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April 12, 2021

Early Acetaminophen Exposure May Damage the Endocannabinoid System, Leading to ASD

Can Cannabinoid Treatment Help Fix the System and Lessen Autism Symptoms? An international team of scientists recently published a mini-review article which examined the relationship between dysregulation of the endocannabinoid system (ECS) and the development of autism spectrum disorder (ASD). Through a system of complex cell signals, the ECS assists in regulating sleep, mood, appetite, […]

April 12, 2021

Prenatal Environmental Exposures Linked to Long-Term Mitochondrial Changes in Children with Autism

Mitochondrial Dysfunction May Be Worst Offender of 3 Prenatal Physiological Abnormalities Linked to ASD A new review published in the Journal of Personalized Medicine suggests that mitochondrial dysfunction is the main source associated with prenatal physiological abnormalities related to autism spectrum disorder (ASD). There are three highly recognized prenatal physiological abnormalities affiliated with autism. The […]

April 05, 2021

Community Shares | April 6th

The Office of Autism Research Coordination (OARC) will be holding a virtual meeting for the autism community titled: The Federal Response to COVID-19: Addressing the Needs of the Autism and Disability Communities. The event takes place on Wednesday, April 28 from 2 – 4:00 p.m. EDT.  Add a new British study to recent research that […]

April 05, 2021

Majority of Preschoolers on Psychotropic Drugs do not Receive Behavioral Therapy

Almost Half Under Age Three When Medication Started The Journal of Pediatrics recently published an online study that examined the use of psychotropic medication in preschool children diagnosed with autism. This new study had several different objectives. First, it sought to discover the percentage of preschoolers that used psychotropic medication to manage their symptoms of […]

April 05, 2021

Stimulus Payments for Social Security, SSI Beneficiaries Forthcoming

Checks Delayed Due to Social Security Administration and IRS Communication Glitch After several special needs organizations launched a successful advocacy campaign to secure stimulus relief payments for individuals who receive Social Security and Supplemental Security Income (SSI) benefits, disbursement of these $1400 checks from the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) has been delayed. The hold up […]

April 05, 2021

Exploring Quality of Life Issues for Adults on the Spectrum

New Research Focuses on the Interplay Between Gastrointestinal, Sleep, and Social Issues At this time a year ago, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) announced that autism rates in this country continue to climb. The agency then released their staggering current rate of 1 in 54 children holding an autism diagnosis. This rate […]

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