The drugs don’t work... or do they? Scientists at Mount Sinai School of Medicine have found that a genetic difference might lead to difficulties with learning and language development. Using an insulin like growth factor seems to set the nerve cells responsible back on track More
Mirror Mirror Is the ‘Mirror Neuron’ hypothesis of autism all it’s cracked up to be? Ouch. Sorry about that More
Executive Function Someone recently asked me to explain what executive function was and how it’s affected by autism. Hmmm. You know, that’s a tough one! So I made use of this excellent Open University resource. And now, I think I just about get it! OU resource
You are what you eat! But research seems to cast doubt on the effectiveness of a popular dietary approach to the ‘treatment’ of autism. More
Looking at my waistline maybe it’s truer to say that ‘You WEAR what you eat’. LOL.
Asperger’s Saved our Marriage. From struggling to get support and services to coping with public ignorance over autism, this family have “been there - done it” and come out the other side. It’s a real positive story. More
Do Teams Work? Many people were hoping that the Autism Strategy (England) would include a requirement on local authorities to establish specialist autism teams. It didn’t quite. What’s so special about Autism Teams? Do they Work? Explore the issues in this Community Care article.