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April 05, 2021

Exploring Quality of Life Issues for Adults on the Spectrum

New Research Focuses on the Interplay Between Gastrointestinal, Sleep, and Social Issues At this time a year ago, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) announced that autism rates in this country continue to climb. The agency then released their staggering current rate of 1 in 54 children holding an autism diagnosis. This rate […]

April 05, 2021

New Study Shows Only 4 Out of 10 Preschoolers are Prepared for Kindergarten

School Readiness Measures Reveals that 3-5 Year Olds Need More Support  Healthy and Ready to Learn (HRL) is a new initiative which examines the level of kindergarten readiness of preschoolers. A recent study published Academics Pediatrics focusing on HRL made a troubling discovery, only 42.2% of American children ages 3-5 years were considered prepared for […]

March 29, 2021

Community Shares | March 30th 2021

A new comprehensive environmental survey of pesticide loads shows that derivatives of these products are ever-present in small streams across the United States and could be contributing to far more toxic burden than experts previously thought.  A recent study reports that more extreme patterns of sensory hyperresponsiveness and hyporesponsiveness in children whose families have a […]

March 29, 2021

Physically Fit Children Have Bigger Brains

Greater Amount of White Matter Linked to Superior Cognitive Performance An intriguing new Spanish study featured in the Scandinavian Journal of Medicine and Science in Sports has found that children with better physical fitness have larger brains than overweight or obese children. This discovery was made by a team of researchers from the University of […]

March 29, 2021

The Prevalence of Physicians with Disabilities in the United States

New Survey Estimates 3.1% of Doctors Self-Identify as Having a Disability American physicians spend a good amount of their time treating and caring for individuals with disabilities. But how many of these doctors themselves have a disability? That’s a question a research letter answers this month in an issue of JAMA Network Open. This pioneering […]

March 29, 2021

“Family Navigation” Assists At-Risk Children Receive Timely ASD Diagnoses and Services

New Approach Helps Vulnerable Families Overcome Barriers to Early Intervention As reported previously in SafeMinds Shares, autism rates have been increasing among the socioeconomically disadvantaged as well as in African American and Hispanic families.  Sadly, each of these groups tend to receive autism diagnoses and services later than other demographics. In order to address these […]

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