activity in autism spectrum disorders. Journal of Autism and The rubber hand illusion reveals proprioceptive and sensorimotor differences in autism

challenges. Annals of General Psychiatry Developmental Disorders spectrum disorders. Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders

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Lorient ville Autisme : un soutien au Dr ric Lemonnier 194 mots 4 septembre 2012 Ouest France OUESTF lorient Franais Ouest France 2012. L'association lanestrienne Je TED aller l'cole a pour but d'aider la scolarisation des enfants autistes et de diriger les familles dans leur recherche d'un diagnostic prcoce. Elle lance une ptition de soutien au Dr ric Lemonnier, responsable du Centre de ressources autisme (CRA) de Bretagne, bas Bohars (29). Le Dr ric Lemonnier, pdopsychiatre au CRA de Bretagne, est aujourd'hui menac dans l'exercice de ses fonctions, crit la prsidente de Je TED aller l'cole, Valrie Sochon. C'est actuellement le seul mdecin de Bretagne qui aide scolariser les enfants autistes et les diagnostiquer . A travers cette ptition, adresse au directeur de l'Agence rgionale de sant, l'association demande ce que le Dr ric Lemonnier garde sa libert d'exercer dans le diagnostic et la prise en charge de l'autisme en suivant les recommandations de bonne pratiques de l'autisme publies par la Haute autorit de sant, le 8 mars 2012 . Renseignements auprs de l'association Je TED aller l'cole, au 06 84 02 95 67. Document OUESTF0020120904e894001mx

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Saint-Just-Saint-Rambert-ville Les 48 heures de lautisme, une manifestation qui a 20 ans 236 mots 5 septembre 2012 Le Progrs PROGRS 30 Franais 2012 Le Progrs. Le but de cette manifestation est de faire connatre et reconnatre lautisme. En effet, les autistes manquent de lieux de vie et de structures adaptes pour les apprentissages. Eurecah (ducation Utile Rgionale pour Enfants Citoyens Atteints de handicap), cr en janvier 1999, reoit 84 personnes de 3 ans 30 ans dont 90 % sont porteurs dautisme et 10 de maladies orphelines. Les bnfices des 48 heures de lautisme: thtre, cabaret, marche, ptanque, loterie, soupe aux choux, danses folkloriques, vlo, seront reverss cette association qui offre du plaisir et des loisirs aux personnes atteintes dautisme, les pousse vers le plus dautonomie possible (sociabilit, propret, vivre ensemble) et soulage les familles en souffrance. Le centre est ouvert 5 jours par semaine du mardi au samedi, de 9h 17h. Deux personnes diplmes y travaillent temps complet et une temps partiel. Une vingtaine de bnvoles aident au fonctionnement par roulement. Une trentaine de stagiaires interviennent galement. Eurecah a un budget de 90000 par an, dont 20 % viennent des subventions du Conseil Gnral et de mairies, 30 % des parents. Le reste tant le produit des manifestations Les animations des 48 heures de lautisme se drouleront vendredi, salle du Prieur St Rambert et samedi et dimanche: Les Giraudires, Bords de Loire. Document PROGRS0020120905e8950004m

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Saint-Just-Saint-Rambert-ville Thtre au bnfice de lAutisme dans la salle du Prieur 143 mots 5 septembre 2012 Le Progrs PROGRS 30 Franais 2012 Le Progrs. La Compagnie Lil en Coulisse dAndrzieux-Bouthon interprtera vendredi 7 septembre 20h30, dans la salle du Prieur de St Rambert, son nouveau spectacle: La Nuit de Valognes, dEric Emmanuel Schmitt mis en scne par Philippe Spader. Une nuit Valognes, dans un manoir, Don Juan tombe dans un pige, cinq de ses anciennes conqutes complotent pour instruire son procs. On rit, on est surpris, on est conquis par un retournement de situation qui humanise le grand sducteur; une version de Don Juan, classique dans sa forme mais moderne dans le fond o fusent des rpliques cruelles, drles ou dsabuses. La fin dun mythe? Musiciens sur scne, costumes XVIIIe, mise en scne soigne: tout est runi pour passer une excellente soire Document PROGRS0020120905e8950004q

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L'Ange et l'autisme au nom de tous les Angelo J.-P. Ch. 486 mots 6 septembre 2012 L'Indpendant LINDEP NARBONNE_IN Franais Copyright 2012 L'Indpendant All Rights Reserved Nous avons toujours tous apprendre quelque chose de l'autre. Plus encore lorsque notre destin croise celui d'un enfant autiste. C'est pour offrir ces jeunes toutes les chances de trouver leur place dans notre monde que l'association L'Ange et l'autisme est ne Narbonne, au dbut de l't. Au nom d'Angelo, bientt 5 ans et entour de sa famille. Au nom - aussi - de tous les enfants prisonniers de leur handicap, mais qui ne demandent qu' tourner la cl en connivence... L'enfant n'est pas au bon endroit La maman d'Angelo, Marine Vidal, est ainsi decenues la prsidente de l'association. Avec sa mre, ses proches, elle se bat pour que les choses bougent autour de l'autisme en France. Dans notre pays, il faut savoir qu'un enfant sur 150 est aujourd'hui atteint d'autisme. Or, la seule solution propose ces jeunes, et leurs parents, c'est l'hpital de jour, ce que nous ressentons comme une sorte de centre psychiatrique pour enfants avec des ducateurs spcialiss, mais sans relle prise en charge. Pour nous, l'enfant n'est pas mis au bon endroit. Les enfants ont un statut de handicap. Pour le conserver, ils sont obligs d'aller l'hpital de jour. Et sans accord du Centre de ressources de l'autisme, la mthode ABA domicile n'est pas possible .Cette mthode nouvelle, ABA (NDLR : en traduction, analyse applique du comportement) est encore peu utilise en France, mais ses rsultats
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sont trs encourageants. Le but de l'association est de rcolter des fonds pour financer les heures de mthode ABA domicile ou chez une formatrice prcise alors Marine Vidal. Nous n'avons pas encore tous les codes Car la prise en charge individuelle avec la mthode ABA est susceptible de remettre l'enfant dans le chemin de la vie ordinaire. Chaque enfant autiste est diffrent, les troubles sont diffrents. Il faudrait effectivement du cas par cas , complte Brigitte Chenot, membre de l'association.L'essentiel du travail, avec la mthode ABA, c'est surtout sur la communication, car nous n'avons pas encore tous les codes, mais tout passe par l. Nous avons apprendre leur monde . L'intrt du projet d'cole Narbonne L'enfance est ainsi l'tape cruciale de l'autisme : Les progrs s'effectuent quand les enfants sont petits. D'o l'intrt du projet d'cole Narbonne . Pour agir ds maintenant, pour entretenir l'espoir et pour diffuser largement l'information, L'Ange et l'autisme orchestrera quelques manifestations durant l'anne. Histoire de sensibiliser et de partager le sourire de tous les Angelo de la terre, en commenant par le sourire d'un petit Angelo narbonnais, aujourd'hui g de 5 ans. J.-P. Ch. Document LINDEP0020120906e8960005v

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Un complment alimentaire traiterait une forme d'autisme, selon une tude 341 mots 6 septembre 2012 14:02 Agence France Presse AFPFR Franais Copyright Agence France-Presse, 2012 All reproduction and presentation rights reserved. Un simple complment alimentaire offre l'espoir de traiter une forme particulire d'autisme coupl de l'pilepsie, selon une recherche publie jeudi dans la revue amricaine Science. Environ 25% des personnes souffrant d'autisme sont aussi pileptiques, un trouble lectrique crbral caractris par des convulsions dont les causes restent largement mconnues. Ces chercheurs des Universits de Californie San Diego et de Yale (Connecticut, nord-est) ont dcouvert une mutation gntique prsente chez des autistes pileptiques qui acclre le mtabolisme de certains acides amins, crant ainsi une carence. Cette dcouverte pourrait aider les mdecins diagnostiquer cette forme particulire d'autisme plus rapidement, ce qui permettra de commencer un traitement plus tt. Selon les auteurs de ces travaux, il serait ainsi potentiellement possible de traiter cette forme d'autisme avec des complments alimentaires contenant ces acides amins dits " chane ramifie" comme l'ont aussi montr des expriences sur des souris gntiquement modifies pour avoir la mme mutation gntique. "Ce fut trs surprenant de dcouvrir des mutations gntiques affectant le mtabolisme qui sont spcifiques l'autisme et peuvent potentiellement tre traites", relve le Dr Joseph Gleeson, professeur de neurosciences l'Universit de Californie San Diego, principal auteur de l'tude. "Le fait que le traitement potentiel soit vident et simple est le plus emballant: juste donner aux patients

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affects les acides amins dont leur organisme manque", ajoute-t-il. Le professeur Gleeson et ses collgues ont squenc une partie du gnome d'enfants autistes dans deux familles souffrant aussi d'pilespsie et ayant une mutation dans le gne qui rgule le mtabolisme des acides amins chane ramifie. Ces chercheurs ont galement examin des cultures de cellules souches neuronales provenant de ces patients et dcouvert que celles-ci se comportaient normalement en prsence des acides amins chane ramifie. Enfin, chez les souris gntiquement modifies, leurs symptmes ont disparu en augmentant la prise de complments alimentaires contenant ces acides amins, prcisent ces chercheurs. js/bdx Document AFPFR00020120906e896005m5

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Supp_WE_43 Saint-Just-Saint-Rambert; Les 48 heures de l'autisme 107 mots 6 septembre 2012 Le Progrs PROGRS 9 Franais 2012 Le Progrs. Eurecah (Education Utile Rgionale pour Enfants Citoyens atteints d'un handicap) et la Fdration Autisme 42 organisent les 7, 8 et 9 septembre une manifestation au profit des enfants et jeunes autistes. Au programme : thtre vendredi 20 h 30 avec la compagnie l'Oeil en coulisses dans la salle du Prieur de Saint-Rambert , samedi marche, ptanque, rock et soire paella aux Girardires sur les Bords de Loire. Dimanche : soupe aux choux, danse , clown, magie, groupes folkloriques et loterie. Promenades en barques, poneys, expositions, vlo seront aussi au menu de ce week-end. Document PROGRS0020120906e8960007q

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Une aide l'cole promise Chlo, atteinte de troubles autistiques 336 mots 6 septembre 2012 La Voix du Nord VOINOR Lens-Hnin Franais Copyright 2012 La Voix du Nord, tous droits rservs. Si vous navez pas daccord direct avec La Voix du Nord ou avec Factiva, vous avez uniquement la possibilit de consulter le prsent document, vous ne pouvez en aucun cas le rutiliser. Interrog mardi, l'inspecteur d'acadmie du Pas-de-Calais assurait que la rentre scolaire tait techniquement russie . quelques exceptions prs. Comme pour Chlo, une petite fille de trois ans qui a fait sa rentre dans une cole maternelle hninoise. Or, Chlo souffre de troubles autistiques. Ils ont t dtects il y a six mois , explique Cline, la maman. Depuis, la fillette est suivie par un orthophoniste et un ducateur spcialis. La communication se fait par un livre d'image. Elle comprend tout ce qu'on lui dit. En prvision de son entre en maternelle, Cline a sollicit une assistance. Le 28 juin, la Maison dpartementale des personnes handicapes (MDPH) accordait un auxiliaire de vie scolaire (AVS) durant deux ans pour prendre en charge l'enfant sur le temps complet de la scolarisation . l'inspection acadmique de mettre un personnel disposition. Rassure, Cline amne mardi sa fille l'cole mais l, surprise, pas d'AVS. C'est embtant, car la petite ne sait pas progresser, elle ne parle pas, elle n'est pas autonome, il faut tout lui apprendre, la guider au quotidien , explique Cline, bien consciente que la matresse ne peut s'occuper personnellement de Chlo qui a un handicap . La classe compte 26 lves. Je souhaite que cela soit mis en place au plus vite sinon les troubles vont s'accentuer. Douze heures par semaine Contacte, l'inspection d'acadmie du Pas-de-Calais assure qu'un AVS a bien t recrut pour prendre en charge Chlo, raison de douze heures par semaine, soit chaque matin. S'il n'tait pas son poste mardi, c'est qu'il restait finaliser le contrat. Mais sa date d'arrive n'est pas connue. L'quipe de suivi

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de la scolarisation va se runir sur ce cas particulier. Elle pourrait dplacer un AVS d'une autre cole le temps de conclure les formalits administratives. t C. L. C. Document VOINOR0020120906e896000ho

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Dpartementale Pas d'cole pour 130 enfants handicaps 265 mots 7 septembre 2012 Ouest France OUESTF lemans Franais Ouest France 2012. Comme chaque anne, des enfants handicaps sont privs d'cole. L'Adapei rclame un comit de scolarisation. La scolarisation des enfants handicaps ? Un refrain qui accompagne chaque rentre. Cette fois encore, Pascal Coroller, prsident de l'Adapei (Association dpartementale des amis et parents d'enfants inadapts) dnonce le manque de places dans les tablissements. Nous tions 106 l'an dernier, cette fois, ce sont 130 enfants qui aucune solution n'a t propose. Pour l'instant, ils n'ont de place ni dans les Instituts mdico-ducatifs, ni dans les services d'ducation spcialise et de soins domicile, ni dans une cole classique. En cause toujours, les budgets allous l'Agence rgionale de sant (ARS), qui dcide du nombre de places dans les tablissements spcialiss. C'est une question de choix, rsume Pascal Coroller. On met 300 millions pour limiter la hausse du prix de l'essence quand peine 20 millions suffiraient rgler nos problmes. L'Adapei, comme d'autres associations du dpartement, travaille proposer des solutions aux familles concernes, souvent isoles et dmunies face la question. La difficult est plus aigu encore pour les handicaps les plus lourds. Des enfants autistes se retrouvent en hpital psychiatrique, quand la famille ne peut plus assumer seule. Si les budgets serrs n'incitent pas l'optimisme, Pascal Coroller n'entend pas se dcourager. Lui et ses partenaires ont rclam auprs de l'ARS la tenue d'un comit de scolarisation. Pour l'heure, ils n'ont pas

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obtenu de rponse. Document OUESTF0020120907e897001nt

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UnePdd Clment Borgs a bien fait sa rentre avec une AVSI 275 mots 7 septembre 2012 La Montagne LAMONT La Montagne-Issoire; La Montagne-Clermont Limagne; La Montagne-Clermont Metropole; La MontagneRiom; La Montagne-Thiers-Ambert; La Montagne-Clermont Volcans Franais Copyright 2012. Centre France. All Rights Reserved. Clment Borges, autiste de 11 ans, scolaris l'cole prive Notre Dame des Arts Riom, a bien obtenu la prsence d'une AVSI ses cts et ce ds son premier jour d'cole, mardi. Il s'agit de Vinciane Quintin, 24 ans, par ailleurs intervenante spcialise autisme auprs d'une autre enfant Riom. Une personne parfaitement qualifie donc, qui assiste Clment dans la classe Clis (Classe d'inclusion scolaire) de Nadine Terret, entirement ddie aux enfants autistes. Dans notre dition de samedi, nous relations l'inquitude des parents de Clment informs du fait que malgr une notification de la MDPH (Maison dpartementale des personnes handicapes) de 12 heures d'Aide la vie scolaire individuelle plus un temps de repas par semaine, leur enfant n'en bnficierait pas cette anne. Une situation qui excluait Clment de l'cole pour certaines activits (piscine, sorties extrieure, cantine), l'importance de son handicap ncessitant la prsence permanente d'un adulte ses cts. Inform le lundi 3 septembre, par l'Inspection acadmique de cette affectation en urgence , Patrick Morales se rjouit, de pouvoir travailler en bonne intelligence avec l'Inspection acadmique et les services diocsains. Avec Vinciane Quintin qui a un contrat de 20 heures par semaine, et trois AVS collectives, les besoins de nos deux Clis (16 enfants) sont raisonnablement couverts. Mais, il faudrait encore un coup de pouce pour les 4 enfants handicaps scolariss en classe ordinaire pour lesquels nous avons 39 heures de notification mais une seule AVS pour 20 heures par semaine .

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Graldine Messina geraldine.messina@centrefrance.com Document LAMONT0020120907e897000e4

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Roanne-ville La Contre-alle est une grande famille contre les preuves du quotidien 356 mots 7 septembre 2012 Le Progrs PROGRS 19 Franais 2012 Le Progrs. Pour moi, la rentre scolaire est chaque fois une preuve en raison de soucis politiques et administratifs. Nous ne sommes pas reconnus par les autorits comptentes. Mais nous faisons bien un travail li lapprentissage des enfants, donc nous sommes bien une cole. On remet malheureusement rgulirement notre travail en question, notre cole est constamment en sursis. On nous renvoie sur le niveau de lenfant: mme en manque de certaines capacits, na-t-il pas le droit de passer du temps avec dautres enfants? Ce qui est important pour nous, cest que les enfants puissent faire une belle rentre. Plus on proposera de choses lcole, plus lenfant spanouira. Lcole possde une capacit daccueil de cinq enfants. Une nouvelle petite fille va arriver, et une place est disponible. Chaque enfant possde son propre environnement et est accompagn selon ses capacits pour aller vers une scolarisation ordinaire. On ne comprend pas encore ce handicap de lautisme . Ici, on reste dans ce systme de recherche avec des approches plurielles (ducatives, comportementales). 150 intervenants (dont 15 % du monde professionnel: orthophonistes, ducateurs spcialiss, AMP, infirmires) travaillent gracieusement avec nous. Tous les moyens sont bons pour changer avec lenfant. Nous allons souvent lextrieur, pour multiplier les environnements (piscine, mdiathque, cinma, quitation, thtre) et nous avons mme cr notre propre logiciel pour tablette tactile, Touch. Marie-Hlne Jonnet nous a rejoints pour un stage AMP jusquen fvrier. Notre initiative touche les gens. Notre cole est finance par des dons danonymes, de clubs service ou par des prix dinitiative rgion. On a un petit budget mais trs peu de dpenses. Nos locaux sont prts

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par la Ville. Depuis deux ans, nous avons suivi huit enfants et accompagn de nombreuses familles. Avoir un enfant autiste est un investissement vie pour les parents. La Contre-alle est une grande famille, on ne peut lenvisager autrement. Ensemble, on fera avancer ces enfants seulement si on est proche dans les preuves du quotidien. Document PROGRS0020120907e897000em

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Pat Transcrire les motions en sons 325 mots 9 septembre 2012 Le Berry Rpublicain BERREP Le Berry Rpublicain-Cher; La Montagne-Brive; La Montagne-Cantal; La Montagne-Creuse; La Montagne-Haute-Loire; La Montagne-Issoire; Le Journal du Centre-Nivre; La Montagne-Clermont Metropole; La Montagne-Montlucon; La Montagne-Moulins; Le Populaire du Centre-Haute Vienne; La Montagne-Riom; La Montagne-Thiers-Ambert; La Montagne-Vichy Franais Copyright 2012. Centre France. All Rights Reserved. Coller l'oreille au systme nerveux pour entendre les motions vagabonder et transcrire leur brouhaha lectrique en un choeur vocal : en Australie, des chercheurs s'inventent en Mozart des neurosciences avec l'espoir de soulager, un jour, des pathologies affectives. Dans un laboratoire de la facult de mdecine, Vaughan Macefield, neurophysiologiste l'University of Western Sydney, ajuste un fil lectrique dans la jambe de son cobaye, Ben Schultz, un acteur de 27 ans. Au bout de ce fil, un micro enregistre l'activit acoustique du nerf que recrache un petit haut-parleur dans un coin de la pice. Vaughan Macefield scrute des crans sur lesquels se forment de curieux algorithmes chaque fois que Ben Schultz produit une motion en regardant des images, par exemple violentes ou rotiques. Son cerveau envoie alors des signaux que le scientifique intercepte : ce sont ces signaux qui seront mis en musique par des artistes. Ces recherches entrent dans le champ de l'informatique affective qui traite des machines capables de dtecter, de comprendre et de rpondre aux motions humaines, souligne le professeur Macefield. Transcrire les motions de faon intelligible, les projeter sur un cran ou les transformer en notes de

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musique pourrait permettre de traiter certaines pathologies comme l'autisme. Il se pourrait qu'en amplifiant leurs propres motions, les gens puissent mieux les lire , explique-t-il. Les instruments enregistrent les sons gnrs par les nerfs, la pression artrielle, la respiration, la sueur et le coeur. Le tout est stock sur les pistes d'un ordinateur, comme sur la table de mixage d'un studio, et des logiciels conus spcifiquement pour l'exprience convertissent les diffrentes voix en un choeur vibrant de cloches et de carillons. la fin de la session, ils disposeront d'une matire suffisamment riche et complexe pour composer une symphonie motionnelle excute lectroniquement. La premire reprsentation de cette symphonie nerveuse est prvue pour 2013 Montral. Document BERREP0020120909e8990001e

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Chez nos voisins Pour le bonheur d'Ariane 654 mots 10 septembre 2012 Sud Ouest SOUEST GERS 27 Franais Copyright 2012 Sud Ouest All Rights Reserved. LANDES Jean-Pierre Bernard, originaire de Poyanne et Prchacq, vit depuis quinze ans en Californie o il a choisi de s'expatrier pour offrir une meilleure prise en charge mdicale et scolaire sa fille autiste En apparence, tout semble sourire Jean-Pierre Bernard, 58 ans. Landais originaire, du ct maternel, de Poyanne et Prchacq, l'est de Dax, il rside depuis prs de quinze ans en Californie, o il prside aux destines de BHC Consulting, entreprise spcialise dans le management, aprs avoir travaill dans le secteur high-tech. Prsident de la Chambre de commerce franco-amricaine de San Francisco en 2003-2004 (dont il est toujours membre du conseil d'administration), le Landais dirige aussi la Ligue Henri IV, association cre en 1895 par des immigrs du Sud-Ouest. Derrire cette russite se cache pourtant une expatriation aux origines douloureuses : En 1997, un peu plus de deux ans aprs sa naissance, notre fille Ariane a progressivement perdu l'usage du langage et travers des priodes de souffrance diffuse difficile localiser. Jean-Pierre Bernard et son pouse, originaire des tats-Unis, tentent d'identifier le phnomne, consultant notamment le clbre pdiatre Aldo Naouri. Aprs une foule d'examens sans diagnostic prcis, le couple met profit ses vacances d't en Californie pour raliser de nouveaux tests l'hpital pour enfants de l'universit de Stanford, ainsi qu'un diagnostic psychomoteur. Les examens n'ont pas permis d'identifier de pathologie claire, mais le diagnostic fut sans appel : notre fille tait autiste. Elle correspond un cas dit "rgressif" o l'enfant perd les facults de communication et comportementales acquises dans ses premires annes.

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Aide plein temps De retour en France, la famille essaie de mettre en place des soins mdicaux et paramdicaux pour Ariane. En dpit de l'aide apporte l'hpital parisien Necker par l'quipe travaillant sur l'approche gntique de l'autisme , Jean-Pierre Bernard se rend compte que les solutions pour sa fille, notamment sur le plan scolaire, sont maigres : Nous sommes arrivs la conclusion que la seule possibilit pour le bonheur de notre fille tait de nous expatrier dans un pays ayant des programmes de traitement et un placement scolaire adapt. Ma femme tant amricaine, nous avons dcid de nous tourner vers les tats-Unis. La loi amricaine donne en effet obligation de proposer un environnement scolaire adapt. Peu autonome et considre comme non verbale , Ariane est aujourd'hui intgre en high school , en classe spcialise. Elle bnficie d'une aide ddie plein-temps. Les deux professeurs responsables de la classe ont une expertise en techniques de communication et des annes d'exprience de l'enseignement aux enfants autistes et handicaps. Le mal du pays Quinze ans aprs son dpart, et mme s'il avoue que la France lui manque et qu'il aime la rgion de l'Adour, Dax, les plages et le caractre naturel des Landes qui est encore prserv , Jean-Pierre Bernard, qui a encore de la famille Poyanne et Prchacq, ne regrette pas la dcision de s'expatrier. Je ne revois pas aussi souvent que je le souhaiterais ma famille dans le Sud-Ouest, mais le bien-tre de ma fille passe avant tout. Mme si la France a dcid que 2012 serait l'Anne de l'autisme pour amliorer et dvelopper la prise en charge des enfants, le Landais n'envisage pas de retour au pays dans l'immdiat : Ma fille bnficie d'un environnement bien adapt, mon fils a grandi ici, et j'ai trouv ma place professionnellement. Il est juste dommage de constater que la France a tant de retard sur l'approche de l'autisme . J'aimerais contribuer faire voluer les choses et aider la socit franaise mieux assimiler les handicaps en leur donnant une place part entire. Stphane Cugnier Document SOUEST0020120910e89a000au

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Loiret Dialogue-Autisme donne de l'espoir aux familles 551 mots 10 septembre 2012 La Rpublique du Centre REPCEN Beauce; LoireSologne; La Montagne-Clermont MetropoleOrleans; PMG Franais Copyright 2012. Centre France. All Rights Reserved. assemble Dialogue-Autisme donne Samedi, l'association Dialogue-autisme a tenu son assemble gnrale Orlans, en prsence de Sylvain Briault, chef de service en gntique au CHRO, et chercheur au CNRS, avec une quipe de pointe, pour la gntique concernant l'autisme. Celui-ci a donn beaucoup d'espoir aux familles prsentes, quant un futur mdicament concernant l'autisme, probablement pour le courant 2013. C'est galement en septembre 2013 que s'ouvre, Saran, le Foyer d'accueil mdicalis pour adultes autistes avec ou sans troubles moteurs associs pour vingt-quatre places, avec un espace Snoezelen. Mais il reste encore faire, notamment au niveau de l'ducation. Nous nous battons pour que les enfants aient accs l'cole, comme les autres enfants, mais accompagns d'une auxiliaire la vie scolaire (AVS) en fonction des besoins , prcise Jacqueline Mansorian-Robert, prsidente de Dialogue-autisme. logement Sminaire sur les expulsions L'Agence dpartementale d'information sur le logement (Adil) organise, cet aprs-midi, au centre rgional de documentation pdagogique, Orlans, un sminaire ddi au traitement des expulsions locatives l'intention des professionnels (de l'immobilier et travailleurs sociaux). Des intervenants de l'Adil, de la Caisse d'allocations familiales, des huissiers, avocats, magistrats informeront sur toutes les procdures, depuis les traitements l'amiable jusqu' l'intervention de la force publique, en passant par l'assignation en justice. Renseignements au 02.38.62.47.07. social Subvention du conseil rgional l'Ehpad de Meung-sur-Loire

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Le conseil rgional vient d'attribuer une subvention de 915.000 ? l'tablissement d'hbergement pour personnes ges dpendantes Le Champ-Garnier, Meung-sur-Loire. Cette aide servira financer la reconstruction d'un btiment basse consommation de 122 lits d'Ehpad, dont 26 lits pour personnes atteintes de la maladie d'Alzheimer ou apparente. bricy Remise de dcorations Vendredi aprs-midi, la base arienne de Bricy, des dcorations ont t remises. Les lieutenantscolonels Daniel Kolb et Yann Poirier ont t faits chevalier de la Lgion d'honneur. La Croix de La Valeur militaire a t remise au commandant Olivier Delorme, au sergent-chef Rgis Carrissant, aux sergents David De Melo, Nicolas Bouillon, Jonathan Bergin, ainsi qu'aux caporaux-chefs Jrmie Vandenbergh et Axel Jermidi. Enfin, le sergent-chef Franois Urbini s'est vu dcerner la mdaille commmorative Lybie. Le gnral Caspar Fille Lambie a rappel l'arrive de l'A400m au premier semestre 2013 et la ractivation de l'escadron de transport Touraine en 2014 pour la prise en compte des six A400M que la base arienne devrait compter cet horizon. transport L'UNL 45 veut le retour L'Union nationale lycenne (UNL) du Loiret fait circuler une ptition afin de demander au conseil gnral de remettre en place la gratuit pour les scolaires dans les cars Ulys la rentre 2013. Cette ptition circule depuis deux semaines. On a dj recueilli 500 signatures , souligne Lo Reymot, responsable fdral de l'UNL 45 qui compte une cinquantaine de militants sur le dpartement. 400 ont t rcoltes la sortie des lyces. La ptition est aussi en ligne sur internet. On peut trouver le lien en allant sur la page Facebook UNL Loiret. Document REPCEN0020120910e89a0000t

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Autism can have large effects, good and bad, on a disabled child's siblings By Ranit Mishori 1,950 mots 4 septembre 2012 Washington Post.com WPCOM Anglais Copyright 2012, The Washington Post Co. All Rights Reserved. One of the least fun moments I recall from my years of growing up with an autistic brother was when he bit me on the cheek just in time for my class photo. I was 12 and he was 11. I went into school with visible bite marks, and when they sat me in the chair for my solo shot, I told them that the cat had done it. That's one of the bad stories. As for a good one ... um, to be honest, I have a hard time coming up with much. I know that people are warmed by stories of siblings who selflessly shower the disabled child with love, attention and support. I think that's great, too. And it's for real for some siblings. But for many of us, relating to a sibling who is on the autism spectrum can be complicated. The challenges to a warm, close relationship are many. Normal sibling rivalry doesn't work, because it can never be a fair fight. Here's what siblings often are up against, particularly when a brother or sister has more severe autism: ?missing out on typical family outings, such as movies, restaurants and vacations; ?being embarrassed to bring friends home; ?unpredictable and sometimes violent tantrums and outbursts aimed at you; ?being expected to grow up faster than you may want to, because you need to be the "responsible one"; ?the sense that you come second to your parents, because so much of their time and energy is focused on the one with autism.

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These are all fertile ground for building resentment. And then feeling guilty about feeling resentment. Because, after all, even as youngsters, we do understand that our disabled sibling cannot help being disabled. A dearth of research The feeling that our needs come second is echoed in the small volume of research on how autism affects siblings. Understandably, most of the scientific focus goes to the child who has the condition. (One in 88 children in the United States has some form of autism, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.) At the same time, it should be remembered that at least twice as many children confront the problems of having a brother or sister on the spectrum, says Ryan Macks, a child psychologist at Cincinnati's Children's Hospital and one of the few researchers on sibling impact. A fair amount of research has been done on how autism impacts the family. Most of it, however, has focused on how parents are affected. What intrigued me both as an autism sibling and as a family physician whose patients include autism siblings was the dearth of studies looking specifically at the sibling relationship. Moreover, the small amount of research tends to center on issues of academic performance, mood disorders and social performance, and is far from conclusive . A 2006 review of the research in the Journal of Intellectual and Developmental Disability found that while some researchers were uncovering "deleterious outcomes," others were finding siblings who were well adjusted or whose challenges were of "low magnitude and non-significant." A 2007 Harvard Review of Psychiatry article echoes this, mentioning studies that document "distressing emotional reactions such as feelings of anxiety, guilt and anger" and "more adjustment problems" as well as research noting that "some siblings benefit from their experience, others seem not to be affected." The studies used different methodology, but even so, the inconsistency perhaps should not be surprising. Just as no two people with autism are alike, no two siblings are alike in how they adapt to their family situation. 'A big adjustment'

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According to Macks, there are some, like me, who can't help but recall those years as mostly difficult, with a lingering sense of a childhood that was compromised. But he suggests that such an experience is neither typical nor inevitable, as some kids weather the challenges with composure, serenity and even the belief that a sibling's autism was actually a positive factor in their lives. The data offer only a few hints at what might determine a sibling's response to autism in the family. Some studies reported that siblings tend to do better in bigger families than smaller; in two-parent families rather than single-parent; in families where the autistic child's functioning is higher rather than lower. There also can be better outcomes in families of more financial means. Additionally, birth order seems to matter. According to Macks, "The majority of the research found that when you are a younger sibling younger than the child with autism it is easier, because that is all you have ever known." For an older child, the arrival of a sibling with autism can be "a big adjustment to make." Charley Moskowitz, a social worker in New York who works in a program designed to help children adjust to disabled siblings in the home, says that after years of working with such families, it's clear "there is no such thing as a typical sibling." In sessions where non-autistic brothers and sisters get together for a day of shared activities, the kids have a chance to talk about their experience. They can vent, examine their feelings and learn from their peers boys and girls from other homes with autism. Several themes repeat themselves, Moscowitz says. "These children feel extremely responsible," she says. "They feel neglected, they feel that their home is in turmoil, that nothing will be normal for them." She adds: "They are the ones who can't have friends over, because their siblings are so out of control and take over the whole house." The parents' role I understand this feeling. Once, when I was a teenager waiting for a boy to pick me up for a date, I locked my brother up in another room. I am not proud of this, or even comfortable revealing it. But it is an impulse that I know others have felt. Rukmini Basu, a 16-year-old from McLean, has those feelings. Her brother Arko, 21, is autistic. "I guess

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when I was younger and friends would come over I'd be somewhat embarrassed about what my friends would react to when they saw him," she told me. "I would just try to get him out of the way so that they wouldn't see him." Being out in public can be just as difficult. One reason for this, Macks says, is that most kids on the spectrum look like typical kids, with no abnormal physical or facial features to signal that the child is different. When such a child throws a screaming tantrum, "embarrassment tends to set in" because of how it looks to passersby, Macks says. "With autism, a lot of the time they look at the parents or the siblings, and they say, 'Why are you not doing something to control this child?'" How parents handle the situation whether it is a temper tantrum in public, other annoying behaviors or daily behavioral interventions is extremely important, according to Macks and Moskowitz. "One of the things we know," Macks says, "is that the mental health of the parent, their coping skills, tends to be the primary predictor in terms of how the sibling is going to handle the situation." A sibling's sex also comes into play. Boys tend to have an easier time of it than girls, Mack says, possibly because boys "are not usually given as many caretaking responsibilities" for handicapped siblings as girls are. Basu's mother recognizes this pattern. "She was never a child in my mind," says Sharmila Basu, who acknowledges that from early on she often told her daughter "to take care of her brother in many social situations." The combination of extra responsibilities, daily struggles with a sibling and diminished attention from parents can lead to anger and anxiety. "These are the main issues the kids are dealing with and that we really want to look out for," Moskowitz says. She has seen many kids who, consciously or not, don't want to overburden their parents with their issues, so they keep their emotions tucked inside. Claire Smith, 18, of Rockville, whose 15-year-old brother is autistic, describes it this way: "I try to make sure that they don't have to handle me. As much as possible, I try to stay out of trouble. ... I try to not be the one they have to worry about ... to be responsible and patient and take stuff off their hands whenever I possibly can." The good moments Duty and the burden of responsibility aside, Smith talks about some good moments with her brother. The key, she says, is being able to keep a sense of humor to know there are times when laughter can

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replace anger. "A lot of it is really funny," Claire says. "He does a lot of cute stuff." She recalled a recent incident in which her brother, who is also deaf, was fixated on mopping the porch. He was outside, signing to himself the instructions he had just received from his father about the chore. She chose to find his behavior funny instead of embarrassing, and to appreciate the moment. "I don't think there are any siblings," she says, "who can laugh at their brother having a conversation with himself and a mop." Beyond such little moments, researchers and some siblings themselves are discovering that the sibling experience can produce long-term benefits . Some studies report that people who grew up with autism in the house tend to be more empathetic. "They are often able to handle difficult situations later in life. They've learned how to handle embarrassing situations in public; they've learned how to handle negotiations better," Macks says. In fact, in stable families with "no demographic risk factors" such as a one-parent household or economic issues, Macks says, "by and large, having a sibling with autism is extensively viewed as a very positive experience, with limited long-term negative impact." Basu and Smith agree. "I feel more responsible ... know what it's like to take care of someone to some degree," Smith says. "I feel I am a little more patient than some of my friends." Adds Basu: "It helped me become more mature" more quickly. Despite the challenges and there are many neither would change anything if they could. As Smith puts it: "Wishing him different is wishing him away. And I don't want to wish him away." This is a point Macks wants to emphasize: "Most siblings of children with autism or any other type of disability wind up doing just fine." He believes that there is a misconception that having an autistic sibling sentences a child to "a whole range of intense struggles throughout your life." That is not necessarily true, he says. "The majority will handle the situation quite well." As we adjust to absorbing into our community all of the kids with autism and strive to support their unique educational, vocational and medical needs, I'd say let's not forget the siblings, however well adjusted they may seem. Their needs must not be overlooked by parents, teachers, therapists, doctors and researchers. As for myself now the generally well-adjusted adult sibling of a 45-year-old autistic man the challenges are evolving. I suspect they also evolve for Smith, Basu and many others.

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health-science@washpost.com Mishori is a family physician and faculty member in the Department of Family Medicine at Georgetown University School of Medicine. Document WPCOM00020120904e894001bb

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Vaccines; Vaccine and autism debate masks real problem 292 mots 5 septembre 2012 Biotech Week BIWK 2352 Anglais (c) Copyright 2012, Biotech Week via NewsRx.com 2012 SEP 5 (NewsRx) -- By a News Reporter-Staff News Editor at Biotech Week -- EAST LANSING, Mich. - The bitter debate over whether vaccines cause autism is masking real problems with the modern inoculation schedule and encouraging a growing number of parents to refuse recommended vaccines for their children, argues a Michigan State University scholar. In his new book "Vaccine: The Debate in Modern America," Mark Largent writes that extremists for and against vaccinations have clouded the issues for parents seeking to make the best possible decisions for their children's health. On one hand, there is no scientific evidence that vaccinations cause autism, Largent said, adding that vaccines are "one of the most effective tools in the public health arsenal." On the other hand, Largent said some shots raise serious concerns among many parents, such as the vaccines against chickenpox and hepatitis B, which is typically given within the first days of life. Further, he said pediatricians and health officials have created an all-or-nothing approach to vaccinations that gives the false impression that all inoculations are equally important. "It's a signal to parents that the vaccine schedule is an all-or-nothing affair - that you either accept that the mandated vaccines are all equally valuable and comply with the entire schedule or reject it in its entirety," said Largent, associate professor in MSU's James Madison College. "As a result, parents who find some vaccines unnecessary are encouraged to question the entire vaccine schedule." Keywords for this news article include: Autism, Vaccines, Neurology, Pediatrics, Vaccination, Immunization, Biological Products, Michigan State University, Developmental Disabilities. Our reports deliver fact-based news of research and discoveries from around the world. Copyright 2012,

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Mount Sinai Researcher Finds Common Factors in Autism Spectrum Disorders, Schizophrenia, and Bipolar Disorder Distributed by Contify.com 348 mots 6 septembre 2012 India Pharma News ATPHAM Anglais Copyright 2012. Contify.com New Delhi, Sept. 6 -- A team of researchers have found that schizophrenia or bipolar disorder seen in parents or siblings was associated with increased risk of autism spectrum disorder (ASD). The study was published online by Archives of General Psychiatry on Monday, July 2. Avi Reichenberg, PhD, previously a Visiting Professor and now a new faculty member at the Seaver Autism Center and the Department of Psychiatry at Mount Sinai School of Medicine, and colleagues, used population registers from Sweden and Israel to examine whether a family history of schizophrenia, bipolar disorder, or both, were risk factors for ASD. "Our findings indicate that ASD, schizophrenia and bipolar disorders share etiologic risk factors," commented the authors. "Future research could usefully attempt to discern risk factors common to these disorders." Dr Reichenberg said, "These potentially shared etiologic risk factors could be genetic, or could also represent environmental factors. These findings are also important because if ASD, schizophrenia and bipolar disorder have some common causes, they may be more similar than we currently understand. This may change how researchers and clinicians think about these disorders" Researchers conducted a case-control evaluation of histories of schizophrenia or bipolar disorder in firstdegree relatives of the patients who met the criteria for ASD from three group samples. Two groups were in Sweden and the third group consisted of recruits to military service in Israel. The study showed the presence of schizophrenia in parents was associated with an almost three-fold increased risk for ASD in a Swedish national group sample and a Stockholm County, Sweden, group. Schizophrenia in a sibling also was associated with an increased risk for ASD in the Swedish national

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group and the Israeli conscription group. Bipolar disorder showed a similar pattern of association but to a lesser degree. The Swedish Council for Working Life and Social Research, the Swedish Research Council and the Beatrice and Samuel A. Seaver Foundation funded this study. Images, graphs or charts, if any, have been removed Document ATPHAM0020120907e896000ee

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Autism and Developmental Disorders; New Findings from Mediterranean Institute of Cognitive Neuroscience in the Area of Autism and Developmental Disorders Described 394 mots 10 septembre 2012 Mental Health Weekly Digest MHWK 126 Anglais Copyright 2012 Mental Health Weekly Digest via NewsRx.com 2012 SEP 10 (NewsRx) -- By a News Reporter-Staff News Editor at Mental Health Weekly Digest -- New research on Autism and Developmental Disorders is the subject of a report. According to news reporting from Marseille, France, by NewsRx journalists, research stated, "The adaptive threat-detection advantage takes the form of a preferential orienting of attention to threatening scenes. In this study, we compared attention to social scenes in 15 high-functioning individuals with autism (ASD) and matched typically developing (TD) individuals." The news correspondents obtained a quote from the research from the Mediterranean Institute of Cognitive Neuroscience, "Eye-tracking was recorded while participants were presented with pairs of scenes, either emotional positive-neutral, emotional negative-neutral or neutral-neutral scenes. Early allocation of attention, the first image fixated in each pair, differed between groups: contrary to TD individuals who showed the typical threat-detection advantage towards negative images, the ASD group failed to show a bias toward threat-related scenes. Later processing of stimuli, indicated by the total fixation to the images during the 3-s presentation, was found unaffected in the ASD group." According to the news reporters, the researchers concluded: "These results support the hypothesis of an early atypical allocation of attention towards natural social scenes in ASD, that is compensated in later stages of visual processing." For more information on this research see: Just another social scene: evidence for decreased attention to negative social scenes in high-functioning autism. Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders, 2012;42(9):1790-8. Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders can be contacted at: Springer, 233 Spring Street, New York, NY 10013, USA. (Springer - www.springer.com; Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders - www.springerlink.com/content/0162-3257/)

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Our news journalists report that additional information may be obtained by contacting A. Santos, Mediterranean Institute of Cognitive Neuroscience, CNRS-INCM, 31, Chemin Joseph Aiguier, 13402, Marseille cedex 20, France. Publisher contact information for the Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders is: Springer, 233 Spring Street, New York, NY 10013, USA. Keywords for this news article include: France, Europe, Marseille, Neurology, Developmental Disabilities, Autism and Developmental Disorders. Our reports deliver fact-based news of research and discoveries from around the world. Copyright 2012, NewsRx LLC Document MHWK000020120907e89a0002z

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Autism and Developmental Disorders; Research Data from Tampere University Hospital Update Understanding of Autism and Developmental Disorders 362 mots 10 septembre 2012 Mental Health Weekly Digest MHWK 166 Anglais Copyright 2012 Mental Health Weekly Digest via NewsRx.com 2012 SEP 10 (NewsRx) -- By a News Reporter-Staff News Editor at Mental Health Weekly Digest -Research findings on Autism and Developmental Disorders are discussed in a new report. According to news reporting out of Tampere, Finland, by NewsRx editors, research stated, "The present study investigated whether autonomic arousal to direct gaze is related to social impairments among children with autism spectrum disorder (ASD). Arousal was measured through skin conductance responses (SCR) while the participants (15 children with ASD and 16 control children) viewed a live face of another person." Our news journalists obtained a quote from the research from Tampere University Hospital, "Impairments in social skills was assessed with the Developmental, Dimensional and Diagnostic Interview. The level of arousal enhancement to direct gaze in comparison to arousal to faces with averted gaze or closed eyes was positively associated with impairments in social skills (use of language and other social communication skills and use of gesture and non-verbal play) among children with ASD. There was no similar association among children without ASD." According to the news editors, the researchers concluded: "The role of arousal-related factors in influencing eye contact behaviour in ASD is discussed." For more information on this research see: Autonomic Arousal to Direct Gaze Correlates with Social Impairments Among Children with ASD. Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders, 2012;42(9):1917-27. Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders can be contacted at: Springer, 233 Spring Street, New York, NY 10013, USA. (Springer - www.springer.com; Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders - www.springerlink.com/content/0162-3257/) Our news journalists report that additional information may be obtained by contacting M. Kaartinen, Dept.

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of Child Psychiatry, Tampere University Hospital and University of Tampere, Box 2000, 33521, Tampere, Finland. Publisher contact information for the Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders is: Springer, 233 Spring Street, New York, NY 10013, USA. Keywords for this news article include: Europe, Tampere, Finland, Pediatrics, Autism and Developmental Disorders. Our reports deliver fact-based news of research and discoveries from around the world. Copyright 2012, NewsRx LLC Document MHWK000020120907e89a00044

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Autism and Developmental Disorders; Research from Bar-Ilan University in the Area of Autism and Developmental Disorders Described 343 mots 10 septembre 2012 Mental Health Weekly Digest MHWK 169 Anglais Copyright 2012 Mental Health Weekly Digest via NewsRx.com 2012 SEP 10 (NewsRx) -- By a News Reporter-Staff News Editor at Mental Health Weekly Digest -Researchers detail new data in Autism and Developmental Disorders. According to news reporting out of Ramat Gan, Israel, by NewsRx editors, research stated, "Collaborative problem solving (CPS) requires sharing goals/attention and coordinating actions-all deficient in HFASD. Group differences were examined in CPS (HFASD/typical), with a friend versus with a non-friend." Our news journalists obtained a quote from the research from Bar-Ilan University, "Participants included 28 HFASD and 30 typical children aged 3-6 years and their 58 friends and 58 non-friends. Groups were matched on CA, MA, IQ, and maternal education. The CPS task was placing pairs of blocks to balance scales. HFASD preschoolers solved the problem slower, showed more irrelevant behaviors, shared less, and used fewer coordinative gestures than TYP. But they were more responsive and had more fun with friends versus non-friends. In addition, they solved the problem more efficiently during their second attempt." According to the news editors, the researchers concluded: "Implications are discussed, regarding the social deficit of HFASD." For more information on this research see: Collaborative Problem Solving in Young Typical Development and HFASD. Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders, 2012;42(9):1984-97. Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders can be contacted at: Springer, 233 Spring Street, New York, NY 10013, USA. (Springer - www.springer.com; Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders www.springerlink.com/content/0162-3257/) Our news journalists report that additional information may be obtained by contacting Y. Kimhi, School of Education, Bar Ilan University, 52900, Ramat-Gan, Israel.

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Publisher contact information for the Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders is: Springer, 233 Spring Street, New York, NY 10013, USA. Keywords for this news article include: Asia, Israel, Ramat Gan, Autism and Developmental Disorders. Our reports deliver fact-based news of research and discoveries from around the world. Copyright 2012, NewsRx LLC Document MHWK000020120907e89a00048

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Autism and Developmental Disorders; Research from Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine Broadens Understanding of Autism and Developmental Disorders 370 mots 10 septembre 2012 Mental Health Weekly Digest MHWK 173 Anglais Copyright 2012 Mental Health Weekly Digest via NewsRx.com 2012 SEP 10 (NewsRx) -- By a News Reporter-Staff News Editor at Mental Health Weekly Digest -Current study results on Autism and Developmental Disorders have been published. According to news reporting originating from Baltimore, Maryland, by NewsRx correspondents, research stated, "Little is known about whether early symptom presentation differs in toddlers with ASD from ethnic minority versus non-minority backgrounds. Within a treatment study for toddlers with ASD, we compared 19 minority to 65 Caucasian children and their parents on variables obtained from the Mullen Scales of Early Learning, Autism Diagnostic Observation Schedule, and Communication and Symbolic Behavior Scales Caregiver Questionnaire." Our news editors obtained a quote from the research from the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, "The majority of parents were from the upper classes irrespective of ethnic membership. Minority children had lower scores in language, communication, and gross motor than non-minority children." According to the news editors, the researchers concluded: "Findings indicate that subtle communication delays may be undetected or presumed unremarkable by parents of minority toddlers, and that more significant delays are needed to prompt the search for intervention services." For more information on this research see: Differences in autism symptoms between minority and nonminority toddlers. Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders, 2012;42(9):1967-73. Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders can be contacted at: Springer, 233 Spring Street, New York, NY 10013, USA. (Springer - www.springer.com; Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders www.springerlink.com/content/0162-3257/) The news editors report that additional information may be obtained by contacting S. Tek, Dept. of

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Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, Center for Autism and Related Disorders, Kennedy Krieger Institute, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, 3901 Greenspring Ave, Baltimore, MD, 21211, United States. Publisher contact information for the Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders is: Springer, 233 Spring Street, New York, NY 10013, USA. Keywords for this news article include: Maryland, Baltimore, Neurology, United States, North and Central America, Developmental Disabilities, Autism and Developmental Disorders. Our reports deliver fact-based news of research and discoveries from around the world. Copyright 2012, NewsRx LLC Document MHWK000020120907e89a0004c

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Health and Medicine; Research on Health and Medicine Published by Scientists at Department of Neuroscience 332 mots 10 septembre 2012 Mental Health Weekly Digest MHWK 182 Anglais Copyright 2012 Mental Health Weekly Digest via NewsRx.com 2012 SEP 10 (NewsRx) -- By a News Reporter-Staff News Editor at Mental Health Weekly Digest -Investigators discuss new findings in Health and Medicine. According to news originating from Rome, Italy, by NewsRx correspondents, research stated, " Several psychiatric conditions, both internalizing and externalizing, have been documented in comorbidity with Asperger Syndrome (AS) and High Functioning Autism (HFA). In this review we examine the interplay between psychiatric comorbidities and AS/HFA." Our news journalists obtained a quote from the research from the Department of Neuroscience, "In particular, we will focus our attention on three main issues. First, we examine which psychiatric disorders are more frequently associated with AS/HFA. Second, we review which diagnostic tools are currently available for clinicians to investigate and diagnose the associated psychiatric disorders in individuals with AS/HFA. Third, we discuss the challenges that clinicians and researchers face in trying to determine whether the psychiatric symptoms are phenotypic manifestations of AS/HFA or rather they are the expression of a distinct, though comorbid, disorder. We will also consider the role played by the environment in the manifestation and interpretation of these symptoms." According to the news editors, the researchers concluded: "Finally, we will propose some strategies to try to address these issues, and we will discuss therapeutic implications." For more information on this research see: Psychiatric comorbidities in asperger syndrome and high functioning autism: diagnostic challenges. Annals of General Psychiatry, 2012;11(1):16. (BioMed Central www.biomedcentral.com/; Annals of General Psychiatry - www.annals-general-psychiatry.com) The news correspondents report that additional information may be obtained from L. Mazzone, Child Neuropsychiatry Unit, Dept. of Neuroscience, IRCCS, Children's Hospital, Bambino Gesu, Rome, Italy.

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Keywords for this news article include: Italy, Europe, Autism, Neurology, Psychiatric, Mental Health, Asperger Syndrome, Health and Medicine, Developmental Disabilities. Our reports deliver fact-based news of research and discoveries from around the world. Copyright 2012, NewsRx LLC Document MHWK000020120907e89a0004n

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Autism; Researchers from Department of Radiology Provide Details of New Studies and Findings in the Area of Autism 368 mots 10 septembre 2012 Mental Health Weekly Digest MHWK 189 Anglais Copyright 2012 Mental Health Weekly Digest via NewsRx.com 2012 SEP 10 (NewsRx) -- By a News Reporter-Staff News Editor at Mental Health Weekly Digest -Investigators publish new report on Autism. According to news originating from Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, by NewsRx correspondents, research stated, "Neural oscillatory anomalies in autism spectrum disorders (ASD) suggest an excitatory/inhibitory imbalance; however, the nature and clinical relevance of these anomalies are unclear. Whole-cortex magnetoencephalography data were collected while 50 children (27 with ASD, 23 controls) underwent an eyes-closed resting-state exam." Our news journalists obtained a quote from the research from the Department of Radiology, "A Fast Fourier Transform was applied and oscillatory activity examined from 1 to 120 Hz at 15 regional sources. Associations between oscillatory anomalies and symptom severity were probed. Children with ASD exhibited regionally specific elevations in delta (1-4 Hz), theta (4-8 Hz), alpha (8-12 Hz), and high frequency (20-120 Hz) power, supporting an imbalance of neural excitation/inhibition as a neurobiological feature of ASD." According to the news editors, the researchers concluded: "Increased temporal and parietal alpha power was associated with greater symptom severity and thus is of particular interest." For more information on this research see: Resting-state oscillatory activity in autism spectrum disorders. Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders, 2012;42(9):1884-94. Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders can be contacted at: Springer, 233 Spring Street, New York, NY 10013, USA. (Springer - www.springer.com; Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders www.springerlink.com/content/0162-3257/) The news correspondents report that additional information may be obtained from L. Cornew, Lurie Family Foundations MEG Imaging Center, Dept. of Radiology, Children's Hospital of Philadelphia, 2nd

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Floor Wood Bldg, Room 2115, Mail Stop W02-1010, Philadelphia, PA, 19104-4399, United States. The publisher's contact information for the Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders is: Springer, 233 Spring Street, New York, NY 10013, USA. Keywords for this news article include: Autism, Neurology, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States, North and Central America, Developmental Disabilities. Our reports deliver fact-based news of research and discoveries from around the world. Copyright 2012, NewsRx LLC Document MHWK000020120907e89a0004u

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Autism and Developmental Disorders; Researchers from Monash University Publish New Studies and Findings in the Area of Autism and Developmental Disorders 351 mots 10 septembre 2012 Mental Health Weekly Digest MHWK 190 Anglais Copyright 2012 Mental Health Weekly Digest via NewsRx.com 2012 SEP 10 (NewsRx) -- By a News Reporter-Staff News Editor at Mental Health Weekly Digest -- Fresh data on Autism and Developmental Disorders are presented in a new report. According to news reporting out of Melbourne, Australia, by NewsRx editors, research stated, "Autism spectrum disorder (ASD) is characterised by differences in unimodal and multimodal sensory and proprioceptive processing, with complex biases towards local over global processing. Many of these elements are implicated in versions of the rubber hand illusion (RHI), which were therefore studied in high-functioning individuals with ASD and a typically developing control group." Our news journalists obtained a quote from the research from Monash University, "Both groups experienced the illusion. A number of differences were found, related to proprioception and sensorimotor processes. The ASD group showed reduced sensitivity to visuotactile-proprioceptive discrepancy but more accurate proprioception. This group also differed on acceleration in subsequent reach trials. Results are discussed in terms of weak top-down integration and precision-accuracy trade-offs." According to the news editors, the researchers concluded: "The RHI appears to be a useful tool for investigating multisensory processing in ASD." For more information on this research see: The rubber hand illusion reveals proprioceptive and sensorimotor differences in autism spectrum disorders. Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders, 2012;42(9):1870-83. Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders can be contacted at: Springer, 233 Spring Street, New York, NY 10013, USA. (Springer - www.springer.com; Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders - www.springerlink.com/content/0162-3257/) Our news journalists report that additional information may be obtained by contacting B. Paton, Philosophy Department, Monash University, Melbourne, VIC, Australia.

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Publisher contact information for the Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders is: Springer, 233 Spring Street, New York, NY 10013, USA. Keywords for this news article include: Melbourne, Neurology, Australia and New Zealand, Developmental Disabilities, Autism and Developmental Disorders. Our reports deliver fact-based news of research and discoveries from around the world. Copyright 2012, NewsRx LLC Document MHWK000020120907e89a0004v

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