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November 08, 2020

Medicaid Claims for ASD Jumps Significantly in Younger Adults Versus Older Adults

Researchers Examined Program’s Claims Made from 2008-2012 According to new research from Drexel University’s A.J. Drexel Autism Institute, the number of adults receiving Medicaid services for autism soared between 2008 and 2012. The highest prevalence of autism spectrum disorder (ASD) was detected in the younger adult cohort which includes individuals between the ages 18 and […]

November 08, 2020

Why Autism Diagnoses Are Often Delayed

How ADHD and Sensory Processing Issues Can Prevent Early Intervention For children on the autism spectrum, very early social skills training, preferably before school age, can have a major impact on later development. But many kids are missing that crucial intervention. For many, it’s not because they’re not getting diagnosed—it’s because they’re getting a different […]

November 08, 2020

Drug Company Receives FDA Fast-Track Approval for New Auto-Injector

New and Improved Delivery Method to Stop Cluster Seizures The Chicago based pharmaceutical company Xeris has recently received an FDA fast-track designation for its diazepam formulation which utilizes an auto-injector for quick and easy medication delivery. Diazepam is a drug used to treat acute repetitive seizures, also known as cluster seizures. Around 30 percent of […]

November 08, 2020

Ibuprofen Superior to Acetaminophen for Pain & Fever in Infants

Parents Worried about Autism/Co-Occurring Conditions Risk Can Chose Ibuprofen A new analysis comparing acetaminophen with another common pain reliever, ibuprofen, has found ibuprofen to be superior for the treatment of fever or pain in children younger than 2 years. It was associated with reduced temperature and less pain within the first 24 hours of treatment, […]

November 08, 2020

Free Webinar on Covid-19 for People with Disabilities

Presentation Will Be Given in Several Accessible Formats The Center for Inclusive Design and Innovation (CIDI) at Georgia Tech has partnered with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) Foundation to initiate a new project focusing on delivering accessible messages on COVID-19 to people with disabilities, their families, and caregivers! The target audiences for […]

November 02, 2020

Autism Research Institute Offers Free Webinars

Make sure to check out ARI’s fantastic list of upcoming webinars. A variety of important subjects will be covered in the next few months. Upcoming topics include social skills, early intervention, managing anxiety, gastrointestinal disorders, among others.   ARI’s Webinar Information

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