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Sleep in ASD

Date Published: June 2018

In this webinar, Dr. Ashura Buckley defines sleep terminology and discusses the basics of the sleep/wake cycle. She also talks about the types of sleep problems in people with ASD, current approaches to treatment and where to go from here. This webinar is 60 minutes long.

Who is Ashura Buckley?

Ashura Buckley, M.D., is a pediatric neurologist and sleep medicine research physician at the Intramural Research Program at the National Institutes of Health. Buckley’s research focuses on the role of sleep in shaping the developing brain, with a focus on abnormal sleep neurophysiology in severe forms of autism, obsessive-compulsive disorder, schizophrenia, depression and other serious neurodevelopmental conditions. The ultimate goal of her research is to elucidate underlying problems in sleep-mediated neurotransmission early in the course of neurodevelopment, in the hopes of finding potential treatment targets.

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