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August 01, 2022

Oxidative Stress Puts Babies and Children at Risk for Acetaminophen-Induced Neurodevelopmental Injury

Postnatal Exposure to the Drug in Susceptible Infants and Children Could Be Causal in Many Cases of ASD A team of North Carolina researchers recently reviewed the safety profile of paracetamol (acetaminophen) use for infants and children. Acetaminophen is the active ingredient for the over-the-counter drug Tylenol, which treats minor pain and reduces fevers. Since […]

July 25, 2022

New Program Offers Social-Sexual Education for Adults with Neurodevelopmental Disabilities

“Relationships Decoded” Teaches How to Have Safe Connections to People and May Prevent Sexual Abuse Many people with neurodevelopmental disabilities, including autism, are interested in having romantic relationships but lack the knowledge and skills to develop these connections in a safe and meaningful way. This lack of knowledge is one of the reasons why California’s […]

July 25, 2022

Twins Affected by Psoriasis, Psoriatic Arthritis, and Autism Benefit from Drug Treatment

Secukinumab Not Only Eased Symptoms of Psoriasis and Psoriatic Arthritis but also Improved Psychopathological Profile In the past, autism has been associated with alterations in the immune system and related inflammation mediators. Therefore, it is not surprising that many individuals with autism also suffer from autoimmune disorders (e.g., type 1 diabetes, rheumatoid arthritis, psoriasis/psoriatic arthritis, […]

July 25, 2022

Survey Shows Only Half of Children with ASD Received Early Intervention Program Services

Inequities in Participation of Early Services Affected by Race and Income An original investigation published in JAMA Pediatrics reveals that less than half (47%) of children with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) in metro New Jersey between the years 2006 and 2016 received Early Intervention Program (EIP) services. EIP services provide interventions to children with developmental […]

July 25, 2022

Community Shares | July 25th 2022

Community Shares:  The U.S. Department of Education’s most recent annual report shows that more than half of states have failed to meet their obligations to special education students under the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) during the past two years. Only 21 states qualified for the “meets requirements” designator for the 2020-2021 school year. […]

July 18, 2022

Dim Light Melatonin Onset Differs in Children with ASD Compared to Typical Developing Controls

Sometimes Biology Trumps Good Sleep Hygiene A first-of-its-kind study has discovered that melatonin rhythms differ between children with autism and children without the disorder. This discovery could explain why sleep problems are prevalent in children with autism and why, even after appropriate sleep hygiene protocols are established, individuals with autism still struggle to get a […]

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