Traffic Pollution During Pregnancy

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A new study associates a three-fold increase in autism risk with exposure to traffic-related air pollution during pregnancy and the first year of life.  Check out the article here: http://archpsyc.jamanetwork.com/article.aspx?articleid=1393589  

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ACT Welcomes Shannon!

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Please help ACT welcome Shannon as a new member of our staff! Shannon holds a Master’s degree from USC and a Bachelor’s degree from UCLA. She has helped educate children with special needs in a local school district, served as a child care specialist at the UCLA Medical Hospital Children’s Ward, and provided play therapy to

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ACT Welcomes Kaitlan

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We would like to welcome Kaitlan to the ACT family! Kaitlan has a bachelor’s degree in Communication Disorders and Sciences with an emphasis in Speech and Language Pathology from CSUN. She has completed internships working with children with special needs at Los Robles Hospital and a local school district. Kaitlan has done a spectacular job

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Oxytocin and Autism

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We posted an article recently about a pilot study that showed positive social changes in people with autism after nasal administration of oxytocin. Now a large clinical trial will test the safety and effectiveness of oxytocin nasal spray to improve sociability and communication in children and teens with autism.  Check out the article at Autism

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