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Illustration by Laurène Boglio Hello and welcome to this week’s community newsletter! I am your host, Chelsey B. Coombs, the engagement editor of Spectrum. The first paper to grab Twitter’s attention praised a transdiagnostic approach to neurodevelopmental disorders such as autism and attention deficit hyperactivity disorder. Clinicians typically diagnose these disorders using the criteria in […]

There are more than 222,000 students with special educational needs in Georgia. The family of all students enrolled in a public school since March 13, 2020 can apply for a scholarship online. The money can be used for documented costs for a variety of expenses, including speech therapy, tutoring, software, counseling, and transportation. Mentioned the […]

June 17, 2021


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Tags: aim, Alternative, approaches, genetherapy, Rett, Spectrum, syndrome


Categories: autism

Multi-pronged Approach: New therapies for Rett Syndrome look at the same goal from different angles. Photo by William Mebane In theory, researchers know how to reverse many of the debilitating effects of Rett syndrome: increasing the expression of the protein MECP2. People with this condition typically have a mutated copy of the MECP2 gene and, […]