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Monthly News | September 2022

Hello Administrators,

Last month we announced the release of a new book, Understanding and Treating Sleep Disturbances in Autism, which is now available from Jessica Kingsley Publishers. The book consists of chapters written by leading experts in the autism field, offering a professional understanding of the impact of sleep problems on autistic people. 

 The Autism Research Institute's strong financial health and commitment to accountability and transparency have again earned Charity Navigator's highest "4-star" rating and Candid GuideStar's highest "Platinum" rating. Our latest annual report is online now – to view it, along with ARI's comprehensive financial statements, see ARI's Latest Accomplishments and Impact on our website at

ARI's Board of Directors, staff, and I thank you for your many years of support. We still have a lot to do.

Stephen M. Edelson, Ph.D.

Executive Director

ARI News

New editorial from Dr. Edelson: A historical perspective on autism advocacy and research

Autism advocacy and research have a rich history, and they are beginning to attract interest beyond the autism community. In this article, I will share some interesting information about the autism field, as well as insights into several major developments over the past six decades.

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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
Research Updates

From ARRI: Psychiatric diagnoses common in young women with autism

Young women with autism are hospitalized for psychiatric conditions at a much higher rate than women without autism, according to a new study. The findings of the study were reported by Miriam Martini at the annual meeting of the International Society for Autism Research (INSAR) in May. 

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From ARRI: Infections occurring during childhood may raise likelihood of autism, intellectual disability

There may be an association between childhood infections and subsequent diagnoses of autism or intellectual disability, according to a recent large-scale study.

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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

ARI & WAO Webinar summary: Understanding and Treating Challenging Behaviors

Learn about the causes of challenging behaviors and how to reduce them from a panel of experts. This three-part webinar covers challenges when your son or daughter is experiencing a difficult time, a discussion of various biological and social reasons for challenging behaviors, and teaching children with autism how to communicate their wants and needs. This was a joint presentation by ARI and The World Autism Organisation

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Webinar summary: Autism and Eating-Related Behaviors

Gregory Wallace, Ph.D., discusses eating-related behaviors in autism. He examines potential drivers of food neophobia and presents novel studies on the cognitive/behavioral correlates of eating in the absence of hunger. Dr. Wallace highlights limitations to current research and the need for longitudinal studies. The presentation concludes with a Q&A discussing a variety of topics including picky eating, GI difficulties, and anorexia.

Watch now

Back-to-School Resources

Whether you’re a parent preparing a child for grade school or an adult transitioning into or out of college, the back-to-school season can present unique challenges for families and those with autism. Take a look at these informative articles and webinars to gain insight on and tips for the 2022 school year.

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Upcoming Free Webinars

ARI Webinar 9/14:

Autismo y el Procesamiento Sensorial: Estrategias Prácticas para Usar en Casa

Aprenda sobre las estrategias de procesamiento sensorial para el hogar y cómo el procesamiento sensorial atípico afecta las experiencias de las personas con autismo.

|This webinar will be presented in Spanish. It was previously recorded in English watch here

Presented by

Moira Peña, BScOT, MOT

Holland Bloorview Kids Rehabilitation Hospital

|1 p.m. Eastern Time (U.S.) 9/14/22

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ARI Webinar 10/5:

Transitions from Pediatric to Adult Medical Care

The transition from pediatric to adult healthcare is a critical stage for all, particularly for patients with complex medical needs. Learn about the factors to consider when navigating this challenging life period.


Presented by

Julie Corder, CNP

Carrie Cuomo, DNP, CPNP

Christine Arnica, MS


1 p.m. Eastern Time (U.S.) 10/5/22

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