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August 27, 2018

SafeMinds Board Vice President Dr. Michael Cummings, M.D., Spearheads Successful Mental Health Services Program for Families Facing Autism

  Research shows that up to 56 percent of people with autism aggress against their caregivers, and that autism mothers have been shown to have the same level of stress as combat soldiers. There are few resources and support services available to meet the behavioral and mental health needs of the growing population of people with autism, […]

May 24, 2018

Autism Prevalence – Examining the Myths and Truths

SafeMinds interviews the New Jersey investigator for the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s (CDC) autism prevalence report of 1 in 59 children, examining the truths and myths behind the latest numbers from the Federal Government. The big news for May was the release of new autism prevalence numbers from the Federal Government. The […]

May 24, 2018

Autism & Mental Health: Problems & Solutions

Two new studies point to higher and growing healthcare costs for autism spectrum disorders (ASD) across the lifespan, particularly in the area of mental health. A new model program in New York might have an answer to this critical problem. A new study reports that children with autism were up to 30 times more likely […]

May 24, 2018

The Constant Worry of Wandering & Elopement

A news report from ABC Affiliate WMAR in Baltimore focuses on the dangers of wandering and elopement by children with autism. “There was no sign (of him) and it was as if the world just stopped”, recounts autism mom Tonia Ferguson on the day she woke up and her son was missing. It’s a fearful […]

May 24, 2018

Why We Can and Should Focus on Autism Prevention

In light of the recent increase in autism from 1 in 68 to 1 in 59 children in just two years, a new video by scientist Bruce Lanphear it worth watching and sharing. The video makes the case for preventing chronic diseases like autism rather than chasing down genes or finding cures. In “Cause or […]

May 24, 2018

Autism Prevalence – Examining the Myths and Truths – Video Transcript

Transcript of Video Heidi Roger: Hi. I’m Heidi Roger. I am a board of director for SafeMinds, and I am the mom of a 23-year-old man with autism. Today, we’re speaking with Dr. Walter Zahorodny, the associate professor of pediatrics at the New Jersey Medical School at Rutgers University, and director of the New Jersey […]

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