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November 2014  


In This Issue
2015 webinar survey
Check us out on 'Flipboard'
Register for free Webinars: Visit the Online Learning Hub
Content Collaboration with Cleveland Clinic
Stress Less this Thanksgiving
Register now: Free Webinar on Technology and ASD
Webinar Recordings Now Online: Anxiety, Safety and More
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Tell Us What You'd Like to See - Take our 2015 Webinar Survey  
At the Autism Research Institute we have focused on providing presentations that are unbiased and broad-reaching, to assist families in making informed treatment decisions. We also strive to provide professional education that gives thoughtful, inquisitive clinicians the means to offer support that is safe and effective. We are planning our 2015 webinars and we want to know what you'd like to see.

Flipboard Fans: Keep up with ARI on Your Personalized Page
Flipboard is an app that aggregates news, social media, feeds, and other content and presents it in a personalized magazine-like format. It is available for iPad, iPhone, Android, and Kindle Fire.

You can visit for more information on the features and functionality of the Flipboard app.     
Keep up with the latest research
A cornerstone of our mission at ARI is to stay abreast of the latest scientific research. Keep up-to-date with these two publications: 

Autism Research Review International
The latest findings are gleaned from a computer search of the 25,000 scientific and medical articles published every week. A one-year subscription is $20 (US funds; $24 outside the US). Each issue is sent via first class mail.
Clinical Research in ASD
In collaboration with the
Schafer Autism Report, the Autism Research Institute publishes a free quarterly e-newsletter titled "Clinical Research in Autism." It provides online links to up-to-date clinical research related to patient care, and is for pediatricians, nurses and obstetricians.

Host a screening of AGI's film: "Trauma Warriors"

Recently, ARI's Autistic Global Initiative team premiered the feature film "Trauma Warriors" at the CU School of Medicine, Denver, in collaboration with JFK Partners.


We received a large number of inquiries and regrets from those unable to travel to Colorado to attend. In response, AGI is now opening up a film-hosting program. The film will not be offered online via YouTube or webinar, but we are happy to offer you and your community hosting options. Learn More.



Email:  [email protected] 

Order a Free Kit Now to Support Research That Makes a Difference 

puzzle pieces 

Launch your Puzzle Piece campaign today to promote autism awareness in your community & support ARI this April.  


It's so easy: we send you a free kit with everything you need - you simply pass it around the office, take it to local stores, or sell pieces at meetings and events.   

In Remembrance: Dr. Jaquelyn McCandless

Our very dear friend, Jaquelyn McCandless, M.D. passed away earlier this year. ARI has established a memorial research fund in honor of Dr. McCandless. One-hundred percent of the contributions to the fund will be earmarked for research studying interventions that were pioneered and/or supported by Dr. McCandless. You can make a donation on ARI's secure website by selecting "I want my donation credited to the Jaquelyn McCandless Autism Research Project (JMARP)" (located near the bottom of the webpage).  


Dear ARI Subscriber,  
I am pleased to announce our new collaboration with Cleveland Clinic Center for Continuing Education to create the complimentary CME-certified webcast series Autism Spectrum Disorders: Research and Medical Treatment ImplicationsViewers will learn how behavioral improvement can be achieved when underlying comorbid medical and neurological issues associated with autism spectrum disorders. The presentations on the Cleveland Clinic's Center for Continuing Education website address medical comorbidities common in autism, including gastrointestinal, metabolic, and neurological issues. I would like to thank Marvin Natowicz, M.D., Ph.D of the Cleveland Clinic for spearheading the effort and serving as the activity director for this enduring education series as well as the featured experts Dr. Tim Buie, Dr. Margaret Bauman, and Dr. Mark Korson. Watch now


Additional CME courses are in the works for 2015.


We plan to close down data collection for our subtype survey and adult medical issues survey in less than a week. If you have started but have not had a chance to finish either one or both surveys, please do so on or before Sunday, November 23. We will then begin the data analyses phase of both studies, and we hope to have some results by mid next year (if not sooner). Learn more & take a survey 


I would like to mention again that Jessica Kingsley Publishers will be publishing the 50th anniversary issue of Dr. Bernard Rimland's classic book Infantile Autism. Besides the book itself, many experts in the field have contributed updates on many of the issues raised by Dr. Rimland in his book. If you don't know, this book destroyed the then-common belief that autism was caused by poor parenting. In addition, Dr. Rimland discussed many insightful ideas and set forth numerous hypotheses for future research-many of which have not yet been studied. You can preorder the book on 


Best wishes for a joyful holiday season.  


Steve Edelson, Ph.D.
Director, Autism Research Institute 


View the Autism Spectrum Disorders: Research and Medical Treatment Implications webcast series. Learn how behavioral improvement can be achieved when underlying comorbid medical and neurological issues associated with autism spectrum disorders are addressed.     


Many individuals with autism experience chronic physical discomfort, yet many lack the ability to describe their medical problems - particularly in clinical settings. Clinicians who have the ability to identify symptoms and communicate with patients on the autism spectrum can dramatically improve patient care. Participate in the webcast series today!    


These activities have been approved for AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™.

Advancing the research agenda while providing the latest science-based information for people of all ages on the autism spectrum is our focus at the Autism Research Institute. We do so through our annual think tank, in-person and online educational events and courses, free webinars, and by funding the studies that hold the most promise for making a difference in the lives of people with autism. Our urgent goal is to democratize access to the latest information for parents and professionals around the world through our efforts, made possible thanks to supporters like you.  



Ready to support ARI's research that makes a difference in 2015?
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Tips and Tools For a Peaceful Thanksgiving

Holidays can be stressful for both individuals with autism and their families. We hope these links to Thanksgiving tips and suggestions help make your holidays more enjoyable for everyone.

ARI's Tips for Implementing Special Diets - in particular, Pitfall #2, "Caving in for "Special" Occasions"
Receive a Certificate of Participation after attending a free online webinar
You can now receive a free Certificate of Attendance for select webinars. After the webinar, you simply click a link in your webinar confirmation email and complete a short, online knowledge-verification quiz. A printable certificate will be available immediately upon passing the test.
Tune in Dec. 3rd
Are you wondering how to pick a good quality supplement? Why do prices vary so much? Is it safe to buy on Amazon? What is the difference between synthetic and natural anyway? Why do some supps come in different forms (mg citrate vs. oxide etc.)...?

 Register to tune in for insight.

Vicki Kobliner, MS, RD
is a Registered Dietitian and owner of Holcare Nutrition. She practices a functional nutrition approach to help the body heal itself, and has extensive experience using various diet modalities to help children with autism and related disorders. Vicki works with infants, children, and adults with chronic illnesses, digestive disorders, food allergies, ADHD, and autism, and provides fertility and prenatal nutrition counseling. She is a contributing author to A Compromised Generation: The Epidemic of Chronic Illness in America's Children
Did You Know ARI Records and Uploads Webinars?  Watch and Share These Informative Talks by Top Experts 

We are grateful to our friends at the Johnson Center for Child Health & Development for working in partnership to offer presentations throughout the year. Upcoming webinars, Past Webinars

Gastrointestinal Issues and Autism Spectrum Disorders: Serotonin as a Potential Brain-Gut Link
Kara Margolis, MD
Technology Updates: Gadgets for ASD
Traci Sutton, MS, CCC-SLP
Sleep Issues and Autism Spectrum Disorders  
P. Gail Williams, MD

Overview of the Specific Carbohydrate Diet*
Kelly Barnhill, MBA, CN, CCN

* Presented in partnership with The Johnson Center for Child Health and Development