Research Articles

November 22, 2021

Study Claims Microbiome Not a Causal Factor in Autism Spectrum Disorder

Research Suggests that Picky Eating Causes Differences in Gut Bacteria A bold new Australian study asserts that gut health “is no way a cause of why the brain develops differently” in individuals with autism. The researchers involved in this effort claim that previous studies linking microbiome contents to autism have been underpowered and not designed […]

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November 22, 2021

Brain Stimulation Protocol Results in Remission of Depression for 79% of Patients

Non-Invasive Treatment Produced No Adverse Events During Clinical Trial Research has shown that individuals with autism are 4-times more likely to experience depression over their lifetime compared to people without the disorder. Due to this fact, a recently released placebo-controlled test out of Stanford University’s Medical Center should be very interesting to the autism community. […]

November 15, 2021

Strengths and Abilities Exhibited by Individuals with ASD in the Workplace

A recent survey out of the United Kingdom’s Office of National Statistics found that just 22% of adults on the spectrum held any type of paying job. Unfortunately, the situation is not better in the United States, where the unemployment rate for people with autism is 85%.

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.

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