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July 12, 2021

Antidepressants Deemed Safe During Pregnancy for Mother and Baby

Although Maternal Psychiatric Conditions Increase the Risk for ASD  According to new research published in the journal Biological Psychiatry, the use of selective serotonin reuptake inhibitor (SSRI) medications during pregnancy is not associated with a higher risk of autism spectrum disorder (ASD) or developmental delays (DD) in offspring. SSRIs are the most commonly prescribed antidepressants […]

July 06, 2021

Community Shares | July 7th

Susan A. Daniels, Ph.D., will serve as Acting National Autism Coordinator starting July 1, 2021. Previous National Autism Coordinator, Ann E. Wagner, Ph.D. retired from federal service on June 30, 2021. Dr. Daniels will remain in the coordinator role until a permanent successor is named. Results from a small phase 2 clinical trial showed that […]

July 06, 2021

Michigan State IDs to Identify Individuals with Autism

Information on Diagnosis Accessible Only by Police, TSA and Courts As of July 1, the Michigan Department of State will begin the process of signing up individuals with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) for a classified driver’s license and classified state ID. The autism classification on Michigan’s state identification will only be accessible by Police, TSA, […]

July 06, 2021

Working Group Tasked with Studying Drug Development for Treating Autism

Researchers Focused on Advances, Challenges, Barriers, and Future Directions Concerned with a lack of progress in pharmacological interventions for autism’s core deficits, the International Society for CNS Clinical Trials and Methodology (ISCTM) along with the European College of Neuropsychopharmacology (ECNP) created an autism spectrum disorder (ASD) working group to review and identify challenges encountered for […]

July 06, 2021

New Research Shows No Link Between Autism and In Utero Tobacco Smoke Exposure

New Study Contradicts Last Month’s Study Showing an Association Citing that research on in utero exposure to maternal environmental tobacco smoke (ETS) or active maternal smoking and the development of autism spectrum disorder (ASD) has been inconsistent, researchers from the California Department of Public Health set out to examine in utero cotinine concentrations as a […]

June 27, 2021

Community Shares | June 29th

After a two year break, the Interagency Autism Coordinating Committee (IACC) will hold a full committee meeting on July 21-22, 2021. This will be a virtual event. As always, IACC welcomes public comments and live feedback. The Child Mind Institute has published a list of suggestions for parents of children with ADHD to plan for a […]

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