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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: # 38                           

February-March 2019

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


Folic acid might actually reduce the risk of autism
[Original paper appeared in JAMA Psychiatry]

Immune disorders during pregnancy boost autism risk in children
[Original paper appeared in Behavioral Brain Research]

Infection while pregnant may increase child's risk for autism, depression
[Original paper appeared in JAMA Psychiatry]
[Original paper appeared in The Journal of the American Osteopathic Association]

Core set of autism traits shows up in diverse cultures
[Original paper appeared in Molecular Autism]

Infant motor skill predicts later expressive language and autism spectrum disorder diagnosis
[Original paper appeared in Infant Behavior and Development]
Autistic people urgently need access to tailored mental health support
[Original paper appeared in Autism]

Can a video game-based 'digital medicine' help children with autism and co-occurring ADHD?
[Original paper appeared in the Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders]

Immersive virtual reality therapy shows lasting effect in treatment of phobias in children with autism
[Original paper appeared in the Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders]
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