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Autism Experts at DePaul University Talk Theatre, Education, Media Representation

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From Early Signs to Treatment: What Every Parent Needs to Know About Autism

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Autism spectrum disorders are being diagnosed in ever increasing numbers. Nationally, there are about 1 in 68 children identified with an autism spectrum disorder (ASD), according to the Center for Disease Control’s (CDC) Autism and Developmental Disabilities Monitoring (ADDM) Network. However, the ADDM estimates that the number is even higher in New Jersey, with 1 in 45 children being diagnosed with an ASD.

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Antidepressant Use in Early Pregnancy Does Not Increase Risk of Autism, ADHD in Kids, Study Finds

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A study reported April 18 in the journal of the American Medical Association led by Indiana University suggests that mothers’ use of antidepressants during early pregnancy does not increase the risk of their children developing autism or attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, conditions previously associated with these medications.

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Money a Barrier to Independence for Young Adults with Autism

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Researchers from the University of Missouri have found when teenagers and young adults with autism enter adulthood and age out of many of the services designed to help them, they often are anxious about how to handle new adult responsibilities such as paying bills and filing taxes. These findings highlight the importance of incorporating financial management into early education to empower young adults with autism.

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FSU Autism Institute Launches Web-Based Family Ecosystem to Jump-Start Early Intervention

The Autism Institute at Florida State University launches a new early intervention approach called the Family Ecosystem.

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UWM Awarded $2.3 Million to Study Autism/Air Pollution Connection

Recent studies have implicated air pollution from vehicles as playing a role in whether exposed infants develop autism. Now a UWM scientist will try to uncover how the developing brain is affected by these chemicals and whether they also lead to childhood ADHD.

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Steven Siegel, MD, PhD, Available to Discuss Research on Potential Causes of Autism

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10 Things You Need to Know After Your Child Is Diagnosed with Autism

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In recognition of Autism Awareness Month, Dr. Catherine Lord, director of the Center for Autism and the Developing Brain at NewYork-Presbyterian, Weill Cornell Medicine and Columbia University Medical Center in collaboration with New York Collaborates for Autism, a professor of psychology in psychiatry at Weill Cornell Medicine and a national authority on autism spectrum disorders (ASD), offers families guidance and tips for coping with a child’s diagnosis.







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