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US Autism & Asperger Association

October 7, 2014

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The Impact of Attachment and Social Support on Parents of Children with Autism
For parents who have a child with autism, who is 18 years and younger

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Can a School be Forced to Evaluate a Child?

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Immune response to dietary proteins, gliadin and cerebellar peptides in children with autism


RESEARCH STUDY
The Impact of Attachment and Social Support on Parents of Children with Autism

Are you a parent who has a child with autism, who is 18 years and younger? If so, you are eligible to participate in this survey for a chance to win 1 of 2 $50 VISA gift cards! Please click here if you would like to participate in the survey.

Name of the Study: The Impact of Attachment and Social Support on Parents of Children with Autism

Purpose of the Study: The goal of this research study is to investigate the intrapersonal and interpersonal factors that affect the well-being of parents who have children with autism.

Click here if you would like to participate in the survey.

Should you choose to participate in the survey, the estimated time for participation is approximately 15 to 25 minutes.

Sonja Bishop is a graduate student in the MS in Counseling Program with the Marriage and Family Therapy option. She holds a BA in Psychology from the University of California, Santa Barbara. She is working on this project as part of her Master's thesis under the advisement of CSULB faculty, Paul Ratanasiripong, Ph.D.

Contact Information: Sonja Bishop - autismresearch14@gmail.com
(949) 690-6005

LINK TO PARTICIPATE IN STUDY
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Can a School be Forced to Evaluate a Child?
The Team Says Testing Will Not Provide Relevant Information for Educational Planning

by Wrightslaw

QUESTION - "Is the school forced to do psycho-educational testing when the child's school team agrees that testing would not provide information relevant to the child's educational planning? The foster parent and court advocate want the child tested anyway. Does the school have to provide information from testing? This child fits every exclusionary clause from special education written, and testing is not needed when the classroom teachers are making accommodations and modifications."

ANSWER - Can a school be "forced" to do something they don't want to do? That's an interesting way to frame the question. Does the law require the school to test the child? Yes. You say testing is not needed when the child's teachers are providing accommodations and modifications. This is incorrect.
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"A State educational agency, other State agency, or local educational agency [school district] shall conduct a full and individual initial evaluation ... either the parent of a child, or a State education agency, other State agency, or local educational agency may initiate a request for an initial evaluation to determine if the child is a child with a disability." 20 USC 1414(a)(1)

FULL ARTICLE
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Immune response to dietary proteins, gliadin and cerebellar peptides in children with autism

Nutr Neurosci. 2004 Jun;7(3):151-61. Vojdani A, et al.

The mechanisms behind autoimmune reaction to nervous system antigens in autism are not understood. We assessed the reactivity of sera from 50 autism patients and 50 healthy controls to specific peptides from gliadin and the cerebellum. A significant percentage of autism patients showed elevations in antibodies against gliadin and cerebellar peptides simultaneously.

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We conclude that a subgroup of patients with autism produce antibodies against Purkinje cells and gliadin peptides, which may be responsible for some of the neurological symptoms in autism.

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