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December 28, 2020

Reduced Gut Mucus May Contribute to Autism

Mucus Defends Against Bad Bacteria in the Gastrointestinal Tract Bacterial imbalances of the gastrointestinal tract and other gut disorders have long been associated with autism.  Although the reasons for these gastrointestinal problems have remained unclear.  Now, recent research out of RMIT University in Australia suggests that changes in gut mucus may play a role in […]

December 28, 2020

New Longitudinal Study Shows Big Brains Linked to Autism

Rate of White Matter Development During Childhood Also Linked to ASD Two new studies from UC Davis’ MIND Institute point to possible subtypes of autism associated with brain size and white matter development. The first research involved a longitudinal study that followed the same children from diagnosis to adolescence. The study’s authors used magnetic resonance […]

December 28, 2020

Adolescents with Autism Experience IQ Increases with Age

Long-Term Study Shows Average Increase of 7.48 IQ points between ages 12 and 23 IQ tests are standardized for each age group. For the general population, scores typically do not change over time. However, a recent British study showed that IQs rise with age for individuals with autism. This over a decade-long study involved 126 […]

December 28, 2020

Annual American Autism Treatment Market Reaches $2.1 Billion

Soaring ASD Rates Equate to Sizable Business Opportunities The Dublin based company, Research and Markets has recently released a report titled, “The U.S. Autism Treatment Market” which is available for purchase on their website. As the self-proclaimed “World’s Largest Market Research Store,” the Irish company aims to offer businesses market insights and analysis needed to […]

December 21, 2020

Move Over Dogs, Cats Provide Many Benefits for Children on the Spectrum

New Study Examines the Effects of Shelter Cat Ownership in Families Dealing with ASD Remarkable increases in empathy and significant decreases in problem behaviors including bullying and hyperactivity/inattention, coupled with less separation anxiety are some of the benefits children with autism exhibited after a cat was introduced to their household. These exciting findings come from […]

December 21, 2020

Holiday Tips for Families Dealing with Autism

Canadian Organization Offers Advice on Getting Through the Season The holidays are upon us. Although this year will not be quite as busy as prior holiday seasons, the change in routine which occurs in December can be stressful for children and adults with autism. In order to make this time of year easier and less […]

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