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In honor and in memory

of Dr. Bernard Rimland,

Autism Pioneer and Advocate

 Issue: # 16                           


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: www.ClinicalResearchInAutism.com.


Steve Edelson, Ph.D. and Lenny Schafer

Extensive Research Document on Medical Comorbidities Associated with Autism Spectrum Disorder Available Online


The UK-based group, TreatingAutism, recently published an up-to-date review of the research on medical comorbidities associated with autism. The aim of this document is to provide health-care and care providers an understanding of the possible mechanisms, symptomatology, and consequences of common medical comorbidities in ASD. The document can be read and download at: http://treatingautism.co.uk/medical-comorbidities-in-autism-spectrum-disorder/

Diagnosis, Early Signs, and Risks
Pregnant Woman2 

Behavioral patterns may predict autism in high-risk toddlers

[Original article appeared in Journal of the American Academy of Child & Adolescent Psychiatry]

Bipolar disorder in adults with Asperger's Syndrome: a systematic review

[Original article appeared in Journal of Affective Disorders]


Black, Hispanic children underrepresented in autism identification  

[Original article appeared in Journal of Special Education]

Could air pollutants raise a child's autism risk?

[Paper presented at the American Association for Aerosol Research annual meeting in Orlando, Florida 2014]

Social language lapses hint at syndrome distinct from autism

[Original article appeared in Journal of Child Psychology and Psychiatry]

Medically-Related Articles

Food selectivity and sensory sensitivity in children with autism spectrum disorders

[Original article appeared in the Journal of the American Dietary Association]

Gut-brain link grabs neuroscientists: Idea that intestinal bacteria affect mental health gains ground

[Paper presented at a symposium at the annual Society for Neuroscience meeting in Washington DC]

Treatment-Related Articles

Broccoli-Sprout Extract Shows Promise for Easing Autism Symptoms

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


Stimulating the brain with a magnetic pulse could be first treatment for autism and Asperger's

[Presentation at the Australian Academy of Science Shine Dome]


Therapy for autism may alter brain activity, behavior

[Paper presented at the 2014 Society for Neuroscience annual meeting in Washington DC]

Article focuses on Pivotal Response Training (or PRT)

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