Dr. Shahal Rozenblatt, Clinical Neuropsychologist, New York

Leading researchers call for a ban on widely used insecticides Use of organophosphates has lessened, but risks to early brain development still too high Public health experts have found there is sufficient evidence that prenatal exposure to widely used insecticides known as organophosphates puts children at risk for neurodevelopmental disorders. Public health experts have found
Federal regulators put two experimental drugs targeting autism’s core symptoms on a fast track for testing and approval this year, but they’re still a long way from pharmacy shelves. Balovaptan, from drugmaker Roche, aims to improve communication and social skills for people with autism by signaling a hormone linked to behavior. In January, the drug received a
Supreme Court Ruling Alters IEP Landscape by Courtney Perkes | April 19, 2018 In light of a landmark U.S. Supreme Court ruling on special education, legal experts say parents should educate themselves and be prepared ahead of their child’s next IEP meeting. (Thinkstock) As parents begin discussing individualized education programs for their children this spring,