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February 13, 2023

Research Finds Parents of Children with Autism Are Frequently Un- or Underemployed

Parents of Children with More Severe ASD Experienced Greater Impacts on Employment Outcomes A recent Kaiser Permanente study has determined that parents of children with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) were less likely to be in the workforce. In addition, employed ASD parents tended to work fewer hours than parents of children with other health conditions […]

February 13, 2023

People with ASD Experience Pain More Intensely than Those without the Disorder

They Are Also Less Able to Adapt to Painful Stimuli The Israel Science Foundation recently funded a study that discovered people with autism experience pain at a higher intensity than the general population. Sadly, this research also found that individuals on the spectrum have more difficulty adapting to pain. These findings contradict previous research, which […]

February 06, 2023

Community Shares | February 6th 2023

A new study by Dr. Richard Frye and Dr. Manish Arora, among others, has determined that air pollution could trigger a neurodevelopmental regression in children with autism, especially if an identifiable trigger for the regression was not previously recognized. This research suggests that there is a subset of children with autism who might be more […]

February 06, 2023

Service Dog Industry Faces Challenges

Inconsistent Terminology and Variability of Certifications Can Lead to Subpar Implementation Service dogs have become increasingly popular for people with neurodevelopmental and mental health disorders. A 2016 report estimates that in the United States alone, approximately 500,000 service dogs support people with disabilities. A new comprehensive review published in the journal Veterinary Sciences has investigated […]

February 06, 2023

People with Autism Are More Likely to Develop Diabetes, High Cholesterol, and Heart Disease

Children with ASD Are Particularly at Risk for Developing Diabetes A recent study published in JAMA Pediatrics has discovered that people with autism are more likely to develop diabetes, high cholesterol, and heart disease than individuals without the disorder. The researchers behind this investigation also found that children with autism are more likely to develop […]

January 30, 2023

Community Shares | January 30th 2023

The Guardian recently featured a video detailing how exposure to lead at an early age can cause a lifetime of problems. The film’s producers show that decades after researchers found that lead was dangerous to humans, the metal is still abundant in American homes, water pipes, automobile fuel, and more. Even more troubling, the video […]

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