Autism & I/DD

Intellectual and developmental disabilities (I/DD) are a physical and/or cognitive impairments that occur before the age of 22. Autism spectrum disorder is generally considered a type of developmental disability that affects behavior and communication. The autism and I/DD market provides supports and health care services to these populations. Over the past decade, there has been an increase in the changes and challenges affecting I/DD and autism markets—the move to managed care and value-based care, the shift away from residential treatment, the increasing emphasis on consumer-directed care, and new workforce challenges.


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Handheld Test Of Pupil Response To Light Identifies Children With Autism

An eye test to measure how a child’s pupils respond to light can detect differences between children with autism and typically developing children. In a proof-of-concept study with 60 children, 36 diagnosed with autism and 24 with typical development, researchers used an automated hand-held device to measure differences in pupil reflexes in response to light.… Read

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