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 Clinical Research in Autism


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In honor and in memory

of Dr. Bernard Rimland,

Autism Pioneer and Advocate

 Issue: # 35                           

April-May /2018

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]


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Steve Edelson, Ph.D. and Lenny Schafer

Aging in Autism

A report published last month focused on aging in autism and raised numerous issues regarding their senior years (ages 50 and older). This included medical co-morbidities and cognition as well as the need to listen to the voices of individuals on the autism spectrum.  The report was compiled by academics, clinicians, and adults with autism from five different countries.  The Autism Research Institute co-sponsored the report with Autism Canada and the Pacific Autism Family Network.


[Original article appeared in Journal of Endocrinology]

[Original article appeared in JAMA Network]
[Original article appeared in JAMA Pediatrics]
[Original article appeared in Endocrine Connections]
[Original article appeared in JAMA Neurology]
[Original article appeared in Biological Psychiatry]
Exposure to androgens (male hormones) during early-stage brain development can alter genes associated with autism.
[Original article appeared in JAMA Psychology]
[Original article appeared in Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders]

[Original article appeared in Scientific Reports]

[Original article appeared in Autism Research]
[Original article appeared in Molecular Autism]
Health-Related Issues
[Original article appeared in Journal of Abnormal Child Psychology]

[Original article appeared in Pediatrics]
[Original article appeared in Journal of Neurodevelopmental Disorders]
Children with autism were 30% more likely to have trouble settling and falling asleep as well as 43% more likely to struggle to stay asleep and maintaining a healthy rhythm than their neurotypical peers.
[Original article appeared in Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders]
[Original article appeared in Journal of Child Psychology and Psychiatry]

[Original article appeared in Research in Developmental Disabilities]

[Original article appeared in Nature Neuroscience]
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