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Monthly News | October 2022

Hello Administrators,


It's busy, as always, at ARI, particularly this month with our online scientific meeting just a few weeks away and the upcoming announcement of our competitive research grant awards. As always, I wish to thank the reviewers and the ARI Scientific Advisory Board for their help with this process. We will post the funded grants on our website soon and will share the link to the list of selected recipients in a future e-newsletter.


Researchers and families are counting on us now more than ever to support the health and well-being of people affected by autism through innovative, impactful research and education. With the holidays just around the corner, we know you will hear from many worthy charities in the coming weeks. We appreciate your gift of any size to fund our research grant program, our researcher and support group networks, and our online resources.

Stephen M. Edelson, Ph.D.

Executive Director

ARI News and Information

Dr. Edelson attends Rencontres Internationale de l'Autisme 2022 conference in France

In September, ARI executive director Stephen M. Edelson, Ph.D., traveled to Avignon, France to speak at a two-day autism conference. Dr. Edelson's talk was titled: Current and Near-Future Directions in Autism.  

The conference was presented by the RIAU association, a non-profit association founded in 2014. An association of autistic people, families, and professionals, the RIAU association works for the social and societal integration for the autonomy of the autistic person through meetings open to all on the subject of autism and associated disorders. 

Planning for the Holiday Season

Autumn and the holiday season bring joys – and potential challenges – for people with autism. With costumes, candy, 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: A study indicates that early diagnosis may significantly benefit some children with autism

According to a new study from Israel, some children diagnosed with autism very early in childhood may experience significantly more developmental progress than peers who are diagnosed later. 

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From ARRI: Anxiety in children with autism linked to insistence on sameness

A new study suggests that children with 

autism spectrum disorders (ASD) who have 

a very strong preference for sameness in 

their daily routines may be more vulnerable 

to developing anxiety than children with 

ASD whose insistence on sameness is less 


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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 From our Archives:

Self-Advocacy: A Panel of Adults with Autism

A panel of adults co-presents on the importance of developing sensory and social self-advocacy abilities. Using the Integrated Self-Advocacy (ISA) Curriculum, they detail personal experiences in developing self-advocacy abilities. 

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Cognitive Enhancement Therapy for Adults

Professor Shaun M. Eack P.h.D. discusses emerging research on the comparative outcomes of cognitive enhancement therapy (CET) versus enriched supportive therapy (EST). He describes the lack of research and interventions for autistic adults and explores the relationship between schizophrenia and autism. 

Watch now

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 10/19:

Creating a Well-Structured Classroom for Autism

Educational consultant Amy Moore Gaffney, M.A, discusses classroom strategies that can provide helpful support for students with autism.  

Presented by

Amy Moore Gaffney, M.A., CCC-SLP

Indiana Resource Center for Autism

|1 p.m. Eastern Time (U.S.) 10/19/22

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ARI Webinar 11/9:

Delayed and Missed Diagnoses of Autistic Women

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. Hannah Belcher

Kings College London


1 p.m. Eastern Time (U.S.) 11/9/22

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