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July 11, 2022

Approximately 1 in 30 Children and Adolescents in the United States Have Autism

New Study Reports that ASD Rates Jumped More Than 50% from 2017 to 2020 A recent research letter published in JAMA Pediatrics shows that the overall autism spectrum disorder (ASD) rate for American children ages 3 to 17 in 2019 and 2020 has risen to 3.14%. When separating data by year, the results show the […]

July 11, 2022

Review Article Educates ER Doctors on How to Improve Treating Kids with ASD

Understanding Common Medical Concerns Like GI Distress, Seizure Disorders, Mitochondrial Disease and Psychiatric Comorbidities is Key for ED Providers Children on the spectrum are four times more likely than neurotypical children to visit the emergency department (ED.) Due to sensory challenges and shortened attention spans; long waits, exposure to multiple providers, and unpredictable environments can […]

July 11, 2022

Accurate Naming: Optimal Outcome or Loss of Autism Diagnosis?

Researchers Lobby for Best Term for Individuals Who Move off the Spectrum Previous research shows that by age 19, approximately 9% of those with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) will largely overcome core difficulties associated with the condition and no longer retain an autism diagnosis. Over the years, many terms have been used to describe this […]

July 11, 2022

Community Shares | July 11th 2022

Community Shares: New research published in JAMA Psychiatry found that balovaptan, an oral selective vasopressin 1a receptor antagonist, did not improve socialization or communication in children with autism. This randomized clinical trial included 167 children and adolescents with ASD that were divided into two groups: a balovaptan exposed group and a placebo group. Unfortunately, at […]

July 04, 2022

2 New Studies Link Mother’s Blood to a Specific Type of ASD

Research from the MIND Institute Focuses on Maternal Autoantibody-Related Autism One of the immune system’s most critical functions is to distinguish between organisms that are self and non-self. If this determination process malfunctions, the body may form proteins called autoantibodies. In simple terms, autoantibodies are antibodies that attack the body’s own tissues, cells, or cell […]

July 04, 2022

Deep Brain Stimulation Stopped Self-Injurious Behaviors in Young Girl with Autism

Severe Self-Harm Ended Immediately After Surgery A nine-year-old Canadian girl with autism named Ellie Tomljanovic has become patient number one in a first-of-its-kind study to discover if deep brain stimulation (DBS) can stop children with self-injurious behaviors. According to Ellie’s parents, her violent outbursts were incredibly severe. They involved hitting her head with her hand, […]

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