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In honor and in memory

of Dr. Bernard Rimland,

Autism Pioneer and Advocate

 Issue: # 15                           


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

Diagnosis, Early Signs, and Risks
Pregnant Woman2 

A brain wave test could diagnose autistic kids more accurately - and earlier

[Original article appeared in Journal of Autism and Developmental Disabilities]


Autism risk increases based on inter-pregnancy interval: 2 to 5 years between childbirths is safe window of time

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


Early cerebellum injury hinders neural development, possible root of autism

[Original article appeared in Neuron]


Economic study confirms growth in autism

[original article appeared in Economic Inquiry]


How do sex hormones influence autism risk? 

[Original article appeared in Molecular Autism


Mom's iron intake might be associated with autism risk

[Original article appeared in American Journal of Epidemiology]


Potential link between assisted reproduction, autism: No link found

[Original article appeared in Fertility and Sterility] 


Size at birth affects risk of adolescent mental health disorders 

[Paper presented at the Proceedings of the Royal Society, London B]


Symptoms of autism common in people with Jacobsen syndrome

[Original article appeared in Genetics in Medicine]

Treatment-Related Articles

Autism medications' effectiveness may be reduced by poor stomach absorption of drugs 


[Original article appeared in Journal of Clinical Pharmacology] 


New therapy shows promise for infants with signs of autism

(Interaction-based therapy administered by parents)

[Original article appeared in Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders]

Peers with strong language skills help preschoolers with special needs

[Original article appeared in Psychological Science]


Pilot study of socially-assistive robots that help children with autism to learn imitative behavior

[Paper presented at the 23rd IEEE International Symposium on Robot and Human Interactive Communication (RO-MAN) conference in Edinburgh, Scotland]


When the Caregivers Need Healing

[original article appeared in Pediatrics]