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June 26, 2023

Community Shares | June 26th 2023

The first person to be diagnosed with autism has died at age 89. Donald Triplett, passed away from cancer in his hometown of Forest, Mississippi. Leo Kanner published his seminal paper “Autistic Disturbances of Affective Contact” in 1943, which outlined data on eleven children with similar behaviors. Donald was part of Kanner’s original cohort and […]

June 26, 2023

Sweden Examines Health Outcomes for Older Adults with Autism

Study Shows Group Is at Higher Risk of Bodily Injuries, Heart Failure, Cystitis, Glucose Dysregulation, Iron Deficiency, Poisoning, and Self-Harm The health outcomes of older adults with autism (≥45 years) have been sparsely studied over the years, leading to a lack of knowledge about the impact of intellectual disability and gender on the overall health […]

June 26, 2023

Vitamin D Supplementation During the First 2 Years of Life Decreased the Risk of Psychiatric Problems in Later Childhood

High-Dose (1200 IU) vs. Standard-Dose (400 IU) until Age 2 Showed Less Internalizing Behaviors at Ages 6 to 8 A recent international investigation has examined the potential effects of high-dose vitamin D3 supplementation on psychiatric symptoms in healthy infants up to the age of 2 years. The study found that children who received a daily […]

June 16, 2023

Community Shares | June 19th 2023

New research from The Hebrew University of Jerusalem has discovered a connection between the level of nitric oxide in brain neurons and autism. The researchers behind this work investigated both mice and humans and found that higher levels of nitric oxide correlate with brain changes and higher levels of autistic behaviors. The authors  worked with […]

June 16, 2023

Exercise, Nutrition, and Sleep Are Considered the 3 New Pillars Supporting ASD

The 3 Interventions Strongly Support the Immune, Musculoskeletal, and Gut Systems  A new mini-review article by two researchers from Japan has examined the importance of exercise, nutrition, and sleep for those with autism. The authors propose that these interventions should be recognized as the “three pillars” that support autism spectrum disorders (ASDs). The team started […]

June 16, 2023

Early Exposure to General Anesthesia Could Be Linked to Neurodevelopmental Disorders

Research Suggests Exposure During Critical Stages of Brain Development May Contribute to Rising Rates of ADHD and Possibly ASD A recent meta-analysis from researchers at the University of Colorado suggests that early exposure to general anesthesia during critical stages of brain development might not be benign as once thought and could have lasting socio-affective consequences. […]

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