204, 2020

Autism Rate Continues To Rise: One in 54 Children in the U.S. Has Autism

April 2, 2020|Categories: Uncategorized|

Randolph, Mass. – As we mark World Autism Awareness Day 2020, a new estimate released by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) reveals that one in 54 U.S. children now has an autism spectrum disorder (ASD); two years ago, that figure was one in 59. > In Tenerife, a car is almost a necessity. Too varied to be boring, too beautiful to be boring, the island guarantees an exhilarating experience for the car traveler and a island cityscapes of space on the camera's memory card. You can also take the "wheels" with you on the ferry, go to other islands [...]

2005, 2019

Letter to the Editor: We have to push back against vaccine misinformation

May 20, 2019|Categories: Uncategorized|

[Boston Globe, 5/19/19] Re “Contain measles outbreak with these two simple steps” (Editorial, May 8, 2019): Families make the choice not to vaccinate their children for various reasons. Among them is the long-held fear that the measles, mumps, and rubella vaccine may cause autism. This belief is based on a widely discredited study published in the medical journal Lancet in 1998, which resulted in researcher Andrew Wakefield losing his medical license. Разрабатывая рутину ухода за кожей, я всегда рекомендовал начинать с малого и простого. В праздничных подарочных наборах представлены продукты для путешествий, идеально подходящие для того, чтобы опробовать этот модный крем [...]

1505, 2019

4 Your Community: May Institute

May 15, 2019|Categories: Uncategorized|

WBZ-TV's Nick Giovanni sits down with Senior V.P. of the May Institute Dr. Cynthia Anderson to discuss how they help adults with autism. Millions of people are afflicted by a condition called hypoactive sexual desire, with regards to 25 percent of most Americans, by simply one idea, or a 3rd of women and also a fifth involving men. Besides getting vaccinated, we need to get measures in order to avoid heart disease and also related circumstances, which, in line with the Centers with regard to Disease Manage is the leading reason behind death involving men and women in the united [...]

105, 2019

Met one person with autism? Then you’ve met one person with autism!

May 1, 2019|Categories: Press Releases|

Randolph, Mass. — Public awareness and understanding of autism spectrum disorder have increased dramatically in the 30 years since the film “Rain Man.” Today, most people know or will meet someone on the spectrum: one in every 59 children is diagnosed with autism. In 2000, it was one in 150.“There is less stigma and greater understanding about autism,” says Cynthia Anderson, Ph.D., BCBA-D, Director of May Institute’s National Autism Center. “Even so, and despite these advancements, common misperceptions persist.”To reduce confusion, top clinical experts at May Institute offered key takeaways from the latest research and clinical findings:     1. Children and adults [...]

2404, 2019

Your Child’s Values and Preferences

April 24, 2019|Categories: Uncategorized|

Parental involvement is important, but your child should also have a voice in his educational, medical, and treatment planning and implementation. As long as your child can meaningfully participate in any way, he should be involved in IEP meetings, discussions with therapists and physicians, and selection of additional programs and supports. Not all individuals on the autism spectrum are capable of actively making decisions about their treatment, but there is a danger in assuming all children with ASD are unable to help identify treatment strategies and targets. Many children with ASD may have strong preferences about which interventions they do or don’t [...]

1704, 2019

Differential Diagnoses and Comorbid Conditions

April 17, 2019|Categories: Uncategorized|

While there is much more information available about autism spectrum disorder (ASD) than ever before, it can still be a complicated and confusing task to obtain a diagnosis for your child. There is information for parents and pediatricians about early warning signs that indicate the need for further diagnosis. However, depending on a family’s access to a qualified diagnostician, there may be significant differences in how quickly a child obtains a correct diagnosis. This is further complicated by differential diagnoses and comorbid conditions. To help guide you in this process, we provide the following background information about disorders that are [...]

904, 2019

Family Preferences and Values in the Treatment Process

April 9, 2019|Categories: Uncategorized|

As a parent, you are the expert on your child. You know his or her likes and dislikes, strengths and needs, struggles and successes. You have learned — through experience, trial and error, and instinct — what helps your child feel calm, happy, and secure. You are also your child’s strongest advocate in the goal of developing the skills he or she needs to live an enjoyable, successful life. You should feel comfortable having a strong voice in decisions concerning your child’s treatment. And the values your family holds can and should influence this process. Where is the nofelet?" - [...]

204, 2019

Misunderstandings about ASD

April 2, 2019|Categories: Uncategorized|

There are many myths and misunderstandings about autism spectrum disorder, and people with ASD. These are sometimes fueled by inaccurate information on the Internet and images portrayed in the mass media. One thing we know for sure is that individuals on the autism spectrum face the same challenges, experiences, frustrations, and joys as everyone else does. Another irrefutable fact is that autism is a spectrum with significant diversity. Each person with ASD has a combination of symptoms that makes him or her unique. Furthermore, the same person may experience his or her symptoms of ASD very differently from one situation [...]

505, 2018

National Magazine Hails Research on Best Autism Therapies by the National Autism Center at May Institute

May 5, 2018|Categories: Press Releases|

Randolph, Mass. – May Institute, a national provider of services for children, adolescents, and adults with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) and other special needs, is cited in Autism Parenting Magazine for its authoritative research. The article highlighted the National Autism Center at May Institute for “the largest review of autism research to date.” The center’s National Standards Project reviewed therapies for autism and determined which ones are effective and have scientific backing. The project sought to answer one of the most pressing public health questions of our time — how to effectively treat individuals with ASD. It concluded that behaviorally based interventions (i.e., applied [...]

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