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October 05, 2020

Could There Be an Autism Full Employment Act in 2021?

A recent column in Forbes started off by reporting on the country’s economic recovery, ended up focusing on the lack of employment initiatives for adults with autism in current or past pandemic stimulus bills. Forbes suggested that due to this oversight, a bill focused exclusively on employing adults with autism will be necessary in 2021.

September 29, 2020

Yogurt Improves Gut Barrier Function

Harvard Study Shows Improvement in Gut Permeability Inflammatory Marker Many individuals with autism have gastrointestinal issues which involve a “leaky gut”, or permeability of the gastrointestinal tract lining. The permeability allows substances to enter the bloodstream such as the inflammatory cytokine, soluble CD14, which is a marker of gut hyperpermeability. A new study looked at […]

September 29, 2020

Tragic Autism Wandering Case Triggers Change at the FBI

Agent Develops Checklist of Baseline Questions for Missing Children with ASD A North Carolina community was left reeling when the body of a six-year-old boy with autism was discovered in a local park partially submerged in a creek. It was just two years ago when Maddox Ritch wandered off from his family at Gastonia Park. […]

September 29, 2020

New Study Reveals COVID-19 Restrictions Greatly Affected Individuals with Developmental Disabilities

Caregiver Survey Reported Losses of Educational and Healthcare Services Researchers from UCLA, Rutgers University and the National Institute of Mental Health recently released a study showing that individuals with developmental disabilities have experienced critical losses of educational and medical therapies since the coronavirus stay-at-home orders began last March.  By using a survey in which 818 […]

September 29, 2020

How to Identify and Understand Autism Research

The Autism Research Institute’s New Guide Sifting through scientific and medical autism spectrum disorder studies can be very overwhelming. The Autism Research Institute (ARI) understands this feeling and has recently published a helpful guide for caregivers to interpret and assess research.  ARI’s guide provides information like where to find research, descriptions of study types, and […]

September 28, 2020

Federal Civil Rights Commission Urges End to Subminimum Wage

Currently Employers Can Pay Workers with Disabilities Less The Federal Minimum Wage Since 1938, a provision in Section 14 (c) of the Fair Labor Standards permitted employers to obtain certificates from the Department of Labor which allowed paying individuals with disabilities less than the federal minimum wage ($7.25 per hour). Cities and states across the […]

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