Research Articles

September 06, 2021

Strengths and Weaknesses of Digital Health Technologies

Hi-Tech Augmentation Better Suited for Autism Treatment Providers vs. Individuals The past decade has given rise to many new digital health technologies which have been developed to support people with autism. Software for intervention delivery, augmentative and alternative devices and robots to improve social interaction are just some of the technologies that are now readily […]

September 06, 2021

New National Autism Indicators Report Focuses on Mental Health and Autism

High Rates of Co-occurring Mental Conditions Found Among Children and Adults with ASD Drexel University’s Life Course Outcomes Research Program, part of the A.J. Drexel Autism Institute, has just released its annual National Autism Indicators Report.  The goal of this report series is to present the program’s findings in “an open-access, online format to speed […]

August 29, 2021

Online Library Inventories Gut Microbiome of Humans

New Resource to Assist Scientists Explore How Intestinal Flora May Contribute to ASD A microbiome-focused metabolomics repository has recently been established by scientists from Stanford University and the Chan Zuckerberg Biohub in San Francisco. This new online library features information on nearly 200 microorganisms that inhabit the human gut and will help researchers characterize the […]

August 29, 2021

The Distinct Presentation of Atypical Anorexia Nervosa

Individuals Suffering from the Condition Are Not Noticeably Thin Somewhere between 20% to 33% of individuals with anorexia also hold an autism diagnosis. The overlap between these two conditions has been studied for decades with more research occurring each year. A recent article by the Child Mind Institute explores a type of anorexia that does […]

August 29, 2021

Latest Research Shows Growing Out of ADHD is Unlikely

Earlier Estimates Showed 50% Remission in Adulthood, New Rate Indicates 10% ADHD is the most common childhood mental disorder. The newest estimates report that 9.6% of children ages 3 to 17 have been diagnosed with the condition. Until recently, ADHD was viewed as a condition that vanishes in about half of those who received diagnoses. […]

August 29, 2021

Microstructural Abnormalities Discovered in Autism Cases in the Orbitofrontal Cortex and Amygdala

New Research Utilized MRI Brain Scans The orbitofrontal cortex (OFC) is the part of the brain which is found at the very front that sits just above the orbits (eye sockets). It has extensive connections with the sensory system and is involved in multiple psychological functions, such as emotional and cognitive processing, learning, and social […]

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