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March 22, 2021

IVIG Shows Promise for Treating Pediatric Acute-Onset Neuropsychiatric Syndrome

Extended Dosing Provided Sustained Benefits up to 46 Weeks After Final Infusion Children who present with sudden and severe neuropsychiatric behaviors such as obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD), eating disorders, tics, anxiety, irritability, and problems with attention and focus are typically diagnosed with either pediatric acute-onset neuropsychiatric syndrome (PANS) or pediatric autoimmune neuropsychiatric disorders associated with […]

March 22, 2021

Congress Members Request Investigation into Impact of School Closures on Students with Disabilities

Four House Republicans Urged Democrat Committee Leaders for a Bipartisan Effort to Examine Critical Issue Earlier this month, a handful Congress members called for an investigation into the effects that school closures have caused students with disabilities. A letter issued by Reps. Steve Scalise, R-La., James Comer R-Ky., Virginia Foxx, R-N.C., and Cathy McMorris Rodgers, […]

March 22, 2021

Assisted Autistic Communication Does Not Warrant Blanket Dismissal by Critics

Eye-Tracking Study Proves Genuine Communication Generated by Participant  A recent study affiliated with the University of Virginia has examined the authenticity of a controversial communication practice for non-verbal individuals on the spectrum called facilitated communication or assisted autistic communication.  For years, this method has come under scrutiny due its reliance upon the assistance of another […]

March 22, 2021

American Rescue Plan Provides Long Sought-After Relief to Autism Community

Home and Community Based Services Receives Billions From New Relief Package  The $1.9 trillion American Rescue Plan was signed into law earlier this month by President Joe Biden.  The plan provides additional economic relief to weary American citizens hit hard by the coronavirus pandemic. Since the disability community was largely ignored by last spring’s CARES […]

March 08, 2021

Community Shares | March 9th

Community Shares: The Child Mind Institute has developed a Symptom Checker  tool to analyze children’s behavior which could be associated with psychiatric or learning disorders. This tool is not meant to diagnose children but can offer information on possible associated conditions that accompany certain conduct.  A New Jersey autism advocate explains why families dealing with […]

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