Research Articles

November 15, 2021

Visual Mental Representations in Adults with Autism

Recent research from France has investigated the use of visual mental representation, sometimes described as “thinking in pictures,” in adults with autism. 

November 15, 2021

Pilot Study Suggests Normal Fungi Levels in Children with ASD

A new pilot study has examined the levels of candida species (a type of fungi) in children with autism spectrum disorder.  The study’s authors stated that they were compelled to research this topic due to the limited evidence which indicates that candida is more prevalent in children with ASD.

November 08, 2021

Comparing Individuals with ASD Who Experience Self-Injurious Behavior, Aggression, and Both Behaviors

Stephen M. Edelson, Ph.D., the executive director of the Autism Research Institute (ARI), has recently published an article that compares health conditions and behaviors of individuals with autism who engage in self-injurious behavior (SIB), aggression, and those who exhibit neither behavior.

November 08, 2021

Special Needs Families Average $18K in Lost Income Annually

According to a new article in Pediatrics, a significant number of caregivers of children with special needs reduce their work hours or stop working altogether in order to manage their child’s needs.

November 01, 2021

Roadway Pollution More Toxic Than Freeway Pollution

A large, representative retrospective birth cohort study has discovered that in utero exposure to near-roadway air pollution (NRAP) from non-freeways was associated with an increased risk of autism spectrum disorder (ASD).

November 01, 2021

Target: Treating Pre-symptomatic ASD in the First and Second Years of Life

The current average age for autism diagnosis in the United States is four years and four months, which is an improvement from twenty years ago when the average age of diagnosis was closer to 5 years. 

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