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October 18, 2021

Oxytocin Trial Reveals Disappointing Results

An original article published in the New England Journal of Medicine has delivered disappointing news for parents and researchers counting on positive results in an oxytocin clinical trial for children with autism.

October 10, 2021

Community Shares | October 12th, 2021

The next two full committee IACC meetings are on Wednesday, October 13, 2021; 1:00 – 5:00 p.m. ET  and Thursday, October 14, 2021; 1:00 – 5:00 p.m. ET.  The Brain and Behavior Research Foundation will host a webinar titled, “Early Life Risk for Pathological Anxiety” on Tuesday, October 12, 2021; 2:00 p.m. EDT. All webinars […]

October 10, 2021

Ruth Christ Sullivan, Autism Pioneer, Passes Away at Age 97

Adored Trailblazer Co-founded the Autism Society of America and Served as First President  The autism community suffered a great loss when Ruth Christ Sullivan, Ph.D. died last month at age 97. Ruth Sullivan was a globally recognized autism pioneer, expert, and lobbyist who spent decades raising awareness of the disorder. Her many accomplishments include co-founding […]

October 10, 2021

Research on Nightmares Conducted on Children with Autism

Study Also Examined Nightmares in Children with Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders and Typically Developing Kids Nightmares are commonly defined as disturbing mental experiences that awaken the dreamer. They typically occur during the REM sleep cycle and include negative emotions of terror, fear, and anxiety. The first nightmare experience tends to happen around three years old […]

October 10, 2021

Is There No Risk or a Slight Risk Between Epidurals and Autism?

Two New Studies Are Interpreted Two Different Ways For the most part, two large studies published last month rejected an association between epidural anesthesia given to mothers in labor and the development of autism in their children. Both studies were recently published in the Journal of the American Medical Association. Interestingly, each of these new […]

October 10, 2021

Bugs as Drugs? One Biotech Company is Banking on It!

Newly Developed Pharmaceutical Hopes to Treat Autism Via Gut Health Indiana-based Scioto Biosciences Inc. is in a Phase 1B clinical trial with a new therapeutic aiming to treat autism via gut health. Their new product, SB-121, is designed to develop communities of good bacteria in the gastrointestinal tract. These bacteria should exist in most people’s […]

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