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Can stem cell research have the potential to cure illnesses like autism?

Can stem cell research have the potential to cure illnesses like autism?

Anything's possible: But there is no indication or basis thus far that stem cells are likely to have an impact on autism. There are however interventions that can favorably impact autism, and ongoing research in a number of areas is likely to result in further ways to treat and/or prevent autism.

Dr. Johanna Fricke
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Autism (Definition)

A neurodevelopmental disorder affecting three areas: abnormal socialization, communication, and restricted interests with repetitive patterns of behavior. It is usually detected in the first two years of life. Cause is unknown but strong evidence points to an interplay between ...Read more


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Please help, how much is stem cell treatment for autism?

Please help, how much is stem cell treatment for autism?

Who Knows??: There is no stem cell treatment presently approved for the treatment of autism. Although you may read of certain claims on the web, there is no peer reviewed evidence this will benefit any affected kid. Beware of the highly polished snake oil salesmen.

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My son is five year old and an autistic child. I am planning for stem cell treatment. Kindly guide that what factor should be kept in mind.?

My son is five year old and an autistic child. I am planning for stem cell treatment. Kindly guide that what factor should be kept in mind.?

Are You Kidding!: I appreciate the frustration of dealing with this problem. But attempting an totally unproven, potentially very dangerous therapy, outside of an approved clinical trial, is in my opinion, irresponsible. Look for help from a truly qualified specialist, one who is not self-proclaimed.

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I have a 3 and half year old brother with a medium degree of autism, will the stem cell implantation help him be able to speak if it had good results?

Unknown: The answer to this still remains unknown and the therapy is not yet approved. I sure hope something helps. I understand your concern: I have a 6 year grandson with autism who lives with me. Let's pray for a breakthrough.

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Do autistic children get easily excitable?

Do autistic children get easily excitable?

Most definitely: Spend a day with one. It has been estimated that the stress of raising an autistic child is equal to that of a tour of duty in iraq or afganistan.

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Why are autistic children so sensitive to stimuli?

Why are autistic children so sensitive to stimuli?

Structure & function: Of the autistic vs. Neurotypical (NT) brain differ. Activation on fMRI of frontal & temporal cortex in teens with ASD vs. NT's exposed to 2 slightly noxious stimuli showed = initial sensations but over-reactivity in processing & interpretating them in those with ASD, consistent with anatomical findings of small patches of disorganized neurons in the layers of the frontal & temporal cortex in ASD

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What are some tips to caring for autistic children?

What are some tips to caring for autistic children?

Evidence-based: Intensive, repetitive behavioral & educational therapy (aba, the denver model) 25-40 hours/wk works best. A child with autism won't understand why he should follow your agenda; ignore non-compliance & protests. Say, "sit down. Look at me, " tapping your temple, before teaching. Focus on joint attention, a precursor for communication. Ipad autism apps may be useful, but face -to-face time is best.

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My niece is autistic, is this a risk for my children?

My niece is autistic, is this a risk for my children?

That depends on the: Results of her Chromosonal a Microarray & DNA Probe for Fragile X, whether she is your sister's or brother's child & your 3-generation family medical &/or psychiatric history of Autistic Spectrum Disorder (ASD) & illnesses in which the incidence of ASD is increased. It also depends on your taking. 4mg. Of Folic Acid daily starting 3 mos. Before & having a flu vaccine 2 mos. Before conception.

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Can autistic children grow up living like normal people?

Prognosis for kids: With autistic spectrum disorder depends on level of cognition, degree of ASD & early response to therapy. Studies show 14-44% favorable outcomes. (http://www. Ncbi. Nlm. Nih. Gov/pmc/articles/pmc3619174/). Having had early communication & iq > 70 (stable from ~ age 7) are good signs. Social/adaptive skills remain.

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Which symptoms do autistic children have, say at the age of 2?

The M-CHAT screen: (firstsigns. Org) captures qualitative impairments in social reciprocity: joint attention, gaze monitoring, pointing at items to share interest. Atypical social communication may be absent language, words mixed with bizarre jargon (e.g., "digga-digga") or deviant (saying the alphabet before "mama, dada, & bye-bye). Stereotypies, repetitive non-functional movements, may be hard to spot before 3.

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Which type of careers are available to work with autistic children?

Many: Children with autism spectrum disorders often require the help of many different professionals. Some are teachers, teacher assistants, pediatricians, psychiatrists, neurologists, nurses, nutritionists, physical therapists, occupational therapists, speech therapists, behavioral therapists, and many more.

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What medications are used to treat hyper activity in autistic children?

Varies: It depends on the cause of hyperactivity. There are many reasons for an ad child to be hyperactive. You, behavioral assistant, speech therapists, pt, teachers, and doctors need to figure out why. If child is chronically ill, frustrated, anxious, in pain, obsessing, he could be hyperactive. There is no one medication to use in a recipe fashion.

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Can you tell me how are "sensory rooms" used to teach autistic children?

Can you tell me how are "sensory rooms" used to teach autistic children?

Sensory Rooms: "A sensory room is a place where children can use multi-sensory experiences to explore, to calm themselves, and to practice important social skills. There are many types of sensory rooms. Some multi-sensory rooms have bright lights, loud sounds, popping colors and fragrances. These rooms are designed to encourage language skills and emotions."

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Is it possible that having an autistic brother also mean their sibling has a disability?

Autism is genetic: Having a sibling with autism definitely increases one's risk of having developmental delays or autism. It does not mean they will definitely have problems. Your pediatrician should be able to perform some simple screening tests in the office to determine if your child has any developmental problems.

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Please advise if it's normal that I'm autistic and still know what most facial expressions mean?

Please advise if it's normal that I'm autistic and still know what most facial expressions mean?

Sure. Autistic: Spectrum disorder is a spectrum. You may have diminished, but not completely absent, facial recognition ; theory of mind. Some teens ; adults with ASD can infer what one character in a book or story is thinking or planning on doing, but not what a second character thinks that first character is thinking. Does that make sense to you?

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What does it mean to be borderline autistic???? Because I have been diagnosed as borderline autistic since I was 2

Ask doctor: Here is some general information on autism: https://patient. Info/health/autistic-spectrum-disorders-leaflet As you can see it is a spectrum from normal to severe symptoms. "borderline autistic" is a nonspecific term and not an official diagnosis. Best to see your doctor/the one who diagnosed you to get precise clarification/specific diagnosis

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Is there any cure for autistic children?

Is there any cure for autistic children?

Good question.: The only proven method to help youngsters overcome autisms challenges is science based intensive individualized intervention using an applied behavior analysis model. As a healthcare provider and father if child with autism, I regret to report there is no quick fix, however, we know more about autism today than ever. Feel free to message me if you would like more specific information.

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Are there any special schools just for autistic children?

Are there any special schools just for autistic children?

There are private: Schools for kids with Autistic Spectrum Disorder (ASD). The U.S. Individuals with Disabilities Education Act grants every child a free & appropriate education in the least restrictive setting. Placement of a child with ASD depends on degree of autism + presence or absence & severity of Intellectual Disability & disruptive behaviors. Special public schools exist for more impaired students.

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What does it mean to be a high-functioning autistic person?

What does it mean to be a high-functioning autistic person?

Varies: Very often that term is used interchangeably with aspergers. In general the biggest area of difficulty for these patients is language and social interactions. There can be difficulty reading and understanding the subtleties of human interactions as it relates to conversation and body language. Interpretation is literal and sarcasm not understood. Sheldon on the big bang theory is good example.

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