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Monthly News | June 2021


The second half of 2021 will bring several key initiatives into focus for us. Our scientific grants will be awarded by early fall. We will also convene an in-person scientific meeting in October with many of the top researchers in the autism field.
And we are moving forward on networking support groups and researchers worldwide. In addition, we are expanding our efforts to understand how best to provide optimal guidance and support to older adults and seniors.
We are grateful to be in a situation that allows us to continue to serve the autism community despite the pandemic, and we are eager to expand our efforts both online and in person.

Stephen M. Edelson, Ph.D.
Executive Director
ARI News
New, Complimentary CME-Certified Series on Epilepsy Available
These activities have been approved for AMA PRA Category 1 Credit
Cleveland Clinic, in joint providership with ARI, offers CME-certified webcasts to healthcare professionals and the general public.

This activity provides expert insight about behavioral improvement that can be achieved when underlying co-occurring medical and neurological issues associated with autism are addressed.
ARI Director Set To Present on the History of Autism June 19
Interested in the history of autism? ARI's executive director, Dr. Stephen Edelson, will deliver an online presentation on the history of autism for a support group in Brazil. The presentation will occur in English with Portuguese translation. Register online now.
O “2º Congresso & 2º Encontro” é um evento científico, com convidados internacionais e nacionais onde serão realizadas conferências, mesas de discussão e painéis de temas atuais relacionados ao Transtorno do Espectro do Autismo. O evento difere dos demais por unir conhecimento técnico-científico de médicos, terapeutas, conhecimento de familiares e dos profissionais de educação, reunindo profissionais de diferentes formações, numa proposta de trabalho inter- e transdisciplinar.
ARI Research Updates
From ARRI: Guest Editorial; Notes on Exosomes and Autism
Robert Rubin, Ph.D., a member of ARI's Scientific Advisory Panel, presents a guest editorial on the need for more research on the role of exosomes in autism. Exosomes, extracellular vesicles secreted by cells, can cross the blood-brain barrier and research suggests they are involved in neuro-inflammation.
From ARRI: New Animal Research Offers Insights Into the Effects of the Microbiome on Social Deficits in ASD
A new study provides additional clues about the role the gut microbiome, specifically Lactobacillus reuteri, may play in autism spectrum disorders (ASD).
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Participate in Research - Visit
Take part in a new research study seeking to learn more about the treatment needs of school-age children.
Participate in research - many investigators are seeking participants to add valuable data to our understanding of autism.

Research topics range from sibling differences, school experiences, trauma, adult issues, and more.
ARI Webinar 7/7:
The Effects of Aging: Brain Research and ASD
Studies have shown that older adults with autism traits may experience difficulty with executive function & social cognition as they age. Learn about emerging brain research on the role of the underlying neuroanatomy in seniors with ASD.

Presented by Greg Wallace, Ph.D., George Washington University
ARI/WAO Webinar 7/20*:
Autism Research: Nothing About me Without Me
This is a joint presentation hosted by The World Autism Organization and ARI.

Tune in to hear Wenn Lawson, PhD, discuss concepts of truly inclusive research in autism.

Dr. Lawson is currently a Teaching Fellow with Birmingham University’s online Masters autism course

*special time - 6 pm Eastern Time (US)
COVID-19 resources and coping stories
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Navigating the second year of Covid-19: ARI's live webinars, social stories

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