UC Davis MIND Institute study finds association between maternal exposure to agricultural pesticides, autism in offspring
Pregnant women who lived in close proximity to fields and farms where chemical pesticides were applied experienced a two-thirds increased risk of having a child with autism spectrum disorder or other developmental delay, a study by researchers with the UC Davis MIND Institute has found. The associations were stronger when the exposures occurred during the second and third trimesters of the women’s pregnancies. [en español]
(Autism) Apps, Lesson Ideas and Activities for Young Children with Autism
(Updated June 2020.) Autism lesson plans/Special Education lesson plans for students with and without autism. Ebook version of the book: Lesson Ideas and Activities for Young Children with Autism and Related Special Needs: Activities, Apps & Lessons for Joint Attention, Imitation, Play, Social S...
Study confirms mitochondrial deficits in children with autism
Children with autism experience deficits in a type of immune cell that protects the body from infection. Called granulocytes, the cells exhibit one-third the capacity to fight infection and protect the body from invasion compared to the same cells in children who are developing normally.
Join the MIND Institute for its family fun Community Open House on Saturday, April 26 from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.! There will be magicians, games, a rock-climbing wall, bounce houses, food trucks and more! Later in the week attend the film screening "Sounding the Alarm" about families who receive an autism diagnosis on April 29 at 5:30 p.m.!