Autism A Generation At Threat By Sabeeha Rehman

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Noor Conference | Global Knowledge Forum | http://www.noor.org.sa | Day 2 - Panel 4 - Autism A Generation At Threat By Sabeeha Rehman

AUTISM A Generation At Threat Sabeeha Rehman, FACHE

Fastest Growing Developmental Disability In 1980: 1 in 10,000 USA Today: 1 in 150 1.5 million Saudi Arabia: 1 in 160 42,500 World: Fastest growing neurobiological condition

In 1980: 1 in 10,000

USA Today: 1 in 150 1.5 million

Saudi Arabia: 1 in 160 42,500

World: Fastest growing neurobiological condition

Fastest Growing Developmental Disability 1.5 million Growth rate: 10-17% New case every 20 min 24,000 new cases a year $90 billion

1.5 million

Growth rate: 10-17%

New case every 20 min

24,000 new cases a year

$90 billion

What Do We Know About It No consensus on causes: Genetics? Vaccines? Environmental Toxins? Immune Deficiencies?

No consensus on causes:

Genetics?

Vaccines?

Environmental Toxins?

Immune Deficiencies?

What Are We Doing About It No consensus on treatment MAINSTREAM Behavior Pharmaceutical ALLIED HEALTH Diet: CF/GF Biomedical Chelation

No consensus on treatment

MAINSTREAM

Behavior

Pharmaceutical

ALLIED HEALTH

Diet: CF/GF

Biomedical

Chelation

MEANWHILE: We Are Losing Our Children Late diagnosis Missed diagnosis Mis-diagnosis Shortage of: Services Trained professionals School System Community-based services

Late diagnosis

Missed diagnosis

Mis-diagnosis

Shortage of:

Services

Trained professionals

School System

Community-based services

Family Unit Is At Risk Emotional Stress Financial Burden Psychological impact on child & siblings Safety at risk

Emotional Stress

Financial Burden

Psychological impact on child & siblings

Safety at risk

A GENERATION AT THREAT

What Does This Mean For SA Accelerate & Escalate

Accelerate & Escalate

ACTION PLAN Autism: A National Priority KEC: Nucleus; Ownership & Manage

Autism: A National Priority

KEC: Nucleus; Ownership & Manage

ACTION ITEMS Regulatory Health Planning Health Policy Budget Research, Diagnosis,Treatment, Education Support Services Community-based programs Organize & Mobilize

Regulatory

Health Planning

Health Policy

Budget

Research, Diagnosis,Treatment, Education

Support Services

Community-based programs

Organize & Mobilize

REGULATORY INITIATIVES HEALTH PLANNING Office of Health Planning for Autism National Strategic Plan Based on needs assessment Short term (2 yr) Long Term (5 yr) - research, treatment, education

HEALTH PLANNING

Office of Health Planning for Autism

National Strategic Plan

Based on needs assessment

Short term (2 yr)

Long Term (5 yr) - research, treatment, education

REGULATORY INITIATIVES HEALTH POLICY Mandatory Screening Provider licensure/certification Biomedical treatments BUDGET

HEALTH POLICY

Mandatory Screening

Provider licensure/certification

Biomedical treatments

BUDGET

RESEARCH Autism Research Institute National Registry DIAGNOSIS & TREATMENT Standardized tests: CHAT, M-CHAT, CAST.. Laboratory: toxicity, yeast, leaky gut, food allergies.. Conventional Treatment: ABA, OT, SIT, Speech, PT, Social skills Biomedical Treatment: Chelation, Methyl B12, diet, HBOT, gut.. Specialized centers for children w/ special needs Integrating Special Education into school system Home-Based Care EDUCATION Specialty Training for Professional & Allied Health Professionals Parental education Infrastructure: Research, D&T, Education

RESEARCH

Autism Research Institute

National Registry

DIAGNOSIS & TREATMENT

Standardized tests: CHAT, M-CHAT, CAST..

Laboratory: toxicity, yeast, leaky gut, food allergies..

Conventional Treatment: ABA, OT, SIT, Speech, PT, Social skills

Biomedical Treatment: Chelation, Methyl B12, diet, HBOT, gut..

Specialized centers for children w/ special needs

Integrating Special Education into school system

Home-Based Care

EDUCATION

Specialty Training for Professional & Allied Health Professionals

Parental education

Community-based Programs: Recreation Support Groups/Resource Centers Siblings Counseling Services Product Availability Food supplements Tools: flash cards, games, toys Books: Guides, manuals, DVDs Infrastructure: Support Services

Community-based Programs:

Recreation

Support Groups/Resource Centers

Siblings

Counseling Services

Product Availability

Food supplements

Tools: flash cards, games, toys

Books: Guides, manuals, DVDs

Organize & Mobilize Media Awareness Campaigns: sensitize Associations - Chapters Lend-A-Helping-Hand Publicize Role Models Neighborhood Watch: Keep our children safe

Media Awareness Campaigns: sensitize

Associations - Chapters

Lend-A-Helping-Hand

Publicize Role Models

Neighborhood Watch:

Keep our children safe

CONCLUSION KEC: Model for the world Safeguard your most valuable asset YOUR CHILDREN

KEC: Model for the world

Safeguard your most valuable asset

YOUR CHILDREN

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