Monthly News | April 2019
Dear Reader,

 April is always a busy time for all of us in the autism community. At ARI, we just wrapped up travel to an annual autism conference in Moscow, Russia, and are finalizing plans for our 25th annual scientific think tank set for later this month. We are also proud to announce the release of our new website - be sure to check it out at .

Stephen M. Edelson, Ph.D.
Executive Director
Our New Website Is Here!
We are pleased to announce that your favorite resources have a brand new look
Free Upcoming Webinars
Inclusion, Community, and Raising Kids Who Care
 Anissa Ryland
The Johnson Center for Child Health and Development
Presented in partnership with JCCHD
1 pm Eastern (US), May 2nd
Effective Strategies
 Diane Adreon, Ed.D
Associate director of the
Sponsored in part by Local 25 Boston Teamsters
1 p.m. Eastern (US), May 8th

Thank you for all the wonderful stories and photos of #MyAutismHero we've received during Autism Awareness Month.

In this picture Dougie is enjoying the weather in a courtyard in Sorrento, Italy. He enjoys traveling. Support from many resources has helped him come out of his shell. He is very social in his own way and loves to be "one of the guys."
Apply for a 2019 ARI Research Grant
ARI conducts, sponsors and supports research on the underlying causes of and treatments for autism. Our grant application is available online and we are currently accepting applications from qualified research professionals. Deadline for submissions: July 1, 2019.
Benefits of Microbiota Transfer Therapy on autism symptoms and gut microbiota
New research demonstrates the long-term beneficial effects for children diagnosed with ASD through a revolutionary technique known as Microbiota Transfer Therapy (MTT), a special type of fecal transplant. Remarkably, improvements in gut health and autism symptoms appear to persist long after treatment.
Celebrating 25 Years of Think Tanks
Since 1995, The Autism Research Institute has convened top experts at its annual scientific think tanks to discuss issues related to promising treatments and intervention. This April marks 25 years of discussion and debate with a commitment to following the science wherever it leads.
Participate in Research
We are committed to connecting research study teams to members of the community. You or a loved one may be eligible to participate. 
CME Webcasts: Anxiety, Immunological Issues - New Talks Set for 2019
The health of children and adults with autism can be improved by clinicians knowledgeable about the medical etiologies associated with this complex disorder.
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