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November 08, 2021

Autism Researcher Awarded $760K in Whistleblower Lawsuit

Judith Zimmmerman worked at the University of Utah’s Department of Psychiatry between 2005 and 2013. She was the principal investigator over a  $600,000 yearly grant to collect information about children with autism. This grant was acquired by Zimmerman prior to being hired by the university.

November 08, 2021

Using Brain Organoids to Study Gene-Environment Interactions

A new article published in Environmental Health Perspectives sheds more light on a recently published study investigating the use of brain organoids in autism research. Grown artificially and derived from human cells, brain organoids are sometimes referred to as “miniature brains.”

November 08, 2021

Comparing Individuals with ASD Who Experience Self-Injurious Behavior, Aggression, and Both Behaviors

Stephen M. Edelson, Ph.D., the executive director of the Autism Research Institute (ARI), has recently published an article that compares health conditions and behaviors of individuals with autism who engage in self-injurious behavior (SIB), aggression, and those who exhibit neither behavior.

November 08, 2021

Special Needs Families Average $18K in Lost Income Annually

According to a new article in Pediatrics, a significant number of caregivers of children with special needs reduce their work hours or stop working altogether in order to manage their child’s needs.

November 01, 2021

Community Shares | November 2nd, 2021

Individuals with ASD are 3 times more likely to self-harm than those without the disorder, according to a new systematic review and meta-analysis of 31 studies. The excess odds of self-harm were found in both children and adults across geographic regions and regardless of study designs, methods and settings.  A new study has examined the […]

November 01, 2021

Roadway Pollution More Toxic Than Freeway Pollution

A large, representative retrospective birth cohort study has discovered that in utero exposure to near-roadway air pollution (NRAP) from non-freeways was associated with an increased risk of autism spectrum disorder (ASD).

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