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September 28, 2020

Federal Civil Rights Commission Urges End to Subminimum Wage

Currently Employers Can Pay Workers with Disabilities Less The Federal Minimum Wage Since 1938, a provision in Section 14 (c) of the Fair Labor Standards permitted employers to obtain certificates from the Department of Labor which allowed paying individuals with disabilities less than the federal minimum wage ($7.25 per hour). Cities and states across the […]

September 28, 2020

At Home Sensory Activities as Remote Learning Continues

Sensory Processing Disorder Parent Support Offers Helpful List While distance learning policies remain in place for many school districts across the country, it has become essential for parents to satisfy their children’s needs for sensory integration activities. A parent support group for children with sensory processing difficulties has published a helpful list of 100 activities […]

September 23, 2020

Finch Therapeutics Raises $90 Million for Microbiome Medication

Finch Therapeutics Group has raised $90 million to push its oral microbiome drug to treat recurrent C. difficile infection toward a regulatory submission with the FDA. The money raised will also be used to initiate a Phase 1b study evaluating a similar drug for autism spectrum disorder, as well as to advance treatments for chronic hepatitis B infection, ulcerative colitis and Crohn’s disease.

September 23, 2020

Dietary Strategies for Managing Irritable Bowel Syndrome

Irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) is a chronic disorder of the gastrointestinal system that affects 5.7% of the general population. It is more common and more severe in individuals with autism. A new review in the journal Gastroenterology & Motility looked at the science behind treatments for IBS. It found studies supporting the use of peppermint oil, specific probiotics, psyllium supplementation, dietary advice, and a low FODMAP diet as aids in improving IBS symptoms.

September 23, 2020

Sensory Processing Difficulties Related to Executive and Cognitive Dysfunction in Children with Autism

By comparing a group of children with autism (n = 40) to a group of neurotypical children (n = 40), Spanish researchers established that children with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) have more sensory processing difficulties than the comparison group of children.

September 23, 2020

Register for Autism Research Institute’s Newest Webinar

So much has changed with the COVID-19 pandemic, and its been especially hard on our children, friends, and clients on the spectrum who thrive on routine and predictability. Many have learned to self-regulate through physical outlets that have been limited or may no longer be available.

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