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October 17, 2022

Community Shares | October 17th 2022

Autism Parenting Magazine recently published an informative article examining childhood disintegrative disorder (CDD) and how it varies from ASD. CDD is a rare condition where children experience developmental delays and lose skills after two or three years old. It affects 1 in 100,000 boys. Only one girl will be affected for every eight boys diagnosed […]

October 17, 2022

Do Children with Eczema or Atopic Conditions Have More Severe Autism?

Study Shows Atopic Children Were 2.3 Times More Likely to Display Severe ASD Symptoms Previous research has shown that children with autism are more likely to have eczema and atopic diseases—prevalence estimates among children with autism range from 7% to 64.2%. A new study has examined whether children with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) and atopic […]

October 17, 2022

PFAS Exposure in Early Childhood Linked with Increased Odds of ASD

Other Conditions Associated, Including Developmental Delay, Reduced Cognitive Ability, and Reduced Adaptive Ability By using data from 551 children, ages 2-5 years old, in the CHildhood Autism Risks from Genetics and Environment (CHARGE) study, a group of researchers set out to examine if per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) were associated with increased odds of developing […]

October 17, 2022

Reduced Social Attention: Hallmark of Autism or a Result of Sensory Overload?

New Study Uses Immersive Virtual Reality and Eyetracking Technology to Find Out Researchers from Dartmouth recently set out to investigate why individuals with autism often exhibit reduced social attention. The team searched for a better explanation for autism-related social challenges than simply being a core feature or a hallmark of autism. Instead, these researchers theorized […]

October 10, 2022

Children with Developmental Disabilities Are at Risk of Disenfranchised Grief

Excluding Kids with Needs from the Concept of Death and Death Rituals Can Be Detrimental Last month, SafeMinds Shares discussed the concept of complicated grief. Specifically, we reported how this type of despair is more prevalent in people with intellectual disabilities. This month, a new review from the University of Maryland, Baltimore has been published […]

October 10, 2022

Dysgraphia–What Is It? And How Do You Treat It?

Tips for Helping Children Who Struggle with Learning to Write Dysgraphia is a learning disability that affects the ability to write and is a condition that is frequently seen comorbidly with autism. It involves two challenges–motor weaknesses that affect the physical writing process and cognitive issues that impact written expression. Children who struggle with motor […]

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