Research Articles

October 25, 2021

IACC Requests Public Comments for Their 2021-22 Strategic Plan

Input Accepted Between October 1 – November 30, 2021 After experiencing a two year-hiatus and appointing a new panel, the Interagency Autism Coordinating Committee (IACC) is now looking for public feedback in order to update its strategic plan. The new input will be used to drive the federal government’s autism agenda and will also set […]

October 18, 2021

Telehealth Could Be the Answer for Early Evaluation’s Long Waitlists

Caregivers concerned about their infant’s development are often told to “wait and see” by providers. This delay, in many instances, squanders valuable evaluation, diagnostic, and treatment time.

October 18, 2021

How Effective is Preemptive ASD Intervention for At-Risk Infants?

A fascinating new investigation published in JAMA Pediatrics has determined that preemptive intervention for infants showing early behavioral signs of autism led to a significant reduction in the severity of ASD behaviors in early childhood. 

October 18, 2021

Oxytocin Trial Reveals Disappointing Results

An original article published in the New England Journal of Medicine has delivered disappointing news for parents and researchers counting on positive results in an oxytocin clinical trial for children with autism.

October 10, 2021

Research on Nightmares Conducted on Children with Autism

Study Also Examined Nightmares in Children with Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders and Typically Developing Kids Nightmares are commonly defined as disturbing mental experiences that awaken the dreamer. They typically occur during the REM sleep cycle and include negative emotions of terror, fear, and anxiety. The first nightmare experience tends to happen around three years old […]

October 03, 2021

Study Shows Oxidative Stress and Impaired Methylation are Hallmarks of ASD

Building upon a previous study which demonstrated that gene expression of B12 and folate-dependent enzyme methionine synthase was lower in individuals with autism, a new study has shown that oxidative stress (i.e. low antioxidant levels) and impaired methylation are telltale signs of autism.

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