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January 25, 2021

In Utero Exposure of Ritodrine Associated with Increased Incidence of Autism

Korean Study Show Twice the ASD Risk of Exposed Group vs. Non Exposed Ritodrine is a prescription drug used to stop premature labor. The medication can also be used to manage asthma symptoms. In 1995, the United States discontinued the use of ritodrine for pregnant women due to dosage and efficacy problems. However, Korea continued […]

January 25, 2021

Referrals to Early Childhood Intervention Programs Plumet During COVID

New Hampshire Sees 400 Fewer Children Referred to Early Developmental Services Than Previous Year Services and supports available to infants, toddlers and young children who experience developmental delays is called early intervention. These interventions can include different types of therapy including speech, occupational, physical and behavioral. For children under the age of three, these early […]

January 25, 2021

Additional Respite Funds Available Under New Federal Law

The Lifespan Respite Care Reauthorization Act Increases Funds from $2.5 M to $10 M Annually  Most people dealing with significant health challenges do not have access to respite services. Estimates show that approximately 53 million American family members provide $470 billion worth of unpaid care to ill or special needs individuals each year. In order […]

January 25, 2021

The National Academies of Science Engineering and Medicine Presents a Free Workshop via Webcast

The Interplay Between Environmental Exposures and Mental Health Outcomes Join this workshop to explore emerging research on the relationship between the environment and mental health. Date and Time: February 2, 10:30am-3:30pm ET February 3, 10:30am-3:30pm ET From the announcement:  There is growing evidence that the environment can play an important role in mental health—yet research […]

January 25, 2021

New Study Shows Almost 78% of Children with Autism Suffer from a Mental Health Condition

Nearly Half Experience Two or More Mental Health Disorders The University of British Columbia’s department of psychology and the AJ Drexel Autism Institute at Drexel University have published a study which shows that over three-quarters of children with autism spectrum disorder (ASD)  have at least one mental health condition and close to half experience two […]

January 25, 2021

Biomarkers Identified in Father’s Sperm May Be Linked to Autism Risk in Offspring

Study Finds Paternal Age Not a Factor in Newly Identified Biomarkers  A new study from Washington State University has suggested that epigenetic biomarkers found in a father’s sperm may predict susceptibility of developing autism spectrum disorder (ASD) in his offspring. The study’s methodology involved recruiting 13 men who fathered children with ASD and 13 men […]

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