October|November 2022

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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 email us
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Stephen M. Edelson, Ph.D. and Lenny Schafer

This newsletter is in honor and in memory of Dr. Bernard Rimland, autism pioneer and advocate. Learn More
Risks, Prevalence, Diagnosis

Association of maternal autoimmune disease and early childhood infections with offspring autism spectrum disorder: A population-based cohort study

[Article appeared in Autism Research]


Childhood exposure to per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances and neurodevelopment in the CHARGE case-control study

[Article appeared in Environmental Research]


Early detection of autism spectrum disorder in young children with machine learning using medical claims data

[Article appeared in BMJ Health & Care Informatics]

Health-Related Issues

Autistic People’s Perinatal Experiences I: A Survey of Pregnancy Experiences

[Article appeared in the Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders]


COVID-19 Pandemic and Autism Spectrum Disorder, Consequences to Children and Adolescents — a Systematic Review

[Article appeared in the Review Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders]

Drug repurposing candidates to treat core symptoms in autism spectrum disorder

[Article appeared in Frontiers in Pharmacology]

Eczema and related atopic diseases are associated with increased symptom severity in children with autism spectrum disorder

[Article appeared in Translational Psychiatry]

Effects of short-term exposure to air pollution on hospital admissions for autism spectrum disorder in Korean school-aged children: a nationwide time-series study

[Article appeared in BMJ Open]

Evaluation of Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease in Children on the Autism Spectrum: A Study Evaluating the Tolerance and Utility of the BRAVO Wireless pH Monitoring

[Article appeared in the Journal of Pediatric Gastroenterology and Nutrition]

Investigating the contributions of circadian pathway and insomnia risk genes to autism and sleep disturbances

[Article appeared in Translational Psychiatry]

Patterns of sleep disturbances and associations with depressive symptoms in autistic young adults

[Article appeared in Autism Research]

Sex Differences in Mental Health Problems and Psychiatric Hospitalization in Autistic Young Adults

Compared with autistic male individuals, autistic female individuals were more likely to receive diagnoses and be hospitalized for psychiatric disorders, particularly anxiety, sleep, and depressive disorders.

[Article appeared in JAMA Psychiatry]

Other Issues

Aging and autism: A longitudinal follow-up study of mental health and quality of life in autistic adults

[Article appeared in Frontiers in Psychology]


Disparities in Early Intervention Program Participation by Children With Autism Spectrum Disorder in a US Metropolitan Area, 2006 to 2016

[Article appeared in JAMA Pediatrics]

Exclusion of females in autism research: Empirical evidence for a “leaky” recruitment-to-research pipeline

[Article appeared in Autism Research]


Reexamining Pathways Early Autism Intervention in Children Before and After the Third Birthday: A Randomized Control Trial

[Article appeared in the Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders]

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