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October 2011

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In This Issue
Free CME Webcast with Dr. Martha Herbert now online
New social skills video on autism.com
Get in the 'Know' with our daily trivia
New study finds Autism-GI link
Up-to-the-minute updates at next week's conference
Events in the Community

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Fall 2011 Conference

October 13-16   
Las Vegas Hilton  

Practitioner Seminars, General, Nutrition & Science Sessions
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Win an iPad at our Networking Party Saturday Oct. 15th!

 

  

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Level 1 & 2 Practitioner Seminars, General, Nutrition & Science Sessions
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April 26-29

Free Online Webcast with CME: Autism as a Multisystem, Whole-Body Disorder

   

herbert Visit the ARI Conference site for a free preview of Martha Herbert, M.D., Ph.D.'s introduction to environmental factors and autism.  

 

Professionals can earn free Continuing Medical Education Credit for watching this educational activity. Watch now

 

Dr. Herbert is a Pediatric Neurologist at the Massachusetts General Hospital of Harvard Medical School in Boston, a brain development researcher at the Harvard-MIT-MGH Martinos Center for Biomedical Imaging, and the Director of the TRANSCEND Research Program (Treatment Research And NeuroSCience Evaluation of NeuroDevelopmental Disorders). She is a member of the Scientific Advisory Committee of Autism Speaks. Learn More  

New social skills video online at Autism.com
ARI recently uploaded a new video to its website titled
Improving Social Skills Through Therapy in the Natural Environment: An SLP's Approach, From childhood through Adulthood. In this 23-minute video, Erin Weiner, M.S, CCC-SLP shares her experiences with working on the social aspects of language. Other recently uploaded videos to ARI's website include: ASD Safety and Law Enforcement, Model for Medical Advocacy: An Adult with ASD Shares her Strategies,Preparing Young Adults with Asperger's for the Job Market, and Transition: Stacking the Deck in Your Favor.

Links to all of these videos are on ARI's home page.

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From the Director:  

 

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We are very busy preparing for our upcoming conference in Las Vegas, Oct. 13-16th.  As many of you know, we expanded our focus to include topics not only on integrative medical treatment and nutrition, but also on education, sensory issues, and behavior problems, as well as a full-day track on adult services.  We are also sponsoring a nutrition seminar, and two clinician seminars (Levels I and II).  We have also organized a demo room where you can learn how to take strategies learned at the conference back home.

 

Another important highlight is a two-day science track that includes presentations on cutting-edge research. Prior to discussing their research at our science track, researchers first present their results at one of our Think Tanks, where findings are reviewed by our Scientific Advisory Panel. 

 

Dr. Bernard Rimland's son, Mark, will also be at the conference. He will work on his painting near the ARI exhibit booth. We will display and auction off some of his prints at the conference. 

 

Take care,
Steve Edelson, PhD, Executive Director
Autism Research Institute
 

Daily autism tidbits - join 'Did you Know?'
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Follow ARI's new 'Did you Know?' feature on Facebook & Twitter

The Autism Research Institute is publishing tidbits on autism trivia, research, advice, and history on its homepage, www.autism.com, as well as our Twitter account and Facebook page.  A new tidbit will be uploaded daily, Monday through Friday.  

Dr. Edelson was quoted as saying, "After studying autism for over 30 years, I have seen a lot and I have learned a lot.  I am excited about sharing interesting bits of information with the autism community." Other experts in the field of autism will also contribute to the 'Did you know?' series.
 

 

To read these daily posts, you can subscribe to ARI's Twitter account or Facebook page or on ARI's homepage

Columbia/Harvard study offers preliminary confirmation of link between GI disturbances and behaviors associated with ASD
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Hear GI study co-author Tim Buie, M.D. speak at the Fall ARI Conference next week in Las Vegas.

A new study finds altered gene expression in children with gastrointestinal disturbances and autism according to researchers* at the Center for Infection and Immunity (CII) at Columbia University's Mailman School of Public Health and at the Harvard Medical School. The study, titled Impaired Carbohydrate Digestion and Transport and Mucosal Dysbiosis in the Intestines of Children with Autism and Gastrointestinal Disturbances, found a relationship between human intestinal gene expression and bacterial community structure and may provide insights into the pathophysiology of gastrointestinal disturbances in children with autism.

 

Many children with autism have been reported to experience GI problems along with the social and cognitive deficits that are the hallmark of the disorder. The recent study suggests that irregular bacteria in the intestines of these children caused by genetic variations they detected may be a contributing factor. This finding is consistent with the increasing evidence that autism is a whole-body disorder.  


Full study findings are reported online in the journal PLoS ONE.

*Williams BL, Hornig M, Buie T, Bauman ML, Cho Paik M, et al. (2011) Impaired Carbohydrate Digestion and Transport and Mucosal Dysbiosis in the Intestines of Children with Autism and Gastrointestinal Disturbances. PLoS ONE 6(9): e24585. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0024585  

What's new? Learn the latest at the ARI Conference in Las Vegas next week

 

HAtlantaalf our conference attendees are usually first-timers, so we're always careful to include introductory talks that are in the right order for their benefit. If you're returning to an ARI conference, here's what's new:

  • For the first time, we'll devote an afternoon to discussing the intestinal microbiome as it relates to autism.
  • On Sunday, learn how to minimize risk factors -we're featuring new information concerning pre-natal nutrition.
  • We're offering a series of twenty-minute research updates Saturday and Sunday afternoon.
  • In the spring of 2011, we added a track focused on the needs of adults on the spectrum; we also added tracks on the educational, dietary, and program needs of preschoolers and school-aged children.
  • Starting in the spring of 2010, we added a parents' day, on diet and supplements.

Looking forward to seeing you in Las Vegas!

 

Volunteer slots added, Angel funds available 

To assure access to the conference, we offer a variety of financial support options including free attendance for volunteers and Angel Fund discounts for those in financial need. Angel funds and volunteer options are limited and offered on a first-come/first-served basis. See Parent/Caregiver Rates for details.
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