Research that Makes a Difference for Individuals with Autism Spectrum Disorders
November 2016 Research News & Updates
Now that the U.S. election has passed, thoughts turn to the upcoming holiday season and the new year to come. Those of us who work at ARI are grateful every day for the vision and dedication of our founder Dr. Bernard Rimland. Today, November 15, would have been his 88th birthday; I hope you will join us in taking a moment to celebrate his life and legacy. Read More 
Stephen M. Edelson, Ph.D.
Executive Director, Autism Research Institute
Autism Research News & Updates
Large-scale study suggests link between PCBs, autism
Organochlorine chemicals banned decades ago may still be increasing the risk of autism, according to new research.
Wheat sensitivity in people without celiac disease linked to leaky gut, systemic inflammation

A new study indicates that non-celiac gluten or wheat sensitivity, which affects many people with autism, stems from a "leaky gut" that causes body-wide inflammation.
Induced labor does not appear to raise ASD risk, large-scale study shows
Inducing labor does not appear to raise the risk of autism in children, according to a new study. 

Some of the research articles above also appear in a recent issue of ARI's Autism Research Review International newsletter.  
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50 Years: Help Us Tell ARI's Story

As we prepare for our 50th anniversary we are inviting subscribers to be part of the story. We hope you'll share a favorite image, written account, or video of a loved with autism who inspires you every day. Enter for a chance to win an iPad in our Dec. 12th drawing.  
Free November Webinars
 Jeanna Hill, M.S., CCLS
Nov. 17: Patient & Family-Centered Care
Review the history of patient and family-centered care, the core principles involved in integrating this approach in a pediatric setting, and the significance it has on both the family and the clinical team.
Tune in at 1 p.m. Eastern time (U.S.), Thurs., Nov. 17th.

Register: Patient & Family-Center Care Webinar
Presented by The Johnson Center for Child Health & Development. 

Nancy O'Hara, M.D.
Nov. 30: Ask the Clinician - Live Q&A 
Have questions you'd like to ask a physician? Struggling to navigate evidence-based treatment for yourself or your loved one on the autism spectrum? Here's your chance to pose questions for free in real time. 
Tune in at 1 p.m. Eastern Time, (US) on Wednesday, Nov. 30th.    
We are grateful to our friends at the Johnson Center for Child Health & Development for working in partnership to offer presentations throughout the year.  View the 2016-17 webinar schedule 
Preparing for the Holiday Season
Recipes, travel tips and more   
The holiday season is upon us bringing its joys - and potential challenges - for persons with autism. Disrupted routines, travel, house guests and new foods and experiences abounding, it can be completely overwhelming.
Opportunities to Participate in Research
Inflammatory Subtype: Biomarkers 
Dr. Harumi Jyonouchi is conducting research to characterize a previously unidentified inflammatory subtype of autism to improve autism treatment options. Individuals aged 1-30 years with autism and also typically developing individuals are invited to participate.

Contact the Study Investigators
Adults: Survey Takers Needed
If you or a person you care for is on the autism spectrum and is 50 years of age or older, we would appreciate it if you could complete the online form.

Learn More and take the survey
Treatment Effectiveness Survey
Researchers at Arizona State University are conducting a survey to evaluate the effectiveness of treatments for autism, including medications, diets, therapies, and education. The investigators hope to learn which treatments are most effective for different symptoms (language, anxiety, sleep, GI, etc.).  Survey results will be posted online for families and clinicians, and published in a scientific journal.

Share your experience - take the survey
Free Online Continuing Medical Education
Watch Complimentary Autism CME Webcasts 

The health of children and adults with autism can be improved by clinicians knowledgeable about the medical and neurological etiologies associated with this complex disorder. Gain expert insight about behavioral improvement that can be achieved when underlying comorbid medical, neurological, gastrointestinal and sleep issues are addressed. 
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Watch Part 1  Metabolic, gastrointestinal and neurological comorbidites View & print Part 1  flyer  
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ARI is turning 50: Keep us on your list
2017 marks the Autism Research Institute's 50th Anniversary... 50 years of serving the autism community through promoting and supporting research. Later this month on #GivingTuesday, November 29th, we are launching #Give50ARI, a campaign to raise support in honor of this milestone.

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