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May 15, 2022

Study Investigating Irritability Related to Gastrointestinal Symptoms Currently Enrolling Teens

New Clinical Trial Will Research Experimental Drug Treatment Axial Therapeutics is recruiting teens with autism and severe irritability to take part in their Tapestry Autism Study. This placebo-controlled clinical trial plans to research an experimental medication, AB-2004, which is designed to absorb specific substances produced by bacteria in the gastrointestinal tract to reduce their ability […]

May 15, 2022

Stress, Anxiety and Social Withdrawal Linked to GI Problems in Children with Autism

A Bidirectional Relationship Exists Between Internalizing Behaviors and Gastrointestinal Issues Researchers at the University of Missouri have recently published a study that suggests a connection between gastrointestinal problems, anxiety and social withdrawal for some children with autism. While conducting their study, the authors analyzed parent reports of gastrointestinal issues and internalizing behaviors of 621 minors […]

May 08, 2022

Community Shares | May 9th 2022

Community Shares: An innovative job search platform that aims to recruit employees with autism and other neurological differences has been launched. Known as the Neurodiversity Career Connector, the new platform includes major employers like Microsoft, Google, Freddie Mac, and others. The employers utilizing this program strive to not only match neurodivergent job seekers with meaningful […]

May 08, 2022

Perinatal Exposure of Dioxin Associated with Atypical Eye Gaze Behavior

Dioxin Contamination Originated from the Use of Agent Orange in the Vietnam War From 1962 to 1971, the U.S. military implemented Operation Ranch Hand during the Vietnam War. The operation involved spraying a large quantity of Agent Orange, an herbicide which contains 2,3,7,8,-tetrachlorodibenzo-p-dioxin (TCDD), the most toxic congener of dioxin. Production of Agent Orange ended […]

May 08, 2022

Awareness of an Autism Diagnosis at a Younger Age Proves Beneficial

Study Reports that Learning about an ASD Dx Early May Lead to a Heightened Quality of Life For the first time, a research team (made up of autistic and non-autistic students and professors) has investigated if learning about an autism diagnosis at a younger age had a better outcome than finding out about an autism […]

May 02, 2022

Can Hug Machines Help Children with Autism Use Public Transportation?

Deep Pressure Provides a Calming Effect on People with ASD Last month, SafeMinds Shares included a report on research which demonstrated the calming effects that an inflatable arm hug machine provided children with autism spectrum disorder (ASD). Interestingly, follow up research has already been published that investigates the use of portable hug machines on public […]

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