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In honor and in memory

of Dr. Bernard Rimland,

Autism Pioneer and Advocate


Issue: # 2


   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 at:


   Steve Edelson, Ph.D. and Lenny Schafer

Pregnant Woman2 

Risks and Early Signs


Autism risk higher when parents have schizophrenia or bipolar disorder


Autism risk in small- and large-for-gestational-age infants


Autism signs in fish 'astonishing'


Babies in the womb affected by pesticides in the home


Early feeding problems hint at autism



Medication-Related Studies


More research needed on SSRIs on treating autism disorders 


NIMH: 56% of US school children with autism taking prescribed mood medications


Studies overstate drugs' ability to treat autism symptoms: report


Other Treatment-Related Studies 


Antioxidant shows promise as treatment for certain features of autism


Finding that oxytocin improve brain function in children with autism could lead to treatment for associated social deficits


Intestinal permeability and nutritional status in developmental disorders


Kids with autism face health care disparities, study finds


Nutritional therapy may be key to stopping autism

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