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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: # 10                           


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:


Steve Edelson, Ph.D. and Lenny Schafer


Affordable Care Act and Autism



We have received numerous inquiries from physicians regarding how the Affordable Care Act will impact medical services for individuals on the autism spectrum.  We have listed several links below. We also suggest that readers browse the Internet for additional information since there are ongoing changes to the program.


Autism Health Insurance Project


Disabled World


Huffington Post


U.S. Dept. of Health & Human Services



Diagnosis, Early Signs, and Risks
Pregnant Woman2 


Breastfeeding Possible Deterrent to Autism

[original article appeared in Medical Hypotheses]


Genetic Test for Autism Refuted

[original article appeared in The Scientist]

Results from a highly-publicized Australian research study questioned


Infants with Autism Show Postural Delays

[original article appeared in Infancy]


Signs Of Autism Detected In Children As Young As 6 Months Old; Early Intervention Could Lead To More Successful Treatments

[original study appeared in Nature]


Study Shines New Light On Consequences of Preterm Births

[original article appeared in JAMA Psychiatry]


Health-Related Problems


Autism Linked to Tummy Troubles

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

"The GI problems they experience may be bidirectional. GI problems may create behavior problems, and those behavior problems may create or exacerbate GI problems."


Autistic Kids Have Poorer Sleep Quality Than Their Peers Into Teens

[original article appeared in Archives of Disease in Childhood]


When a Child With Autism Refuses Most Foods

[original article appeared in Pediatrics]

"Many children with autism or other developmental disorders tend to eat an extremely narrow range of foods, and this may put them at risk for serious health problems."



Support and Treatment
[original article appeared in Pediatrics]
"There are a lot of children who are being treated with psychotropic medications with unknown effects for benefits and harm."
[original article appears in the Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders]
[original article appeared in JAMA Pediatrics]