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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: # 7                           


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


In-Person and Online Half-Day Seminar

Saturday, June 1, 8:30a to 12:30p (PT)  



The Autism Reseach Institute, the MIND Institute, and Autism Speaks are co-sponsoring a half-day seminar titled Immunological Factors, Genes, and the Environment in Autism from Research to Treatment


Presentations include:

    • Environmental Risk Factors in the Development of ASD
    • Biomarkers, Immune-Mediated Disorders with Autism
    • Current Medical Treatment Trials for Autism
    • Panel Roundtable Discussion with audience Q & A

Professionals can also obtain CME/CE credit.


Click here to obtain more information and to register.

Diagnosis, Early Signs, and Risks
Pregnant Woman2 


Bigger birth weight babies at greater risk of autism

[original article appeared in The American Journal of Psychiatry]


Childhood disability rate jumps 16 percent over past decade

[original article presented at the Pediatric Academic Societies annual meeting, May 2013]


Gaze shifting delay has potential to diagnose autism at age 7 months

[original article appeared in American Journal of Psychiatry]


Exposure to antiepileptic drug in womb linked to autism risk

[original article appeared in the Journal of Neurology Neurosurgery and Psychiatry]


How disruption caused by premature birth can lead to conditions such as autism and learning disabilities

[original article appeared in Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences]


Paternal age associated with autism risk for grandchildren

[original article appeared in JAMA Psychiatry]


New studies support environmental link to autism

[original article presented at the International Society for Autism Research annual meeting, May 2013]


Study ties autism risk to creases in placenta

[original artile appeared in Biological Psychiatry]



Children with autism benefit from enrichment therapy

[article appeared in Behavioral Neuroscience]

[original article presented at the International Society for Autism Research annual meeting, May 2013]
[article appeared in the Journal of Positive Behavioral Interventions]
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