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Wednesday, September 29, 2010

Amantadine Treatment for Autism Spectrum Disorders


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With the increasing number of children being diagnosed with autism each year, the response for research and prescription drug medications aimed to treat it have also been on the rise. One form on the rise is Amantadine autism treatment which has been successful for some children with the social disorder, but still undergoing many tests to make it available as a prevalent form of treatment.

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Tuesday, September 28, 2010

The Help Group Summit 2010 Convenes More Than 30 Leading Experts In Autism, Learning Disabilities & ADHD Read more: http://www.digitaljournal.com/pr/

The Help Group Summit 2010 Convenes More Than 30 Leading Experts In Autism, Learning Disabilities & ADHD

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LOS ANGELES, Sept. 27 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- On Oct. 1st and 2nd, 2010, The Help Group will host its annual Summit: Advances and Best Practices in Autism, Learning Disabilities and ADHD. The renowned experts who will be presenting at Summit 2010 are: David G. Amaral, PhD; Linda Andron-Ostrow, LCSW; Bruce L. Baker, PhD; Jan Blacher, PhD; Deborah E. Budding, PhD; Michael G. Chez, MD; Dana Chidekel, PhD; Pamela Clark, MA; Pamela J. Crooke, PhD, CC-SLP; Marcos Di Pinto, PhD; Jack M. Fletcher, PhD; Peter F. Gerhardt, EdD; Irva Hertz-Picciotto, PhD; Jodi Johnson, MA; Connie Kasari, PhD; Elizabeth Laugeson, PsyD; Philip Levin, PhD; Pat R. Levitt, PhD; Sandra K. Loo, PhD; Maja Mataric', PhD; David Miklowitz, PhD; Jule Mosk Morris, PhD; Derek A. Ott, MD; Ricki G. Robinson, MD; Edward Roth, PhD; Fred W. Sabb, PhD; Jonathan Sebat, PhD; Judy Van de Water, PhD; Bina Varughese, MS; and Lous Vismara, MD.

These distinguished speakers will bring the latest information to professionals, parents, graduate and undergraduate students on topics such as:

  • Updates on the Causes of Autism
  • How to Help Students with Asperger's, ADHD and LD succeed in college
  • Innovative Technologies for Human-Robot Interaction with Children with Autism
  • Current psychopharmacological approaches to the treatment of ADHD
  • Addressing Heterogeneity of the Autisms: The Brain-Gut connection
  • How to Help Students with Asperger's, ADHD and LD Succeed in a University Setting
  • The Aging Out Process for Students with ASD: A Leap into the Great Unknown
  • Sexuality & Sexuality Education for Adolescents & Adults with Autism
  • Harnessing the Power of the Internet to Advance Diagnosis and Treatment of Neurodevelopmental Disorders

WHEN: Friday, Oct. 1st, 8:30 am - 5:30pm and Saturday, Oct. 2nd, 8:30am - 12:30pm. Registration begins at 8 a.m.

WHERE: Skirball Cultural Center, 2701 N. Sepulveda Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90049

WHO: Summit 2010 Co-Chairs:

Dr. Barbara Firestone,

President and CEO, The Help Group, Chair, Statewide Coordinating Council of Autism Taskforces of the California Senate Select Committee on Autism & Related Disorders and author, Autism Heroes: Portraits of Families Meeting the Challenge.

Dr. Peter Whybrow, Director, Semel Institute for Neuroscience and Human Behavior, Judson Braun Distinguished Professor & Exec. Chair, David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA

Dr. Robert Bilder, Chief, Medical Psychology-Neuropsychology, Semel Institute for Neuroscience and Human Behavior, Michael E. Tennenbaum Family Professor of Psychiatry & Biobehavioral Sciences and Professor of Psychology, UCLA

Summit 2010 Major Sponsors:

First 5 California and First 5 LA

For more information about The Help Group's Summit 2010, call (818) 779-5212 or visit www.thehelpgroup.org.

ABOUT THE HELP GROUP – Founded in 1975, The Help Group is the largest, most innovative and comprehensive nonprofit of its kind serving children with special needs related to autism, learning disabilities, abuse and emotional challenges.

The Help Group's seven specialized day schools offer pre-K through high school programs for more than 1,300 students. Its wide range of mental health and therapy services, child abuse and residential programs extends its reach to more than 6,000 children and their families each year. With more than 800 staff members, The Help Group's state-of-the-art schools and programs are located on four major campuses in the Los Angeles area with a fifth opening this October.

At the heart of its commitment to helping young people fulfill their potential to lead positive, productive and rewarding lives.

SOURCE The Help Group



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Saturday, September 25, 2010

Sharron Angle on Autism Insurance ... Not my problem, why should I pay?

from AutismParents.NET - Letter to Sharron Angle by Autism Dad

Dear Sharron Angle,

Your recent comments on health insurance for autism and the “air quotes” you used when with the term autism are seen as an offense to many parents and caregivers of kids with autism. When you talk about insurance companies should not being paying for therapies like ABA, Applied Behavior Analysis, because people like you shouldn’t have to pay for someone else’s problem; it shows me that you are pretty uninformed on both autism and insurance.

First, that’s not the way insurance works. Insurance is a transfer of risk. I haven’t had cancer, but I am paying for people who do when I pay my premiums. You take out insurance to reduce the risk that everything you own will be wiped out just because you got sick or in this case, your child has an autism spectrum disorder.

I get where you’re stance comes from with the tea party. I actually really love Ron Paul and like what I call the “sane wing” of the tea party that is an offshoot of Dr. Paul’s 2008 campaign. You seem to be leaning more towards the “nucking futs” wing more interested in co-opting the message for your own gain. It’s folks like you that prevent the liberty movement from growing further.

You are missing some critical pieces of this whole autism equation. The very services that you are talking about insurance companies shouldn’t be paying are the services that will help many of these kids grow up and be productive premium paying citizens.

This is a clear PAY NOW or PAY LATER issue. The insurance companies don’t care about the later part since that will be up to someone else to worry about. This is very short term thinking and you are guilty of more of the same.

It’s one thing to be for individual liberty. I applaud that, but individual liberty also includes the right not to be screwed by the insurance and pharmaceutical industries who have bought and paid for the privilege of doing just that to many families impacted by autism. They own the legislative and executive branches and cut off remedies via the judicial branch. Our political system has been consumed with corporatism irrelevant to political party and you seem to be well on your way to being bought and paid for as well.

In any case, as pure political advice, stirring up the community of autism parents against you isn’t a good thing for your campaign. I would love to hear you discuss this issue in more depth on your next Sean Hannity infomercial.

AUTISM DAD

PS - By the way, insurance barely pays this stuff NOW. The little it does cover for autism requires the policy holder to jump through about 500 hoops in precisely the right order. They deny everything by default and hope you don’t have the time or energy to fight it. They are great at accepting our premiums, but totally incompetent on the other side when claims are submitted. Their systems are designed to confuse, confound and delay on the claims end.





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