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October 05, 2020

Study Suggests Breastfeeding Protective Against Developing Autism

High Risk Families Should Possibly Consider Nourishing by Breast vs. Bottle In Lebanon, where breastfeeding is declining and autism spectrum disorders (ASD) are increasing, new research has come out which points to more evidence demonstrating that  breastfeeding provides a protective effect against the development of autism. This research recruited 46 children under the age of […]

October 05, 2020

Future ASD Diagnoses May Occur with the Assistance of a Smartphone

New App Incorporates Artificial Intelligence to Assist Pediatricians in Identifying Cases Cognoa, a Pediatric Behavioral Health Company, has recently requested clearance from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for their revolutionary new smartphone app which uses artificial intelligence to help diagnose autism in children. The app works simply. A pediatrician would grant parents access […]

October 05, 2020

Could There Be an Autism Full Employment Act in 2021?

A recent column in Forbes started off by reporting on the country’s economic recovery, ended up focusing on the lack of employment initiatives for adults with autism in current or past pandemic stimulus bills. Forbes suggested that due to this oversight, a bill focused exclusively on employing adults with autism will be necessary in 2021.

September 29, 2020

Yogurt Improves Gut Barrier Function

Harvard Study Shows Improvement in Gut Permeability Inflammatory Marker Many individuals with autism have gastrointestinal issues which involve a “leaky gut”, or permeability of the gastrointestinal tract lining. The permeability allows substances to enter the bloodstream such as the inflammatory cytokine, soluble CD14, which is a marker of gut hyperpermeability. A new study looked at […]

September 29, 2020

Tragic Autism Wandering Case Triggers Change at the FBI

Agent Develops Checklist of Baseline Questions for Missing Children with ASD A North Carolina community was left reeling when the body of a six-year-old boy with autism was discovered in a local park partially submerged in a creek. It was just two years ago when Maddox Ritch wandered off from his family at Gastonia Park. […]

September 29, 2020

New Study Reveals COVID-19 Restrictions Greatly Affected Individuals with Developmental Disabilities

Caregiver Survey Reported Losses of Educational and Healthcare Services Researchers from UCLA, Rutgers University and the National Institute of Mental Health recently released a study showing that individuals with developmental disabilities have experienced critical losses of educational and medical therapies since the coronavirus stay-at-home orders began last March.  By using a survey in which 818 […]

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