This e-newsletter provides obstetricians, pediatricians, and nurses with links to the latest research on ways to understand and to help children and adults on the autism spectrum. Please feel free to send us your comments and feedback to: [email protected].
Pediatrics, a journal published by the American Academy of Pediatrics, recently published a supplement on autism dedicated to the physical health of individuals on the autism spectrum. Articles include gastrointestinal, sleep, complementary & alternative medicine, psychotropic medication, and much more. Click here to view the Table of Contents and download the articles.
ICD-9-CM Code for Wandering
V40.31 - Wandering in diseases
In our last issue, we featured an article on the ICD-9-CM Code for Wandering. Soon after the newsletter was published, an important study on wandering and elopement in individuals with ASD was published. Click here to read a summary of the research study.
[Given these findings, some people are urging pregnant women to receive the flu shot. Note: the flu shot still contains thimerosal, and recent research suggests a possible association between a genetic susceptibility to mercury exposure and autism.]