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Summary of Advances Cover 2013

Summary of Advances

In Autism Spectrum Disorder Research


Articles Selected for the 2013 Summary of Advances

Question 1: When Should I Be Concerned?

  • Effectiveness of developmental screening in an urban setting
  • Attention to eyes is present but in decline in 2-6-month-old infants later diagnosed with autism
  • Developmental trajectories in children with and without autism spectrum disorders: the first 3 years
  • Pediatrician identification of Latino children at risk for autism spectrum disorder

Question 2: How Can I Understand What Is Happening?

  • Gastrointestinal problems in children with autism, developmental delays or typical development
  • Comorbidity clusters in autism spectrum disorders: an electronic health record time-series analysis
  • Microbiota modulate behavioral and physiological abnormalities associated with neurodevelopmental disorders
  • Coexpression networks implicate human midfetal deep cortical projection neurons in the pathogenesis of autism
  • Integrative functional genomic analyses implicate specific molecular pathways and circuits in autism

Question 3: What Caused This to Happen and Can It Be Prevented?

  • Maternal antibodies from mothers of children with autism alter brain growth and social behavior development in the rhesus monkey
  • Autism risk across generations: a population-based study of advancing grandpaternal and paternal age
  • Association between maternal use of folic acid supplements and risk of autism spectrum disorders in children

Question 4: Which Treatments and Interventions Will Help?

  • Preschool based JASPER intervention in minimally verbal children with autism: pilot RCT
  • Oxytocin enhances brain function in children with autism

Question 5: Where Can I Turn for Services?

  • Comparative efficacy of LEAP, TEACCH and non-model-specific special education programs for preschoolers with autism spectrum disorders
  • Comparing cognitive outcomes among children with autism spectrum disorders receiving communitybased early intervention in one of three placements

Question 6: What Does the Future Hold, Particularly for Adults?

  • Optimal outcome in individuals with a history of autism
  • The cost-effectiveness of supported employment for adults with autism in the United Kingdom

Question 7: What Other Infrastructure and Surveillance Needs Must Be Met?

  • Minneapolis Somali autism spectrum disorder prevalence project: community report 2013
  • Evaluating changes in the prevalence of the autism spectrum disorders (ASDs)

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