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December 19, 2021

EPA Announces Intention to Support Lead Service Line Removal Regulations

Previous Research Has Linked Lead Exposure and Autism  Last week, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)  announced that they will begin developing a new regulation to protect citizens from exposure to lead through drinking water. The agency vows to collaborate with local, state and federal agencies to make rapid progress towards the White House’s goal to remove 100% […]

The Complex World of Avoidant Restrictive Food Intake Disorder
December 13, 2021

The Complex World of Avoidant Restrictive Food Intake Disorder

ARFID Can Overlap in Children with Autism Avoidant restrictive food intake disorder (ARFID) is an eating disorder that can appear similar to anorexia nervosa, except for one large difference. Kids with ARFID are not concerned with their body image, weight, shape or size. Instead, children with the disorder have an extreme anxiety about the taste, […]

Autism and Gender Identity
December 13, 2021

Gender Dysphoria Found in 5.7% of Children with Autism

Condition is Becoming So Common that the Term “Autigender” was Created Data collected by Autism Parenting Magazine shows that 5.7% of children on the spectrum exhibit symptoms of gender dysphoria. The magazine calculated this rate by sending a survey to more than 160,000 of their email subscribers around the world. Approximately three-quarters of the respondents […]

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December 06, 2021

Autism Impacts the Brain’s White Matter in Adolescents and Young Adults

Region Most Affected Facilitates Communication Between the Brain’s Two Hemispheres Researchers from Yale University are attempting to find neuroimaging biomarkers for autism, which could potentially help children with the disorder receive a diagnosis and treatment earlier. In order to reach this goal, the research team embarked on a study which used a special type of […]

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December 02, 2021

CDC Reports: 1 in 44 American Children Have Autism

California Surpasses New Jersey for Highest Rates, with 6.4% of the State’s Boys Holding a Diagnosis The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) released its latest prevalence estimates for autism. The center reports that 1 in 44 or 2.27% of American 8-year-olds have an autism spectrum disorder (ASD). This rate is a 23% increase […]

catatonic
November 29, 2021

Catatonia Associated with Late Regression in Autism

Mean Onset Age of Late Regression is 13 years According to the American Academy of Pediatrics, approximately 25% of cases of autism are due to early regression. This phenomenon, often referred to as regressive autism, occurs when symptoms of autism materialize after a period of normal development, typically between 18-24 months of age. Most parents […]

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