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Tag: Astrocyte

Astrocytes are glial cells that help form the physical structure of the brain. They have many roles including, but not limited to nervous system repair, vasomodulation, and metabolic support for neurons. The significance to autism spectrum disorder is that astrocyte dysfunction is being found in people on the spectrum. This dysfunction may result in a change in neural circuitry which is believed to be an underlying characteristic of autism spectrum disorder.

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Land acknowledgement

Embrace Autism recognizes and acknowledges the traditional lands of the Indigenous peoples across Ontario. From the lands of the Anishinaabe to the Attawandaron and Haudenosaunee, these lands surrounding the Great Lakes are steeped in First Nations history. We are in solidarity with Indigenous brothers and sisters to honour and respect Mother Earth. We acknowledge and give gratitude for the wisdom of the Grandfathers and the four winds that carry the spirits of our ancestors that walked this land before us. Embrace Autism is located on the Treaty Lands and Territory of the Mississaugas of the Credit. We acknowledge and thank the Mississaugas of the Credit First Nation—the Treaty holders—for being stewards of this traditional territory.

A First Nations symbol, consisting of a Sun surrounded by four Eagle feathers.