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This week, the Autism Sisters Project published this important paper in @CellGenomics that examined the presence of a Female Protective Effect in Autism: cell.com/cell-genomics/… 🧵T
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Do you have a child with autism and another one on the way, or under 6 months of age? The Infant Brain Imaging Study is recruiting families for behavioral and biological assessments. Sign up here: hubs.li/Q01dJ94w0 And learn more in their latest newsletter below:
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Support for parents. Interesting discussion. "When you learn your child has a disability, you may feel confused. Or relieved. Or scared...." exceptionallives.org/blog/my-child-…
Researchers report progress on understanding genetics of autism: Broad Spectrum of Autism Depends on Spectrum of Genetic Factors via @UCSanDiego ucsdnews.ucsd.edu/pressrelease/b…
Some useful links here: Autism Resources for Parents and for People on the Spectrum healthline.com/health/autism/… via @Healthline
The 2020 Summary of Advances in Autism Research, which highlights the top 20 most significant autism research articles of 2020 selected by the IACC has now been released, along with an easy-read version! Learn more: iacc.hhs.gov/publications/s…
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"How You Can Help the Office for Civil Rights Strengthen and Protect the Rights of Children with Disabilities," via Wrightslaw special education advocacy website: wrightslaw.com/info/sec.504.o… twitter.com/autismbulletin…
US Department of Education Office of Civil Rights is working on a proposal to amend Section 504, protecting people from discrimination based on disabilities, seeks comments: www2.ed.gov/policy/rights/…
Big challenge for people who face speech challenges: "the prevalent misconception that speech is a measure of intellect." From "Reducing challenges faced by minimally speaking people," by Clarissa Kripke, UC San Francisco. via OAR researchautism.org/reducing-chall…
📢 The@Drexelautismm is excited to offer a support group for fathers with children on the autism spectrum. The next meeting will be held at 11AM EST via Zoom on Saturday, June 18th. Email: [email protected] for further information.v
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AI Device Helps Diagnose Autism in Children | Psychology Today psychologytoday.com/us/blog/the-fu…
Tune in tomorrow for our Community Connections webinar, "Accessible Healthcare for the Autism Community" Thursday, 6/2 at 3:00 pm Eastern Time, featuring a discussion with public health physician Dr. Chris Pernell. fb.me/e/1P5E7yI9i
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Study: Most autistic adults in a cohort in Yokohama, Japan, have some autonomy and friends, but less than half are employed. spectrumnews.org/news/autistic-… via @Spectrum
The SSI Savings Penalty Elimination Act would update Supplemental Security Income asset limits for the first time since the 1980s, giving disabled people and older Americans far more freedom to earn and save money without the current risks. thearc.org/blog/the-arc-s…
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Attention #autism researchers! Do you have an active autism research grant but could use a boost? Applications for our Suzanne Wright Memorial Accelerator Grants are due by June 14! Learn more and apply here: hubs.li/Q01c8_qN0
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Mental Health of Most Kids With Autism Declined in Pandemic medscape.com/viewarticle/97… via @Medscape
"Debunking Myths about Inclusive Education for Students with the Most Significant Cognitive Disabilities," with link to in-depth article and research citations, via Univ of Minnesota Ties Center tiescenter.org/resource/debun…
The Autism Society created the Suicide Prevention Task Force with the goal of better serving the Autism community experiencing mental health crises. With your support, we can continue to develop best practices for crisis lines and callers in times of need. bit.ly/37SBk9w
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Dr. @EvdokiaAnagn "dropped a bombshell" in her keynote Saturday at #INSAR2022, "which threatens the entire validity of the #ASD diagnosis," writes @AmySFLutz in @PsychToday. The data shown support a new diagnosis of #profoundautism. Read it here: psychologytoday.com/us/blog/inspec…
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Unplugging our phones when we’re hanging out with our kids can reduce stress exceptionallives.org/blog/parent-st…
Current SSI asset limits keep ppl with disabilities who rely on it for everyday expenses like rent & food in poverty. A new bill would raise these limits for the first time since 1989🤯. Tell Congress to support this vital legislation now!#WeActWednesdayyaction.thearc.org/i4qGZj8?p2asou…K
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What exactly is the @AutismINSAR Annual Meeting and how is it relevant to autism families? ASF’s @alisonsinger and @AHalladayASF explain. #INSAR2022
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With autism numbers rising, how best to provide support? Q&A with autism researcher at UC San Francisco notes importance of social meetings and work for adults universityofcalifornia.edu/news/autism-nu…
Rescheduled! You don't want to miss this! On May 25th, the exceptional Dr. @drcarolw, a researcher/pediatrician from @BostonChildrens, explains how #brain activity in kids is key to better understanding and predicting #autism. Register for FREE here: hubs.li/Q019cZpD0
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ASF has partnered with the Consortium for Autism, Neurodevelopmental Disorders & Digestive Diseases (CANDID) on a survey about gastrointestinal issues in families with #neurodevelopmental disorders 🧵O
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Research Along the Autism Spectrum: Diverse Research to Meet Diverse Needs by director of @NIMHgov nimh.nih.gov/about/director…
Job Vacancy Announcement – HHS National Autism Coordinator via @NIMHgov nimh.nih.gov/about/careers/…
Researchers, advocates rush to aid autistic Ukrainians spectrumnews.org/news/researche… Newsletters via @Spectrum
Multistage Autism Screening in Early Intervention Settings May Reduce Disparities nimh.nih.gov/news/research-…
The @CDC_NCBDDD recently updated their "Learn the Signs. Act Early." developmental milestones. But why? And what changed? We chat with reps from @CDCgov and @AmerAcadPeds for answers in this week's #ASFpodcast. Listen here: hubs.li/Q018Nsw_0
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At ASF, we know receiving an #autism diagnosis can be overwhelming and scary. We are here to help and support those with #ASD and their families through every phase of the autism journey. Learn more and access our library of resources on our new website: hubs.li/Q018GGG-0
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ASF is proud to announce the recipients of our annual pre-and postdoctoral fellowship grants! Nine early-career researchers will receive funding for their research proposals, which are expected to increase our understanding of autism. Read more: hubs.li/Q018lmhl0
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In celebration of Autism Acceptance Month, @brianklee_epi, an Associate Professor of Epidemiology and Biostatistics at @drexelpubhealth at wrote a great post for us about what Autism Acceptance month means to him as an epidemiologist. ow.ly/YFvZ50IJXu9
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After autism spectrum disorder is diagnosed, intervention should begin as soon as possible. Early intervention & proper care can reduce individuals' challenges while helping them learn new skills & make the most of their strengths. go.usa.gov/xuDVc #AutismAwarenessMonth
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Huge news out of Tennessee as it bans subminimum wage labor for people with disabilities. Despite being a red state, Tennessee has an active neurodiversity movement. You are probably going to see an end to subminimum wage labor on the state level. news.bloombergtax.com/payroll/tennes…
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"Andrew Whitehouse never expected his work as an autism researcher to put him in danger. But that’s exactly what happened soon after he and his colleagues reported in 2020 that few autism interventions used in the clinic are backed by solid evidence." bit.ly/3ObDh1j
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‘Theory of mind’ in autism: A research field reborn spectrumnews.org/features/deep-… via @Spectrum
Our April IACC Full Committee Meeting starts today at 1:00 p.m. ET. Watch at videocast.nih.gov/watch=44688
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Since 2000, the Autism prevalence rate has been consistently increasing from one in 150 to now one in 44. Each Autism experience is unique, but awareness leads to inclusion and acceptance. Share the infographic below to help educate your network!
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.@IACC_Autism is holding its Full Committee Meeting TOMORROW and Thursday. Topics include "Updates on Disability Housing" and "Perspectives on Addressing Diverse Communication Needs in Autism." The virtual meeting is FREE and open to all. Register here: hubs.li/Q017ZsDd0
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Parents of young children with #ASD: Are you interested in gaining access to remote-based interventions? If so, please join us for the next installment of our FREE Science Learning Series this Thurs, April 14 @ 6PM! Register here: hubs.li/Q017cvzP0
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Job Vacancy Announcement – HHS National Autism Coordinator, National Institute of Mental Health nimh.nih.gov/about/careers/…
Am I Autistic? Is my loved one Autistic? As the fastest growing developmental disorder in the US, it’s important to know the signs and characteristics. Retweet this post to spread the word.
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Videos of our 2022 #DayofLearning talks are now available for FREE! Our event included speakers from the @CDCgov @IACC_Autism and other distinguished institutions, as well as a moving musical performance by self-advocate Tom Bak. Access the videos here: hubs.li/Q017jNms0
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Tomorrow is the deadline to submit public comments for the April 14 meeting! twitter.com/AutismScienceF…
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