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May 10, 2021

Part 1: A Shocking New Rate, 7.4% of 8-Year-Olds in New Jersey Town Have Autism

Toms River Report Shows Importance of Local-Level Population-Based ASD Estimates  Last year, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) determined that 1 in 54 American children have a diagnosis of autism. To calculate this rate, the CDC compiles and processes data on 8-year-olds from 11 different communities from across the nation. But what happens […]

May 03, 2021

May 4 | Community Shares

Community Shares: Spectrum explains the link between vitamins, supplements and autism. Their article focuses specifically on vitamin D, folate, iron, and fatty acids.  Beginning in May, the Transportation Security Administration (TSA)  will train its agents to better serve individuals with disabilities as they make their way through transportation security lines.  ARI finishes their Autism Awareness […]

May 03, 2021

Accurate Autism Biomarkers Used for Diagnostics Could Save the U.S. $37B Each Year

Substantial Lifespan Cost Savings Occur when ASD is Diagnosed and Treated Early  According to a new paper published in the journal Autism Research, using accurate biomarkers to detect autism in children at the earliest age possible could save the United States billions of dollars. This new paper hypothesizes that if more preschoolers and toddlers received […]

May 03, 2021

Pediatricians Given Guidance for Spotting Abused Children with Special Needs

New Report Shows Kids with Disabilities are 3 x More Likely to Experience Abuse or Neglect The American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) recently issued a clinical report providing new guidance to pediatricians on how to recognize and address the mistreatment of children with disabilities. Also included in this AAP report was an alarming statistic, children […]

May 03, 2021

Study Shows No Association Between Epidural Analgesia and Autism Risk

However Previous Recent Research Links the Two A new Canadian study has found no association between epidural labor analgesia (ELA) and the risk of autism spectrum disorder (ASD) in offspring. The results from this longitudinal study reported that 2.1% of children exposed to ELA later developed ASD, compared to 1.7% whose mothers did not utilize […]

May 03, 2021

New Drug Improves Cognitive Function in Adult Males with Fragile X Syndrome

Exciting Study Shows Cognition and Behavior Gains are Possible in Adulthood  Fragile X syndrome is recognized as a common genetic cause of autism and intellectual disability. Advancements made in treating fragile X also have implications for treating autism. This is why a recently published study in Nature Medicine has shown promise for the autism community. […]

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