October|November 2023

Dear Subscriber,

This e-newsletter provides valuable resources for obstetricians, pediatricians, and nurses by sharing links to recent research on autism spectrum disorder (ASD).

By providing access to cutting-edge research, this e-newsletter aims to empower healthcare professionals in their work with patients on the autism spectrum. Ultimately, it strives to improve the quality of care and support for both children and adults diagnosed with this condition. 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

Prevalence and Characteristics of Adolescents with Autism Spectrum Disorder in the New York-New Jersey Metropolitan Area

Approximately one-in-55 adolescents in our area had ASD, in 2014, and one-in-4 16-year-olds with ASD were not diagnosed.

[Original article published in the Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders]

CDC Adds Cerebral Palsy To Autism Tracking Effort

[Original article published in Disability Scoop]

Daily Early-Life Exposures to Diet Soda and Aspartame Are Associated with Autism in Males: A Case-Control Study

[Original article published in Nutrients]

Duke app could be groundbreaking for detecting autism in children

Evaluation of Autism Spectrum Disorder Risk in Infants With Intraventricular Hemorrhage

[Original article published in Cureus]

Infertility and Risk of Autism Spectrum Disorder in Children

[Original article published in JAMA Network Open]

Inflammatory Conditions during Pregnancy and Risk of Autism and other Neurodevelopmental Disorders

[Original article published in Biological Psychiatry Global Open Science]

Many Teens With Autism Spectrum Disorder Remain Undiagnosed

[Original article published in the Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders]

Neighborhood disadvantage tied to higher risk for autism diagnosis

[Original article published in JAMA Psychiatry]

Persistence of Autism Spectrum Disorder From Early Childhood Through School Age

[Original article published in JAMA Pediatrics]

Health-Related Issues

Bisphenol-A and phthalate metabolism in children with neurodevelopmental disorders

[Original article published in PLOS ONE]

Changes in the severity of autism symptom domains are related to mental health challenges during middle childhood

[Original article published in Autism]

Comparing Gastrointestinal Endoscopy Findings in Children with Autism, Developmental Delay or Typical Development

[Original article published in The Journal of Pediatrics]

Does Lead Have a Connection to Autism? A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis

[Original article published in Toxics]

Increased rates of chronic physical health conditions across all organ systems in autistic adolescents and adults

[Original article published in Molecular Autism]

Other Issues

Early Communication in Autism: A New Tool to Support Clinical Decision Making

“I'm Trying to Reach Out, I'm Trying to Find My People”: A Mixed-Methods Investigation of the Link Between Sensory Differences, Loneliness, and Mental Health in Autistic and Nonautistic Adults

[Original article published in Autism in Adulthood]

Increased screen time among kids may signal autism, ADHD risk

[Original article published in Psychiatry Research]

Marital Status Over 28 Years of Parents of Individuals With Autism and Other Developmental Disabilities

[Original article published in the Journal of Family Psychology]

Mental health counseling is rated as most helpful by autistic adults: Service perspectives in adulthood

[Original article published in Autism]

Organizational benefits of neurodiversity: Preliminary findings on autism and the bystander effect

[Original article published in Autism Research]

Predicting Problematic Behavior in Autism Spectrum Disorder Using Medical History and Environmental Data

Researchers at Polytechnic Institute have discovered a possible connection between sleep, gastrointestinal health, and two potentially harmful behaviors often associated with profound autism: self-injury and aggression.

[Original article published in the Journal of Personalized Medicine]

Researchers reveal that low-quality studies of autism early interventions dominate the field

[Original article published in the British Medical Journal]

Which medications reduce irritability, aggression or self-harm in people with autism spectrum disorder (ASD)?

[Original article published in the Cochrane Review]

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