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September 18, 2023

Therapeutic Farming Provides Benefits for Individuals with ASD and IDD

The Care Farming Network Is Holding Virtual Meetings on Starting Care Farms Care Farming, also known as Social Farming or Social Care Farming, is a therapeutic farming practice for people with special needs, including those with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) or intellectual and developmental disabilities (IDD). This practice, common in the UK and Europe, allows […]

September 18, 2023

Could Infants Born After 42 Weeks Have a Higher Autism Risk?

Premature Birth and Low Birth Weight Have Previously Been Linked to ASD; Now, Post-Term Birth Also Shows Vulnerability Post-term births from pregnancies lasting more than 42 weeks account for 5-10% of deliveries in developed countries. A new meta-analysis from Iranian researchers shows that post-term birth can be considered a risk factor for autism spectrum disorder […]

September 11, 2023

Community Shares | September 11th 2023

Harmony Biosciences plans to acquire Zynerba Pharmaceuticals, adding its cannabidiol (CBD) gel product Zygel for Fragile X syndrome and other neuropsychiatric disorders, including autism, to its pipeline. Fragile X is a neuropsychiatric disorder with no FDA-approved therapies and is a leading cause of inherited intellectual disability and autism. In an earlier open-label Phase 2 study, […]

September 11, 2023

Study Discovers Environmental Carcinogens May Mutate Genes Related to Neurodevelopmental Disorders

Genes Linked to ASD, ADHD, Schizophrenia, Obesity, and Type-2 Diabetes Found to Mutate More Significantly than Expected A new study from researchers at Columbia University and the University of North Carolina suggests that environmental carcinogens may disproportionately mutate neurodevelopmental and metabolic genes, leading to a greater risk of neurodevelopmental diseases such as autism spectrum disorder […]

September 11, 2023

New Study Shows Nearly 2% of 16-Year-Olds in New Jersey Were Identified with ASD

Rate is Consistent with Prevalence Estimate for 8-Year-Olds, But Lower than Parent-Report Surveys and Registries A new brief report conducted by a team of researchers led by Dr. Walter Zahorodny, Principal Investigator of the New Jersey Autism Developmental Disabilities Monitoring (ADDM) network, has discovered that nearly 2% (17.7 per 1000) of 16-year-olds in a four-county […]

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