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November 01, 2021

Target: Treating Pre-symptomatic ASD in the First and Second Years of Life

The current average age for autism diagnosis in the United States is four years and four months, which is an improvement from twenty years ago when the average age of diagnosis was closer to 5 years. 

November 01, 2021

New Estimate Shows Communities in New Jersey Have an Autism Prevalence at 5 Percent or Higher

SafeMinds had the pleasure of conversing with Walter M. Zahorodny, Ph.D., co-author of the new report, “Prevalence of autism spectrum disorder in a large, diverse metropolitan area: Variation by sociodemographic factors.” He is an Associate Professor of Pediatrics at Rutgers New Jersey Medical School.

October 25, 2021

Community Shares | October 26th, 2021

The biotech company, Axial Therapeutics, has just added $37.25 million towards their effort to treat autism through the gut. In total, the company has raised over $90 million for its gut-brain axis research. These new funds will be used to conduct a Phase II trial of the company’s lead program, a gut-restricted molecular therapy for […]

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 […]

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