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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 […]

December 19, 2022

Community Shares | December 19th 2022

The Institute on Disabilities at Temple University recently posted a TikTok video that features a step-by-step guide to conscientious wrapping for individuals with fine motor or motor planning issues. So far, it has received more than 1.8 million views and 216,000 likes. The video shows how to wrap presents using an “easily reachable” loop made […]

December 19, 2022

Experts Tell ASD Parents, “Be Aware and Be Prepared” for the Holidays

Flexibility Seen as Key to Enjoying the Holiday Season Experts from the Huntsman Mental Health Institute at the University of Utah recently published advice to assist autism parents to deal with the challenges that the holiday season can cause their children. The team identified three significant holiday issues and offered suggestions to help with each […]

December 19, 2022

Review Highlights Recent Findings of Innate Immune Dysfunction in ASD

Findings Show Aberrant Innate Cellular Function, Neuroinflammation, and Microglia Activation Could Lead to Irregular Neurodevelopment Researchers from the MIND Institute at UC Davis recently published a comprehensive review presenting current findings of innate immune dysfunction found in autism spectrum disorder (ASD). The authors found growing evidence that innate immune dysfunction plays a role in the […]

December 19, 2022

Harmful Impacts of Mercury Exposure through Skin-Lightening Creams

Minimata Convention Prohibits Lightening Products with Hg above 1 ppm–Most Countries are Unaware of Regulation In 2020, skin-lightening products were added to The Minamata Convention on Mercury (Article 4), prohibiting the manufacturing, importing, or exporting of lightening products containing mercury concentrations over 1 ppm. Unfortunately, many countries are unaware of this ban, resulting in the […]

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