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Monthly News | May 2021


Distributing science-based information and amplifying essential issues was our focus throughout April (Autism Awareness Month). We were instrumental in organizing the 9th annual international conference in Moscow, and we co-sponsored a talk on transcranial magnetic stimulation (TMS) with the World Autism Organisation.
Last month we also released my digital call-to-action about the need for an accepted standard of care for all individuals on the spectrum, and an editorial I cowrote with Dr. Marvin Natowicz, ARI's board chair, about the need to focus more of our efforts on the challenging behaviors many adults with autism engage in. 
We are also completing a multidisciplinary book this month on the co-occurring sleep disturbances experienced by many individuals with autism. Jessica Kingsley Publishers expects to publish the book toward the end of the year.

Stephen M. Edelson, Ph.D.
Executive Director
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Researchers: Pre-Apply for a 2021 ARI Grant
The Autism Research Institute (ARI) conducts, sponsors, and supports research on the underlying causes of, and treatments for, autism. This year ARI requires approval of a pre-application prior to submitting a research proposal for consideration of funding. ARI research grants are made possible through generous donor support.
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's ATEC now available in Lithuanian
Thanks to Arminas Zilionis, the Autism Treatment Evaluation Checklist (ATEC) is now available in a 25th language, Lithuanian. We appreciate all of the volunteer translators who have made the ATEC so accessible.
ARI ATEC tyrimas dabar prieinamas lietuvių kalba
Savanorio vertėjo Arminas Zilionis dėka Autizmo Gydymo Įvertinimo Sąrašas (ATEC) dabar prieinamas 25-ąja kalba – lietuvių kalba. Mes vertiname visus savanorius vertėjus, kurie padarė ATEC taip prieinamą.
Awareness Month 2021 Wrap-up: Thanks for Sharing Your Stories
Photos and stories forge connections and generate understanding, particularly this year, when so many of us have been isolated due to the pandemic. We enjoyed seeing all the bright faces and hearing the stories of how you've been getting on. Congratulations to the weekly winners and the grand prize winner!
ARI Research Updates
From ARRI: Maternal biomarkers identify odds of child having MAR-ASD
Researchers at UC Davis report that they can accurately predict a mother’s risk of having a child with one particular subtype of autism spectrum disorder (ASD).
From ARRI: Large numbers of children with autism spectrum disorders have co-occurring conditions
The majority of children with autism have at least one co-occurring mental health condition, according to a new study by U.S. and Canadian researchers.
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ARI Webinar 5/19:
Research Updates on Maternal Autoantibodies & ASD
Learn about recent research using machine learning to identify patterns of maternal autoantibodies associated with autism.

Presented by Judy Van de Water, Ph.D., UC Davis M.I.N.D. Institute
ARI Webinar 6/2:
Research on Maternal Immune Activation, Pregnancy & Covid-19
Tune in to hear about emerging findings on maternal immune activation and Covid-19.

Presented by Judy Van de Water, Ph.D., UC Davis M.I.N.D. Institute
COVID-19 resources and coping stories
Tune in June 2 to learn about emerging research on maternal immune activation and Covid-19. Register now
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