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In honor and in memory

of Dr. Bernard Rimland,

Autism Pioneer and Advocate


Issue: # 5                           


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

Update Summary of Dietary, Nutritional, and Medical Treatments for Autism 


Dr. James Adams, professor at Arizona State University and co-chair of ARI's Scientific Advisory Committee, recently published a comprehensive review paper, based on over 150 published references, on dietary, nutritional and medical treatments for those on the autism spectrum.  Click here to read the PDF file.


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



An ecological study on childhood autism

[article appeared in International Journal of Health Geographics]


An immune element in autism? Gene screen finds more evidence

[original article appeared in PLOS ONE]


Baby communication gives clues to autism

[original article appeared in Infancy]


Biomarker progress offers hope for early autism spectrum disorder detection 

[original article appeared in Disease Markers


Children of migrant parents may be at greater risk of low-functioning autism spectrum disorder, but lower risk of high-functioning autism spectrum disorder

[original article appeared in Evidence Based Mental Health]


Family history of schizophrenia and bipolar disorder as risk factors for autism 

[original article appeared in JAMA Psychiatry]


Majority of parents interested In genetic risk assessment for siblings of children with autism 

[original article appeared in Clinical Pediatrics]


Neonatal levels of neurotrophic factors and risk of autism spectrum

[original article appeared in Acta Psychiatrica Scandinavica]


Traffic pollution tied to autism risk

[original article appeared in JAMA Psychiatry]


Vitamin D may lower autism risk in children

[original article appeared in Dermato-Endocrinology]


Health-Related Problems (ASD & Family)


[original article appeared in Journal of General Internal Medicine]


Depression and anxiety among parents and caregivers of autistic spectral disorder children 

[original article appeared in Neurosciences


Kids with autism common users of ERs

[original article appeared in Pediatric Emergency Care]


Diuretic drug improves symptoms of autism 

[original article appeared in Translational Psychiatry]  

New study supports fasting treatment for seizures in kids

[original article appeared in Epilepsy Research]
[original article appeared in Biological Psychiatry]
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