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Children’s Health Insurance Program: Cmte Hearing to Reauthorization

Stabilizing the CHIP funding stream and protecting gains in children’s health coverage will remain a priority September 15, 2017 Earlier this month, the Senate Finance Committee held a hearing on the reauthorization of the Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP). Testifying before the committee, autism mom Leanna George shared how CHIP has benefited her son Caleb, […]

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Folic acid may mitigate autism risk from pesticides

Researchers at UC Davis and other institutions have shown that mothers who take recommended amounts of folic acid around conception might reduce their children’s pesticide-related autism risk.

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11 Annual Autism Law Summit

The upcoming 11 Annual Autism Law Summit will be the most informative and uplifting one yet! One habit that I've adopted over the years is to provide some sort of takeaway quote for inspiration and motivation when ending a stakeholder phone call or email. Whether you are a quote-lover like me, or a quote-loather like […]

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Flat affect: Psychological symptoms and treatment

Flat affect is characterized by a lack of reaction to emotional stimuli, and can include a monotone voice or lack of expression in the face. Learn more.

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Autism and the doctor visit: Communication tips for success

A pediatrician with Missouri’s Thompson Center for Autism shares strategies for making medical appointments run smoothly for kids on the spectrum A pediatrician with Missouri’s Thompson Center for Autism shares strategies for making medical appointments run smoothly for kids on the spectrum  By pediatrician Kristin Sohl, of the University of Missouri’s Thompson Center for Autism […]

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Western University researchers identify mechanism that regulates acoustic habituation

Most people will startle when they hear an unexpected loud sound. The second time they hear the noise, they’ll startle significantly less; by the third time, they’ll barely startle at all.

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If your grandmother smoked, you may be more likely to develop autism

A mother who smokes during her pregnancy may increase the risk of autism in her grandchildren. Published today, the results will, no doubt, spark debate.

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HHS Report Highlights Need for Coordinated Approach to Autism Services

The Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) has released its Report to Congress on Young Adults and Transitioning Youth with Autism Spectrum Disorder. September 08, 2017 The Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) has released its Report to Congress on Young Adults and Transitioning Youth with Autism Spectrum Disorder. This report was recently sent to Congress, fulfilling a requirement of the 2014 Autism CARES […]

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Metformin shows promise as a potential treatment for fragile X syndrome

New study shows that treatment with the common type 2 diabetes drug metformin improves social, behavioral, and neuron deficits in mouse model of fragile X.

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Oxytocin administered to the nose increases emotion perception in autism

A recent study has demonstrated that intranasal oxytocin can influence how individuals with autism perceive emotion in others.

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