Quebec widens priority vaccination to more chronic conditions, people with disabilities
As of April 28, everyone who has a physical or intellectual disability will be able to make an appointment. This includes people with speech, language, visual, auditory impairments or autism. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - April 22, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Canada/Montreal Source Type: news

Brain Study Suggests Autism Develops Differently in Girls Than Boys
Research conducted mainly with boys might not apply to girls, a new study suggests. (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - April 22, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Brain Study Suggests Autism Develops Differently in Girls Than Boys
THURSDAY, April 22, 2021 -- Autism appears to develop differently in girls and boys, so the findings of research conducted mainly with boys might not apply to girls, a new study suggests. Autism spectrum disorder is four times more common in boys,... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - April 22, 2021 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Brain Study Suggests Autism Develops Differently in Girls Than Boys
Title: Brain Study Suggests Autism Develops Differently in Girls Than BoysCategory: Health NewsCreated: 4/22/2021 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 4/22/2021 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Kids Health General)
Source: MedicineNet Kids Health General - April 22, 2021 Category: Pediatrics Source Type: news

The appraisal of roadway environment and infrastructure by drivers with autism: a qualitative study - Dirix H, Ross V, Brijs K, Vermeiren E, Timmermans C, Alhajyaseen W, Brijs T, Wets G, Spooren A.
People with an autism spectrum disorder (ASD) might experience difficulties while driving, for instance, related to hazard perception. These difficulties may be related to cognitive issues (internal) such as attention-shifting, sequential performance, and ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - April 21, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Distraction, Fatigue, Chronobiology, Vigilance, Workload Source Type: news

Is Epidural Use During Labor Linked With Autism? Is Epidural Use During Labor Linked With Autism?
Two studies came to different conclusions on whether the use of epidural analgesia during labor increases the risk for autism in the child. What's going on, and which should we believe?Medscape (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - April 21, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Pediatrics Commentary Source Type: news

No Link Found Between Epidural Use and Autism No Link Found Between Epidural Use and Autism
Exposure to epidural analgesia during labor was not associated with subsequent diagnosis of autism spectrum disorder in a population-based cohort study.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Neurology and Neurosurgery Headlines)
Source: Medscape Neurology and Neurosurgery Headlines - April 20, 2021 Category: Neurology Tags: Pediatrics News Source Type: news

No Link Found for Exposure to Epidural Labor Analgesia and Autism
After adjustment for maternal sociodemographic, prepregnancy, pregnancy, and perinatal covariates, no link found with autism spectrum disorders (Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry)
Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry - April 20, 2021 Category: Psychiatry Tags: Family Medicine, Gynecology, Neurology, Pediatrics, Pharmacy, Psychiatry, Anesthesiology & amp; Pain, Journal, Source Type: news

No Link Found for Exposure to Epidural Labor Analgesia and Autism
TUESDAY, April 20, 2021 -- Exposure to epidural labor analgesia (ELA) is not associated with offspring risk for autism spectrum disorder (ASD), according to a study published online April 19 in JAMA Pediatrics. Elizabeth Wall-Wieler, Ph.D., from... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - April 20, 2021 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Individualized training is key for autistic adolescents learning to drive
(Children's Hospital of Philadelphia) A new study identified clear strengths and a series of specific challenges autistic adolescents experience while learning to drive. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - April 20, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

MIND Institute study of anxiety in children with autism now includes online treatment
(University of California - Davis Health) The UC Davis MIND Institute is now offering online treatment appointments as part of its clinical trial known as the STAAR study. The trial will compare the effectiveness of the medication sertraline and cognitive behavioral therapy in treating anxiety in children with autism. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - April 20, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Epidural during labor doesn't increase child's autism risk, study finds
Babies born to women who use epidurals for pain during childbirth do not carry increased risk for autism, according to an analysis published Monday by JAMA Pediatrics. (Source: Health News - UPI.com)
Source: Health News - UPI.com - April 19, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Epidural in Delivery Not Linked to Autism: Study
MONDAY, April 19, 2021 -- In news that should reassure many pregnant women, having an epidural during childbirth won't increase the child's risk of autism, researchers report. The new findings refute a widely criticized 2020 study that said... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - April 19, 2021 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Traversing the community is uncertain, socially complex and exhausting: autistic youth describe experiences of travelling to participate in their communities - Kersten ML, Coxon K, Lee H, Wilson NJ.
Introduction Autistic youth often have difficulty with community mobility, such as driving, public transport and moving around their communities. Dependence on others may result in reduced community participation, work, training and social opportunities. ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - April 17, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Yale researchers find clues to sex differences in autism
A new study finds that autism may develop in different regions of the brain in girls than boys, offering a clue as to why the condition is less common in girls. (Source: Yale Science and Health News)
Source: Yale Science and Health News - April 16, 2021 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

New data for Roche ’s OCREVUS (ocrelizumab) reinforce significant benefit on slowing disease progression in relapsing and primary progressive multiple sclerosis
Basel, 16 April 2021 - Roche (SIX: RO, ROG; OTCQX: RHHBY) today announced new OCREVUS ® (ocrelizumab) analyses supporting its significant benefit on disease progression in early-stage relapsing-remitting multiple sclerosis (RRMS) and primary progressive MS (PPMS) as well as demonstrating high persistence and strong adherence to twice-yearly (six-monthly) dosing. These data are being presented virtually at the 73rd American Academy of Neurology (AAN) Annual Meeting from 17–22 April 2021. OCREVUS is the number one prescribed MS medication in the U.S. for patients starting a new treatment, and more than 200,000 peop...
Source: Roche Investor Update - April 16, 2021 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

New data for Roche ’s OCREVUS (ocrelizumab) reinforce significant benefit on slowing disease progression in relapsing and primary progressive multiple sclerosis
Basel, 16 April 2021 - Roche (SIX: RO, ROG; OTCQX: RHHBY) today announced new OCREVUS ® (ocrelizumab) analyses supporting its significant benefit on disease progression in early-stage relapsing-remitting multiple sclerosis (RRMS) and primary progressive MS (PPMS) as well as demonstrating high persistence and strong adherence to twice-yearly (six-monthly) dosing. These data are being presented virtually at the 73rd American Academy of Neurology (AAN) Annual Meeting from 17–22 April 2021. OCREVUS is the number one prescribed MS medication in the U.S. for patients starting a new treatment, and more than 200,000 peop...
Source: Roche Media News - April 16, 2021 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Autism develops differently in girls than boys, new research suggests
(University of Virginia Health System) New research sheds light on how autism-spectrum disorder manifests in the brains of girls, prompting the scientists to warn that conclusions drawn from studies conducted primarily in boys should not be assumed to hold true for girls. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - April 16, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Female protective effect: Yale researchers find clues to sex differences in autism
(Yale University) In a new Yale-led study, researchers find that autism may develop in different regions of the brain in girls than boys and that girls with autism have a larger number of genetic mutations than boys, suggesting that they require a larger " genetic hit " to develop the disorder.The findings appear in the April 16 edition of the journal Brain. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - April 16, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Researchers receive $2.7 million to study sex differences in social reward
(Georgia State University) The project could provide new mechanisms for understanding well-known sex differences in the incidence of neuropsychiatric and neurodevelopmental disorders for which dysfunctional social relationships or social avoidance are an important symptom, such as in autism spectrum disorder or depression. It also has the potential to spur the development of gender-specific treatments for these disorders. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - April 14, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

HSE University researchers track language abilities of russian children with ASD
(National Research University Higher School of Economics) Researchers from the HSE Center for Language and Brain have, for the first time, described the language abilities of Russian children with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) at all linguistic levels (e.g., phonology, lexicon, morphosyntax, and discourse), using a language test that takes into account the psycholinguistic variables most relevant for Russians. The study was published in Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - April 14, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

COVID-19 guide for social workers and occupational therapists supporting adults with learning disabilities and autistic adults, SCIE (updated 12th April 2021)
During the COVID-19 pandemic, however, everyone's lives are being limited, and everyone's human rights are being affected. This guidance aims to help occupational therapists and social workers keep people with learning disabilities and autistic adults safe, and to help them play their part in getting through this national emergency, while at the same time protecting and promoting people's rights wherever possible. (Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH))
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - April 12, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

COVID-19 guide for carers and family supporting adults and children with learning disabilities or autistic adults and children, SCIE (updated 12th April 2021)
This is a guide to help family members and carers living with and supporting adults and children with learning disabilities, or an autistic adult or child, through the COVID-19 crisis. Its aim is to assist carers to carry on giving good, safe support to their family members during the pandemic. The guide focuses on families who are living with an autistic person or a person with learning disabilities; if your family member lives away from the family home, you may also wish to look at our guide for 2 External 0 0 0 care staff false https://www.scie.org.uk/care-providers/coronavirus-covid-19/learning-disabilities-autism/care...
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - April 12, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

COVID-19 guide for care staff supporting adults with learning disabilities or autistic adults, SCIE (updated 12th April 2021)
This is a guide to help care staff and personal assistants supporting adults with learning disabilities and autistic adults through the COVID-19 crisis. Its aim is to assist high-quality care and support during the pandemic. This guide is aimed at supporting you and enabling you and your colleagues to work as safely and proactively as possible. (Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH))
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - April 12, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Nigeria: Autistic Spectrum Disorder in Nigeria - What You Should Know
[Nigeria Health Watch] Sticky post (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - April 12, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Marshall University researcher receives $400K NIH grant to study nervous system development
(Marshall University Joan C. Edwards School of Medicine) W. Christopher Risher, Ph.D., an assistant professor of biomedical sciences at the Marshall University Joan C. Edwards School of Medicine, has been awarded a $399,600 grant from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) for his research on the differences in brain development between males and females. This line of research is critical for the development of novel, targeted therapies for individuals with neuropsychiatric developmental disorders, such as autism and schizophrenia, that are known to present with significant sex differences, Risher said. (Source: EurekAler...
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - April 12, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Kids With Autism Can Really Benefit From Exercise
FRIDAY, April 9, 2021 – Being active is good for most everyone, and new studies now show it can help kids with autism manage common behavioral issues. " Exercise goes beyond health-related benefits and increased levels of fitness for those with... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - April 9, 2021 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Kids With Autism Can Really Benefit From Exercise
Title: Kids With Autism Can Really Benefit From ExerciseCategory: Health NewsCreated: 4/9/2021 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 4/9/2021 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Kids Health General)
Source: MedicineNet Kids Health General - April 9, 2021 Category: Pediatrics Source Type: news

Pinwheels and Prevention (Childhood Abuse Prevention Month)
Article by Tsara Shelton looks at the month of April being Child Abuse Prevention, Sexual Assault Awareness and Prevention as well as Autism Acceptance Month (Source: Disabled World)
Source: Disabled World - April 8, 2021 Category: Disability Tags: Tsara ' s Column Source Type: news

Autism gene study finds widespread impact to brain's growth signaling network
(Scripps Research Institute) A genetic mutation linked to autism causes significant undergrowth of brain tissue. An existing medicine appears to rescue the condition in mouse studies. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - April 8, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

NIDCR's Spring 2021 E-Newsletter
Having trouble viewing this email? View it as a Web page. NIDCR's Spring 2021 E-Newsletter In this issue: NIDCR News Funding Opportunities & Related Notices NIH/HHS News Subscribe to NICDR News Science Advances   Grantee News   NIDCR News NIDCR & NIH Stand Against Structural Racism NIDCR Director Rena D’Souza, DDS, MS, PhD, said in a statement that there is no place for structural racism in biomedical research, echoing remarks from NIH Director Francis Collins, MD, PhD, in his announcement of a new NIH ...
Source: NIDCR Science News - April 7, 2021 Category: Dentistry Source Type: news

International Society for Autism Research (INSAR) 20th Annual Meeting, May 3-7, 2021
(Rubenstein Associates, Inc.) The International Society for Autism Research (INSAR) 2021 Annual Meeting - the organization's 20th - will virtually bring together a global, multidisciplinary group of researchers, clinicians and students presenting their latest research. Anyone interested in autism research is welcome to attend. The meeting will be held Monday, May 3 through Friday, May 7, 2021 with registrants having access to on- demand content until June 7. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - April 7, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Built environment design and people with autism spectrum disorder: a scoping review - Tola G, Talu V, Congiu T, Bain P, Lindert J.
Built environment design can be considered as an influential factor in the quality of life of people with autism spectrum disorder (ASD). This scoping review provides an overview of the current available literature on the relationship between people with A... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - April 6, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Engineering, Physics, Structural Soundness and Failure Source Type: news

Young people with autism improved their communication with their families during lockdown
(Universitat Oberta de Catalunya (UOC)) A study conducted by researchers from the Universitat Oberta de Catalunya studied the behaviour of young people who suffer autism spectrum disorder during the strictest lockdown period (March, April, May and June 2020) to lay the foundations for future support more in line with their actual needs. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - April 6, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Key brain molecule may play role in many brain disorders
(University of North Carolina Health Care) Scientists at the UNC School of Medicine identified a molecule called microRNA-29 as a powerful controller of brain maturation in mammals. Deleting microRNA-29 in mice caused problems very similar to those seen in autism, epilepsy, and other neurodevelopmental conditions.The results, published in Cell Reports, illuminate an important process in the normal maturation of the brain and point to the possibility that disrupting this process could contribute to multiple human brain diseases. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - April 6, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

NIDCR Science News - April 2021
Having trouble viewing this email? View it as a Web page. A monthly update of NIDCR-supported science advances, as reported by grantee institutions and NIH. SARS-CoV-2 May Infect the Mouth NIDCR-led study points to role for saliva in spread of virus NIDCR • March 25, 2021 A Safe Space in the Dental Clinic Making dental visits more soothing for children with autism NIDCR • March 23, 2021 How Fungus Finds A Foothold in the Mouth Overactive ...
Source: NIDCR Science News - April 5, 2021 Category: Dentistry Source Type: news

Trader Joe's partners with app to support shoppers with autism
Trader Joe ’s has partnered with an app for people with cognitive and intellectual disabilities to make shopping more comfortable for people with autism. The grocery chain has developed five card decks that focus on different aspects of shopping in its stores, for example, “sensory experiences in the stor e” and “checking out your items,” for the MagnusCards by Magnusmode app. The cards break down each part of a shopping trip into easy-to-follow steps to guide the user through an experience… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines - April 5, 2021 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Anne Stych Source Type: news

More Kids With Autism May Be Doing Well Than Thought
MONDAY, April 5, 2021 -- School-age children with autism may be faring better than commonly thought, with most " doing well " in at least some aspects of development, a new study suggests. The study, of 272 children with autism spectrum disorder... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - April 5, 2021 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

What are the 3 levels of autism?
Autism spectrum disorders are now classified by three levels of severity in order to better individualize autism diagnoses and communicate a person’s need for support. (Source: PsycPORT.com)
Source: PsycPORT.com - April 2, 2021 Category: Psychiatry Source Type: news

Here ’s What Will Actually Convince People to Get Vaccinated
One of evolution’s cleverest tricks was giving us a sense of shame. It’s a miserable feeling—low, humbling, publicly discomfiting—but it’s supposed to be: if you do something lousy you ought to feel something lousy, so you don’t do it again. In theory, when so many of the strategies for beating the COVID-19 pandemic depend on abiding by social distancing and other rules, shaming people who don’t ought to be a powerful way to bring us back in line. But increasingly, experts believe, the opposite is true. “The thinking has been that the more you shame people the more they will ...
Source: TIME: Health - April 2, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Jeffrey Kluger Tags: Uncategorized COVID-19 Magazine Source Type: news

Today's DIRTY VACCINES and the coinciding spike in blood disorders, allergies and autism
(Natural News) Vaccines are a far cry from the “miracle of modern science” they are touted to be, and now the CDC finds that half of all physicians REFUSE to take routine vaccines themselves due to efficacy and safety concerns. So while the corrupt American medical regime preaches about the necessity of compliance and herd immunity,... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - April 2, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Use COVID-19 recovery to make inclusion ‘a reality’, UN chief says on World Day
Building a more inclusive and accessible world that recognizes the contributions of all people, including persons with disabilities must be a “key goal” as countries work to recover from COVID-19 pandemic, United Nations Secretary-General said on Friday, commemorating World Autism Awareness Day.  (Source: UN News Centre - Health, Poverty, Food Security)
Source: UN News Centre - Health, Poverty, Food Security - April 2, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Sierra Leone: Orange Joins Salone Autism Society to Raise Awareness
[Concord] As Sierra Leone joins the world to celebrate World Autism Day, tomorrow, Friday, 2nd April, Orange Telecom, has announced their intention to partner with the Sierra Leone Autism Society to raise awareness on the disease condition. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - April 2, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news

COVID-19: supporting adults with learning disabilities and autistic adults, DHSC (updated 31st March 2021)
Guidance for care staff who are supporting adults with learning disabilities and autistic adults during the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak. 31 March 2021Updated to reflect easing of some COVID-19 restrictions from 29 March. 26 February 2021Updated guidance under'Social distancing'to include that the government has published the'COVID-19 Response - Spring 2021'setting out the roadmap out of the current lockdown for England, and that from 8 March some of the rules on what you can and cannot do will be changing. (Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH))
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - April 1, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

COVID-19: providing unpaid care to adults with learning disabilities and autistic adults, DHSC (updated 31st March 2021)
Guidance for people who are providing unpaid care to adults with learning disabilities and autistic adults during the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak. 31 March 2021Updated to reflect easing of some COVID-19 restrictions from 29 March. 26 February 2021Updated guidance under'Social distancing'to include that the government has published the'COVID-19 Response - Spring 2021'setting out the roadmap out of the current lockdown for England, and that from 8 March some of the rules on what you can and cannot do will be changing. (Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH))
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - April 1, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Poor judgment of autistic adults
(Flinders University) Autistic adults can be wrongly perceived as deceptive and lacking credibility, Flinders University researchers say, with this working against many caught in the legal system. Ahead of World Autism Awareness Day (2 April 2021), a new paper in the Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders asked 1,410 civilians to respond to video recordings with 30 adults with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) and 29 non-ASD individuals to examine whether stereotypical behaviors associated with autism influenced people's perceptions of the individual. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - April 1, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Improving the lives of autistic people and their families
World Autism Awareness Week. Is 29 March to 4 April, Amanda Pritchard has recorded a short video message underlining commitments to improving the lives of autistic people and their families. (Source: NHS Networks)
Source: NHS Networks - April 1, 2021 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Consumer Health: Autism spectrum disorder and digestive symptoms
World Autism Awareness Day will be observed on Friday, April 2, which makes this a good time to learn more about the connection between autism spectrum disorder and digestive symptoms. Autism spectrum disorder is a condition related to brain development that affects how a person perceives and socializes with others, causing problems in social interaction and [...] (Source: News from Mayo Clinic)
Source: News from Mayo Clinic - April 1, 2021 Category: Databases & Libraries Source Type: news

COVID-19 guide for care staff supporting adults with learning disabilities or autistic adults, SCIE (updated 29th March 2021)
This guidance aims to help care staff keep people with learning disabilities and autistic adults safe. It has been updated (29th March 2021) to reflect the easing of lockdown restrictions. (Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH))
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - March 31, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news