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July 25, 2022

Community Shares | July 25th 2022

Community Shares:  The U.S. Department of Education’s most recent annual report shows that more than half of states have failed to meet their obligations to special education students under the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) during the past two years. Only 21 states qualified for the “meets requirements” designator for the 2020-2021 school year. […]

July 18, 2022

Dim Light Melatonin Onset Differs in Children with ASD Compared to Typical Developing Controls

Sometimes Biology Trumps Good Sleep Hygiene A first-of-its-kind study has discovered that melatonin rhythms differ between children with autism and children without the disorder. This discovery could explain why sleep problems are prevalent in children with autism and why, even after appropriate sleep hygiene protocols are established, individuals with autism still struggle to get a […]

July 18, 2022

Frequent and Extreme Tantrums in Children Could Be an Indicator of DMDD

Condition is Often Confused with Oppositional Defiant Disorder or Autism When a child is irritable most of the time and has blowout tantrums several times a week at an age past when most kids have outgrown tantruming, it could be a sign that they have disruptive mood dysregulation disorder (DMDD). A new article from the […]

July 18, 2022

New Study Examines Central Nervous System Metabolism in Autism, Epilepsy, and Developmental Delays

Research Utilized Cerebrospinal Fluid to Identify Similarities and Differences Between Conditions A group of researchers from Arizona recently set out to study the metabolic profiles of three neurodevelopmental disorders: autism spectrum disorder (ASD), epilepsy (EPI), and developmental delays (DD). The team conducted their research by examining the cerebral spinal fluid (CSF) of children with these […]

July 18, 2022

Community Shares | July 18th 2022

Community Shares: A new study associated with Harvard Medical School has discovered that fentanyl causes autistic-like behaviors in young male and female mice by activating the mu-opioid receptor in the anterior cingulate cortex area of the brain. Additionally, these fentanyl-induced autistic-like behaviors appear to be partially driven by the reduction of Grin2b expression in the […]

July 11, 2022

Approximately 1 in 30 Children and Adolescents in the United States Have Autism

New Study Reports that ASD Rates Jumped More Than 50% from 2017 to 2020 A recent research letter published in JAMA Pediatrics shows that the overall autism spectrum disorder (ASD) rate for American children ages 3 to 17 in 2019 and 2020 has risen to 3.14%. When separating data by year, the results show the […]

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