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October 03, 2021

October 9 is PANS PANDAS Awareness Day

Every year patients with PANS PANDAS go too long undiagnosed and without appropriate treatment. But you can help ASPIRE to change that. Whether you have been diagnosed with PANS PANDAS or care about someone who has, we invite you to share your voice in the fight against this devastating but treatable disorder.

October 03, 2021

Almost 20% of Autism Caregivers Give Their Child CBD Products

Autism Parenting Magazine recently conducted an international survey which discovered that 18.6% of caregivers to children with autism use CBD products with their child. The survey was sent to more than 160,000 of the magazine’s email subscribers.

October 03, 2021

Study Shows Oxidative Stress and Impaired Methylation are Hallmarks of ASD

Building upon a previous study which demonstrated that gene expression of B12 and folate-dependent enzyme methionine synthase was lower in individuals with autism, a new study has shown that oxidative stress (i.e. low antioxidant levels) and impaired methylation are telltale signs of autism.

September 26, 2021

Community Shares | September 28, 2021

An expert panel of child neuropsychiatry and sleep specialists have developed practice tools for screening and monitoring insomnia for children and adolescents with ASD. They recommend insomnia screenings for all children with autism and referring to a sleep specialist if a comorbid sleep disorder is suspected.   Sen. Sherrod Brown, D-Ohio, has introduced a bill that […]

September 26, 2021

Autism Glossary: What Terms Are Acceptable in the ASD Community?

NBC’s Today Show recently entered into the fray of preferred autism-related terminology. In an earlier report,  the morning news show suggested that there is a war between parents of children with autism and autistic adults about how the condition should be viewed.

September 26, 2021

Disaster Preparedness for People with Disabilities

Emergencies and disasters happen in unpredictable ways and in some instances, with no advanced warning. These unexpected situations are challenging for everyone, but can be especially difficult for individuals with special needs and their caregivers. Which is why disaster preparedness is critical for the disability community.

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