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Monthly News | November 2022

Hello Administrators,


As usual, October was packed with activities at ARI. The month began with live educational webinars, followed by the release of three new continuing education talks for clinicians, and concluded with our two-day online scientific meeting convening participants from around the world for live presentations and discussions on metabolic issues, co-occurring gastrointestinal conditions, and genetics. 


While conducting last month's live events, we also reviewed and selected ARI's 2022 research grants and are pleased to announce the recipients on We thank our volunteers and Scientific Advisory Panel members for supporting the review and approval processes. We look forward to learning about the findings from these promising new investigations in years to come.


As we reflect on veterans' service this weekend and prepare for the busy weeks ahead, all of us at ARI wish you and your family a joyful start to the holiday season. For some tips for helping those with sensory differences cope, see holiday planning suggestions on the ARI website. Many organizations will be reaching out for year-end support in the coming weeks; if you plan to give, thanks for believing in the importance of autism research and education and keeping ARI in mind. 

Stephen M. Edelson, Ph.D.

Executive Director

ARI News and Information

2022 ARI Research Grant Recipients Announced

In 2022, ARI awarded more than $450,000 in grants to fund innovative research that holds realistic promise for impacting the lives of autistic people. In order to provide parents and professionals with an independent, unbiased assessment of causal and treatment efficacy issues, ARI seeks no financial support from government agencies or drug manufacturers.

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New CME Webcasts Released: Co-Occurring Conditions and Autism Spectrum Disorders

These activities have been approved for complimentary AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™

In joint-providership with ARI, the Cleveland Clinic offers complimentary webcasts on autism to healthcare professionals and the general public. 


The latest series provides expert insight into co-occurring conditions and autism. Topics include challenges faced by those aging with autism, gastrointestinal issues, and barriers to individualized medical care that autistic people encounter.

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ARI Hosts Annual Fall Scientific Meeting

Last month ARI hosted its online Fall Scientific Meeting. This annual event features free live presentations and Q&A to provide researchers and clinicians with research updates on topics including metabolic issues, co-occurring gastrointestinal conditions, and genetics. 

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Planning for the Holiday Season

Autumn and the holiday season bring joys – and potential challenges – for many of us. With disrupted routines, travel, house guests, and new foods and experiences abounding, it can be completely overwhelming. Tips, tricks, recipes, and activities are plentiful online; here is a list of resources from around the web that can help you plan for the festivities. 

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Research Updates

From ARRI: Two studies indicate that autoantibodies in maternal blood may provide diagnostic clues in autism

According to two recent studies, certain proteins in the blood of pregnant women may help predict one type of autism in children. In this type of autism, specific maternal immune proteins known as autoantibodies cross the placenta and react to certain proteins found in the fetal brain. This may affect brain development, leading to behaviors linked to autism.

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From ARRI: Many children with autism do not receive early intervention

While early diagnosis and treatment of autism are associated with better outcomes, a new study indicates that many children, even those in communities with autism resources, are not receiving early help. 

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Subscribe to ARRI: Stay Up-to-date on the Latest Research

ARI’s award-winning Autism Research Review International (ARRI) quarterly journal helps you stay updated about the latest autism research. The ARRI has received worldwide praise for its thoroughness and objectivity in reporting current biomedical and educational research.

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Participate in Research

Take part in a new Intervention Study that teaches parents skills to help address their child’s fear and anxiety.

This study requires English fluency.

Many investigators seek participants to add valuable data to our understanding of autism.

Research topics range from sibling differences to school experiences, trauma, adult issues, and more. 

Learn about studies enrolling participants
New Content Available now on

Webinar Summaries on Adulthood Issues From our Archives:

Transition to Adulthood

Stephen Shore, Ed.D., describes the ability-based approach and uses anecdotal stories to portray its potential for assisting with transitions and overall quality of life. Shore presents suggestions to help individuals find what and how to disclose, and underscores the importance of finding strengths by looking at personal interests. 

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Transitions from Pediatric to Adult Medical Care

Julie Corder, CNP, and Carrie Cuomo, DNP, CPNP, with the Cleveland Clinic Learning Hospital, discuss the critical stages of transition from pediatric to adult healthcare for individuals with complex medical needs. 

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Our Latest Annual Report is Online Now

Learn about how we collaborate and spearhead efforts to accelerate progress in autism research and education. Read the latest:

Annual Report (PDF format)

Impact Report (PDF format)

IRS 990 and Audited Financial Statement

Available now: 

Understanding and Treating Sleep Disturbances in Autism

Sleep disturbances often impact people with autism and their entire families. This book provides detailed information about the various ways to evaluate sleep issues, as well as how to treat them.

This is the third book in a series about understanding and treating various symptoms and behaviors associated with autism. The other two books include self-injurious behavior and anxiety.

Learn more and order the book
Upcoming Free Webinars

ARI Webinar 11/16:

Pet Ownership and Autism

Tune in to hear Dr. Gray Atherton's presentation “They ask no questions and pass no criticism: A mixed-methods study exploring pet ownership in autism.”


Presented by

Gray Atherton, PhD

Edge Hill University


1 p.m. Eastern Time (U.S.) 11/16/22

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ARI Webinar 12/7:

Autism and Pica

Tune in to hear Hannah Belcher, PhD, Autistic researcher, speaker, and author, discuss the often late and missed diagnosis of autistic females.



Presented by

Dr. Dean Alexander

This is a joint presentation by ARI and the World Autism Organisation.


1 p.m. Eastern Time (U.S.) 12/7/22

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Making a Difference in 2022 and Beyond

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With your help, we're moving research forward.

Arriving after Black Friday and Cyber Monday, Giving Tuesday is a day when people everywhere come together to support the causes and communities that mean so much to us all

Give with confidence: In 2022, ARI has once again received Charity Navigator's highest "4-star" rating and a "Platinum" rating for transparency from Guidestar.

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