Category Archives: Uncategorized

A pill to cure autism?

Recent research by the Boston Children’s Hospital suggested that two existing classes of drugs - carbamazepine, used to treat epilepsy, and mTOR inhibitors - could possibly pave the way for treating autism. Their findings pointed to autism sufferers lacking a process known as autophagy, in which cells digest their damaged and aging mitochondria, allowing healthy…
Read more

Health problems may arise from drugs treating autism

A recent study published in the Journal of Pediatrics indicates that children with autism are more susceptible to health problems such as high blood pressure and diabetes. These problems are most noticeable for children who are taking drugs to ease behavioural problems due to autism. Mood stabilisers raise the odds of obesity by 40 percent…
Read more

Congratulations to Dr. James Partington

Congratulations to Dr. James. Partington, Ph.D, BCBA-D and his co-authors Autumn Bailey and Scott Partington on having their article accepted by the Journal of Psychoeducational Assessment. Their article examines and reaffirms the reliability of the ABLLS-R (Assessment of Basic Language and Learning Skills - Revised). Developed by Dr. James Partington, the ABLLS-R system is an…
Read more

Interview of Dr. James Partington

Dr. James Partington, Ph.D, BCBA-D, a leading expert in autism treatment who has worked with children with autism for over 40 years and the creator of the ABLLS-R (Assessment of Basic Learning and Language Skills), explains why ABA-VB is better than traditional ABA (Applied Behaviour Analysis). He also talks about his concerns about the ABA…
Read more