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In honor and in memory

of Dr. Bernard Rimland,

Autism Pioneer and Advocate


Issue: # 9                           


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: [email protected]


Previous issues of this e-newsletter can be viewed at: www.ClinicalResearchInAutism.com.


Steve Edelson, Ph.D. and Lenny Schafer


New Recommendations on Treatments

for Seizures in Autism


Approximately one-third of individuals on the autism spectrum suffer from seizures.  The article titled A review of traditional and novel treatments for seizures in autism spectrum disorder: Findings from a systemic review and expert panel was recently published in Frontiers in Child Health and Human Development and available online for no charge.


The findings discussed in the article are based on a systematic review by an expert panel including: Richard Eugene Frye, Daniel Rossignol, Manuel F Casanova, Vicki Martin, Gregory Brown, Stephen M. Edelson, Robert Coben, Jeffrey David Lewine, John C Slattery, Chrystal Lau, Paul Hardy, S Hossein Fatemi, Timothy D. Folsom, Derrick Fraser MacFabe, and James Adams.


Diagnosis, Early Signs, and Risks
Pregnant Woman2 


Autism and mental retardation among offspring born after in vitro fertilization

[original article appeared in JAMA]


Autism four times likelier when mother's thyroid is weakened

[original article appeared in Annals of Neurology]


Changes to symptom structure in DSM-5 support diagnosis of toddlers with autism spectrum disorder

[original article appeared in the Journal of American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry


UC Davis researchers find how viral infection disrupts neural development in offspring, increasing risk of autism

[original article appeared in the Journal of Neuroscience]


Health-Related Problems


First large scale study links autism and autoimmunity

[original article appeared in Molecular Psychology


Girls with anorexia show some autism-like traits

[original article appeared in Molecular Autism]

Mother of autistic son finds parenting gets harder as    children grow older

[News report]


Support and Treatment
[News report]

Manual gives emergency crews autism training

[News report]


Sleep education helps families of children with autism

[original article appeared in the Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders]


Autism study indicates new approach to treat, diagnose autism

[original article appeared in Frontiers in Neuroscience]

[Research study based on an analysis of movement]


Wii-style therapy for kids with autism

[original article appeared in Frontiers in Neuroscience]


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