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November 23, 2020

Behaviors of Adults with ASD are Strongest Predictor of Caregiver Burden

New Research is First to Study Functioning Levels Related to Caregiver Fatigue Researchers from Eastern Michigan University surveyed 320 parents of adults with autism to investigate their daily caregiving duties as it relates to caregiver stress. Parents included in this research were over the age of 50, about the time many caregivers realize the weight […]

November 23, 2020

Autism Sociodemographic Groups Recently Reversed

Incidence Rates Now Higher within African American and Asian Communities When autism diagnoses began to increase during the 1990s, the prevalence rates were historically highest among Caucasians and those of higher socioeconomic status (SES). This trend continued for years. However, a new research article published in the Proceedings of the National Academies of Sciences of […]

November 23, 2020

More Autism and Gastrointestinal Research Emerging

BYU Recruiting Families in Utah to Participate in New Study Through an interdisciplinary grant funded by Brigham Young University (BYU) and the Simmons research endowment, a new study will be launched which explores the role of bacteria found in the gastrointestinal tract of infants and its possible contribution to the development of autism. The ultimate […]

November 23, 2020

Toy and Gift Giving Guide for the Holidays

Autism Parenting Magazine Publishes Idea List for Children and Teens with Autism Just in time for the holidays, Autism Parenting Magazine has published their new gift giving guide which focuses on youngsters and teens with autism. Realizing that it can be a challenge to find an appropriate present for kids with special needs, this guide […]

November 23, 2020

Are the Newest AAP Autism Intervention Recommendations Too Rigid?

Changes in Treatment Evidence Make Some Doctors Question AAP’s Advice Earlier this year the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) updated their guidance on identifying, evaluating and supporting children with autism. The organization’s guidelines seem to lack specific recommendations regarding interventions and implied that more intensive services for young children can generally lead to greater improvements. […]

November 23, 2020

Delays and Denials of Promised Services Common for People with Disabilities

Arizona Experiences a Breakdown of State Run Aid Arizona was once considered among the best places in the country for people with disabilities to reside. For decades, the state was a shining example to other states for implementing well run service programs for people with developmental disabilities. This was mainly due to an innovative and […]

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