New drug for autism shows favourable results in clinical trial

Among participants who received suramin, the study authors found changes in speech, language, social communication, repetitive behaviours, coping skills, calmness, and focus. Although the effects wore off after several weeks, suggesting that multiple doses of the drug may be needed

New drug for autism shows favourable results in clinical trialThere are currently no FDA-approved drugs to treat the core symptoms of autism spectrum disorder (ASD). But new findings published in the Annals of Clinical and Translational Neurology may help open the door to novel treatment options while shedding light on the underlying causes of ASD. In small phase I/II clinical trial at the University […]

Kalyan youth beats autism, goes on to bag a job in a renowned company

Mihir Kapse, 25, had to face many hardships to reach this stage of life as he has a mild autism disorder. In India, about 18 million people suffer from autism. Around one third of people with autism remain nonverbal and one-third of people with autism have an intellectual disability

Kalyan youth beats autism, goes on to bag a job in a renowned companyIt is a proud moment for Kapse family as their elder son works as a quality analyst at JP Morgan, a global leader in financial services. But, 25-year-old Mihir Kapse had to face innumerable struggles to reach this stage of life as he has a mild autism disorder. “All this has come after many hardships. […]

Forum for Autism plans two-day event to mark World Autism Awareness Day

Autism is a neurological disorder characterized by developmental and social problems. In India about 18 million people suffer from autism, of which around one third of people with autism remain non-verbal and one-third of people with autism have an intellectual disability

Forum for Autism plans two-day event to mark World Autism Awareness DayParents’ support group, Forum for Autism (FFA) is all set to mark Autism Day which is observed on April 2. It will be organising number of programmes to spread awareness about autism on World Autism Awareness Day on Sunday. Beginning today, this two-day programme includes exhibition of posters made by children suffering from Autism, and […]