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November 15, 2021

Strengths and Abilities Exhibited by Individuals with ASD in the Workplace

A recent survey out of the United Kingdom’s Office of National Statistics found that just 22% of adults on the spectrum held any type of paying job. Unfortunately, the situation is not better in the United States, where the unemployment rate for people with autism is 85%.

November 15, 2021

Visual Mental Representations in Adults with Autism

Recent research from France has investigated the use of visual mental representation, sometimes described as “thinking in pictures,” in adults with autism. 

November 15, 2021

Pilot Study Suggests Normal Fungi Levels in Children with ASD

A new pilot study has examined the levels of candida species (a type of fungi) in children with autism spectrum disorder.  The study’s authors stated that they were compelled to research this topic due to the limited evidence which indicates that candida is more prevalent in children with ASD.

November 08, 2021

Community Shares | November 8th, 2021

NBC10 in Philadelphia recently featured a six-minute interview with Walter Zahorodny, Ph.D.  Their news report focuses on New Jersey’s high rate of autism and the new finding that rates of ASD are highest in mid-socioeconomic communities within the state.  For decades, individuals with autism were thought to have struggled with the lack of empathy. However, […]

November 08, 2021

Autism Researcher Awarded $760K in Whistleblower Lawsuit

Judith Zimmmerman worked at the University of Utah’s Department of Psychiatry between 2005 and 2013. She was the principal investigator over a  $600,000 yearly grant to collect information about children with autism. This grant was acquired by Zimmerman prior to being hired by the university.

November 08, 2021

Using Brain Organoids to Study Gene-Environment Interactions

A new article published in Environmental Health Perspectives sheds more light on a recently published study investigating the use of brain organoids in autism research. Grown artificially and derived from human cells, brain organoids are sometimes referred to as “miniature brains.”

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