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February 02, 2021

CDC Finds 1.2% of American Children Qualify as Intellectually Disabled

Nearly 40% of Children with Intellectual Disability also Have Autism The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recently released a new intellectual disability (ID) rate estimate for American children. By using the same data collection methodology as used by the Autism and Developmental Disabilities Monitoring (ADDM) Network which determines autism prevalence, the CDC found […]

February 02, 2021

ADHD More Common in Children Whose Mothers Have Autoimmune Disorders

Symptoms of Autism and ADHD Often Coincide When the American Psychiatric Association updated their Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM-5) in 2013, dual diagnoses became permitted for the first time. For years, symptoms of autism spectrum disorder (ASD) and attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) have been recognized to overlap.  An estimated 30 to […]

January 25, 2021

In Utero Exposure of Ritodrine Associated with Increased Incidence of Autism

Korean Study Show Twice the ASD Risk of Exposed Group vs. Non Exposed Ritodrine is a prescription drug used to stop premature labor. The medication can also be used to manage asthma symptoms. In 1995, the United States discontinued the use of ritodrine for pregnant women due to dosage and efficacy problems. However, Korea continued […]

January 25, 2021

Referrals to Early Childhood Intervention Programs Plumet During COVID

New Hampshire Sees 400 Fewer Children Referred to Early Developmental Services Than Previous Year Services and supports available to infants, toddlers and young children who experience developmental delays is called early intervention. These interventions can include different types of therapy including speech, occupational, physical and behavioral. For children under the age of three, these early […]

January 25, 2021

Additional Respite Funds Available Under New Federal Law

The Lifespan Respite Care Reauthorization Act Increases Funds from $2.5 M to $10 M Annually  Most people dealing with significant health challenges do not have access to respite services. Estimates show that approximately 53 million American family members provide $470 billion worth of unpaid care to ill or special needs individuals each year. In order […]

January 25, 2021

The National Academies of Science Engineering and Medicine Presents a Free Workshop via Webcast

The Interplay Between Environmental Exposures and Mental Health Outcomes Join this workshop to explore emerging research on the relationship between the environment and mental health. Date and Time: February 2, 10:30am-3:30pm ET February 3, 10:30am-3:30pm ET From the announcement:  There is growing evidence that the environment can play an important role in mental health—yet research […]

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