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In honor and in memory

of Dr. Bernard Rimland,

Autism Pioneer and Advocate


Issue: # 3


Dear Subscriber,


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:


Steve Edelson, Ph.D. and Lenny Schafer


ICD-9-CM Code for Wandering

V40.31 - Wandering in diseases

classified elsewhere


Physicians should be aware of a relatively new ICD-9-CM code regarding the problem of wandering and elopement in individuals with ASD and other disabilities. We would like to extend our thanks to the National Autism Association for helping to establish this important  ICD-9-CM code.

Diagnosis, Early Signs, and Risks  


Father's age is linked to risk of autism and schizophrenia 

[original article appeared in Nature] 


Genetic test predicts risk for autism spectrum disorder 

[original article appeared in Molecular Psychiatry]


Parents can help identify autism in 1-year-olds 

[original article appeared in The International Journal of

Research & Practice]


Improved developmental screening urged for Hispanic kids 

[original article appeared in Autism]


Temperament gives 'red flags' for autism 

[original article appeared in the Journal of Autism and        

 Developmental Disorders]


Health-Related Problems  


[original article appeared in Diseases of the Esophagus


[original article appeared in Proceedings of the National
Academy of Sciences


[original article appeared in the Journal of Abnormal Child Psychology


[original article appeared in Archives of Neurology]


Form of autism may improve with simple treatment 

[original article appeared in Science]


L-carnitine helps kids with autism 

[original article appeared in the Journal of Autism
Spectrum Disorders]


Polyunsaturated fatty acids help autism spectrum disorders 

[original article appeared in the Journal of Clinical Psychopharmacology]

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