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October 09, 2023

Community Shares | October 9th 2023

A new Canadian study has estimated the cumulative costs over 1-, 5- and 10-year periods for individuals with autism spectrum disorder (ASD). The research discovered that the mean cost of ASD in the first year post-diagnosis was $4710.18 Canadian dollars (CAD), with physician services accounting for 30% of total costs and psychiatric and medical care […]

October 09, 2023

Mental Health Counseling Rated as Most Helpful Service by Adults with Autism

Employment Services Viewed as the Next Most Important Researchers from the University of North Carolina have recently produced a study highlighting the need for improved access, quality, and outcomes of services for adults with autism. This new research indicates that there are an estimated 5.4 million adults with autism within the United States who need […]

October 09, 2023

Children with Autism Have a Higher Body Lead Burden than Neurotypical Controls

Increased Levels Found in Hair, Blood, and Urine in Kids with ASD According to a new systematic review and meta-analysis, children with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) have higher lead (Pb) levels in their hair, whole blood, and urine compared to neurotypical control children. This finding suggests that Pb exposure might be a contributing factor to […]

October 02, 2023

Community Shares | October 2nd 2023

A recent study published in Frontiers in Psychiatry examined 20 patients with autistic symptoms who had been treated with full-spectrum cannabis extracts (FCEs). The study showed that marijuana largely helps people with autism address their core symptoms. However, the study’s corresponding author painted a more complicated picture of whether and how people on the spectrum […]

October 02, 2023

Consuming a Mediterranean-Style Diet During Pregnancy Can Have Neurodevelopmental Effects on Offspring

New Research Shows that a Diet Rich in Mediterranean Foods is Linked to a Lower Likelihood of Neurodevelopmental Disorders According to a new prospective birth cohort study, a high maternal Mediterranean-style diet score (MSDS) was associated with a lower likelihood of overall neurodevelopmental disorders (NDD) and other developmental disorders (DD) in offspring. The current study […]

October 02, 2023

People with Autism Face Increasing Risks of Chronic Physical Health Conditions

Conditions Occur Across All Organ Systems, Including the Brain, Gastrointestinal Tract and Endocrine System A study led by researchers at the University of Cambridge has found that individuals with autism have higher rates of chronic physical health conditions and are more likely to have complex health needs than previously thought. The study, published in the […]

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