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August 29, 2021

Community Shares | August 31st

The EPA recently announced that it will ban the use of chlorpyrifos on all foods in response to an appellate court decision. The pesticide has been associated with neurodevelopmental disorders, including autism, in children. It has also been linked to low birth weight and delayed motor development. Don’t miss ARI’s free webinar on PANS and […]

August 29, 2021

Online Library Inventories Gut Microbiome of Humans

New Resource to Assist Scientists Explore How Intestinal Flora May Contribute to ASD A microbiome-focused metabolomics repository has recently been established by scientists from Stanford University and the Chan Zuckerberg Biohub in San Francisco. This new online library features information on nearly 200 microorganisms that inhabit the human gut and will help researchers characterize the […]

August 29, 2021

The Distinct Presentation of Atypical Anorexia Nervosa

Individuals Suffering from the Condition Are Not Noticeably Thin Somewhere between 20% to 33% of individuals with anorexia also hold an autism diagnosis. The overlap between these two conditions has been studied for decades with more research occurring each year. A recent article by the Child Mind Institute explores a type of anorexia that does […]

August 29, 2021

Latest Research Shows Growing Out of ADHD is Unlikely

Earlier Estimates Showed 50% Remission in Adulthood, New Rate Indicates 10% ADHD is the most common childhood mental disorder. The newest estimates report that 9.6% of children ages 3 to 17 have been diagnosed with the condition. Until recently, ADHD was viewed as a condition that vanishes in about half of those who received diagnoses. […]

August 29, 2021

Microstructural Abnormalities Discovered in Autism Cases in the Orbitofrontal Cortex and Amygdala

New Research Utilized MRI Brain Scans The orbitofrontal cortex (OFC) is the part of the brain which is found at the very front that sits just above the orbits (eye sockets). It has extensive connections with the sensory system and is involved in multiple psychological functions, such as emotional and cognitive processing, learning, and social […]

August 23, 2021

Community Shares | August 24th

According to a new article in the Tennessee Lookout, families who have a special needs member are having a hard time securing home-based care services. Not only is the state encountering a shortage of workers to fill these positions, but the two different agencies that provide caregivers are experiencing pay disparities. Due to these employment […]

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