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October 25, 2021

Supplemental Security Income Increases in 2022

Benefits Will Rise by 5.9%, Representing the Biggest Boost in Decades  Individuals with disabilities who receive Supplemental Security Income (SSI) and other Social Security benefits will see the largest increase in their monthly payments since 1982. Earlier this month, the Social Security Administration announced that benefits will grow 5.9% in 2022. For the past ten […]

October 25, 2021

IACC Requests Public Comments for Their 2021-22 Strategic Plan

Input Accepted Between October 1 – November 30, 2021 After experiencing a two year-hiatus and appointing a new panel, the Interagency Autism Coordinating Committee (IACC) is now looking for public feedback in order to update its strategic plan. The new input will be used to drive the federal government’s autism agenda and will also set […]

October 25, 2021

Gastrointestinal Disorders in ASD: Cause or Consequence?

Interview with Dr. Stephen Walker Explores This Fascinating Question Expert autism researchers Arthur Krigsman, M.D. and Stephen Walker, Ph.D. have published a new mini-review examining GI dysfunction and its relationship to autism spectrum disorder (ASD). The co-authors evaluated over 50 papers in order to make observations about this yet-to-be-determined relationship. SafeMinds recently had the pleasure […]

October 18, 2021

Community Shares | October 18th, 2021

Everything you wanted to know about Behavioral Intervention Plans (BIP)  is included in a new report from the Child Mind Institute. Their article details what a BIP is, how it is created, and how to tell if it is working.  The anti-seizure medication oxcarbazepine has been linked to bone fractures in kids with epilepsy according […]

October 18, 2021

Many Students with ASD Have Varying Behaviors at School and Home

It is quite normal for children to behave differently in different settings. But for children who have autism, anxiety disorders or other special needs; their behavior can vary much more than typical children.

October 18, 2021

Telehealth Could Be the Answer for Early Evaluation’s Long Waitlists

Caregivers concerned about their infant’s development are often told to “wait and see” by providers. This delay, in many instances, squanders valuable evaluation, diagnostic, and treatment time.

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