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February 20, 2023

Changes in IQ Could Predict Communication and Behavioral Development for Kids with ASD

3 Distinct Paths of Intellectual Development May Provide Clues about Prognosis A longitudinal study from MIND Institute researchers at UC Davis determined that changes in the IQ level of children with autism can help predict their communication and behavioral skills trajectory in adolescence.  Participants for this research came from the MIND Institute’s comprehensive Autism Phenome […]

February 20, 2023

Epilepsy Drug Shows Promise in Reversing Symptoms of Autism

Researchers Noted a Reduction in ASD Behaviors When Using Lamotrigine on Genetically Altered Mice Scientists from the Hector Institute of Translational Brain Research may have discovered a drug breakthrough with great potential for treating autism. This research was based on the hypothesis that autism could be associated with changes to the MYT1L protein, which normally […]

February 13, 2023

Community Shares | February 13th 2023

A new analysis using information from the NIH Research Portfolio Online Reporting Tools Expenditures and Results (RePORTER) database determined that physical health disparity conditions in adults with autism have not been the focus of any research funded by the NIH in the last four decades. This finding is especially concerning given that autistic adults are […]

February 13, 2023

Research Finds Parents of Children with Autism Are Frequently Un- or Underemployed

Parents of Children with More Severe ASD Experienced Greater Impacts on Employment Outcomes A recent Kaiser Permanente study has determined that parents of children with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) were less likely to be in the workforce. In addition, employed ASD parents tended to work fewer hours than parents of children with other health conditions […]

February 13, 2023

People with ASD Experience Pain More Intensely than Those without the Disorder

They Are Also Less Able to Adapt to Painful Stimuli The Israel Science Foundation recently funded a study that discovered people with autism experience pain at a higher intensity than the general population. Sadly, this research also found that individuals on the spectrum have more difficulty adapting to pain. These findings contradict previous research, which […]

February 06, 2023

Community Shares | February 6th 2023

A new study by Dr. Richard Frye and Dr. Manish Arora, among others, has determined that air pollution could trigger a neurodevelopmental regression in children with autism, especially if an identifiable trigger for the regression was not previously recognized. This research suggests that there is a subset of children with autism who might be more […]

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