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December 2014  


In This Issue
Register for free Webinars: Visit the Online Learning Hub
AGI Course Resumes January 26
Content Collaboration with Cleveland Clinic
Webinar Recordings
Join Our Mailing List
Receive a Certificate of Participation after attending a free online webinar
You can 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 January 7, 2015
Register and tune in for insight from Val Paradiz, Ph.D. and Chloe M. Rothschild.

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.
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,  

If you are shopping for gifts and planning year-end donations this season, please keep Autism Research Institute in mind. There may be people on your list who might truly appreciate having an online donation to ARI made in their name.

The staff at ARI is dedicated to improving the quality of life for families and individuals with autism spectrum disorders. We rely on the generosity of donors in order to continue helping those with ASD, and to advance autism research. We need and appreciate your support today.  

ARI strives for the highest quality in its free webinars, online education offerings, live events, websites, newsletters, calling centers, think tanks, discussion groups, research studies, and adult initiatives. ARI's accomplishments in 2014


Best wishes for a joyful holiday season.  


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

We know you'll be hearing from many worthy charities launching year-end giving campaigns in the weeks to come, and we hope you'll include ARI on your list.  As part of our commitment to following the science wherever it leads, ARI does not seek or accept sponsorships or donations from special-interest groups, insurance companies, pharmaceutical companies or the government.

Charity Navigator In 2014, ARI has once again received the  "Four-Star Award" by Charity Navigator for sound fiscal management, accountability, and transparency.  


Ready to support ARI's research that makes a difference in 2015?
Donate Now

agi course
Online Continuing Education Resumes in January
Starting Monday, January 26, ARI's Autistic Global Initiative and the Houlton Institute will launch the next session of an online course emphasizing foundational knowledge and competencies needed to support adults with autism in daily living settings. Participants will learn to develop an individualized portfolio of evidence-based supports and strategies for people with autism or related disabilities. The course is designed for families, support providers, and anyone in a support role.

The AGI Residential/Daily Living Course will be held exclusively online. The new curriculum, replete with tools you can implement immediately, was developed by the Autistic Global Initiative (AGI), a division of the Autism Research Institute that builds new solutions for the growing number of adults with autism. Funded by a grant from Autism Speaks, the course is designed for parents and direct support providers; it allows them to work at their own pace, yet participate with fellow learners in an environment that is led by a professor.


Houlton faculty includes recipients of distinguished awards from the National Science Foundation, Ford Foundation, Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, New York Academy of Science, and National Academies of Sciences, among others. The program faculty are highly experienced practitioners and scholars who have garnered prestigious book awards and research fellowships. View faculty list 


Cost of the program: $300 (12 modules)

There are also a limited number of scholarships available for those who qualify.  


Have questions? Email

or call 1855HOULTON to learn about enrollment.   


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 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™.

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

Strategies for Increasing Language and Communication*
Regan Roth Fitzgerald, MEd, BCBA
Strategies for Increasing Language and Communication | Regan Fitzgerald, MED, BCBA
Selecting Supplements - Know the Source
V Kobliner, MS, RD
Selecting Supplements: Know the Source - V Kobliner, MS, RD
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
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