Research Articles

May 22, 2022

New Device Significantly Reduces Seizures in Patients with ASD and Drug-Resistant Epilepsy

63% of Subjects Experienced at Least a 50% Reduction in Seizures, 21% Saw a 90% Reduction Approximately 20% to 30% of children with autism will develop epilepsy by the time they reach adulthood. Of individuals who have both autism spectrum disorder (ASD) and epilepsy, 30% will not be able to control their seizures through medication. […]

May 15, 2022

Look for Big Changes in Disability Programs as COVID Winds Down

As the Public Health Emergency Status Ends, So Does Access to Extra Federal Money The Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) declared COVID-19 a Public Health Emergency (PHE) at the end of January in 2020. The PHE designation gave states access to extra federal money for Medicaid so long as they followed certain guidelines. […]

May 15, 2022

Study Investigating Irritability Related to Gastrointestinal Symptoms Currently Enrolling Teens

New Clinical Trial Will Research Experimental Drug Treatment Axial Therapeutics is recruiting teens with autism and severe irritability to take part in their Tapestry Autism Study. This placebo-controlled clinical trial plans to research an experimental medication, AB-2004, which is designed to absorb specific substances produced by bacteria in the gastrointestinal tract to reduce their ability […]

May 08, 2022

Perinatal Exposure of Dioxin Associated with Atypical Eye Gaze Behavior

Dioxin Contamination Originated from the Use of Agent Orange in the Vietnam War From 1962 to 1971, the U.S. military implemented Operation Ranch Hand during the Vietnam War. The operation involved spraying a large quantity of Agent Orange, an herbicide which contains 2,3,7,8,-tetrachlorodibenzo-p-dioxin (TCDD), the most toxic congener of dioxin. Production of Agent Orange ended […]

May 08, 2022

Awareness of an Autism Diagnosis at a Younger Age Proves Beneficial

Study Reports that Learning about an ASD Dx Early May Lead to a Heightened Quality of Life For the first time, a research team (made up of autistic and non-autistic students and professors) has investigated if learning about an autism diagnosis at a younger age had a better outcome than finding out about an autism […]

May 02, 2022

Can Hug Machines Help Children with Autism Use Public Transportation?

Deep Pressure Provides a Calming Effect on People with ASD Last month, SafeMinds Shares included a report on research which demonstrated the calming effects that an inflatable arm hug machine provided children with autism spectrum disorder (ASD). Interestingly, follow up research has already been published that investigates the use of portable hug machines on public […]

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