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I was fortunate enough to join a contingent with The Arc of North Carolina and attend the 2017 Disability Policy Seminar in Washington, DC in March.  It was an incredible learning experience, as I came to better understand the inner workings of our political system and the impact our legislators have on the government benefit […]

Source: Securing the Future for Your Child with Special Needs – Autism Parenting Magazine

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State-provided disability services often fail to meet the needs of adults with autism, according to a new report finding many with access to supports don’t have any regular daytime activities.

Source: Many Adults With Autism Struggling Even With Services – Disability Scoop


New research finds higher concentrations of heavy metals in the baby teeth of children with autism spectrum disorder, compared with children without.

Source: Exposure to heavy metals may increase risk of autism – Medical News Today


New method uses biochemistry to accurately predict whether a child will develop autism spectrum disorder by measuring the products of metabolic processes.

Source: New biochemical method accurately diagnoses autism in children – Medical News Today


Autism is more common in males. Now, a new study finds it also linked to having a brain with certain anatomical features that are more common in males.

Source: Autism more common in people whose brains are anatomically more male-like – Medical News Today


People with autism have low levels of the protein nSR100. Now, by reducing this this protein in mice, scientists have triggered behaviors linked to autism.

Source: Could absence of one protein explain 1 in 3 cases of autism? – Medical News Today


Individuals with both rare and common types of autism spectrum disorder share a similar set of epigenetic modifications in the brain, according to a study published in Cell.

Source: Shared epigenetic changes underlie different types of autism – Medical News Today


Scientists find some individuals with autism possess mutations in the DIXDC1 gene that reduce the development of brain connections and slow brain activity.

Source: Autism gene mutation that slows brain activity uncovered – Medical News Today


Children with autism spectrum disorder have a higher number of mutations in their mitochondrial DNA than their family members, according to new research.

Source: New study links autism to mutations in mitochondrial DNA – Medical News Today


The sense of touch may play a more crucial role in autism spectrum disorder (ASD) than previously assumed.

Source: Link discovered between touch of individuals with autism and their social difficulties – Medical News Today

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