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April 24, 2023

CDC Reports: 26.7 % of People with ASD Meet the Criteria for “Profound Autism”

Research Depicts “Profound Autism” as Very Different than “Autism Spectrum Disorder” The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recently reported that 26.7% of individuals with autism qualify as having “profound autism,” defined as having the disorder with an intelligence quotient (IQ) score <50 or being nonverbal or minimally verbal. This is the first time […]

April 24, 2023

Molecular Compounds Found in Maternal Mid-Gestational Blood Linked to ASD Risk

Discovered Compounds Tied to Inflammation, Disruption of Membrane Integrity, and Neurotoxicity An international team of researchers from Columbia University’s Mailman School of Public Health and the Norwegian Institute of Public Health has discovered disrupted levels of molecular compounds in maternal blood and cord blood. The team believes these compounds  can be linked to a later […]

April 17, 2023

Community Shares | April 17th 2023

After her daughter suffered two seizures and was diagnosed with epilepsy, global developmental delays, and autism, physician parent Deborah Ondrasik requested whole exome sequencing for her toddler. The test revealed that her daughter had a mutation on her CACNA1A gene, which is linked to multiple neurological disorders, including developmental delay, cognitive impairment, autism, speech and […]

April 17, 2023

Impaired Infant Sleep Patterns May Be an Early Sign of ASD or ADHD

A History of Sleep Difficulties Could Be a Signal that Early Intervention Is Needed in Some Infants British researchers recently examined the prospective relationship between sleep, attention, and subsequent cognitive and social functioning in toddlers from families with a history of autism spectrum disorder (ASD) and/or attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD). This research study examined […]

April 17, 2023

Are Heavy Metal Residues in the Food Supply Related to Increasing Rates of Neurodevelopmental Disorders?

New Research Suggests It’s Possible and Epigenetic Inheritance May Play a Role A new study published in the World Journal of Clinical Pediatrics recently investigated heavy metal residues that remain persistent in the American food supply due to food ingredient manufacturing processes. Concerned with the alarming prevalence increases in autism spectrum disorder (ASD) and attention-deficit/hyperactivity […]

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