autism http://ripr.org en Covering Autism In CT; Mental Health Parity http://ripr.org/post/covering-autism-ct-mental-health-parity <p>Connecticut's insurance department has just issued a bulletin that will affect how insurers cover autism - or could. According to this Kaiser Health News <a href="http://www.kaiserhealthnews.org/Stories/2014/June/24/Michelle-Andrews-on-autism-coverage-and-changes-in-Connecticut.aspx">story by Michelle Andrews</a>, autism advocates have worked hard over the years to ensure complex conditions like autism get the kind of insurance coverage they need - for long-term behavioral therapy, for example. But now:</p> Tue, 24 Jun 2014 20:32:16 +0000 Kristin Gourlay 35714 at http://ripr.org More Promising Brain Studies In Rhode Island http://ripr.org/post/more-promising-brain-studies-rhode-island <p>I reported recently on the growth of brain science in Rhode Island, mentioning some of the many scientists, doctors, and institutes involved and some of the diseases they're hoping to tackle.</p><p>But of course, as with any story, I learned much more in the course of my reporting than I was able to include. Here are a few more neuroscience highlights in the Ocean State:</p> Wed, 27 Nov 2013 19:59:03 +0000 Kristin Gourlay 25459 at http://ripr.org Dozens of Organizations Come Together to Focus on Autism in RI http://ripr.org/post/dozens-organizations-come-together-focus-autism-ri <p>A collaborative effort to research and treat autism is rolling out in Rhode Island. This new consortium includes universities, hospitals and state agencies.</p><p>The Rhode Island Consortium for Autism Research and Treatment, or RI-CART, brings doctors researchers and educators together to advance autism research and put a spotlight on the disorder. Dozens of organizations are involved, including Bradley Hospital, Brown University and the Rhode Island Department of Education.</p> Thu, 18 Jul 2013 17:50:26 +0000 Catherine Welch 18637 at http://ripr.org Brown Researchers Find Genetic Clue for Autism http://ripr.org/post/brown-researchers-find-genetic-clue-autism <p>Brown University researchers say they have discovered a possible genetic variation that can lead to autism and an intellectual disability. What’s more, the discovery may explain why one sibling can be affected while another isn’t.</p> Mon, 08 Jul 2013 09:00:00 +0000 Kristin Gourlay 17954 at http://ripr.org Brown Researchers Find Genetic Clue for Autism