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January 25, 2021

New Study Shows Almost 78% of Children with Autism Suffer from a Mental Health Condition

Nearly Half Experience Two or More Mental Health Disorders The University of British Columbia’s department of psychology and the AJ Drexel Autism Institute at Drexel University have published a study which shows that over three-quarters of children with autism spectrum disorder (ASD)  have at least one mental health condition and close to half experience two […]

January 25, 2021

Biomarkers Identified in Father’s Sperm May Be Linked to Autism Risk in Offspring

Study Finds Paternal Age Not a Factor in Newly Identified Biomarkers  A new study from Washington State University has suggested that epigenetic biomarkers found in a father’s sperm may predict susceptibility of developing autism spectrum disorder (ASD) in his offspring. The study’s methodology involved recruiting 13 men who fathered children with ASD and 13 men […]

January 18, 2021

ADDitude Presents Live Webinar on Discipline Strategies for ADHD

Free Event on March 2nd Examines How to Manage Your Child’s Most Challenging Behaviors  Since many children with autism also present with ADHD symptoms, this new webinar from ADDitude Magazine may be helpful.  In this webinar, you will learn: How the pandemic has exacerbated the expression of ADHD symptoms Techniques to increase positive interactions with […]

January 18, 2021

Microbiome Research Roundtable Webinar with Julie Matthews

Thursday, Jan 21st, 11:00 am Pacific online on Zoom Topics Include:  The importance of the microbiome for gastrointestinal health How food and diet affects the microbiome and gut health Research on the microbiome in autism Microbiome testing and the use of customized probiotics And how to get involved in the research trial that is going […]

January 18, 2021

Screenings for ASD Sleep Issues in Children Not Robust Enough

Primary Care Providers Urged to Use Sleep Disturbance Index to Rate Severity of Sleep Problems Last year, a SafeMinds Shares article examined sleep pattern problems associated with autism. Our previous article reported that even though sleep issues are of critical importance, they are the least studied symptom on the spectrum. Now, a new brief report […]

January 18, 2021

Parental Preterm Birth and Low Birth Weight May Carry Autism Risk Factors

Yale Reports Parent’s Birth Abnormalities and Offspring’s Autism Could Be Linked New research from Yale’s School of Public Health has discovered that parents born very prematurely were nearly twice as likely to have children with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) compared to parents who were born full term.  Published in the International Journal of Epidemiology,  this […]

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