Akhil Autism Foundation

Autism is a severe (complex) developmental disorder that begins at birth or within the first two-and-a-half years of life. Most autistic children are perfectly normal in appearance, but spend their time engaged in puzzling and disturbing behaviours which are markedly different from those of typical children.

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About Akhil Autism Foundation

Akhil Autism Foundation is a non-profit organization registered with NJ state. We believe every special child has chosen special parents to make a difference in life. Our strong philosophy is autism is not a brain disorder but is a medical disorder. Every child is unique and requires individualized intervention plan. Parents are the best judges and are the Key players in child’s progress.

Posted on April 13, 2012, in Uncategorized. Bookmark the permalink. 10 Comments.

  1. Good morning everyone,
    Anyone due for MB12 injections around end of this month in NCR region and ready to share the shipment.
    Gaurav Bajaj

  2. Gayathri Srinivasan

    I got my son tested for Porphyrin profile from the Lab in Paris, France. I had to do a lot of followup with the lab for everything from sample receipt to getting the result. Frustrated, I did some research on internet and found out that the report from this lab is preferred by doctors rather than from other labs, even the ones in USA.
    It was very thoughtful of Manisha to have switched to this lab as the result is more reliable and as their testing methods are better. When she made that decision, she would have thought that this is the right thing to do and would have had no expectations that somebody would realize the magnitude of such a decision.
    I am thankful to her for I believe that this world thrives on such people who do the right thing needed for the situation without any expectation.

  3. Could new psychiatric guidelines change the standards for autism diagnosis?

    By Dr. Keith Ablow

    Published October 02, 2012

    FoxNews.com

    Read more: http://www.foxnews.com/health/2012/10/02/could-new-psychiatric-guidelines-change-standards-for-autism-diagnosis/#ixzz28Fi5rKMu
    A new study published in The Journal of American Psychiatry has found that a new definition of autism, slated for inclusion in the next official Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Psychiatry from the American Psychiatric Association (APA), will exclude about 10 percent of patients who have been diagnosed with autism in the past.

    This contradicts previous studies that have found 45 percent or more of the patients now considered autistic would no longer be diagnosed as such.

    Here, we have at least three problems.

    First, well-meaning psychiatric researchers apparently differ by more than 400 percent in their estimates of how many patients will no longer be considered autistic (who once were considered autistic).

    Millions of Americans who receive needed health care services because they are suffering with what had been described as autism by the APA could lose those services because a committee has decided to rewrite the definition of the condition

    This is not reassuring to members of the public, who look to psychiatric authorities for some level of accuracy and consistency—especially where conditions as severe as autism are concerned.

    Second, a shift in the criteria for the diagnosis of autism in a way that jettisons between 10 and 45 percent of those currently with the diagnosis potentially means that millions of American children were told they had the condition when they did not — because they or the condition itself were not well understood. This ought to give every patient seeing any psychiatrist very significant pause about whether to accept any diagnosis he or she receives.

    Third, medical specialties—psychiatry included—should not be in the habit of shifting their diagnoses every time a new diagnostic manual is published by its trade guild (here, the APA). It seems impossible to believe the pace of psychiatric knowledge is so far outstripping every other medical specialty that its diagnostic manual must be constantly revamped (resulting, by the way, in millions of dollars in revenue to the APA), with new conditions added every few years and others dispensed with.

    Rather than the pace of discovery, it could be argued that what is shifting is the way organized psychiatry eyes third-party reimbursement or keys its diagnoses to match up with available medications.

    The stakes are very high, indeed. Millions of Americans who receive needed health care services because they are suffering with what had been described as autism by the APA could lose those services because a committee (at the APA) has decided to rewrite the definition of the condition.

    And this, of course, brings up an interesting fourth problem: If 10 to 45 percent of those Americans diagnosed with autism based on the criteria in the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual actually do not have the disorder — but received treatment meant for those who do have it — do those individuals have a legal claim against the APA for promulgating inaccurate information upon which clinicians across the country relied?

    Just think about the implications if the criteria for depression are revised and millions of Americans learn they were treated for that illness when they should have been treated for something else.

    See, like every medical specialty, psychiatry relies for its credibility on it staying close to the facts—to truth. And if the official diagnostic manual can be rewritten with every new edition having new disorders and canceling old ones, then something is just plain wrong with that manual and the perspective of the folks creating it.

    Now, more than ever, people seeking care from psychiatrists are going to have to seek out the ones who have a very firm vision of how to expertly and determinedly deploy psychotherapy, medication and other treatment modalities to conquer the particular symptoms they suffer, and to advocate for them as individuals, not to satisfy the APA’s official diagnosis and treatment recipe book—which keeps changing, anyhow.

    Dr. Keith Ablow is a psychiatrist and member of the Fox News Medical A-Team. Dr. Ablow can be reached at info@keithablow.com.

    Read more: http://www.foxnews.com/health/2012/10/02/could-new-psychiatric-guidelines-change-standards-for-autism-diagnosis/#ixzz28FlDPNZT

  4. Want to register for Sat 1/12 webinar Thank you

  5. very nice webinar very informative thank you

  6. Sangita Deshpande

    I watched the webinar with Dr.Rossignol, it was very informative. You made sure everything went smooth.Look forward to Dr.Masgutova’s presentation. Thanks!

  7. want to register for feb 9 sat session USA.HOw to do it

  8. Thank you so much for organizing the autism hour lecture series . The lectures are very informative and are a great way for parents to ask questions of the experts . I loved the session with Dr.Mugatova. Her presentation brought out an inportant element to the treatment plan for ASD kids – one that is new and the building block for most sensory motor programs.

  9. Gayathri Srinivasan

    I am excited about the possibilities that Dr. Masgutova explained with the support of her experiences with some cases.

    With respect to Autism, it would be relevant to know how autistic children with speech problems like lack of speech, echoing speech, slurring speech, stimming etc., can be helped.
    Please let me know details about getting a consultation and training to parent to do the required exercises.

    Thanks for introducing me to such a new concept which I would not know, otherwise.

  10. how to view the webinar

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