The Autism Parenting Summit Is Here!
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The Autism Parenting Summit Is Here!

The global Autism Parenting Summit is returning in May 2024. Imagine 25,000 attendees, 25+ world-class speakers, 4 informative days, and 1 global event – the Autism Parenting Summit is back! The Summit, hosted by Autism Parenting Magazine, is a free virtual event on May 17th, 18th, 19th, and 20th. Doctors, psychologists, educators, advocates, and people

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Autism News

Unveiling Our 2023 Contributor Awards Winners

Every year at Autism Parenting Magazine (APM) we feel blessed and thankful for all of the contributors who give their time and expertise to write helpful and informative articles for all of our families around the world. By doing so, we can provide you with the current advice and information in each issue and at

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Autism Parenting Summit October 2023 https://www.autismparentingmagazine.com/autism-parenting-summit-oct2023/
Autism News

The Autism Parenting Summit is Here!

The global Autism Parenting Summit is returning in October 2023.  Imagine 32,000 attendees, 30+ world-class speakers, 4 informative days, and 1 global event  – the Autism Parenting Summit is back!  The Summit, hosted by Autism Parenting Magazine, is a free virtual event on October 13th, 14th, 15th, and 16th.  Doctors, psychologists, educators, advocates, and people

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New Study Most Specialized US Doctors Accurately Diagnose Autism https://www.autismparentingmagazine.com/new-study-accurately-diagnose-autism/
Autism News

New Study: Most Specialized US Doctors Accurately Diagnose Autism

Parents in the US can take a sigh of relief because a recent study published in Pediatrics found that community-based primary care doctors with specialized training make accurate autism diagnoses in most cases.  This primarily applies to pre-school ages children and comes mere months after the CDC announced that 1 in 36 children are now

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1 in 36 Kids Diagnosed in Autism Spectrum Disorder Study https://www.autismparentingmagazine.com/kids-diagnosed-with-autism-increasing/
Autism News

1 in 36 Kids Diagnosed in Autism Spectrum Disorder Study

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has released the results of its latest autism spectrum disorder study, and autism is more prevalent around the world. According to the study, one in every 36 kids in the United States is diagnosed with autism spectrum disorder. That’s up from one in 44 in the previous study

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Unveiling Our 2022 Contributor Awards Winners
Autism News

Unveiling Our 2022 Contributor Awards Winners

We are so thankful at Autism Parenting Magazine (APM) to all of the contributors who share their expertise in order to provide the information that helps us help all of our families around the world. With their contribution of time and knowledge, we are able to provide up-to-date advice throughout each issue, as well as

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Study: Parent-Led Interventions Strongly Benefit Autistic Children https://www.autismparentingmagazine.com/parent-led-interventions/
Autism News

Study: Parent-Led Interventions Strongly Benefit Autistic Children

New research has shown that parent training in interventions markedly improves outcomes of children with autism spectrum disorder (ASD). Brigham Young University (BYU) worked on Effects of Parent-Implemented Interventions on Outcomes of Children with Autism: A Meta-Analysis, which has been published in the Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders.  The research shows training and empowering

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Study: Half of Moms with Autistic Children Have Depressive Symptoms https://www.autismparentingmagazine.com/autism-mom-depressive-symptoms/
Autism News

Study: Half of Moms with Autistic Children Have Depressive Symptoms

About 50% of mothers of children with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) had elevated levels of depressive symptoms over 18 months, while rates were much lower (6% to 13.6%) for mothers with neurotypical children in the same period, according to a new study from The University of California, San Francisco (UCSF). The report, which was published

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Study: Eye Test Could Help Diagnose Autism https://www.autismparentingmagazine.com/eye-test-helps-diagnose-autism/
Autism News

Study: Eye Test Could Help Diagnose Autism

Research from Washington State University reveals an eye test has been developed which could help diagnose children with autism. Publishing their data in the Neurological Sciences Journal, Washington State University’s researchers believe the test could be a huge step forward for early diagnosis.  The process involves testing the speed at which a child’s eye dilates

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Measuring Brain Activity Could Pave Way for Individualized Autism Support https://www.autismparentingmagazine.com/measuring-brain-activity-autism-support/
Autism News

Measuring Brain Activity Could Pave Way for Individualized Autism Support

Research has shown for the first time that three sub-groups of autism can be identified from measuring brain activity. Birkbeck, University of London, conducted the research which also showed that brain activity can predict how social skills develop. It is thought by those involved that this new way of predicting how social skills might naturally

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Irritability and Novel Treatments for Core Symptoms are Most Unmet for Autism https://www.autismparentingmagazine.com/irritability-novel-treatment-autism-drugs
Autism News

Irritability and Novel Treatments for Core Symptoms are Most Unmet for Autism

Improved treatment options for irritability and novel treatments for core symptoms of autism spectrum disorder (ASD) are the key unmet needs for the autism community, according to GlobalData. GlobalData, a data and analytics company, conducted a survey which revealed treatment options to target irritability and aggression associated with autism, and the core symptoms of ASD,

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Research Autistic Pupils Twice As Likely to be Expelled from School https://www.autismparentingmagazine.com/asd-children-school-exclusion/
Autism News

Research: Autistic Pupils Twice As Likely to be Expelled from School

Research shows that children with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) are twice as likely to be regularly, and unlawfully, excluded from school for a fixed term than their neurotypical peers. The University of Birmingham’s Autism Centre for Education and Research (ACER) in the UK looked into the causes and implications of exclusions for autistic pupils, discovering

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New Autism Drug Designed to Improve Quality of Life https://www.autismparentingmagazine.com/autism-drug-improve-life/
Autism News

New Autism Drug Designed to Improve Quality of Life

A new drug designed to improve the quality of life in people with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) is in the works. The medication, known as AB-2004, is an oral absorbent which is meant to attach itself to certain gastrointestinal (GI) metabolites in order to decrease the amount of these metabolites in the gut, and ultimately

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New App Displays Ratings for Autism Therapies and Treatments https://www.autismparentingmagazine.com/treatments-therapies-app/
Autism News, Autism Technology

New App Displays Ratings for Autism Therapies and Treatments

A free app has been released by autism expert Professor James Adams, PhD and his team at the Autism Nutrition Research Center (ANRC) which displays the user ratings of many autism therapies and treatments. The ANRC Autism Treatment Rater App is a smart-phone app that shows the ratings of multiple medications, supplements, diets, and therapies,

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Study: Autistic and Non-Autistic People Share More In Common Than We Think https://www.autismparentingmagazine.com/similarities-between-autistic-individuals/
Autism News

Study: Autistic and Non-Autistic People Share More In Common Than We Think

A study conducted by some of the top universities in the United Kingdom has shown similarities between the way autistic and non-autistic individuals process information.  In the largest study of its kind, the universities of Bath, Cardiff, Manchester, and King’s College London conducted research on more than a thousand people to examine the link between

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Autistic Children in UK Wait for Years for NHS Appointments https://www.autismparentingmagazine.com/uk-children-wait-nhs-appointments/
Autism News

Autistic Children in UK Wait for Years for NHS Appointments

There is a crisis in children’s mental health services in the United Kingdom which means neurodivergent children are waiting up to five years for an initial appointment on the National Health Service (NHS), according to figures obtained by The Observer. Evidence of this waiting time is demonstrated in the undiagnosed years of Eva Pyle. After

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Autistic Individuals Are Still Overlooked For Work https://www.autismparentingmagazine.com/autistic-overlooked-work-opportunities/
Autism News

Autistic Individuals Are Still Overlooked For Work

As you go about your week, going to work or going out on the weekends, how many fingers would it take you to count how many times you saw an autistic individual in a working environment? Every person on the spectrum is unique, just like every neurotypical person is unique, so it can be hard

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Autism Parenting Summit Was a Great Success! https://www.autismparentingmagazine.com/autism-parenting-summit-great-success/
Autism News

Autism Parenting Summit Was a Great Success!

The third Autism Parenting Summit, hosted by Autism Parenting Magazine, took place earlier this month (April 2022) and was a great success. The virtual Autism Parenting Summit was hosted during Autism Acceptance Month and featured a diverse array of speakers—from autism experts, therapists, doctors, and educators, to neurodivergent advocates and parents.  Over the course of

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LEGO Foundation Invests $20m in Supporting Neurodivergent Children https://www.autismparentingmagazine.com/lego-supporting-neurodivergent-children/
Autism News

LEGO Foundation Invests $20m in Supporting Neurodivergent Children

The LEGO Foundation has launched a new accelerator programme, Play for All, designed to celebrate the strengths of neurodivergent children and help ensure all young people have the right to play, learn, and thrive. Play for All is an equity free funding and fixed term mentorship program for social enterprises, ventures and organizations that support

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How Covid-19 Has Impacted the Diagnosis of Autism in Children https://www.autismparentingmagazine.com/covid-19-impact-diagnosis/
Autism Diagnosis, Autism News, COVID-19 Coronavirus and Autism

How Covid-19 Has Impacted the Diagnosis of Autism in Children

As the number of autism diagnoses increases each year, so do the fears of parents and the need to see specialists. During the past few years, not only has the COVID-19 pandemic put a hold on autism diagnoses, it has put a strain on parents getting the right treatment for their kids. The different signs

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The Unspoken Plight of Autistic People in War Torn Ukraine https://www.autismparentingmagazine.com/autistic-people-war-torn-ukraine/
Autism News

The Unspoken Plight of Autistic People in War Torn Ukraine

All our hearts are going out to the people of Ukraine at the moment, but for the neurodivergent community, the current state of warfare with Russia is even more challenging. Many autistic individuals with high support needs are trapped in the Ukranian capital Kyiv or facing the situation of fleeing with little to no assistance

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Study Finds Differences Between Brains of Autistic Boys and Girls https://www.autismparentingmagazine.com/study-between-brains-boys-girls/
Autism News

Study Finds Differences Between Brains of Autistic Boys and Girls

Researchers have found differences between the brains of boys and girls with autism spectrum disorder, which link to motor, language, behaviors, and visuospatial attentional systems.  Researchers have discovered that the brains of males and females on the autism spectrum function differently, and this could be the reason why their clinical symptoms often present in different

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Autism Statistics https://www.autismparentingmagazine.com/autism-statistics/
Autism Advocacy, Autism Diagnosis, Autism News

Autism Statistics You Need To Know in 2024

When your child is diagnosed with autism, it can feel very lonely. But knowing the latest autism statistics can make you feel less isolated. You will soon realize you are part of a much bigger autism community.  The latest research in 2023 from the CDC shows that one in 36 children is now diagnosed with

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Study: People with Autism or ADHD More Likely to Die Early https://www.autismparentingmagazine.com/people-with-autism-die-early
Autism News

Study: Are People with Autism or ADHD More Likely to Die Early?

Risk of death from natural causes as well as unnatural causes is significantly increased for people on the autism spectrum, according to researchers.  A systematic review and meta-analysis published in JAMA Pediatrics claims the mortality risk is significantly increased for people with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) or attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD). Ferrán Catalá-López, PhD, from the

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Early Signs of Autism Can Be Identified in Routine Prenatal Ultrasound https://www.autismparentingmagazine.com/autism-identified-in-ultrasound/
Autism News

Study Suggests Early Signs of Autism Can Be Identified in Prenatal Ultrasound

A routine prenatal ultrasound in the second trimester of pregnancy can identify early signs of autism spectrum disorder (ASD), according to a study from Ben-Gurion University of the Negev and Soroka Medical Center in Israel.  Researchers from the Azrieli National Centre for Autism and Neurodevelopment Research published their findings recently in the peer-reviewed journal Brain.

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Survey Results: One Third of Autism Caregivers Use ABA Therapy https://www.autismparentingmagazine.com/survey-results-caregivers-use-aba/
Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA), Autism News

Survey Results: One Third of Autism Caregivers Use ABA Therapy

Autism Parenting Magazine has revealed more than a third of autism caregivers use an ABA therapy provider to support a child on the spectrum. In a survey sent out by Autism Parenting Magazine (APM) to more than 160,000 email subscribers, over a third of responders confirmed they are using an Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) therapy

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Anorexia Before or During Pregnancy Linked to Autism in Children https://www.autismparentingmagazine.com/anorexia-linked-to-autism
Autism Health and Medical Info, Autism News

Anorexia Before or During Pregnancy Linked to Autism in Children, Study Claims

Women are more likely to have a child with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) if they have experienced anorexia nervosa before or during pregnancy, according to a new study. The findings came from studying 52,878 children born in Sweden between 1990 and 2012. A total of 8,800 of these children were born to women who had

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