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"Sleep disorders worsen the symptoms of people with autism"
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"Sleep disorders worsen the symptoms of people with autism"

Within people with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) it is very common to suffer from sleep disorders, since according to some studies, up to 80% of children with autism have suffered it at some time. In addition, these disorders sound more serious and it is common for them to remain into adulthood. Dr. Adrián García Ron, pediatric neurologist at the San Carlos Clinical Hospital, He talks about how sleep disorders affect people with ASD and in which cases melatonin can be effective in fighting them.It is very common for people with autism, especially children, to have sleep disorders. Why? What is the prevalence?According to studies, the prevalence varies between 44 and 83% of people with autis...
A study links the consumption of paracetamol during pregnancy with attention deficit and autism in children
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A study links the consumption of paracetamol during pregnancy with attention deficit and autism in children

A study by the Barcelona Institute for Global Health (ISGlobal), prepared with data from more than 70,000 European children, has linked the consumption of paracetamol during pregnancy with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) and autism spectrum disorder (ASD) of minors.The investigation, published this Friday by the magazine European Journal of Epidemiology, led by the Barcelona Institute for Global Health (ISGlobal), a center promoted by the La Caixa Foundation, has analyzed 73,881 girls and boys of six European cohorts - trial groups - for which data are available on their prenatal or postnatal paracetamol exposure and at least one outcome on symptoms of ASD or ADHD.Depending on t...
Maite, the mother of the boy with autism and attacked at Warner: "He grabbed me and threw me face on the sidewalk"
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Maite, the mother of the boy with autism and attacked at Warner: "He grabbed me and threw me face on the sidewalk"

Maite, the mother of an 11-year-old boy with autism who denounced a man for assaulting her, shaking her and throwing her to the ground in Warner Park, after he accused the minor of insults on a fast track to the attractions, has reported how he experienced the aggression and has vindicated the "right of all children not to be laughed at", more if possible if they have a disability.Interviewed in Zero Wave, this mother has explained that has physical and psychological sequelae from the aggression who suffered one Sunday in the Parque de la Warner, to which she went with two friends and six children, two of them with disabilities."I am a little affected with everything," he acknowledged, "but my ...
Cárdenas, after leaving Europa FM: "I have to accept it and assume it"
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Cárdenas, after leaving Europa FM: "I have to accept it and assume it"

The Europa FM station has decided to dispense with the presenter Javier Cárdenas, host of Get up and Cardenas, when there was barely a month left to the end of his contract, which was not going to be renewed. The presenter has assured 20minutos.es that this cessation "was something that was seen coming in the last month." "The chain has told me that since I was not going to continue in September it was better that I quit now", he says about the suddenness of the decision, because tomorrow he will no longer be in front of the microphones. The reasons for its being dispensed with are attributed by sources in the radio environment to the show's steep audience drop and the controversial statemen...
Ten families come together to publicize a syndrome that is mistaken for autism
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Ten families come together to publicize a syndrome that is mistaken for autism

A dozen families with children affected by the CTNNB1 syndrome will create an association to help shed light on this virtually unknown genetic mutation, whose symptoms are sometimes mistaken for those on the autism spectrum or cerebral palsy.The future president of the association, Estíbaliz Martín Medina, the mother of Paula, a three-year-old girl suffering from this syndrome, explained that this condition causes intellectual and developmental delay and it can also cause heart, vision, lung or spinal cord problems, among other ills."For the most part, they are children who do not speak and have many behavior problems that can be confuse with autism or cerebral palsy. We are convinced that in ...
Vulnerable without vaccines: people with disabilities still waiting to be included in vaccination
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Vulnerable without vaccines: people with disabilities still waiting to be included in vaccination

Diego Elías was told no three times. At the door of the San Isidro Municipal Sports Complex, last Friday I was looking for a vaccine. That day began the vaccination of people over 70 years of age and Diego went to the center with his uncle in the hope of being able to access a dose that would help him survive the pandemic. "He was scheduled and told me to go with him to see if I could get in as well." But they didn't. He is 42 years old and Down syndrome, none of the conditions established to be vaccinated, even if your genetic disorder places you in a higher risk situation. Until she appeared.“An angel came and helped me. I said, 'Please help, I need a vaccine to work' and he made me pass”, Says the young actor. That angel - he did not get to know her name - was a nurse who recogn...
Video of a policeman hitting a minor with autism on the head shocks the US
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Video of a policeman hitting a minor with autism on the head shocks the US

The video of a police officer brutally beating a a minor with autism and attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) has shocked the United States.The images were released by the father of the minor. The events occurred last Wednesday in Vacaville, California, after police received a notice of a gun fight in the neighborhood.Upon reaching the area they saw the young man Preston, 17, who had fought with a neighbor, without anyone being injured. The agent asks Preston to sit on the ground as he approaches.The young man suddenly gets scared and decides to run away. That's when the policeman grabs him and pushes him to the ground. Then punches him in the head: "You hit me on the fucking head...
The desperate appeal of a mother looking for friends for her son with autism
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The desperate appeal of a mother looking for friends for her son with autism

Jacqueline Waxman is an American woman who has three children. The oldest of them, 14 years old, has autism. Recently, the boy approached him and He told her that he didn't have a single friend. Jacqueline decided to get to work.As collected The Sun, Jacqueline made a desperate post on Facebook: he was looking for friends for his son. The woman admits that maybe she overprotected him too much: "I didn't want him to meet bad guys or get involved with the wrong friends. He's kind, caring, and overly generous," he says.“I posted a 'friends wanted' ad on a local mom group. Some people responded and he's been texting back and forth. I have no idea what's going to happen. But he has hopeJacqueline ...
Neurodiversity: What Is It?
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Neurodiversity: What Is It?

There’s a growing push to focus on our brain differences, not deficits. This wider view of "normal" is a big part of something called neurodiversity. Advocates hope the idea expands how we think of developmental disorders, including attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD). If the concept goes mainstream, it could lead to big changes in education and workplace norms, says Alecia Santuzzi, PhD, an associate professor at Northern Illinois University who specializes in social-industrial and organizational psychology. "It does make people take a few steps back to think more creatively about all the different ways work or school tasks can be done," Santuzzi says. What Does It Mean to Be Neurodivergent? Judy Singer, a sociologist who has autism, st...