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November 22, 2021

Appropriate ‘Forever Homes’ for Adults with Autism Are Possible, Yet Uncommon

One Adult Celebrates 10 Incredible Years at His Residential Placement  Nate Goehner is an adult living with autism. He arrived at The Center for Discovery, located in New York’s Hudson Valley, when he was just 17 years old. Now 27, Nate has lived and thrived on the center’s 1500 acres for a decade. The Center […]

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November 22, 2021

Brain Stimulation Protocol Results in Remission of Depression for 79% of Patients

Non-Invasive Treatment Produced No Adverse Events During Clinical Trial Research has shown that individuals with autism are 4-times more likely to experience depression over their lifetime compared to people without the disorder. Due to this fact, a recently released placebo-controlled test out of Stanford University’s Medical Center should be very interesting to the autism community. […]

November 15, 2021

Community Shares | November 15, 2021

Two new rodent studies have associated maternal autoantibodies with the development of autism, according to an article in Spectrum. Antibodies can pass from a pregnant woman’s placenta to her developing fetus. Most antibodies are protective and beneficial. However, the report details how certain forms of antibodies–called “auto-antibodies”–can attack a fetus’ brain cells and affect its development.  […]

November 15, 2021

Strengths and Abilities Exhibited by Individuals with ASD in the Workplace

A recent survey out of the United Kingdom’s Office of National Statistics found that just 22% of adults on the spectrum held any type of paying job. Unfortunately, the situation is not better in the United States, where the unemployment rate for people with autism is 85%.

November 15, 2021

Visual Mental Representations in Adults with Autism

Recent research from France has investigated the use of visual mental representation, sometimes described as “thinking in pictures,” in adults with autism. 

November 15, 2021

Pilot Study Suggests Normal Fungi Levels in Children with ASD

A new pilot study has examined the levels of candida species (a type of fungi) in children with autism spectrum disorder.  The study’s authors stated that they were compelled to research this topic due to the limited evidence which indicates that candida is more prevalent in children with ASD.

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