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August 02, 2021

Community Shares | August 3rd

A new article by an adult on the spectrum explores the topic of savant syndrome in autism. The author accurately points out that only 10% of individuals on the spectrum possess savant skills.  Unfortunately, this percentage is not proportionately portrayed in the media, where most television and movie characters are shown to have “disability superpowers” […]

August 02, 2021

9 New ASD Research Articles Investigate Environmental Factors During Prenatal and Neonatal Periods

Timing, Synergy, Cumulative Effects, and Genetic Predisposition Play a Role in Damage For years scientific evidence has been gravitating towards an epigenetic etiology of autism spectrum disorder (ASD) and moving away from a genetics alone causation theory. A study from 2012, demonstrates this scientific shift. In the paper, the authors describe autism as “a family […]

July 26, 2021

Community Shares | July 27th

A new webinar series on epilepsy and autism has just been released. The series was produced through a joint effort between the Cleveland Clinic and the Autism Research Institute (ARI).  These webcasts have been approved for CME credit.  A jury awarded $125 million to a former Walmart employee with Down Syndrome after she was fired […]

July 26, 2021

Sensory Friendly Clothing Line Launched for Kids With Disabilities

JCPenney Unveils New Private Brand of Adaptive Clothing  With back-to-school season shopping on the horizon, parents of children with special needs can breathe a sigh of relief. That’s because JCPenney has just launched their new line of adaptive clothing called Thereabouts.  According to the department store, their new line aims to celebrate the diversity of […]

July 26, 2021

Gender Dysphoria More Common in Young Adults with Autism

Mental Health Challenges and Childhood Trauma Correspond with Higher Incidence of Condition Previous cross sectional research has shown that people with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) are more likely to experience gender dysphoria. The reasons for this higher incidence have remained unclear, which is why an international team of researchers from Taiwan and Canada investigated the […]

July 21, 2021

$1.36 Trillion in Annual Autism Costs to Hit U.S. by 2040, $5.5 Trillion by 2060

New Analysis First to Project Annual Costs of ASD Over Several Decades  A shocking new analysis published in the Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders projects frightening new financial statistics connected directly to the ongoing autism epidemic. Remarkably, the report predicts that in less than 20 years, autism will cost the United States over $1 […]

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