News for the week
News for the week
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On basis of weekly incidence we bring this news of the week section for you. While talking about this week i think this week we get more of autism disorder headlines. Let's take a look at the week's most important news stories:
1. AlterEgo: Using silent speech to interact with gadgets
AlterEgo is a non-invasive, wearable peripheral neural interface that enables humans to communicate in natural language with machines, artificial intelligence assistants, services, and other people without using their voice, opening their mouth, or making externally visible movements, by simply articulating words internally.
The user receives feedback via audio via bone conduction, which keeps the interface closed-loop and does not interrupt the user's normal auditory experience. This allows for a human-computer contact that feels fully internal to the human user, similar to talking to oneself.
This project's main goal is to aid communication for those with speech impairments, such as ALS (amyotrophic lateral sclerosis) and MS (multiple sclerosis) (multiple sclerosis).
2. Firsthand account of life at India's first 'Autism Guardians Village,' located in Hyderabad.
On the outskirts of Hyderabad, AGV, the world's largest and first autism friendly village, has been taking shape for over a decade. Two campuses—Autism Ashram, a residential living centre for autistic adults and children, and Autism Guardians' Village (AGV), a residential community for families with autism—are spread out across 20 acres.
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The two campuses work together to provide lifetime care for autistic children and adults, which addresses the single biggest issue that parents like myself have: how our children will be cared for when we are gone.
Dr. A.K. Kundra and his wife Jyotshna, the founders of AGV, have fostered a culture of sharing and caring for one another.
Despite the fact that this is not the life I had envisaged, this new life is growing deeper roots and stronger branches, and it appears like all is right with the world once more.
3. In a heart-stopping video, neighbours in the United States save a four-year-old kid with autism from drowning.
A heart-stopping video showed the moment hero neighbours saved a four-year-old kid with autism from drowning in his pool.
On May 18, Xavier Rigney, 12, was seen running into the swimming pool at his family's home in Lawrence, Kansas, by his 12-year-old neighbour Maddox Westerhouse.
Neighbours save boy (4) with autism from drowning in heart-stopping video https://t.co/IsDH3d96ad
— Independent.ie (@Independent_ie) June 1, 2022
Chief Rob Fleeup of the Lawrence-Douglas County Fire Medical Battalion stated on Thursday that "Xavier remained under the water for 3 minutes and 22 seconds" before Mr Westerhouse started CPR.
When paramedics came, Xavier was awake and attentive, and he was expected to recover.
4. Inclusion of More People in Biomarker Research
Researchers in the McPartland Lab at the Yale Child Study Center are harnessing technological improvements to bring biomarker discovery research to autistic people who are minimally verbal and cognitively disabled. Because involvement in neuroscience research often requires understanding and following sophisticated verbal instructions, these people have historically been underrepresented.
Researchers @YaleCSC are using technological advancements to bring #biomarker discovery #research to minimally verbal and cognitively impaired autistic people. #autism #neuroscience #technology #YourTrustedSource@J_McPartlandhttps://t.co/3HIhoZbHK1 https://t.co/FGYOXfAhwg
— Autism Spectrum News (@AutismSpecNews) June 2, 2022
The advantages of this strategy are threefold. First, this method paves the way for the development of inclusive experimental paradigms while maintaining the rigour required for cognitive neuroscience research. Second, the biomarker data will provide a new perspective on social perception in severely damaged ASD people.
Finally, we are pioneering biomarker identification in cognitively challenged individuals by adding experimental assays from the ABC-CT. This step forward pave the way for more people with ASD to participate in clinical trials and cognitive neuroscience in general. Because the processes under inquiry, such as how the brain processes images of other people, need that a participant sit motionless and stare at photos of others, these requirements are unique to neuroscience research.
It's hard to accurately scan brain activity if you can't or won't sit still, and it's impossible to know what's going on in your brain when you look at people if you can't or won't look at photos on a screen.
5. Autism Spectrum Disorder: Potential Therapeutics | James Clement | The Mind Gala
At the Jawaharlal Nehru Centre for Advanced Scientific Research in Bengaluru, India, James operates a lab that uses Syngap1+/- to investigate how mutations in genes encoding proteins required for synaptic function cause ID and ASD. In this session, he explains how this heterozygous mutation causes abnormal neural growth and function, which results in a variety of symptoms in patients.
Most people think Autism is a disorder. Autistic people are atypical. But they do not have a disease/ disorder. Autism is not a disability, but a different ability! So, next time don’t think of it as a disorder or a disease. In other words, Autistic people are a part of neuro-diversity in the human race.
Autism is considered a disability from a legal point of view. This is because Autistic people need access to extra support, care, and government aid. Since each person with Autism is unique, their need for support also varies. Autistic people have a high vulnerability in everyday life.
6. "As I grew older, the bullying became more severe." A Man Explains How He Went From Not Speaking To Mentoring Hundreds Of People.
This Smile Train patient from Amritsar, India, is eradicating the stigma around cleft palates and offering the assistance, support, and advice that this community requires to succeed. His life story teaches us to never stop dreaming, and that there is always something to smile about, no matter what life throws at us.
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7. Meet the Extraordinary Seniors of Newsday.
They've planted trees, taught chess and music, and promoted bullying, inclusiveness, and social justice awareness. They've mentored kids from all around the world, delved into research to enhance health care, and established themselves as role models for civic involvement, spirit, and tenacity.
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8. CPD officers will use new technologies to keep people with Autism and Alzheimer's safe.
We hear stories all the time of loved ones wandering off, whether it's a child with Autism or an elderly parent with Alzheimer's or dementia who doesn't realise they're in danger. Serls will also respond to the spot with an officer when calls come in from Grasp programme participants.
Already, seven families have joined up. Families must live in one of the five districts and have a member of the family with a diagnosis. There is no cost to participate in the programme.
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It's far too crucial to entrust your communication to just anyone. Since 2014, our industry-leading therapists have impacted the lives of thousands of children and adults. The lack of parental involvement in communication with their children has also been identified as a cause in the disorders.
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