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In honor and in memory

of Dr. Bernard Rimland,

Autism Pioneer and Advocate

 Issue: # 436                       

June/July 2020

Dear Subscriber,


This e-newsletter provides obstetricians, pediatricians, and nurses with links to the latest research on ways to understand and to help children and adults on the autism spectrum.  Please feel free to send us your comments and feedback to: [email protected]


Previous issues of this e-newsletter can be viewed at: www.ClinicalResearchInAutism.com.


Steve Edelson, Ph.D. and Lenny Schafer

Is It Fear? Similar brain responses to fearful and neutral faces in infants with a heightened likelihood for Autism Spectrum Disorder
[Original article appeared in  Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders]

Popular screen may mistake intellectual disability for autism
[Original article appeared in Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders]

Positive autism screening results rarely prompt follow-up
[Original article appeared in  PLOS One]
[Original article appeared in  American Journal of Psychiatry]
Autism traits in childhood linked to eating disorders in adolescence
[Original article appeared in  Journal of Child Psychology and Psychiatry]

Autistic people report poor health, low life satisfaction
[Original article appeared in  Autism Research]

Certain autism behaviors and seizures might have a common origins [Original article appeared in Pediatrics]

Comparing sleep patterns between children with autism spectrum disorder and children with typical development: A matched case-control study
Children with autism spectrum disorder had shorter sleep duration, reduced sleep efficiency, longer sleep-onset latency, and longer wake after sleep onset than children with typical development.
[Original article appeared in  Autism]
Effective strategies for managing COVID-19 emergency restrictions for adults with severe ASD in a daycare center in Italy
[Original article appeared in    Brain Sciences ]

Feeding problems and maternal anxiety in children with Autism Spectrum Disorder
[Original article appeared in  Maternal and Child Health Journal]

Effects of dog assisted therapy for adults with Autism Spectrum Disorder: An exploratory randomized controlled trial
[Original article appeared in Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders]

Guidance for identification and treatment of individuals with attention deficit/hyperactivity disorder and autism spectrum disorder based upon expert consensus
[Original article appeared in  BMC Medicine]

[Original article appeared in  Academic Pediatrics]

Medicinal cannabis may reduce behavioral problems in kids with intellectual disabilities
[Original article appeared in  British Journal of Clinical Pharmacology]

[Original article appeared in  Research in Developmental Disabilities]
The effects of the Early Start Denver Model for children with Autism Spectrum Disorder: A meta-analysis
[Original article appeared in  Brain Sciences]