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September 26, 2022

Senators Grassley and Klobuchar Introduce Legislation to Extend Kevin and Avonte’s Law

Bill Reauthorizes 2018 Law that Helps Communities Locate Disabled Individuals Who Wander Judiciary Committee Ranking Member Chuck Grassley (R-Iowa) and Senator Amy Klobuchar (D-Minn) recently introduced bipartisan legislation to extend Kevin and Avonte’s Law, which passed in 2018 as a legislative addition to the FY18 omnibus appropriations bill. The law safeguards individuals with autism or […]

September 26, 2022

Short-term Air Pollution Exposure Associated with a Higher Risk of Hospitalization for Kids with ASD

Boys on the Spectrum Hospitalized More Often than Girls on the Spectrum A South Korean study has discovered that air pollution is linked to a higher risk of hospitalization for children with an autism spectrum disorder (ASD). This research suggests that short-term exposure to air pollution affects ASD symptom aggravation. The study’s authors offer a […]

September 19, 2022

Maternal Infections During Pregnancy Associated with Autism and Intellectual Disability in Offspring

Although, Researchers Maintain the Association Is Not Causal The Karolinska Institutet in Stockholm recently released a study that found that maternal infection during pregnancy is associated with autism and intellectual disability in offspring. However, this association does not appear to be causal. The team behind this work analyzed data from children living in Stockholm born […]

September 19, 2022

Paternal Age-Associated Genetic and Epigenetic Changes and Neurodevelopmental Disorders

Chemical Exposures and Lifestyle Factors May Affect the Normal Process of Epigenetic Aging of Sperm Delayed parenthood is a common feature of many developed countries. Unfortunately, this delay comes with consequences. Older couples in the pursuit of having biological children are generally less fertile, and often there are concerns about the health and development of […]

September 19, 2022

High-Functioning Children with ASD in Public Schools Are More Likely to Be Bullied

New Study Examines Neurodevelopmental Disorders and the Risk of Bullying Exposure Children with a diagnosis of neurodevelopmental disorder (NDD) are more often bullied than neurotypical children. Exposure to bullying can cause both emotional and behavioral challenges. The aim of a newly published study was to understand which factors may modify the relationship between NDDs and […]

September 19, 2022

Community Shares | September 19th 2022

The National Council on Severe Autism recently published a sobering article on the dangers of pica.  The piece was written by the mother of a 16-year-old girl with autism. The article details the two life-threatening emergency surgeries her daughter recently underwent to extract inedible objects from her digestive tract. This frightening situation serves as a […]

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