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July 26, 2021

Sensory Friendly Clothing Line Launched for Kids With Disabilities

JCPenney Unveils New Private Brand of Adaptive Clothing  With back-to-school season shopping on the horizon, parents of children with special needs can breathe a sigh of relief. That’s because JCPenney has just launched their new line of adaptive clothing called Thereabouts.  According to the department store, their new line aims to celebrate the diversity of […]

July 26, 2021

Gender Dysphoria More Common in Young Adults with Autism

Mental Health Challenges and Childhood Trauma Correspond with Higher Incidence of Condition Previous cross sectional research has shown that people with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) are more likely to experience gender dysphoria. The reasons for this higher incidence have remained unclear, which is why an international team of researchers from Taiwan and Canada investigated the […]

July 21, 2021

$1.36 Trillion in Annual Autism Costs to Hit U.S. by 2040, $5.5 Trillion by 2060

New Analysis First to Project Annual Costs of ASD Over Several Decades  A shocking new analysis published in the Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders projects frightening new financial statistics connected directly to the ongoing autism epidemic. Remarkably, the report predicts that in less than 20 years, autism will cost the United States over $1 […]

July 19, 2021

Community Shares | July 20

The Autism Community in Action (TACA) will be holding their National Conference Virtually this year on October 15-17. Take advantage of their special opening day registration $25 offer on Tuesday, July 20th. Don’t be afraid to use the term “autistic” says a new article from Channel News Asia. Citing that many young adults on the […]

July 19, 2021

Federal Appeals Court Overturns FDA Ban on Shock Devices for People with Developmental Disabilities

Court Determined FDA Regulating the Practice of Medicine The U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit ruled earlier this month, in a close 2-1 opinion,  that the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) overstepped its authority when it issued a regulation last year banning a device that administers electrical shocks to people with developmental disabilities. […]

July 19, 2021

Individuals with ASD More Prone to Use Recreational Drugs to Self-Medicate

Adults 9 x More Likely to Use Illegal Substances to Manage Unwanted Autism Symptoms Recognizing the inconsistent findings regarding substance use among adolescents and adults with autism, a research team from the Autism Research Centre at the University of Cambridge implemented an online survey to research the topic. Their anonymous online survey included 1,183 individuals […]

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