Monday, March 16, 2009

More Events in the Autism World

There are bills in the House and Senate that propose to allow the creation of tax-free trusts for those with disabilities, similar to 529 college savings plans.

Research published recently in Pediatrics (the official journal of the American Academy of Pediatrics) have identified a gene that may be a contributing factor to autism and gastrointestinal disorders occurring together. The study found that over 55% of those with autism and gastrointestinal disorders carried a variation in a gene called MET. Over 30% of people with autism also suffer from gastrointestinal disorders, compared to less than 10% of those who are not autistic.

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