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October 24, 2022

Community Shares | October 24th 2022

A recent review has summarized the current knowledge regarding phthalate migration from medical devices used during different medical procedures and the possible impacts of these exposures on patient health. This review was particularly concerned with premature infants’ exposure to phthalates in intensive care units due to constant contact with feeding tubes, endotracheal tubes, and umbilical […]

October 24, 2022

Department of Education Reminds Schools of Personnel Qualifications under IDEA

Memo States Special Education Teacher Shortage Is Not Reason to Cut Credentials or Expertise The U.S. Department of Education’s Office of Special Education Programs (OSEP) recently sent a memo to all State Directors of Special Education reminding them of their obligation to provide a free and appropriate public education (FAPE) to all students with disabilities. […]

October 17, 2022

Community Shares | October 17th 2022

Autism Parenting Magazine recently published an informative article examining childhood disintegrative disorder (CDD) and how it varies from ASD. CDD is a rare condition where children experience developmental delays and lose skills after two or three years old. It affects 1 in 100,000 boys. Only one girl will be affected for every eight boys diagnosed […]

October 17, 2022

Do Children with Eczema or Atopic Conditions Have More Severe Autism?

Study Shows Atopic Children Were 2.3 Times More Likely to Display Severe ASD Symptoms Previous research has shown that children with autism are more likely to have eczema and atopic diseases—prevalence estimates among children with autism range from 7% to 64.2%. A new study has examined whether children with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) and atopic […]

October 17, 2022

PFAS Exposure in Early Childhood Linked with Increased Odds of ASD

Other Conditions Associated, Including Developmental Delay, Reduced Cognitive Ability, and Reduced Adaptive Ability By using data from 551 children, ages 2-5 years old, in the CHildhood Autism Risks from Genetics and Environment (CHARGE) study, a group of researchers set out to examine if per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) were associated with increased odds of developing […]

October 17, 2022

Reduced Social Attention: Hallmark of Autism or a Result of Sensory Overload?

New Study Uses Immersive Virtual Reality and Eyetracking Technology to Find Out Researchers from Dartmouth recently set out to investigate why individuals with autism often exhibit reduced social attention. The team searched for a better explanation for autism-related social challenges than simply being a core feature or a hallmark of autism. Instead, these researchers theorized […]

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