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In honor and in memory

of Dr. Bernard Rimland,

Autism Pioneer and Advocate


Issue: # 6                           


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:


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Steve Edelson, Ph.D. and Lenny Schafer


Autism Supplement in Pediatrics  


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.


Diagnosis, Early Signs, and Risks



Exposure to antiepileptic drug in womb linked to autism risk

[original article appeared in Journal of Neurology Neurosurgery and Psychiatry]


Folic acid might lower autism risk

[original article appeared in JAMA]


Identifying autism risk in newborns

[original article appeared in Journal of Pediatrics]


Prenatal inflammation linked to autism risk

[original article appeared in Molecular Psychiatry]


Researchers spot attention deficits in babies who later develop autism

[original article appeared in Biological Psychiatry]

Health-Related Problems


Children with autism at significant risk for feeding problems and nutritional deficits

[article appeared in Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders]


Higher levels of several toxic metals found in children with autism

[article appeared in Biological Trace element Research]


New study finds bullying causes significant short-term emotional and physical consequences for children with autism

[article appeared in Journal of Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrics]


Study reveals link between gut bacteria and autism

[article appeared in Translational Psychiatry]



Behavioral therapy for children with autism can impact brain function

[article appeared in Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders]
[article appeared in Frontiers in Human Neuroscience]
[article appeared in Journal of Child Psychology and Psychiatry]
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