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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 […]

June 27, 2021

Freddie Mac to Issue Housing Social Bonds for the Disability Community

Mortgage Giant Plans to Offer Housing for 4462 Individuals Home loan company, Freddie Mac has just embarked on a plan that addresses the critical shortage of community based-housing for individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities. By providing social bonds, the mortgage giant will offer $230 million in funds to support 4462 people in 1267 rental […]

June 27, 2021

Depression in Autism–Common and Complex

Mounting Evidence Points to Biological Conditions as Cause or Contributor to Disorder Thinking Autism is a UK charity which aims to improve the lives of people with autism spectrum disorder (ASD). Earlier this month, the organization conducted a thorough investigation of depression and autism which was featured in their Autism Science and Research News. The […]

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