National hotline to help people with autism

Australians with autism will have access to online, digital and phone-based support services that can offer specific advice through a new national hotline. The federal government will announce the $ 8.4 million funding boost to the program, called Autism Connect, on Tuesday. It was established with Commonwealth funding in 2018 when it was piloted in… Read More »

Essential Reads: Measuring the Impact of Antenatal Depression on the Fetal Brain Using Neuroimaging

Previous studies have observed that the children of depressed mothers are more likely to have delays in cognitive development, worse school performance, higher rates of behavioral problems, and deficits in social-emotional regulation.  Children of depressed mothers are also more likely to experience adolescent depression.   Most studies have understood these vulnerabilities to neurodevelopmental problems and psychiatric… Read More »