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September 12, 2022

Community Shares | September 12th 2022

The National Institutes of Health (NIH) has announced they will award $100 million over the next five years to support nine Autism Centers of Excellence (ACEs). The ACE program was created in 2007 and is renewed every five years. It funds large research projects to understand and develop interventions for those on the spectrum.   Soticlestat, a […]

September 05, 2022

ASD Expert Blames “Detection and Connection” Difficulties for Gaining Access to Early Intervention

New Research Shows Only Half of Children with Autism Receive Early Services According to Josephine Shenouda, an adjunct professor at Rutgers School of Public Health, there are two main reasons that a large number of children with autism do not receive early intervention services. The professor says, “There’s a problem with detection and the connection.” […]

September 05, 2022

Have Financial Backers Damaged Autism’s Gold Standard of Treatment?

Some Claim the Pressure of Billing Hours is Degrading the Quality of ABA Services The role of private equity companies is to invest money for wealthy individuals, university endowments, and pension funds. These firms intend to make more money for their clients through private investments than what could be made by investing in the stock […]

September 05, 2022

Community Shares | September 5th 2022

Another large cross-national study has found no support for the hypothesis that exposure to labor epidural analgesia can cause autism or ADHD in offspring. This paper adds to other research that found no connection between the two factors. A study published in JAMA Pediatrics two years ago caused a stir in the obstetric and anesthesiology […]

August 29, 2022

The World Health Organization Now Supports Mercury-Free Dentistry

WHO Report Concludes, “…phase-down and even phase-out of use of dental amalgam is achievable.” For over two decades, Consumers for Dental Choice lobbied the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to end the use of dental amalgam, which is made up of  50% toxic mercury. Their advocacy campaign finally paid off in September of 2020 […]

August 29, 2022

Adapted Social Skills Program Improved Social Knowledge, Responsiveness, and Engagement

16-week PEERS® Program Aided Young Adults with ASD and/or Mild Intellectual Impairment PEERS®, the Program for the Education and Enrichment of Relational Skills, is a 16-week evidence-based, parent/caregiver-assisted social skills training program.  The program aims to teach adolescents and young adults on the spectrum to make and keep friends, develop and maintain romantic relationships, as […]

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