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January 16, 2023

Community Shares | January 16th 2023

Recent research from China has found the weighted prevalence of ADHD, ASD, ID, and LD for American children was 8.5% (95% CI: 7.9–9.2%), 2.9% (95% CI: 2.6–3.4%), 1.4% (95% CI: 1.2–1.7%), and 6.4% (95% CI: 5.8–7.0%), respectively. Data for this study came from the National Health Interview Survey (NHIS) and included 14,983 children and adolescents […]

January 16, 2023

Can “Neutral” Autism Terminology Fit in Scientific Research?

Sometimes Certain Terms Are Accurate Clinical Descriptors A commentary titled “A full semantic toolbox is essential for autism research and practice to thrive” was recently published in Autism Research. Written by four mothers of individuals on the spectrum, the commentary takes on the controversial topic of “neutral” autism terminology that many in the neurodiversity movement […]

January 16, 2023

Telehealth-Based Program Demonstrates Great Success for Rural ASD Families

Online OASIS Program Improved Parent Behavioral Training Skills by 80-100% Parents of children with autism living in rural areas often face challenges when accessing services due to their remote location. To combat this problem, a group of clinicians developed the Online and Applied System for Intervention Skills (OASIS) program, which trains parents to use Applied […]

January 08, 2023

Community Shares | January 9th 2023

A new article featured in Clinical Advisor outlines the mechanisms between unbalanced vitamin D levels and many neurological disorders. According to the article, suboptimal vitamin D levels are associated with calcium imbalance, oxidative stress, neurotrophin dysfunction, mitochondrial dysfunction, immune system dysregulation, poor amyloid clearance, and faulty neuronal transmission. Problems with these mechanisms have been linked […]

January 08, 2023

Acceptance and Commitment Group Therapy Reduces Insomnia for Adults with Autism

Therapy Also Improved Co-Occuring Mental Health Symptoms Unfortunately, insomnia and disturbed sleep are more common in adults with autism than in the general population. Over 70% of autistic adults report difficulty falling asleep or staying asleep, which can contribute to social, psychological, and health burdens. Sadly, sleep intervention research for adults with autism is vastly […]

January 08, 2023

LinusBio’s Biomarker Test Shows 81% Accuracy for Predicting Autism in Children

Although, the Diagnostic Hair Strand Test Is Still Far from Federal Approval In January of 2022, SafeMinds Shares reported that an exciting new autism diagnostic test from LinusBio had received a “Breakthrough Device Designation” from the Food and Drug Administration (FDA). LinusBio developed the test to identify autism risk markers from a single strand of […]

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