Autism is a complex condition that often necessitates several different types of support that can help make the individual’s life easier and less stressful to navigate.
Authors have been urged to include more characters with disabilities in their stories. Marking World Book Day this week, the Oscar winner Rachel Shenton and Julia Donaldson, author of The Gruffalo, called for more diversity in children’s books.
Scientists have confirmed that there is no link between the mumps, measles and rubella (MMR) vaccine and autism.
A new study has found that malnutrition and epilepsy are two common comorbidities in children with cerebral palsy.
Patients with Duchenne muscular dystrophy (DMD) have few treatment options. Medications currently available or in development either target only a subset of DMD patients with a particular genetic mutation or cause significant side effects.
Recently, families have been given hope of accessing a life-changing treatment on the NHS, which can help slow down the progress of a rare muscle-wasting condition.
A new study by Illinois State University’s Andrés Vidal-Gadea is breaking ground in the field of muscular dystrophy research.
Experimental drug shows promise for simultaneously treating inflammation and heart disease in trial models. The drug in question called Vamorolone, does so by simultaneously targeting two nuclear receptors important in regulating inflammation and cardiomyopathy
Teenagers with cerebral palsy (CP) do not meet the recommendations for healthy weight and physical activity, a study shows. They may also have a high percentage of body fat as well as being inactive.
The Children’s Commissioner for England has warned that 60,000 children are permanently out of school, many of whom are vulnerable or have special educational needs.