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June 27, 2021

Toxic Chemicals Banned Decades Ago Found in Fetal Organs

ADHD, Diabetes, Infertility, Obesity, and Reduced Sperm Production Linked to Early Exposure to Toxins Industrial chemicals, banned decades ago, have been recently found in the organs of fetuses according to a new study published in the journal Chemosphere. Researchers from the Karolinska Institutet in Sweden studied concentrations of 22 persistent organic pollutants (POPs) that accumulate […]

June 27, 2021

Freddie Mac to Issue Housing Social Bonds for the Disability Community

Mortgage Giant Plans to Offer Housing for 4462 Individuals Home loan company, Freddie Mac has just embarked on a plan that addresses the critical shortage of community based-housing for individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities. By providing social bonds, the mortgage giant will offer $230 million in funds to support 4462 people in 1267 rental […]

June 27, 2021

Depression in Autism–Common and Complex

Mounting Evidence Points to Biological Conditions as Cause or Contributor to Disorder Thinking Autism is a UK charity which aims to improve the lives of people with autism spectrum disorder (ASD). Earlier this month, the organization conducted a thorough investigation of depression and autism which was featured in their Autism Science and Research News. The […]

June 21, 2021

Community Shares | June 21

A family from Maine credits stem cell therapy received in Panama, as the principal reason that their once severely affected son with autism was able to graduate from high school last week. The Autism Community in Action (TACA)  Orange County Chapter is hosting a virtual parent support meeting discussing “Life After High School” for kids […]

June 21, 2021

The Pineal Gland’s Relationship to Sleep Disturbances in Autism Spectrum Disorder

Melatonin Production Takes Place Predominantly in Pineal Gland SafeMinds Shares has covered many studies which explored varying topics related to autism and sleep disturbances. In the past, we have looked at  sensory sensitivities, lack of adequate sleep disturbance screenings, insomnia treatment barriers, and poor sleep and its connection to autism severity. Now, for the first […]

June 21, 2021

Lower Levels of Urine Nitric Oxide Metabolites Found in ASD Parents

Problematic Physical Manifestation Shows that Parents Need More Support A recent study from China has associated lower urine nitric oxide (NO) metabolites levels in parents of children with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) compared to healthy adults of the same age. This finding suggests that parents dealing with autism, especially mothers, may have experienced more mental […]

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