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Topics of interest for families and practitioners
WHAT UNC FAMILIES ARE SAYING ABOUT JOINING SPARK: “Just knowing that we could be a part of something bigger to help others is important to us.”
This first-of-its-kind study used MRIs to image the brains of infants, and then researchers used brain measurements and a computer algorithm to accurately predict autism before symptoms set in.
A national research network led by UNC School of Medicine’s Joseph Piven, M.D., found that many toddlers diagnosed with autism at 2 years of age had a substantially greater amount of brain fluid at 6 and 12 months of age, before diagnosis is possible.
Results on the effects of a 6-month in-home intervention for toddlers with autism.
The North Carolina prevalence statistics are reported by Dr. Julie Daniels, director of the UNC North Carolina Surveillance site of the CDC Autism and Developmental Disabilities Monitoring Network.
Mark Zylka’s research into chemicals altering gene transcription in neurons gains international attention. View video on this site. http://news.unchealthcare.org/news/2016/april/the-fungicide-effect
Preliminary findings from the survey of the Long-Term Outcomes study of adults who were diagnosed with an autism spectrum disorder by the TEACCH Autism Program between 1965 and 2000.
A summary of recently published research findings from a UNC Functional Neuroimaging Study in the Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders
This summary describes results from the IBIS Network study of baby siblings at risk for autism.
This is the comprehensive report of the findings from the study of a cohort of children who were 8 years old in 2012.
The authors screened 29,000 articles to locate the soundest evidence-based interventions for children and youth with autism. A downloadable report
Findings from the development of a new diagnostic tool for sensory experiences in children with autism and developmental disabilities
An article published August 2015 describes discoveries about the mechanisms of a single gene mutation linked to autism.
Joseph Piven, MD, and his team are trying to fill the gaps in our understanding of what it has meant and will mean to live with autism as older adults.