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Environmental toxins
January 04, 2022

Researchers Call for Federal Agencies and Foundations to Expand Explorations into Environmental Autism Etiology

Team Suggests the Environment Acts in Concert with Genetic Risk Pathways Affecting Neurodevelopment A new commentary and study written by eleven different scientists and clinicians, published in the journal Pediatrics, makes a plea for future autism research to have a greater focus on genetic interactions with environmental exposures. Stating that previous research has linked toxic […]

December 19, 2021

College Students with ASD at Higher Risk for Physical and Emotional Aggression Victimization

Dating ASD College Students Also at Increased Risk for Partner Abuse  Boston University’s School of Public Health has conducted the first study that compares physical, sexual, and emotional aggression victimization among college students with and without autism spectrum disorder. Unfortunately, the research showed college students on the spectrum were at substantially increased risk for both […]

December 19, 2021

EPA Announces Intention to Support Lead Service Line Removal Regulations

Previous Research Has Linked Lead Exposure and Autism  Last week, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)  announced that they will begin developing a new regulation to protect citizens from exposure to lead through drinking water. The agency vows to collaborate with local, state and federal agencies to make rapid progress towards the White House’s goal to remove 100% […]

December 19, 2021

Navigating the Holidays for Families Dealing with Autism

Advice for ASD Families and Those Wanting Support ASD Families The holidays often conjure up images of shopping, festive community events, concerts and parties with family and friends. It’s typically a magical time of year for most families. But for families that have a child on the spectrum, this hectic time can range from quite […]

Autism and Gender Identity
December 13, 2021

Gender Dysphoria Found in 5.7% of Children with Autism

Condition is Becoming So Common that the Term “Autigender” was Created Data collected by Autism Parenting Magazine shows that 5.7% of children on the spectrum exhibit symptoms of gender dysphoria. The magazine calculated this rate by sending a survey to more than 160,000 of their email subscribers around the world. Approximately three-quarters of the respondents […]

profound autism category
December 13, 2021

Commission Calls for a “Profound Autism” Category

A Vulnerable ASD Population is at Risk of Being Overlooked Due to Focus on More Able Individuals Britain’s weekly peer-reviewed medical journal, The Lancet, recently released a report which calls for a new autism diagnostic classification. The journal assembled 32 autism community stakeholders and named the group  “The Lancet Commission”.  In their report, the group […]

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