December 2023|January 2024

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

Cord blood lipid correlation network profiles are associated with subsequent attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder and autism spectrum disorder symptoms at 2 years: a prospective birth cohort study

[Original article published in eBioMedicine]


Development of Deep Ensembles to Screen for Autism and Symptom Severity Using Retinal Photographs

[Original article published in JAMA Network Open]


Early Prediction of Autistic Spectrum Disorder Using Developmental Surveillance Data

[Original article published in JAMA Network Open]

Effect of Anesthesia During Pregnancy, Delivery, and Childhood on Autism Spectrum Disorder: A Systematic Review and Meta-analysis

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


Enlarged Perivascular Spaces in Infancy and Autism Diagnosis, Cerebrospinal Fluid Volume, and Later Sleep Problems

[Original article published in JAMA Network Open]


Mixture of air pollution, brominated flame retardants, polychlorinated biphenyls, per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances, and organochlorine pesticides in relation to vitamin D concentrations in pregnancy

[Original article published in Environmental Pollution]


Two-Year Autism Risk Screening and 3-Year Developmental Outcomes in Very Preterm Infants

[Original article published in JAMA Pediatrics]

Health-Related Issues

Cognitive emotion regulation difficulties increase affective reactivity to daily-life stress in autistic adolescents and young adults

[Original article published in Autism]

Estimating life expectancy and years of life lost for autistic people in the UK: a matched cohort study

[Original article published in The Lancet]

Number of autistic people in mental health hospitals: November data

[Original article published by the National Autistic Society]

Pancreatic Replacement Therapy for Maladaptive Behaviors in Preschool Children With Autism Spectrum Disorder

[Original article published in JAMA Network Open]

Other Issues

Comparing gesture frequency between autistic and neurotypical individuals: A systematic review and meta-analysis

[Original article published in Psychological Bulletin]


Physical and Pharmacologic Restraint in Hospitalized Children With Autism Spectrum Disorder

[Original article published in Pediatrics]

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