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June 01, 2021

Just 39% of Toddlers Who Fail ASD Screening Are Referred for Further Evaluation

Pediatricians More Likely to Act When Parents Express Concerns A new study published in the Journal of Pediatrics has found that many pediatricians are not referring toddlers who failed autism screenings for additional evaluation services. In fact, only 39% of toddlers who failed a screening looking for signs of autism were then referred on to […]

May 24, 2021

Community Shares | May 25th

Early screening for autism may have become easier thanks to a new app that pediatricians and other health care providers can use that analyzes the visual gaze of a toddler in order to determine if they are on the spectrum. In the future, the app’s developers believe that parents and others will be able to […]

May 24, 2021

Recipes for Picky Eaters on Special Diets

Julie Matthews Provides eBooks and Webinars for this Common Problem Is your child on a special diet like low salicylate, Specific Carbohydrate Diet (SCD),  low oxalate diet? Or has an egg-free or nut-free diet been suggested for your son or daughter? Are you searching for new recipes for any of these therapeutic diets? If so, […]

May 24, 2021

3 Decades of Poor-Quality Studies May Have Overestimated the Effectiveness of Early Autism Intervention

New Research Shows Concern with Multiple Types of Bias  According to new unpublished research from the University of Texas at Austin, methodological problems have affected studies on the value of early autism intervention for the last three decades. The study’s authors reported these findings at last month’s International Society for Autism Research (INSAR) annual meeting. […]

May 24, 2021

Stimulus Funds Finally Overcome Bureaucratic Obstacles

States Now Have Guidance on Spending for the Disability Community The $1.9 trillion American Rescue Plan was signed into law over two months ago. This newest COVID relief package has been hailed by the autism community for providing long sought-after relief for a very overlooked population. Unfortunately, these funds remained in limbo for weeks as […]

May 17, 2021

Community Shares | May 18th

Researchers at the University of Virginia are investigating how autism manifests differently in boys and girls. They have found that autism-related behaviors in boys and girls are the result of different genetic variations and brain functions.  A new study shows that adults with autism are more likely to report a broad range of sexuality. In […]

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