Research Articles

November 23, 2020

Behaviors of Adults with ASD are Strongest Predictor of Caregiver Burden

New Research is First to Study Functioning Levels Related to Caregiver Fatigue Researchers from Eastern Michigan University surveyed 320 parents of adults with autism to investigate their daily caregiving duties as it relates to caregiver stress. Parents included in this research were over the age of 50, about the time many caregivers realize the weight […]

November 23, 2020

Autism Sociodemographic Groups Recently Reversed

Incidence Rates Now Higher within African American and Asian Communities When autism diagnoses began to increase during the 1990s, the prevalence rates were historically highest among Caucasians and those of higher socioeconomic status (SES). This trend continued for years. However, a new research article published in the Proceedings of the National Academies of Sciences of […]

November 16, 2020

Barriers and Facilitators to Treating Insomnia in Children with Autism, Other DDs

Parents and Professionals Report Significant Challenges Insomnia is highly prevalent in children with autism and other neurodevelopmental disorders (NDDs), yet little research exists on sleep treatment access, utilization, and provision in these groups. Canadian researchers conducted focus groups and interviews with parents and professionals regarding knowledge and interventions for sleep disorders among children with an […]

November 16, 2020

Study Finds Bumetanide Ineffective at Controlling Most ASD Behaviors

However, Drug Exhibits Positive Results for Managing Repetitive Behaviors  Bumetanide is a potent diuretic typically used to treat edema. Recent research shows that the drug has been associated with positive behavioral outcomes for children with autism spectrum disorder (ASD). However, a new study published in the Journal of the American Academy of Child & Adolescent […]

November 16, 2020

Child Recovers from Autism After Antifungal Drug Treatment

New Case Report from Sidney Baker, M.D. and William Shaw, Ph.D. Asperigillus niger is a common mold/fungi species that is often found in stool samples. This fungus can occasionally lead to a systemic infection in the gastrointestinal tract. After a four-year-old patient with autism showed evidence of Aspergillus overgrowth in his gut, his treating physician, […]

November 08, 2020

Medicaid Claims for ASD Jumps Significantly in Younger Adults Versus Older Adults

Researchers Examined Program’s Claims Made from 2008-2012 According to new research from Drexel University’s A.J. Drexel Autism Institute, the number of adults receiving Medicaid services for autism soared between 2008 and 2012. The highest prevalence of autism spectrum disorder (ASD) was detected in the younger adult cohort which includes individuals between the ages 18 and […]

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