Angelman Syndrome Foundation's News Room is an aggregation of several sources. We will post exciting announcements pertaining to ASF in addition to news about Angelman syndrome from within our community and from external media sources. See a story you think we should share? Send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org with the information. Thank you!
- Mets Exploring ‘Quiet’ Section At Citi Field For Families With Autistic Kids
- June 15, 2012
The Mets are considering adding a designated ‘quiet’ seating section with lower volume PA announcements and no music or cheerleading.
- Research Reveals Possible Root Cause of Seizures in Autism-related Angelman Syndrome
- June 12, 2012
- By Eileen Braun, Executive Director
Research published on June 6th in the scientific peer-reviewed journal Neuron has discovered the possible underlying cause of seizures in individuals with Angelman syndrome, a neuro-genetic disorder similar to autism that occurs in one in 15,000 live births. Seizures are a potentially life-threatening symptom that 90 percent of those with Angelman syndrome experience. Funded by the Angelman Syndrome Foundation (ASF), the research was conducted by a team of scientists at the University of North Carolina (UNC) at Chapel Hill.