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July 10, 2023

Community Shares | July 10th 2023

According to a new study featured in the journal Pediatrics, children with disabilities are often ignored and devalued by doctors and other healthcare providers, which can potentially lead to substandard care. This research was based on interviews with parents of kids with complex medical needs. Parents reported their children were treated differently and provided limited […]

July 10, 2023

Surprisingly, Hyperfocus Can Be a Feature of ADHD

ADHD Isn’t Always About a Lack of Attention; Sometimes It Is a Difficulty Controlling Where Attention Goes Some parents may find it hard to believe that their child has Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD), especially when they see their child focus intently on activities that interest them. However, hyperfocus, when someone pays intense attention to one activity, […]

July 10, 2023

Investigating Inattentive ADHD

Believe It or Not, Children Don’t Have to Be Hyperactive to Be Diagnosed with ADHD Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) is one of the most common childhood neurodevelopmental disorders. It is often thought of as a condition that primarily affects boys who are hyperactive, impulsive, and fidgety. However, the inattentive subtype of ADHD, characterized by being easily […]

July 03, 2023

Community Shares | July 3rd 2023

A recent review reveals that gut microbiota and its metabolites are implicated in pesticide-induced symptoms of autism. However, the role of specific microbiota strains and mechanisms in pesticide-related autism still needs to be studied. The authors suggest upcoming epidemiological studies on this subject should be based on actual exposure patterns and dosage. Traditional methods of […]

July 03, 2023

An Early Autism Diagnosis Does Not Necessarily Mean a Better Quality of Life

Research Finds the Number of Autistic Traits Is the Strongest Predictor of Better Life Outcomes British researchers recently set out to examine whether learning about an individual’s autism diagnosis earlier in childhood predicts a better quality of life and well-being in adulthood. Unlike previous research, their study did not find evidence for this relationship, suggesting […]

July 03, 2023

Only 41% of Teens with Autism Have an IEP Goal Related to Post-High School Housing

92% had a Transition Plan in their IEP by Age 16, Less than Half Included Adult Living Arrangments A new longitudinal population-based surveillance study by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has found that while the vast majority of teens with autism (92%) have transition plans in their individualized education programs (IEPs), these […]

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