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Playing to treat autism

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Thought this would be of interest to people on this forum. Some very amazing breakthrough research using the approach developed by Dr. Stanley Greenspan (DIR/Floortime) showing actual changes in regions of the brain (the children's brains have actually been rewired):

http://www.cbc.ca/video/#/News/TV_Shows/The_National/1233408557/ID=2220343281

These findings are part of a major research study conducted at York University in Toronto. This is the first study of an autism non-medical treatment in which studies of the brain were one of the measures.

In addition to children with autism spectrum disorders, DIR/Floortime can be helpful for children and adults with other types of developmental and learning issues. The Interdisciplinary Council on Developmental and Learning Disorders has more information on DIR/Floortime: http://www.icdl.com/

I was thinking that Thom might possibly take a look at this for the "Science Rocks" feature. I would love to see more parents of children with autism spectrum disorders learn about this research.

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Here we go again. Just like diabetes, cancer and other 'high publicity' diseases, the emphasis is on expensive treatments which just adds to the spiralling costs of the healthcare system. Not much being done to find the causes of autism and prevention. Why the boom in diagnosis in the past 30 years for this and ADHD? We are too busy making profits off of treatments-don't dare find a cause and cure and kill the fatted golden calf.

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I saw an article about a recent study which found that environmental pollution was a significant cause of autism. There probably will never be a cure for autism. Remember the novella (and movie), Flowers for Algernon? Cynicism about some new approach that has been studied is just anger misdirected. At the same time, state governments deny autistic adults help with housing, home living assistance, and supported employment/job coaching on the inadequate basis of an I.Q. score. The problem is that there is pressure to factor out anyone who is different and needs help because they are seen as being inferior, politically irrevelant, and not worth helping, regardless of the type of help. It is just stupid to say that medical care is bad because it is expensive and results in profits. People don't go into medicine, science, academia, or business not to be paid for their work.

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Here's what the feud and reconciliation between John Adams and Thomas Jefferson can teach us about civility

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