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June 07, 2021

Community Shares | June 7th

Community Shares:  Autism Parenting Magazine looks at the connection between autism and dyslexia. Since many children display significant symptoms that are shared by these two distinct disorders, this article examines if it is possible that the two conditions can occur in the same individual. OCALI will be holding its national conference November 16-19. Register here […]

June 07, 2021

No Single Facet of Suicidality Among People with Autism Has Been Extensively Researched

Individuals with ASD Report Being Excluded from Services and Not Believed by Professionals A shocking new policy brief from the International Society for Autism Research (INSAR) unveils the “hidden crisis” of suicide in individuals with autism spectrum disorder (ASD). In their report, INSAR reveals that people with autism are seven times more likely to die […]

June 07, 2021

The Elusive Nature of Memory for Individuals with Autism

Some Have Amazing Recall While Others Struggle Simply put, memory is the ability to encode, store and retrieve information. There are generally four types of memory: working memory, sensory memory, short-term memory and long-term memory (which includes autobiographical memory). Memory helps people function in their daily lives and relate to others. However, many children on […]

June 07, 2021

Acetaminophen Use in Pregnancy May Increase the Risk of Autism and ADHD

Children Prenatally Exposed to Drug 19% More Likely to Develop ASD A recent meta-analysis involving over 73,000 mother-child pairs from six European population centers has discovered that children exposed to acetaminophen in the womb were 19% more likely to end up with a diagnosis of autism spectrum disorder (ASD) and 21% more likely to exhibit […]

June 01, 2021

Community Shares | June 2nd

Community Shares: A new study has examined prior and co-occurring psychiatric diagnoses in men and women with autism. The research discovered that 50% of the cohort had at least one prior diagnosis and 59% had at least one co-occurring condition. Approximately 38% had at least one prior condition that was not retained after receiving an […]

June 01, 2021

New Congressional Effort Urges Increased Spending on Autism

Federal Funding for Autism Lags Far Behind Spending for Alzheimer’s and AIDS In a rare bipartisan request, members of congress are calling for the federal government to raise its investment in autism-related research and services by spending an additional $150 million on the disorder. In a recent letter to the leaders of the U.S. House […]

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