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July 06, 2021

Michigan State IDs to Identify Individuals with Autism

Information on Diagnosis Accessible Only by Police, TSA and Courts As of July 1, the Michigan Department of State will begin the process of signing up individuals with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) for a classified driver’s license and classified state ID. The autism classification on Michigan’s state identification will only be accessible by Police, TSA, […]

July 06, 2021

Working Group Tasked with Studying Drug Development for Treating Autism

Researchers Focused on Advances, Challenges, Barriers, and Future Directions Concerned with a lack of progress in pharmacological interventions for autism’s core deficits, the International Society for CNS Clinical Trials and Methodology (ISCTM) along with the European College of Neuropsychopharmacology (ECNP) created an autism spectrum disorder (ASD) working group to review and identify challenges encountered for […]

July 06, 2021

New Research Shows No Link Between Autism and In Utero Tobacco Smoke Exposure

New Study Contradicts Last Month’s Study Showing an Association Citing that research on in utero exposure to maternal environmental tobacco smoke (ETS) or active maternal smoking and the development of autism spectrum disorder (ASD) has been inconsistent, researchers from the California Department of Public Health set out to examine in utero cotinine concentrations as a […]

June 27, 2021

Community Shares | June 29th

After a two year break, the Interagency Autism Coordinating Committee (IACC) will hold a full committee meeting on July 21-22, 2021. This will be a virtual event. As always, IACC welcomes public comments and live feedback. The Child Mind Institute has published a list of suggestions for parents of children with ADHD to plan for a […]

June 27, 2021

CDC Reports Racial/Ethnic Disparities in Fatal Drownings for Young People

Drowning Remains a Leading Cause of Death for Children with Autism The Centers of Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) issued a report this month detailing drowning statistics for people under the age of 29 years during the years 1999 – 2019. Some facts remained similar to previous reports. Drowning remains preventable and yet is still […]

June 27, 2021

Toxic Chemicals Banned Decades Ago Found in Fetal Organs

ADHD, Diabetes, Infertility, Obesity, and Reduced Sperm Production Linked to Early Exposure to Toxins Industrial chemicals, banned decades ago, have been recently found in the organs of fetuses according to a new study published in the journal Chemosphere. Researchers from the Karolinska Institutet in Sweden studied concentrations of 22 persistent organic pollutants (POPs) that accumulate […]

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