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September 12, 2022

Complicated Grief More Prevalent in People with Intellectual Disability than General Population

Grief Symptoms Are Often Prolonged and Onset of Symptoms Delayed in Those with ID Losing a loved one is one of the most painful and distressing experiences that people encounter. Most individuals experience a typical bereavement period where they face feelings of sorrow, numbness, and anger. Gradually, these emotions fade. However, for some individuals, these […]

September 12, 2022

Attention-Based Cognitive Behavioral Treatments Show Uneven Results for Children with ASD

Therapies Reduced Temper Tantrums and Arguing but Failed to Stop Aggression Problems with aggressive behavior occur in 25% to 68% of children and adolescents with autism. Recent evidence suggests that treatments that focus on the awareness of anger could be an effective way to treat this aggressive behavior. A new study has investigated the effectiveness […]

September 12, 2022

Maternal Exposure to Corticosteroids During Pregnancy Linked to Psychological and Neurosensory Disorders in Children

Findings Suggest a Risk/Benefit Analysis Should Be Considered Before Using the Drug on Pregnant Women Corticosteroids are anti-inflammatory medications that can help an infant’s lungs mature before birth. The drug is typically given to pregnant mothers at risk of giving premature birth. Recent speculation is that the drug may have ill effects on offspring. Now, […]

September 12, 2022

Community Shares | September 12th 2022

The National Institutes of Health (NIH) has announced they will award $100 million over the next five years to support nine Autism Centers of Excellence (ACEs). The ACE program was created in 2007 and is renewed every five years. It funds large research projects to understand and develop interventions for those on the spectrum.   Soticlestat, a […]

September 05, 2022

ASD Expert Blames “Detection and Connection” Difficulties for Gaining Access to Early Intervention

New Research Shows Only Half of Children with Autism Receive Early Services According to Josephine Shenouda, an adjunct professor at Rutgers School of Public Health, there are two main reasons that a large number of children with autism do not receive early intervention services. The professor says, “There’s a problem with detection and the connection.” […]

September 05, 2022

Have Financial Backers Damaged Autism’s Gold Standard of Treatment?

Some Claim the Pressure of Billing Hours is Degrading the Quality of ABA Services The role of private equity companies is to invest money for wealthy individuals, university endowments, and pension funds. These firms intend to make more money for their clients through private investments than what could be made by investing in the stock […]

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