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September 19, 2022

High-Functioning Children with ASD in Public Schools Are More Likely to Be Bullied

New Study Examines Neurodevelopmental Disorders and the Risk of Bullying Exposure Children with a diagnosis of neurodevelopmental disorder (NDD) are more often bullied than neurotypical children. Exposure to bullying can cause both emotional and behavioral challenges. The aim of a newly published study was to understand which factors may modify the relationship between NDDs and […]

September 19, 2022

Community Shares | September 19th 2022

The National Council on Severe Autism recently published a sobering article on the dangers of pica.  The piece was written by the mother of a 16-year-old girl with autism. The article details the two life-threatening emergency surgeries her daughter recently underwent to extract inedible objects from her digestive tract. This frightening situation serves as a […]

September 12, 2022

Complicated Grief More Prevalent in People with Intellectual Disability than General Population

Grief Symptoms Are Often Prolonged and Onset of Symptoms Delayed in Those with ID Losing a loved one is one of the most painful and distressing experiences that people encounter. Most individuals experience a typical bereavement period where they face feelings of sorrow, numbness, and anger. Gradually, these emotions fade. However, for some individuals, these […]

September 12, 2022

Attention-Based Cognitive Behavioral Treatments Show Uneven Results for Children with ASD

Therapies Reduced Temper Tantrums and Arguing but Failed to Stop Aggression Problems with aggressive behavior occur in 25% to 68% of children and adolescents with autism. Recent evidence suggests that treatments that focus on the awareness of anger could be an effective way to treat this aggressive behavior. A new study has investigated the effectiveness […]

September 12, 2022

Maternal Exposure to Corticosteroids During Pregnancy Linked to Psychological and Neurosensory Disorders in Children

Findings Suggest a Risk/Benefit Analysis Should Be Considered Before Using the Drug on Pregnant Women Corticosteroids are anti-inflammatory medications that can help an infant’s lungs mature before birth. The drug is typically given to pregnant mothers at risk of giving premature birth. Recent speculation is that the drug may have ill effects on offspring. Now, […]

September 12, 2022

Community Shares | September 12th 2022

The National Institutes of Health (NIH) has announced they will award $100 million over the next five years to support nine Autism Centers of Excellence (ACEs). The ACE program was created in 2007 and is renewed every five years. It funds large research projects to understand and develop interventions for those on the spectrum.   Soticlestat, a […]

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