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May 10, 2021

How Do Women Who Identify on the Spectrum Mother Children Who Are Also on the Spectrum?

New Study Says They Perform at the Same Level as Neurotypical Mothers Little is known about parents who have autism. Since autism rates continue to climb and individuals on the spectrum are more likely to have children with the disorder, parents with autism will become more commonplace in the future. Research examining the parenting skills […]

May 10, 2021

Part 2: A SafeMinds Special Report “I don’t see how we can overlook 5-10% of boys with autism.”

Interview with Toms River’s Autism Report Co-Author Walter M. Zahorodny  SafeMinds had the pleasure of conversing with Walter M. Zahorodny, Ph.D.,  co-author of the new report: Higher Than Expected ASD Prevalence in Toms River, New Jersey in 2016. He is an Associate Professor of Pediatrics at Rutgers New Jersey Medical School. Dr. Zahorodny is also […]

May 10, 2021

Part 1: A Shocking New Rate, 7.4% of 8-Year-Olds in New Jersey Town Have Autism

Toms River Report Shows Importance of Local-Level Population-Based ASD Estimates  Last year, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) determined that 1 in 54 American children have a diagnosis of autism. To calculate this rate, the CDC compiles and processes data on 8-year-olds from 11 different communities from across the nation. But what happens […]

May 03, 2021

May 4 | Community Shares

Community Shares: Spectrum explains the link between vitamins, supplements and autism. Their article focuses specifically on vitamin D, folate, iron, and fatty acids.  Beginning in May, the Transportation Security Administration (TSA)  will train its agents to better serve individuals with disabilities as they make their way through transportation security lines.  ARI finishes their Autism Awareness […]

May 03, 2021

Accurate Autism Biomarkers Used for Diagnostics Could Save the U.S. $37B Each Year

Substantial Lifespan Cost Savings Occur when ASD is Diagnosed and Treated Early  According to a new paper published in the journal Autism Research, using accurate biomarkers to detect autism in children at the earliest age possible could save the United States billions of dollars. This new paper hypothesizes that if more preschoolers and toddlers received […]

May 03, 2021

Pediatricians Given Guidance for Spotting Abused Children with Special Needs

New Report Shows Kids with Disabilities are 3 x More Likely to Experience Abuse or Neglect The American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) recently issued a clinical report providing new guidance to pediatricians on how to recognize and address the mistreatment of children with disabilities. Also included in this AAP report was an alarming statistic, children […]

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