Monthly News | June 2019
Dear Reader,
It's been a busy few weeks, with a visit to the United Nations, meetings to discuss plans with parent networks in Kiev and Rome, and edits on an upcoming book on a multidisciplinary approach to anxiety. We're also fielding research applications for the 2019 grant cycle, and supporting our online educational offerings and tools. We thank you for all the ways you support people with autism every day - it's our honor to help.
Stephen M. Edelson, Ph.D.
Executive Director
Thank You
For 25 years, ARI has worked to connect scientists and clinicians investigating the causes of and potential treatments for autism at our annual think tanks . Watch this message of thanks from our 2019 Think Tank attendees.
Free Upcoming Webinars
The Importance of and Considerations in Prenatal Nutrition

 Kelly Barnhill, MBA, CN, CCN
The Johnson Center for Child Health and Development
Presented in Partnership with JCCHD
1 p.m. Eastern (US), June 25th
Research Insights: Understanding Social Development in ASD

 Matthew Lerner, Ph.D.
The Social Competence and Treatment Lab at Stony Brook University
Sponsored in part by Local 25 Boston Teamsters
1 p.m. Eastern (US), June 26th
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.
Gut Bacteria Influence ASD-like Behaviors in Mice
New research demonstrates that gut bacteria directly contribute to autism-like behaviors in mice. The paper was published in the journal Cell . Findings leading to this study were partially funded by ARI.
We'll feature this topic in an upcoming webinar this August - registration is free: Research on Microbiota Transfer Therapy in Patients with ASD
VR Therapy and Phobias in ASD
Immersive virtual reality therapy can help some children and adults with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) overcome their phobias, according to researchers in Britain.
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.
ATEC Users: Update Your Bookmarks
All ARI content, including the ATEC survey, has been moved to our new site, If your website contains a link to the ATEC, please update it: Autism Treatment Effectiveness Survey (ATEC)
All ARI Content, All in One Place
We've merged the content with the archives from Stream previous talks and learn about upcoming events. Always free and available 24/7.
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