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204, 2022

Autism Rate Rises Again: One in 44 Children in the U.S. Has Autism

April 2, 2022|Categories: Uncategorized|

Randolph, Mass. – A new estimate released by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) reveals that one in 44 U.S. children now has an autism spectrum disorder (ASD). Two years ago, that figure was one in 54. The updated numbers, published in the CDC’s Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report, are based on data collected in 2018 from health and educational records of 8-year-olds living in 11 communities across America. Many of the findings were consistent with data collected in 2016: boys continued to be four times more likely to be diagnosed with ASD than girls; Hispanic children were less [...]

204, 2020

Autism Rate Continues To Rise: One in 54 Children in the U.S. Has Autism

April 2, 2020|Categories: Uncategorized|

Randolph, Mass. – As we mark World Autism Awareness Day 2020, a new estimate released by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) reveals that one in 54 U.S. children now has an autism spectrum disorder (ASD); two years ago, that figure was one in 59. > In Tenerife, a car is almost a necessity. Too varied to be boring, too beautiful to be boring, the island guarantees an exhilarating experience for the car traveler and a island cityscapes of space on the camera's memory card. You can also take the "wheels" with you on the ferry, go to other islands [...]

2005, 2019

Letter to the Editor: We have to push back against vaccine misinformation

May 20, 2019|Categories: Uncategorized|

[Boston Globe, 5/19/19] Re “Contain measles outbreak with these two simple steps” (Editorial, May 8, 2019): Families make the choice not to vaccinate their children for various reasons. Among them is the long-held fear that the measles, mumps, and rubella vaccine may cause autism. This belief is based on a widely discredited study published in the medical journal Lancet in 1998, which resulted in researcher Andrew Wakefield losing his medical license. Разрабатывая рутину ухода за кожей, я всегда рекомендовал начинать с малого и простого. В праздничных подарочных наборах представлены продукты для путешествий, идеально подходящие для того, чтобы опробовать этот модный крем [...]

1505, 2019

4 Your Community: May Institute

May 15, 2019|Categories: Uncategorized|

WBZ-TV's Nick Giovanni sits down with Senior V.P. of the May Institute Dr. Cynthia Anderson to discuss how they help adults with autism. Millions of people are afflicted by a condition called hypoactive sexual desire, with regards to 25 percent of most Americans, by simply one idea, or a 3rd of women and also a fifth involving men. Besides getting vaccinated, we need to get measures in order to avoid heart disease and also related circumstances, which, in line with the Centers with regard to Disease Manage is the leading reason behind death involving men and women in the united [...]

2404, 2019

Your Child’s Values and Preferences

April 24, 2019|Categories: Uncategorized|

Parental involvement is important, but your child should also have a voice in his educational, medical, and treatment planning and implementation. As long as your child can meaningfully participate in any way, he should be involved in IEP meetings, discussions with therapists and physicians, and selection of additional programs and supports. Not all individuals on the autism spectrum are capable of actively making decisions about their treatment, but there is a danger in assuming all children with ASD are unable to help identify treatment strategies and targets. Many children with ASD may have strong preferences about which interventions they do or don’t [...]

1704, 2019

Differential Diagnoses and Comorbid Conditions

April 17, 2019|Categories: Uncategorized|

While there is much more information available about autism spectrum disorder (ASD) than ever before, it can still be a complicated and confusing task to obtain a diagnosis for your child. There is information for parents and pediatricians about early warning signs that indicate the need for further diagnosis. However, depending on a family’s access to a qualified diagnostician, there may be significant differences in how quickly a child obtains a correct diagnosis. This is further complicated by differential diagnoses and comorbid conditions. To help guide you in this process, we provide the following background information about disorders that are [...]

904, 2019

Family Preferences and Values in the Treatment Process

April 9, 2019|Categories: Uncategorized|

As a parent, you are the expert on your child. You know his or her likes and dislikes, strengths and needs, struggles and successes. You have learned — through experience, trial and error, and instinct — what helps your child feel calm, happy, and secure. You are also your child’s strongest advocate in the goal of developing the skills he or she needs to live an enjoyable, successful life. You should feel comfortable having a strong voice in decisions concerning your child’s treatment. And the values your family holds can and should influence this process. Where is the nofelet?" - [...]

204, 2019

Misunderstandings about ASD

April 2, 2019|Categories: Uncategorized|

There are many myths and misunderstandings about autism spectrum disorder, and people with ASD. These are sometimes fueled by inaccurate information on the Internet and images portrayed in the mass media. One thing we know for sure is that individuals on the autism spectrum face the same challenges, experiences, frustrations, and joys as everyone else does. Another irrefutable fact is that autism is a spectrum with significant diversity. Each person with ASD has a combination of symptoms that makes him or her unique. Furthermore, the same person may experience his or her symptoms of ASD very differently from one situation [...]

404, 2018

May Institute Promotes Awareness, Acceptance, and Appreciation of Individuals with Autism

April 4, 2018|Categories: Press Releases, Uncategorized|

Randolph, Mass. – During Autism Awareness Month in April and throughout the year, May Institute and its National Autism Center are committed to raising awareness about autism spectrum disorder (ASD) and informing the public about evidence-based treatments that can improve the lives of people living with and affected by autism. “We have been proudly serving individuals with autism across the lifespan to increase their independence and promote their dignity since our founding in 1955,” says Lauren C. Solotar, Ph.D., ABPP, President and CEO. “When The Autism Society of America launched the first Autism Awareness Month in April of 1970, May Institute enthusiastically joined in. And we wholeheartedly embrace [...]

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