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November 30, 2020

Mid-level Immune Markers Present at Birth Associated with Lower ASD Risk

However, Having Too Much or Too Little of Marker is Detrimental for Developing Brains  Researchers from the Karolinska Institute in Solna, Sweden recently theorized that the developing human brain may be exceptionally vulnerable to disturbances in immune signaling and exposure to inflammation. In their new study, published In Biological Psychiatry, the Karolinska team reported that […]

November 30, 2020

Understanding and Treating Anxiety in Autism

New Book Edited by Stephen Edelson and Jane Johnson of ARI Autism Research Institute’s Executive Director, Stephen M. Edelson, and past board member, Jane Johnson, have recently edited an exciting new book which aims to help reduce anxiety levels in individuals with autism. Their book, Understanding and Treating Anxiety in Autism, summarizes current perspectives and […]

November 30, 2020

Free Webinar on Cannabis for Autism

Hope Grows for Autism Presents Expert Dr. Bonnie Goldstein on December 3 A free webinar on the use of cannabis for autism is being held on December 3, 2020 at 6:00 PM Eastern Time. Registration in advance is required. The webinar will be given by Dr. Bonni Goldstein. Bonni Goldstein, M.D., is the owner and […]

November 30, 2020

Mayo Clinic Links Antibiotic Use in Infancy to Autism

Association Affected by Frequency, Type and Timing New research published in Mayo Clinic Proceedings found that infants and toddlers who were given antibiotics were more likely to develop serious health conditions later in childhood. The Mayo Clinic research team investigated over 14,000 children born in Olmsted County, Minnesota. Seventy percent of these children received at […]

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 […]

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