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December 02, 2021

CDC Reports: 1 in 44 American Children Have Autism

California Surpasses New Jersey for Highest Rates, with 6.4% of the State’s Boys Holding a Diagnosis The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) released its latest prevalence estimates for autism. The center reports that 1 in 44 or 2.27% of American 8-year-olds have an autism spectrum disorder (ASD). This rate is a 23% increase […]

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November 29, 2021

Catatonia Associated with Late Regression in Autism

Mean Onset Age of Late Regression is 13 years According to the American Academy of Pediatrics, approximately 25% of cases of autism are due to early regression. This phenomenon, often referred to as regressive autism, occurs when symptoms of autism materialize after a period of normal development, typically between 18-24 months of age. Most parents […]

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November 29, 2021

Sex Education for Individuals with Intellectual and Developmental Delays

People with Developmental Disabilities Lack Opportunities to Learn About Sexual Health The World Health Organization defines sexual health as a state of physical, emotional, mental and social well-being in relation to sexuality.  For most people, sexual health is integral to their overall health and well-being. Individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities (IDD), including autism, express […]

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November 29, 2021

Extensive Psilocybin Trial Shows Great Promise for Treating Serious Depression

Although Small Number Serious Adverse Events Were Reported SafeMinds Shares has reported previously on psilocybin, a hallucinogenic/psychedelic substance that works by activating serotonin receptors in the prefrontal cortex, the area of the brain that affects mood, cognition, and perception. Early trials have shown that the psychedelic holds promise as an autism treatment since it supports […]

November 22, 2021

Study Claims Microbiome Not a Causal Factor in Autism Spectrum Disorder

Research Suggests that Picky Eating Causes Differences in Gut Bacteria A bold new Australian study asserts that gut health “is no way a cause of why the brain develops differently” in individuals with autism. The researchers involved in this effort claim that previous studies linking microbiome contents to autism have been underpowered and not designed […]

November 22, 2021

Community Shares | November 22, 2021

The U.S. House of Representatives passed the Build Back Better Act last Friday. The bill includes $150 billion for in home and community-based services. If the legislation is passed by the Senate and signed into law by the president, it will support individuals with autism throughout the country. Research from Sweden demonstrates that exercise is […]

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