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July 31, 2023

Community Shares | July 31st 2023

New research from Japan focused on the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on early childhood development. The study revealed that children who went through the pandemic were 4.39 months behind in overall development at age 5 years; however, such a negative association was not observed in development at age 3 years. The negative estimate at […]

July 31, 2023

Healthy Relationships Virtual Course for Adults on the Spectrum

Classes Are Designed to Help Adults with ASD Struggling with Dating and Making Friends A new virtual course called HEARTS, or Healthy Relationships on the Autism Spectrum, has been designed for adults with autism who struggle with dating and making friends due to hidden nuances related to their diagnosis. A professor and chair of occupational […]

July 31, 2023

Prenatal Exposure to Lead Negatively Affects the Gut Microbiome in Childhood

Study’s Authors Identify the Second Trimester as a Critical Exposure Window New research from the Icahn School of Medicine analyzed pilot microbiome data from the Programming Research in Obesity, Growth, Environment and Social Stressors (PROGRESS) cohort based in Mexico City to examine associations between prenatal lead (Pb) exposure and gut microbiome composition and function in […]

July 24, 2023

Community Shares | July 24th 2023

A study conducted by researchers at Indiana University School of Medicine found that community-based primary care providers (PCPs) who receive specialty training can accurately diagnose autism spectrum disorder (ASD) in most cases. The research evaluated the diagnostic accuracy of the Early Autism Evaluation (EAE) Hub system, a statewide network in Indiana that provides specialized training […]

July 24, 2023

Study Reveals “Definitive Association” Between Gut Microbiome and Autism Spectrum Disorder

Authors Do Not Believe an Altered Microbiome Causes Autism, Suggests a Statistical Correlation between the Two Conditions A groundbreaking study featured in the scientific journal Nature Neuroscience claims to have found a “definitive association” between temporal changes in gut microbiome composition and traits and symptoms exhibited in those with autism spectrum disorder (ASD). A team […]

July 24, 2023

Children with Autism Experience Memory Challenges that Go Beyond Social Recall

Recall Issues Linked to Distinct Brain Wiring Problems Could Also Affect School Work New research from the Stanford School of Medicine sheds light on memory difficulties experienced by children with autism. The study found that compared to their peers, kids on the spectrum struggled to manage memory tasks, including recalling faces, words and other types […]

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