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December 19, 2021

EPA Announces Intention to Support Lead Service Line Removal Regulations

Previous Research Has Linked Lead Exposure and Autism  Last week, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)  announced that they will begin developing a new regulation to protect citizens from exposure to lead through drinking water. The agency vows to collaborate with local, state and federal agencies to make rapid progress towards the White House’s goal to remove 100% […]

December 19, 2021

Navigating the Holidays for Families Dealing with Autism

Advice for ASD Families and Those Wanting Support ASD Families The holidays often conjure up images of shopping, festive community events, concerts and parties with family and friends. It’s typically a magical time of year for most families. But for families that have a child on the spectrum, this hectic time can range from quite […]

Autism and Gender Identity
December 13, 2021

Gender Dysphoria Found in 5.7% of Children with Autism

Condition is Becoming So Common that the Term “Autigender” was Created Data collected by Autism Parenting Magazine shows that 5.7% of children on the spectrum exhibit symptoms of gender dysphoria. The magazine calculated this rate by sending a survey to more than 160,000 of their email subscribers around the world. Approximately three-quarters of the respondents […]

profound autism category
December 13, 2021

Commission Calls for a “Profound Autism” Category

A Vulnerable ASD Population is at Risk of Being Overlooked Due to Focus on More Able Individuals Britain’s weekly peer-reviewed medical journal, The Lancet, recently released a report which calls for a new autism diagnostic classification. The journal assembled 32 autism community stakeholders and named the group  “The Lancet Commission”.  In their report, the group […]

December 06, 2021

Crimes Against People with Disabilities Are Increasing

Individuals with Disabilities are Four Times More Likely to be a Victim The Department of Justice recently released sobering new statistics for the disability community. According to a recent report from the department’s Bureau of Justice Statistics, between 2017 and 2019, individuals with disabilities accounted for 26% of victims of nonfatal violent crime despite only […]

white matter brain
December 06, 2021

Autism Impacts the Brain’s White Matter in Adolescents and Young Adults

Region Most Affected Facilitates Communication Between the Brain’s Two Hemispheres Researchers from Yale University are attempting to find neuroimaging biomarkers for autism, which could potentially help children with the disorder receive a diagnosis and treatment earlier. In order to reach this goal, the research team embarked on a study which used a special type of […]

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