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Autism Spectrum Disorder and Complementary Health Approaches

Autism Spectrum Disorder and Complementary Health Approaches

National Center for Complementary and Integrative Health (NCCIH)

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Autism Spectrum Disorder and Complementary Health Approaches

Estimates of the prevalence of autism in the U.S. vary, but the most recent statistics estimate that about 1 in 68 children (or 1.5 percent of 8-year-old children) have autism spectrum disorder (ASD). There is no cure for ASD, but research shows that early diagnosis and interventions, such as during preschool or before, are more likely to have major positive effects on symptoms and later skills. Many parents choose complementary health approaches for their children with ASD to help manage symptoms; however, despite this use there is a paucity of high-quality research focused on complementary approaches for ASD.
Dale Birkle Dreer

Dr. Dale Birkle Dreer, Chief of NCCIH Scientific Review, Mourned 

Dr. Dale Birkle-Dreer, chief of the Office of Scientific Review at the National Center for Complementary and Integrative Health, passed away at home on March 12, 2016 after a brief illness. Described by colleagues at NCCIH as a kind, compassionate, resourceful, supportive manager, Birkle-Dreer loved NIH; her passion for doing outstanding work was well known throughout NIH. Read more.

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Dr. Richard Davidson to Present the Stephen E. Straus Distinguished Lecture, "Change Your Brain by Transforming Your Mind"

May 3, 2016, 10:00 a.m. ET; NIH Main Campus, Masur Auditorium (Building 10) or via Videocast
This talk will present an overview of studies conducted in Dr. Davidson’s laboratory on neural changes associated with different forms of meditation. Distinctions among three major forms of meditation practice will be made: Focused Attention; Open Monitoring; and Positive Affect Training. These different forms of meditation have different neural and behavioral effects. From the perspective of Western neuroscience, different forms of meditation can be conceptualized as mental training to promote the regulation of emotion and attention.

Resources for Researchers

Funding Opportunities for the FY 2017 NIH Director’s Pioneer Awards, NIH Director’s New Innovators Awards, and NIH Director’s Transformative Research Awards

Upcoming Events

NCCIH Exhibits at USA Science and Engineering Festival 

April 16-17, 2016; Washington, D.C.

Dissecting GPCR Signaling and Neural Circuits in Stress Behaviors(Pain Seminar)

May 3, 2016, 11 a.m.; NIH Building 40, Room 1201/1203

Change Your Brain by Transforming Your Mind

May 3, 2016, 10 a.m.; NIH Building 10, Masur Auditorium

NCCIH Exhibits at American Pain Society 35th Annual Meeting

May 11-14, 2016; Austin, TX

In case you missed it...

Requesting Comments on NCCIH's Draft Strategic Plan 2016-2021

A draft plan is online for review. Please submit comments by April 15, 2016. 

Did you miss the April 4 lecture by Dr. Christine Smolke, Bio-Based Supply Chains for Medicine? An archive of the videocast is available 

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