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Summary of Advance
In Autism Spectrum Disorder Research
2015
Appendices

Citation List – Articles Selected for the 2015 Summary of Advances

Question 1: When Should I Be Concerned?

Jo H, Schieve LA, Rice CE, Yeargin-Allsopp M, Tian LH, Blumberg SJ, Kogan MD, Boyle CA. Age at autism spectrum disorder (ASD) diagnosis by race, ethnicity, and primary household language among children with special health care needs, United States, 2009–2010. Matern Child Health J. 2015 Aug;19(8):1687-97. [PMID: 25701197]

Ozonoff S, Young GS, Landa RJ, Brian J, Bryson S, Charman T, Chawarska K, Macari SL, Messinger D, Stone WL, Zwaigenbaum L, Iosif AM. Diagnostic stability in young children at risk for autism spectrum disorder: a baby siblings research consortium study. J Child Psychol Psychiatry. 2015 Sep;56(9):988-98. [PMID: 25921776]

Zwaigenbaum L, Bauman ML, Fein D, Pierce K, Buie T, Davis PA, Newschaffer C, Robins DL, Wetherby A, Choueiri R, Kasari C, Stone WL, Yirmiya N, Estes A, Hansen RL, McPartland JC, Natowicz MR, Carter A, Granpeesheh D, Mailloux Z, Smith Roley S, Wagner S. Early screening of autism spectrum disorder: recommendations for practice and research. Pediatrics. 2015 Oct;136 Suppl 1:S41-59. [PMID: 26430169]

Zwaigenbaum L, Bauman ML, Stone WL, Yirmiya N, Estes A, Hansen RL, McPartland JC, Natowicz MR, Choueiri R, Fein D, Kasari C, Pierce K, Buie T, Carter A, Davis PA, Granpeesheh D, Mailloux Z, Newschaffer C, Robins D, Roley SS, Wagner S, Wetherby A. Early identification of autism spectrum disorder: recommendations for practice and research. Pediatrics. 2015 Oct;136 Suppl 1:S10-40. [PMID: 26430168]

Question 2: How Can I Understand What Is Happening?

Hahamy A, Behrmann M, Malach R. The idiosyncratic brain: distortion of spontaneous connectivity patterns in autism spectrum disorder. Nat Neurosci. 2015 Feb;18(2):302-9. [PMID: 25599222]

Sanders SJ, He X, Willsey AJ, Ercan-Sencicek AG, Samocha KE, Cicek AE, Murtha MT, Bal VH, Bishop SL, Dong S, Goldberg AP, Jinlu C, Keaney JF 3rd, Klei L, Mandell JD, Moreno-De-Luca D, Poultney CS, Robinson EB, Smith L, Solli-Nowlan T, Su MY, Teran NA, Walker MF, Werling DM, Beaudet AL, Cantor RM, Fombonne E, Geschwind DH, Grice DE, Lord C, Lowe JK, Mane SM, Martin DM, Morrow EM, Talkowski ME, Sutcliffe JS, Walsh CA, Yu TW; Autism Sequencing Consortium, Ledbetter DH, Martin CL, Cook EH, Buxbaum JD, Daly MJ, Devlin B, Roeder K, State MW. Insights into autism spectrum disorder genomic architecture and biology from 71 risk loci. Neuron. 2015 Sep 23;87(6):1215-33. [PMID: 26402605]

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

Gadad BS, Li W, Yazdani U, Grady S, Johnson T, Hammond J, Gunn H, Curtis B, English C, Yutuc V, Ferrier C, Sackett GP, Marti CN, Young K, Hewitson L, German DC. Administration of thimerosal-containing vaccines to infant rhesus macaques does not result in autism-like behavior or neuropathology. Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A. 2015 Oct 6;112(40):12498-503. [PMID: 26417083]

Jain A, Marshall J, Buikema A, Bancroft T, Kelly JP, Newschaffer CJ. Autism occurrence by MMR vaccine status among US children with older siblings with and without autism. JAMA. 2015 Apr 21;313(15):1534-40. [PMID: 25898051]

Xiang AH, Wang X, Martinez MP, Walthall JC, Curry ES, Page K, Buchanan TA, Coleman KJ, Getahun D. Association of maternal diabetes with autism in offspring. JAMA. 2015 Apr 14;313(14):1425-34. [PMID: 25871668]

Question 4: Which Treatments and Interventions Will Help?

Estes A, Munson J, Rogers SJ, Greenson J, Winter J, Dawson G. Long-term outcomes of early intervention in 6-year-old children with autism spectrum disorder. J Am Acad Child Adolesc Psychiatry. 2015 Jul;54(7):580-7. [PMID: 26088663]

Green J, Charman T, Pickles A, Wan MW, Elsabbagh M, Slonims V, Taylor C, McNally J, Booth R, Gliga T, Jones EJ, Harrop C, Bedford R, Johnson MH; BASIS team. Parent-mediated intervention versus no intervention for infants at high risk of autism: a parallel, single-blind, randomised trial. Lancet Psychiatry. 2015 Feb;2(2):133-40. [PMID: 26359749]

Kasari C, Dean M, Kretzmann M, Shih W, Orlich F, Whitney R, Landa R, Lord C, King B. Children with autism spectrum disorder and social skills groups at school: a randomized trial comparing intervention approach and peer composition. J Child Psychol Psychiatry. 2016 Feb;57(2):171-9. [PMID: 26391889]

Yatawara CJ, Einfeld SL, Hickie IB, Davenport TA, Guastella AJ. The effect of oxytocin nasal spray on social interaction deficits observed in young children with autism: a randomized clinical crossover trial. Mol Psychiarty. 2015 Oct 27. [PMID: 26503762]

Zwaigenbaum L, Bauman ML, Choueiri R, Kasari C, Carter A, Granpeesheh D, Mailloux Z, Smith Roley S, Wagner S, Fein D, Pierce K, Buie T, Davis PA, Newschaffer C, Robins D, Wetherby A, Stone WL, Yirmiya N, Estes A, Hansen RL, McPartland JC, Natowicz MR. Early intervention for children with autism spectrum disorder under 3 years of age: recommendations for practice and research. Pediatrics. 2015 Oct;136 Suppl 1:S60-81. [PMID: 26430170]

Question 5: Where Can I Turn for Services?

Bearss K, Johnson C, Smith T, Lecavalier L, Swiezy N, Aman M, McAdam DB, Butter E, Stillitano C, Minshawi N, Sukhodolsky DG, Mruzek DW, Turner K, Neal T, Hallett V, Mulick JA, Green B, Handen B, Deng Y, Dziura J, Scahill L. Effect of parent training vs parent education on behavioral problems in children with autism spectrum disorder: a randomized clinical trial. JAMA. 2015 Apr 21;313(15):1524-33. [PMID: 25898050]

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

Croen LA, Zerbo O, Qian Y, Massolo ML, Rich S, Sidney S, Kripke C. The health status of adults on the autism spectrum. Autism. 2015 Oct;19(7):814-23. [PMID: 25911091]

Jacob A, Scott M, Falkmer M, Falkmer T. The costs and benefits of employing an adult with autism spectrum disorder: a systematic review. PLoS One. 2015 Oct 7;10(10):e0139896. [PMID: 26445345]

Roux AM, Shattuck PT, Rast JE, Rava JA, Anderson KA. National Autism Indicators Report: Transition into Young Adulthood. Philadelphia, PA: Life Course Outcomes Research Program, A.J. Drexel Autism Institute, Drexel University, 2015. [Available at: http://drexel.edu/autisminstitute/research-projects/research/ResearchPrograminLifeCourseOutcomes/IndicatorsReport/#sthash.mEB8PgZM.dpbs]

Starkstein S, Gellar S, Parlier M, Payne L, Piven J. High rates of parkinsonism in adults with autism. J Neurodev Disord. 2015;7(1):29. [PMID: 26322138]

Taylor JL, Henninger NA, Mailick MR. Longitudinal patterns of employment and postsecondary education for adults with autism and average-range IQ. Autism. 2015 Oct;19(7):785-93. [PMID: 26019306]

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

No articles were selected from Question 7. For a list of articles that were nominated in this category, see the Full Listing of Nominated Articles.

Full Listing of Nominated Articles (Selected Articles Appear in *Bold)

Question 1: When Should I Be Concerned?

*Jo H, Schieve LA, Rice CE, Yeargin-Allsopp M, Tian LH, Blumberg SJ, Kogan MD, Boyle CA. Age at autism spectrum disorder (ASD) diagnosis by race, ethnicity, and primary household language among children with special health care needs, United States, 2009–2010. Matern Child Health J. 2015 Aug;19(8):1687-97. [PMID: 25701197]

Lazenby DC, Sideridis GD, Huntington N, Prante M, Dale PS, Curtin S, Henkel L, Iverson JM, Carver L, Dobkins K, Akshoomoff N, Tagavi D, Nelson CA 3rd, Tager-Flusberg H. Language differences at 12 months in infants who develop autism spectrum disorder. J Autism Dev Disord. 2016 Mar;46(3):899-909. [PMID: 26476738]

Messinger DS, Young GS, Webb SJ, Ozonoff S, Bryson SE, Carter A, Carver L, Charman T, Chawarska K, Curtin S, Dobkins K, Hertz-Picciotto I, Hutman T, Iverson JM, Landa R, Nelson CA, Stone WL, Tager-Flusberg H, Zwaigenbaum L. Early sex differences are not autism-specific: a baby siblings research consortium (BSRC) study. Mol Autism. 2015 Jun 4;6:32. [PMID: 26045943]

Miller M, Iosif AM, Young GS, Hill M, Phelps Hanzel E, Hutman T, Johnson S, Ozonoff S. School-age outcomes of infants at risk for autism spectrum disorder. Autism Res. 2015 Oct 9. [Epub ahead of print] [PMID: 26451968]

*Ozonoff S, Young GS, Landa RJ, Brian J, Bryson S, Charman T, Chawarska K, Macari SL, Messinger D, Stone WL, Zwaigenbaum L, Iosif AM. Diagnostic stability in young children at risk for autism spectrum disorder: a baby siblings research consortium study. J Child Psychol Psychiatry. 2015 Sep;56(9):988-98. [PMID: 25921776]

Pellecchia M, Connell JE, Kerns CM, Xie M, Marcus SC, Mandell D. Child characteristics associated with outcome for children with autism in a school-based behavioral intervention. Autism. 2015 Apr 24. [PMID: 25911092]

Polyak A, Kubina RM, Girirajan S. Comorbidity of intellectual disability confounds ascertainment of autism: implications for genetic diagnosis. Am J Med Genet B Neuropsychiatr Genet. 2015 Oct;168(7):600-8. [PMID: 26198689]

Soto S, Linas K, Jacobstein D, Biel M, Migdal T, Anthony BJ. A review of cultural adaptations of screening tools for autism spectrum disorders. Autism. 2015 Aug;19(6):646-61. [PMID: 25008216]

Troyb E, Knoch K, Herlihy L, Stevens MC, Chen CM, Barton M, Treadwell K, Fein D. Restricted and repetitive behaviors as predictors of outcome in autism spectrum disorders. J Autism Dev Disord. 2016 Apr;46(4):1282-96. [PMID: 26676629]

Weitlauf AS, Vehorn AC, Stone WL, Fein D, Warren ZE. Using the M-CHAT-R/F to identify developmental concerns in a high-risk 18-month-old sibling sample. J Dev Behav Pediatr. 2015 Sep;36(7):497-502. [PMID: 26171765]

Zwaigenbaum L, Bauman ML, Choueiri R, Fein D, Kasari C, Pierce K, Stone WL, Yirmiya N, Estes A, Hansen RL, McPartland JC, Natowicz MR, Buie T, Carter A, Davis PA, Granpeesheh D, Mailloux Z, Newschaffer C, Robins D, Smith Roley S, Wagner S, Wetherby A. Early identification and interventions for autism spectrum disorder: executive summary. Pediatrics. 2015 Oct;136 Suppl 1:S1-9. [PMID: 26430167]

*Zwaigenbaum L, Bauman ML, Fein D, Pierce K, Buie T, Davis PA, Newschaffer C, Robins DL, Wetherby A, Choueiri R, Kasari C, Stone WL, Yirmiya N, Estes A, Hansen RL, McPartland JC, Natowicz MR, Carter A, Granpeesheh D, Mailloux Z, Smith Roley S, Wagner S. Early screening of autism spectrum disorder: recommendations for practice and research. Pediatrics. 2015 Oct;136 Suppl 1:S41-59. [PMID: 26430169]

*Zwaigenbaum L, Bauman ML, Stone WL, Yirmiya N, Estes A, Hansen RL, McPartland JC, Natowicz MR, Choueiri R, Fein D, Kasari C, Pierce K, Buie T, Carter A, Davis PA, Granpeesheh D, Mailloux Z, Newschaffer C, Robins D, Roley SS, Wagner S, Wetherby A. Early identification of autism spectrum disorder: recommendations for practice and research. Pediatrics. 2015 Oct;136 Suppl 1:S10-40. [PMID: 26430168]

Question 2: How Can I Understand What Is Happening?

Adamo A, Atashpaz S, Germain PL, Zanella M, D’Agostino G, Albertin V, Chenoweth J, Micale L, Fusco C, Unger C, Augello B, Palumbo O, Hamilton B, Carella M, Donti E, Pruneri G, Selicorni A, Biamino E, Prontera P, McKay R, Merla G, Testa G. 7q11.23 dosage-dependent dysregulation in human pluripotent stem cells affects transcriptional programs in disease-relevant lineages. Nat Genet. 2015 Feb;47(2):132-41. [PMID: 25501393]

Aldinger KA, Lane CJ, Veenstra-VanderWeele J, Levitt P. Patterns of risk for multiple co-occurring medical conditions replicate across distinct cohorts of children with autism spectrum disorder. Autism Res. 2015 Dec;8(6):771-81 [PMID: 26011086]

Carson DS, Garner JP, Hyde SA, Libove RA, Berquist SW, Hornbeak KB, Jackson LP, Sumiyoshi RD, Howerton CL, Hannah SL, Partap S, Phillips JM, Hardan AY, Parker KJ. Arginine vasopressin is a blood-based biomarker of social functioning in children with autism. PLoS One. 2015 Jul 22;10(7):e0132224. [PMID: 26200852]

Doshi-Velez F, Avillach P, Palmer N, Bousvaros A, Ge Y, Fox K, Steinberg G, Spettell C, Juster I, Kohane I. Prevalence of inflammatory bowel disease among patients with autism spectrum disorders. Inflamm Bowel Dis. 2015 Oct;21(10):2281-8. [PMID: 26218138]

Ecker C, Bookheimer SY, Murphy DG. Neuroimaging in autism spectrum disorder: brain structure and function across the lifespan. Lancet Neurol. 2015 Nov;14(11):1121-34. [PMID: 25891007]

Estes A, Zwaigenbaum L, Gu H, St John T, Paterson S, Elison JT, Hazlett H, Botteron K, Dager SR, Schultz RT, Kostopoulos P, Evans A, Dawson G, Eliason J, Alvarez S, Piven J; IBIS network. Behavioral, cognitive, and adaptive development in infants with autism spectrum disorder in the first 2 years of life. J Neurodev Disord. 2015;7(1):24. [PMID: 26203305]

Gallagher D, Voronova A, Zander MA, Cancino GI, Bramall A, Krause MP, Abad C, Tekin M, Neilsen PM, Callen DF, Scherer SW, Keller GM, Kaplan DR, Walz K, Miller FD. Ankrd11 is a chromatin regulator involved in autism that is essential for neural development. Dev Cell. 2015 Jan 12;32(1):31-42. [PMID: 25556659]

Gockley J, Willsey AJ, Dong S, Dougherty JD, Constantino JN, Sanders SJ. The female protective effect in autism spectrum disorder is not mediated by a single genetic locus. Mol Autism. 2015 May 13;6:25. [PMID: 25973162]

Green SA, Hernandez L, Tottenham N, Krasileva K, Bookheimer SY, Dapretto M. Neurobiology of sensory overresponsivity in youth with autism spectrum disorders. JAMA Psychiatry. 2015 Aug;72(8):778-86. [PMID: 26061819]

*Hahamy A, Behrmann M, Malach R. The idiosyncratic brain: distortion of spontaneous connectivity patterns in autism spectrum disorder. Nat Neurosci. 2015 Feb;18(2):302-9. [PMID: 25599222]

Halladay AK, Bishop S, Constantino JN, Daniels AM, Koenig K, Palmer K, Messinger D, Pelphrey K, Sanders SJ, Singer AT, Taylor JL, Szatmari P. Sex and gender differences in autism spectrum disorder: summarizing evidence gaps and identifying emerging areas of priority. Mol Autism. 2015 Jun 13;6:36. [PMID: 26075049]

Hao S, Tang B, Wu Z, Ure K, Sun Y, Tao H, Gao Y, Patel AJ, Curry DJ, Samaco RC, Zoghbi HY, Tang J. Forniceal deep brain stimulation rescues hippocampal memory in Rett syndrome mice. Nature. 2015 Oct 15;526(7573):430-4. [PMID: 26469053]

Hormozdiari F, Penn O, Borenstein E, Eichler EE. The discovery of integrated gene networks for autism and related disorders. Genome Res. 2015 Jan;25(1):142-54. [PMID: 25378250]

Johnson CR, DeMand A, Shui A. Relationships between anxiety and sleep and feeding in young children with autism spectrum disorder. J Dev Phys Disabil. 2015 Jun;27(3):359-73. [Available at: http://link.springer.com/article/10.1007/s10882-015-9419-3]

Jou RJ, Reed HE, Kaiser MD, Voos AC, Volkmar FR, Pelphrey KA. White matter abnormalities in autism and unaffected siblings. J Neuropsychiatry Clin Neurosci. 2016 Winter;28(1):49-55. [PMID: 26404174]

Klin A, Shultz S, Jones W. Social visual engagement in infants and toddlers with autism: early developmental transitions and a model of pathogenesis. Neurosci Biobehav Rev. 2015 Mar;50:189-203. [PMID: 25445180]

Li J, Ma Z, Shi M, Malty RH, Aoki H, Minic Z, Phanse S, Jin K, Wall DP, Zhang Z, Urban AE, Hallmayer J, Babu M, Snyder M. Identification of human neuronal protein complexes reveals biochemical activities and convergent mechanisms of action in autism spectrum disorders. Cell Sys. 2015 Nov 25;1(5):361-74. [Available at: http://www.cell.com/cell-systems/pdf/S2405-4712(15)00188-X.pdf]

Libero LE, DeRamus TP, Lahti AC, Deshpande G, Kana RK. Multimodal neuroimaging based classification of autism spectrum disorder using anatomical, neurochemical, and white matter correlates. Cortex. 2015 May; 66:46-59. [PMID: 25797658]

Lombardo MV, Pierce K, Eyler LT, Carter Barnes C, Ahrens-Barbeau C, Solso S, Campbell K, Courchesne E. Different functional neural substrates for good and poor language outcome in autism. Neuron. 2015 Apr 22;86(2):567-77. [PMID: 25864635]

Louveau A, Smirnov I, Keyes TJ, Eccles JD, Rouhani SJ, Peske JD, Derecki NC, Castle D, Mandell JW, Lee KS, Harris TH, Kipnis J. Structural and functional features of central nervous system lymphatic vessels. Nature. 2015 Jul 16;523(7560):337-41. [PMID: 26030524]

Mariani J, Coppola G, Zhang P, Abyzov A, Provini L, Tomasini L, Amenduni M, Szekely A, Palejev D, Wilson M, Gerstein M, Grigorenko EL, Chawarska K, Pelphrey KA, Howe JR, Vaccarino FM. FOXG1-dependent dysregulation of GABA/glutamate neuron differentiation in autism spectrum disorders. Cell. 2015 Jul 16;162(2):375-90. [PMID: 26186191]

Mazurek MO, Petroski GF. Sleep problems in children with autism spectrum disorder: examining the contributions of sensory over-responsivity and anxiety. Sleep Med. 2015 Feb;16(2):270-9. [PMID: 25600781]

Meier SM, Petersen L, Schendel DE, Mattheisen M, Mortensen PB, Mors O. Obsessive-compulsive disorder and autism spectrum disorders: longitudinal and offspring risk. PLoS One. 2015 Nov 11;10(11):e0141703. [PMID: 26558765]

Meng L, Ward AJ, Chun S, Bennett CF, Beaudet AL, Rigo F. Towards a therapy for Angelman syndrome by targeting a long non-coding RNA. Nature. 2015 Feb 19;518(7539):409-12. [PMID: 25470045]

Pierce K, Marinero S, Hazin R, McKenna B, Barnes CC, Malige A. Eye tracking reveals abnormal visual preference for geometric images as an early biomarker of an autism spectrum disorder subtype associated with increased symptom severity. Biol Psychiatry. 2015 Apr 11. pii: S0006-3223(15)00310-8. [PMID: 25981170]

*Sanders SJ, He X, Willsey AJ, Ercan-Sencicek AG, Samocha KE, Cicek AE, Murtha MT, Bal VH, Bishop SL, Dong S, Goldberg AP, Jinlu C, Keaney JF 3rd, Klei L, Mandell JD, Moreno-De-Luca D, Poultney CS, Robinson EB, Smith L, Solli-Nowlan T, Su MY, Teran NA, Walker MF, Werling DM, Beaudet AL, Cantor RM, Fombonne E, Geschwind DH, Grice DE, Lord C, Lowe JK, Mane SM, Martin DM, Morrow EM, Talkowski ME, Sutcliffe JS, Walsh CA, Yu TW; Autism Sequencing Consortium, Ledbetter DH, Martin CL, Cook EH, Buxbaum JD, Daly MJ, Devlin B, Roeder K, State MW. Insights into autism spectrum disorder genomic architecture and biology from 71 risk loci. Neuron. 2015 Sep 23;87(6):1215-33. [PMID: 26402605]

Singer L. Thoughts about sex and gender differences from the next generation of autism scientists. Mol Autism. 2015 Sep 17;6:52. [PMID: 26388981]

Supekar K, Menon V. Sex differences in structural organization of motor systems and their dissociable links with repetitive/restricted behaviors in children with autism. Mol Autism. 2015 Sep 4;6:50. [PMID: 26347127]

Wang S, Jiang M, Duchesne XM, Laugeson EA, Kennedy DP, Adolphs R, Zhao, Q. Atypical visual saliency in autism spectrum disorder quantified through model-based eye tracking. Neuron. 2015 Nov 4;88(3):604-16. [PMID: 26593094]

Werling DM, Geschwind DH. Recurrence rates provide evidence for sex-differential, familial genetic liability for autism spectrum disorders in multiplex families and twins. Mol Autism. 2015 May 13;6:27. [PMID: 25973164]

Wolff JJ, Gerig G, Lewis JD, Soda T, Styner MA, Vachet C, Botteron KN, Elison JT, Dager SR, Estes AM, Hazlett HC, Schultz RT, Zwaigenbaum L, Piven J; IBIS Network. Altered corpus callosum morphology associated with autism over the first 2 years of life. Brain. 2015 Jul;138(Pt 7):2046-58. [PMID: 25937563]

Yao P, Lin P, Gokoolparsadh A, Assareh A, Thang MW, Voineagu I. Coexpression networks identify brain regionspecific enhancer RNAs in the human brain. Nat Neurosci. 2015 Aug;18(8):1168-74. [PMID: 26167905]

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

Chang J, Gilman SR, Chiang AH, Sanders SJ, Vitkup D. Genotype to phenotype relationships in autism spectrum disorders. Nat Neurosci. 2015 Feb;18(2):191-8. [PMID: 25531569]

Colvert E, Tick B, McEwen F, Stewart C, Curran SR, Woodhouse E, Gillan N, Hallett V, Lietz S, Garnett T, Ronald A, Plomin R, Rijsdijk F, Happé F, Bolton P. Heritability of autism spectrum disorder in a UK population-based twin sample. JAMA Psychiatry. 2015 May;72(5):415-23. [PMID: 25738232]

Cotney J, Muhle RA, Sanders SJ, Liu L, Willsey AJ, Niu W, Liu W, Klei L, Lei J, Yin J, Reilly SK, Tebbenkamp AT, Bichsel C, Pletikos M, Sestan N, Roeder K, State MW, Devlin B, Noonan JP. The autism-associated chromatin modifier CHD8 regulates other autism risk genes during human neurodevelopment. Nat Commun. 2015 Mar 10;6:6404. [PMID: 25752243]

D’Gama AM, Pochareddy S, Li M, Jamuar SS, Reiff RE, Lam AT, Sestan N, Walsh CA. Targeted DNA sequencing from autism spectrum disorder brains implicates multiple genetic mechanisms. Neuron. 2015 Dec 2;88(5):910-7. [PMID: 26637798]

Feinberg JI, Bakulski KM, Jaffe AE, Tryggvadottir R, Brown SC, Goldman LR, Croen LA, Hertz-Picciotto I, Newschaffer CJ, Daniele Fallin M, Feinberg AP. Paternal sperm DNA methylation associated with early signs of autism risk in an autism-enriched cohort. Int J Epidemiol. 2015 Aug;44(4):1199-210. [PMID: 25878217]

Gabel HW, Kinde B, Stroud H, Gilbert CS, Harmin DA, Kastan NR, Hemberg M, Ebert DH, Greenberg ME. Disruption of DNA-methylation-dependent long gene repression in Rett syndrome. Nature. 2015 Jun 4;522(7554):89-93. [PMID: 25762136]

*Gadad BS, Li W, Yazdani U, Grady S, Johnson T, Hammond J, Gunn H, Curtis B, English C, Yutuc V, Ferrier C, Sackett GP, Marti CN, Young K, Hewitson L, German DC. Administration of thimerosal-containing vaccines to infant rhesus macaques does not result in autism-like behavior or neuropathology. Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A. 2015 Oct 6;112(40):12498-503. [PMID: 26417083]

Iossifov I, Levy D, Allen J, Ye K, Ronemus M, Lee YH, Yamrom B, Wigler M. Low load for disruptive mutations in autism genes and their biased transmission. Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A. 2015 Oct 13;112(41):E5600-7. [PMID: 26401017]

*Jain A, Marshall J, Buikema A, Bancroft T, Kelly JP, Newschaffer CJ. Autism occurrence by MMR vaccine status among US children with older siblings with and without autism. JAMA. 2015 Apr 21;313(15):1534-40. [PMID: 25898051]

Kalkbrenner AE, Windham GC, Serre ML, Akita Y, Wang X, Hoffman K, Thayer BP, Daniels JL. Particulate matter exposure, prenatal and postnatal windows of susceptibility, and autism spectrum disorders. Epidemiology. 2015 Jan;26(1):30-42. [PMID: 25286049]

Krishnan K, Wang BS, Lu J, Wang L, Maffei A, Cang J, Huang ZJ. MeCP2 regulates the timing of critical period plasticity that shapes functional connectivity in primary visual cortex. Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A. 2015 Aug 25;112(34):E4782-91. [PMID: 26261347]

Krumm N, Turner TN, Baker C, Vives L, Mohajeri K, Witherspoon K, Raja A, Coe BP, Stessman HA, He ZX, Leal SM, Bernier R, Eichler EE. Excess of rare, inherited truncating mutations in autism. Nat Genet. 2015 Jun;47(6):582-8. [PMID: 25961944]

Lee BK, Magnusson C, Gardner RM, Blomström Å, Newschaffer CJ, Burstyn I, Karlsson H, Dalman C. Maternal hospitalization with infection during pregnancy and risk of autism spectrum disorders. Brain Behav Immun. 2015 Feb;44:100-5. [PMID: 25218900]

Raz R, Roberts AL, Lyall K, Hart JE, Just AC, Laden F, Weisskopf MG. Autism spectrum disorder and particulate matter air pollution before, during, and after pregnancy: a nested case-control analysis within the Nurses’ Health Study II Cohort. Environ Health Perspect. 2015 Mar;123(3):264-70. [PMID: 25522338]

Sandin S, Schendel D, Magnusson P, Hultman C, Surén P, Susser E, Grønborg T, Gissler M, Gunnes N, Gross R, Henning M, Bresnahan M, Sourander A, Hornig M, Carter K, Francis R, Parner E, Leonard H, Rosanoff M, Stoltenberg C, Reichenberg A. Autism risk associated with parental age and with increasing difference in age between the parents. Mol Psychiatry. 2015 Jun 9. [PMID: 26055426]

Schieve LA, Clayton HB, Durkin MS, Wingate MS, Drews-Botsch C. Comparison of perinatal risk factors associated with autism spectrum disorder (ASD), intellectual disability (ID), and co-occurring ASD and ID. J Autism Dev Disord. 2015 Aug;45(8):2361-72 [PMID: 25739693]

Sudmant PH, Rausch T, Gardner EJ, Handsaker RE, Abyzov A, Huddleston J, Zhang Y, Ye K, Jun G, Hsi-Yang Fritz M, Konkel MK, Malhotra A, Stutz AM, Shi X, Paolo Casale F, Chen J, Hormozdiari F, Dayama G, Chen K, Malig M, Chaisson MJ, Walter K2, Meiers S, Kashin S, Garrison E, Auton A, Lam HY, Jasmine Mu X, Alkan C, Antaki D, Bae T, Cerveira E, Chines P, Chong Z, Clarke L, Dal E, Ding L, Emery S, Fan X, Gujral M, Kahveci F, Kidd JM, Kong Y, Lameijer EW, McCarthy S, Flicek P, Gibbs RA, Marth G, Mason CE, Menelaou A, Muzny DM, Nelson BJ, Noor A, Parrish NF, Pendleton M, Quitadamo A, Raeder B, Schadt EE, Romanovitch M, Schlattl A, Sebra R, Shabalin AA, Untergasser A, Walker JA, Wang M, Yu F, Zhang C, Zhang J, Zheng-Bradley X, Zhou W, Zichner T, Sebat J, Batzer MA, McCarroll SA; 1000 Genomes Project Consortium, Mills RE, Gerstein MB, Bashir A, Stegle O, Devine SE, Lee C, Eichler EE, Korbel JO. An integrated map of structural variation in 2,504 human genomes. Nature. 2015 Oct 1;526(7571):75-81. [PMID: 26432246]

Suhl JA, Muddashetty RS, Anderson BR, Ifrim MF, Visootsak J, Bassell GJ, Warren ST. A 3f untranslated region variant in FMR1 eliminates neuronal activity-dependent translation of FMRP by disrupting binding of the RNAbinding protein HuR. Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A. 2015 Nov 24;112(47):E6553-61. [PMID: 26554012]

Talbott EO, Arena VC, Rager JR, Clougherty JE, Michanowicz DR, Sharma RK, Stacy SL. Fine particulate matter and the risk of autism spectrum disorder. Environ Res. 2015 Jul;140:414-20. [PMID: 25957837]

Turner TN, Sharma K, Oh EC, Liu YP, Collins RL, Sosa MX, Auer DR, Brand H, Sanders SJ, Moreno-De-Luca D, Pihur V, Plona T, Pike K, Soppet DR, Smith MW, Cheung SW, Martin CL, State MW, Talkowski ME, Cook E, Huganir R, Katsanis N, Chakravarti A. Loss of ƒÂ-catenin function in severe autism. Nature. 2015 Apr 2;520(7545):51-6. [PMID: 25807484]

Walker CK, Krakowiak P, Baker A, Hansen RL, Ozonoff S, Hertz-Picciotto I. Preeclampsia, placental insufficiency, and autism spectrum disorder or developmental delay. JAMA Pediatr. 2015 Feb;169(2):154-62. [PMID: 25485869]

*Xiang AH, Wang X, Martinez MP, Walthall JC, Curry ES, Page K, Buchanan TA, Coleman KJ, Getahun D. Association of maternal diabetes with autism in offspring. JAMA. 2015 Apr 14;313(14):1425-34. [PMID: 25871668]

Yuen RK, Thiruvahindrapuram B, Merico D, Walker S, Tammimies K, Hoang N, Chrysler C, Nalpathamkalam T, Pellecchia G, Liu Y, Gazzellone MJ, DfAbate L, Deneault E, Howe JL, Liu RS, Thompson A, Zarrei M, Uddin M, Marshall CR, Ring RH, Zwaigenbaum L, Ray PN, Weksberg R, Carter MT, Fernandez BA, Roberts W, Szatmari P, Scherer SW. Whole-genome sequencing of quartet families with autism spectrum disorder. Nat Med. 2015 Feb;21(2):185-91. [PMID: 25621899]

Zerbo O, Yoshida C, Gunderson EP, Dorward K, Croen LA. Interpregnancy interval and risk of autism spectrum disorders. Pediatrics. 2015 Oct;136(4):651-7. [PMID: 26371204]

Zhang P, Abdelmohsen K, Liu Y, Tominaga-Yamanaka K, Yoon JH, Ioannis G, Martindale JL, Zhang Y, Becker KG, Yang IH, Gorospe M, Mattson MP. Novel RNA- and FMRP-binding protein TRF2-S regulates axonal mRNA transport and presynaptic plasticity. Nat Commun. 2015 Nov 20;6:8888. [PMID: 26586091]

Question 4: Which Treatments and Interventions Will Help?

Carr T, Shih W, Lawton K, Lord C, King B, Kasari C. The relationship between treatment attendance, adherence, and outcome in a caregiver-mediated intervention for low-resourced families of young children with autism spectrum disorder. Autism. 2015 Aug 19. pii: 1362361315598634. [Epub ahead of print] [PMID: 26290524]

Corbett BA, Key AP, Qualls L, Fecteau S, Newsom C, Coke C, Yoder P. Improvement in social competence using a randomized trial of a theatre intervention for children with autism spectrum disorder. J Autism Dev Disord. 2016 Feb;46(2):658-72. [PMID: 26419766]

*Estes A, Munson J, Rogers SJ, Greenson J, Winter J, Dawson G. Long-term outcomes of early intervention in 6-year-old children with autism spectrum disorder. J Am Acad Child Adolesc Psychiatry. 2015 Jul;54(7):580-7. [PMID: 26088663]

*Green J, Charman T, Pickles A, Wan MW, Elsabbagh M, Slonims V, Taylor C, McNally J, Booth R, Gliga T, Jones EJ, Harrop C, Bedford R, Johnson MH; BASIS team. Parent-mediated intervention versus no intervention for infants at high risk of autism: a parallel, single-blind, randomised trial. Lancet Psychiatry. 2015 Feb;2(2):133-40. [PMID: 26359749]

Gulsrud AC, Hellemann G, Shire S, Kasari C. Isolating active ingredients in a parent-mediated social communication intervention for toddlers with autism spectrum disorder. J Child Psychol Psychiatry. 2015 Nov 3. [Epub ahead of print] [PMID: 26525461]

Hare DJ, Gracey C, Wood C. Anxiety in high-functioning autism: A pilot study of experience sampling using a mobile platform. Autism. 2015 Oct 29. [Epub ahead of print] [PMID: 26514793]

Harris H, Israeli D, Minshew N, Bonneh Y, Heeger DJ, Behrmann M, Sagi D. Perceptual learning in autism: overspecificity and possible remedies. Nat Neurosci. 2015 Nov;18(11):1574-6. [PMID: 26436903]

Hyman SL, Stewart PA, Foley J, Cain U, Peck R, Morris DD, Wang H, Smith T. The gluten-free/casein-free diet: a double-blind challenge trial in children with autism. J Autism Dev Disord. 2016 Jan;46(1):205-20. [PMID: 26343026]

*Kasari C, Dean M, Kretzmann M, Shih W, Orlich F, Whitney R, Landa R, Lord C, King B. Children with autism spectrum disorder and social skills groups at school: a randomized trial comparing intervention approach and peer composition. J Child Psychol Psychiatry. 2016 Feb;57(2):171-9. [PMID: 26391889]

Kasari C, Gulsrud A, Paparella T, Hellemann G, Berry K. Randomized comparative efficacy study of parentmediated interventions for toddlers with autism. J Consult Clin Psychol. 2015 Jun;83(3):554-63. [PMID: 25822242]

Kent-Walsh J, Murza KA, Malani MD, Binger C. Effects of communication partner instruction on the communication of individuals using AAC: a meta-analysis. Augment Altern Commun. 2015 Dec;31(4):271-84. [PMID: 26059542]

Mohammadzaheri F, Koegel LK, Rezaei M, Bakhshi E. A randomized clinical trial comparison between pivotal response treatment (PRT) and adult-driven applied behavior analysis (ABA) intervention on disruptive behaviors in public school children with autism. J Autism Dev Disord. 2015 Sep;45(9):2899–907. [PMID: 25953148]

Myers MM, Grieve PG, Stark RI, Isler JR, Hofer MA, Yang J, Ludwig RJ, Welch MG. Family nurture intervention in preterm infants alters frontal cortical functional connectivity assessed by EEG coherence. Acta Paediatr. 2015 Jul;104(7):670-7. [PMID: 25772627]

Owen-Smith AA, Bent S, Lynch FL, Coleman KJ, Yau VM, Pearson KA, Massolo ML, Quinn V, Croen LA. Prevalence and predictors of complementary and alternative medicine use in a large insured sample of children with autism spectrum disorders. Res Autism Spectr Disord. 2015 Sep 1;17:40-51. [PMID: 26366192]

Rahman A, Divan G, Hamdani SU, Vajaratkar V, Taylor C, Leadbitter K, Aldred C, Minhas A, Cardozo P, Emsley R, Patel V, Green J. Effectiveness of the parent-mediated intervention for children with autism spectrum disorder in south Asia in India and Pakistan (PASS): a randomised controlled trial. Lancet Psychiatry. 2015 Dec 15. [PMID: 26704571]

Soorya LV, Siper PM, Beck T, Soffes S, Halpern D, Gorenstein M, Kolevzon A, Buxbaum J, Wang AT. Randomized comparative trial of a social cognitive skills group for children with autism spectrum disorder. J Am Acad Child Adolesc Psychiatry. 2015 Mar;54(3):208-216.e1. [PMID: 25721186]

Stadnick NA, Stahmer A, Brookman-Frazee L. Preliminary effectiveness of project ImPACT: a parent-mediated intervention for children with autism spectrum disorder delivered in a community program. J Autism Dev Disord. 2015 Jul;45(7):2092-104. [PMID: 25633920]

Stewart PA, Hyman SL, Schmidt BL, Macklin EA, Reynolds A, Johnson CR, James SJ, Manning-Courtney P. Dietary supplementation in children with autism spectrum disorders: common, insufficient, and excessive. J Acad Nutr Diet. 2015 Aug;115(8):1237-48. [PMID: 26052041]

Sztainberg Y, Chen HM, Swann JW, Hao S, Tang B, Wu Z, Tang J, Wan YW, Liu Z, Rigo F, Zoghbi HY. Reversal of phenotypes in MECP2 duplication mice using genetic rescue or antisense oligonucleotides. Nature. 2015 Dec 3;528(7580):123-6. [PMID: 26605526]

Wong C, Odom SL, Hume KA, Cox AW, Fettig A, Kucharczyk S, Brock ME, Plavnick JB, Fleury VP, Schultz TR. Evidence-based practices for children, youth, and young adults with autism spectrum disorder: a comprehensive review. J Autism Dev Disord. 2015 Jul;45(7):1951-66. [PMID: 25578338]

*Yatawara CJ, Einfeld SL, Hickie IB, Davenport TA, Guastella AJ. The effect of oxytocin nasal spray on social interaction deficits observed in young children with autism: a randomized clinical crossover trial. Mol Psychiarty. 2015 Oct 27. [PMID: 26503762]

Young HE, Falco RA, Hanita M. Randomized, controlled trial of a comprehensive program for young students with autism spectrum disorder. J Autism Dev Disord. 2016 Feb;46(2):544-60. [PMID: 26438637]

*Zwaigenbaum L, Bauman ML, Choueiri R, Kasari C, Carter A, Granpeesheh D, Mailloux Z, Smith Roley S, Wagner S, Fein D, Pierce K, Buie T, Davis PA, Newschaffer C, Robins D, Wetherby A, Stone WL, Yirmiya N, Estes A, Hansen RL, McPartland JC, Natowicz MR. Early intervention for children with autism spectrum disorder under 3 years of age: recommendations for practice and research. Pediatrics. 2015 Oct;136 Suppl 1:S60-81. [PMID: 26430170]

Question 5: Where Can I Turn for Services?

*Bearss K, Johnson C, Smith T, Lecavalier L, Swiezy N, Aman M, McAdam DB, Butter E, Stillitano C, Minshawi N, Sukhodolsky DG, Mruzek DW, Turner K, Neal T, Hallett V, Mulick JA, Green B, Handen B, Deng Y, Dziura J, Scahill L. Effect of parent training vs parent education on behavioral problems in children with autism spectrum disorder: A randomized clinical trial. JAMA. 2015 Apr 21;313(15):1524-33. [PMID: 25898050]

Cheak-Zamora NC, Teti M. “You think it’s hard now… It gets much harder for our children”: youth with autism and their caregiver’s perspectives of health care transition services. Autism. 2015 Nov;19(8): 992-1001. [PMID: 25504639]

Curtin C, Hubbard K, Anderson SE, Mick E, Must A, Bandini LG. Food selectivity, mealtime behavior problems, spousal stress, and family food choices in children with and without autism spectrum disorder. J Autism Dev Disord. 2015 Oct;45(10):3308-15. [PMID: 26070276]

de Vinck-Baroody O, Shui A, Macklin EA, Hyman SL, Leventhal JM, Weitzman C. Overweight and obesity in a sample of children with autism spectrum disorder. Acad Pediatr. 2015 Jul–Aug;15(4):396-404. [PMID: 25937610]

Hill AP, Zuckerman KE, Fombonne E. Obesity and autism. Pediatrics. 2015 Dec;136(6):1051-61. [PMID: 26527551]

Tilford JM, Payakachat N, Kuhlthau KA, Pyne JM, Kovacs E, Bellando J, Williams DK, Brouwer WB, Frye RE. Treatment for sleep problems in children with autism and caregiver spillover effects. J Autism Dev Disord. 2015 Nov;45(11):3613-23. [PMID: 26126749]

Velott DL, Agbese E, Mandell D, Stein BD, Dick AW, Yu H, Leslie DL. Medicaid 1915(c) home- and communitybased services waivers for children with autism spectrum disorder. Autism. 2015 Jun 18. [Epub ahead of print] [PMID: 26088059]

Zablotsky B, Bramlett M, Blumberg SJ. Factors associated with parental ratings of condition severity for children with autism spectrum disorder. Disabil Health J. 2015 Oct;8(4):626-34. [PMID: 25910554]

Zablotsky B, Pringle BA, Colpe LJ, Kogan MD, Rice C, Blumberg SJ. Service and treatment use among children diagnosed with autism spectrum disorders. J Dev Behav Pediatr. 2015 Feb–Mar;36(2):98-105. [PMID: 25650952]

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

Bal VH, Kim SH, Cheong D, Lord C. Daily living skills in individuals with autism spectrum disorder from 2 to 21 years of age. Autism. 2015 Oct;19(7):774-84. [PMID: 25922445]

Boehm TL, Carter EW, Taylor JL. Family quality of life during the transition to adulthood for individuals with intellectual disability and/or autism spectrum disorders. Am J Intellect Dev Disabil. 2015 Sep;120(5):395-411. [PMID: 26322388]

Chen JL, Leader G, Sung C, Leahy M. Trends in employment for individuals with autism spectrum disorder: a review of the research literature. Rev J Autism Dev Disord. 2015 Jun;2(2):115-27. [Available at: http://link.springer.com/article/10.1007/s40489-014-0041-6]

*Croen LA, Zerbo O, Qian Y, Massolo ML, Rich S, Sidney S, Kripke C. The health status of adults on the autism spectrum. Autism. 2015 Oct;19(7):814-23. [PMID: 25911091]

Gotham K, Marvin AR, Taylor JL, Warren Z, Anderson CM, Law PA, Law JK, Lipkin PH. Characterizing the daily life, needs, and priorities of adults with autism spectrum disorder from interactive autism network data. Autism. 2015 Oct;19(7):794-804. [PMID: 25964655]

Hirvikoski T, Mittendorfer-Rutz E, Boman M, Larsson H, Lichtenstein P, Bölte S. Premature mortality in autism spectrum disorder. Br J Psychiatry. 2016 Mar;208(3):232-8. [PMID: 26541693]

Hong J, Bishop-Fitzpatrick L, Smith LE, Greenberg JS, Mailick MR. Factors Associated with Subjective Quality of Life of Adults with Autism Spectrum Disorder: Self-report versus maternal reports. J Autism Dev Disord. 2016 Apr;46(4):1368-78. [PMID: 26707626]

*Jacob A, Scott M, Falkmer M, Falkmer T. The costs and benefits of employing an adult with autism spectrum disorder: a systematic review. PLoS One. 2015 Oct 7;10(10):e0139896. [PMID: 26445345]

Kuhlthau KA, Warfield ME, Hurson J, Delahaye J, Crossman MK. Pediatric provider’s perspectives on the transition to adult health care for youth with autism spectrum disorder: current strategies and promising new directions. Autism. 2015 Apr;19(3):262-71. [PMID: 24497626]

Nicolaidis C, Raymaker DM, Ashkenazy E, McDonald KE, Dern S, Baggs AE, Kapp SK, Weiner M, Boisclair WC. “Respect the way I need to communicate with you”: healthcare experiences of adults on the autism spectrum. Autism. 2015 Oct;19(7):824-31. [PMID: 25882392]

*Roux AM, Shattuck PT, Rast JE, Rava JA, Anderson KA. National Autism Indicators Report: Transition into Young Adulthood. Philadelphia, PA: Life Course Outcomes Research Program, A.J. Drexel Autism Institute, Drexel University, 2015. [Available at: http://drexel.edu/autisminstitute/research-projects/research/ResearchPrograminLifeCourseOutcomes/IndicatorsReport/#sthash.mEB8PgZM.dpbs]

Scott M, Falkmer M, Girdler S, Falkmer T. Viewpoints on factors for successful employment for adults with autism spectrum disorder. PLoS One. 2015 Oct 13;10(10):e0139281. [PMID: 26462234]

*Starkstein S, Gellar S, Parlier M, Payne L, Piven J. High rates of parkinsonism in adults with autism. J Neurodev Disord. 2015;7(1):29. [PMID: 26322138]

Taylor JL, Henninger NA. Frequency and correlates of service access among youth with autism transitioning to adulthood. J Autism Dev Disord. 2015 Jan;45(1):179-91 [PMID: 25081594]

*Taylor JL, Henninger NA, Mailick MR. Longitudinal patterns of employment and postsecondary education for adults with autism and average-range IQ. Autism. 2015 Oct;19(7):785-93. [PMID: 26019306]

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

Baxter AJ, Brugha TS, Erskine HE, Scheurer RW, Vos T, Scott JG. The epidemiology and global burden of autism spectrum disorders. Psychol Med. 2015 Feb;45(3):601-13. [PMID: 25108395]

Nicolaidis C, Raymaker D, Katz M, Oschwald M, Goe R, Leotti S, Grantham L, Plourde E, Salomon J, Hughes RB, Powers LE; Partnering with People with Disabilities to Address Violence Consortium. Community-based participatory research to adapt health measures for use by people with developmental disabilities. Prog Community Health Partnersh. 2015 Summer;9(2):157-70. [PMID: 26412758]

Zablotsky B, Black LI, Maenner MJ, Schieve LA, Blumberg SJ. Estimated prevalence of autism and other developmental disabilities following questionnaire changes in the 2014 National Health Interview Survey. Natl Health Stat Report. 2015 Nov;(87):1-21. [PMID: 26632847]

About the IACC

The Interagency Autism Coordinating Committee (IACC) is a Federal advisory committee charged with coordinating all activities concerning autism spectrum disorder (ASD) within the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) and providing advice to the Secretary of HHS on issues related to autism. It was established by Congress under the Children’s Health Act of 2000, reconstituted under the Combating Autism Act (CAA) of 2006, and renewed under the Combating Autism Reauthorization Act (CARA) of 2011 and the Autism Collaboration, Accountability, Research, Education, and Support (CARES) Act of 2014.

Membership of the Committee includes a wide array of Federal agencies involved in ASD research and services, as well as public stakeholders, including self-advocates, family members of children and adults with ASD, advocates, service providers, and researchers, who represent a variety of perspectives from within the autism community. This makeup of the IACC membership is designed to ensure that the Committee is equipped to address the wide range of issues and challenges faced by families and individuals affected by autism.

Under the CAA and subsequent authorizations, the IACC is required to (1) develop and annually update a strategic plan for ASD research, (2) develop and annually update a summary of advances in ASD research, and (3) monitorFederal activities related to ASD.

Through these and other activities, the IACC provides guidance to HHS and partners with the broader autism community to accelerate research and enhance services with the goal of profoundly improving the lives of people with ASD and their families.

For more information about the IACC, see http://www.iacc.hhs.gov.

IACC Member Roster

Chair

  • Bruce Cuthbert, Ph.D.
    Acting Director
    National Institute of Mental Health
    National Institutes of Health
    Bethesda, MD

Federal Members

  • James F. Battey, M.D., Ph.D.
    Director
    National Institute on Deafness and Other
    Other Communication Disorders
    National Institutes of Health
    Bethesda, Maryland
  • Linda Birnbaum, Ph.D., D.A.B.T., A.T.S.
    Director
    National Institute of Environmental Health
    Sciences and National Toxicology Program
    National Institutes of Health
    Research Triangle Park, North Carolina
  • Aaron Bishop, M.S.S.W.
    Commissioner
    Administration on Intellectual and
    Developmental Disabilities
    Administration for Community Living
    Washington, DC
  • Francis S. Collins, M.D., Ph.D.
    Director
    National Institutes of Health
    Bethesda, Maryland
  • Ruth Etzel, M.D., Ph.D.
    Director
    Office of Children’s Health Protection
    Environmental Protection Agency
    Washington, DC
  • Tiffany R. Farchione, M.D.
    Deputy Director
    Division of Psychiatry Products
    U.S. Food and Drug Administration
    Silver Spring, Maryland
  • Melissa L Harris
    Acting Deputy Director
    Disabled and Elderly Health
    Programs Group
    Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services
    Baltimore, MD
  • Elisabeth Kato, M.D., M.R.P.
    Medical Officer
    Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality
    Rockville, Maryland
  • Laura Kavanagh, M.P.P.
    Deputy Associate Administrator
    Maternal and Child Health
    Health Resources and Services Administration
    Rockville, Maryland
  • Walter J. Koroshetz, M.D.
    Director
    National Institute of Neurological Disorders
    and Stroke
    National Institutes of Health
    Bethesda, Maryland
  • Cynthia Moore, M.D., Ph.D.
    Director
    Division of Birth Defects and
    Developmental Disabilities
    Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
    Atlanta, GA
  • Linda K Smith
    Deputy Assistant Secretary and
    Inter-Departmental Liaison
    Early Childhood Development
    Administration for Children and Families
    Washington, DC
  • Catherine Spong, M.D.
    Acting Director
    Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of
    Child Health and Human Development
    National Institutes of Health
    Bethesda, MD
  • Larry Wexler, Ed.D.
    Director
    Research to Practice Division
    Office of Special Education Programs
    U. S. Department of Education
    Washington, DC
  • Nicole Williams, Ph.D.
    Program Manager
    Congressionally Directed Medical Research
    Programs
    U.S. Department of Defense
    Frederick, MD

Public Members

  • David Amaral, Ph.D.
    Distinguished Professor
    Department of Psychiatry & Behavioral Sciences
    University of California, Davis (UC)
    Research Director
    UC Davis MIND Institute
    Sacramento, CA
  • James Ball, Ed.D., B.C.B.A.-D.
    President and CEO
    JB Autism Consulting
    Cranbury, New Jersey
  • Samantha Crane, J.D.
    Legal Director and Director of Public Policy
    Autistic Self Advocacy Network
    Washington, DC
  • Geraldine Dawson, Ph.D.
    Professor
    Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences
    Duke University School of Medicine
    Director
    Duke Center for Autism and Brain Development
    Durham, North Carolina
  • Amy Goodman, M.A.
    Self-Advocate
    Charles Town, WV
  • Shannon Haworth
    Public Health Program Manager
    Association of University Centers on Disabilities
    Silver Spring, MD
  • David S. Mandell, Sc.D.
    Director
    Center for Mental Health Policy and
    Services Research
    Associate Professor
    Psychiatry and Pediatrics
    Perelman School of Medicine
    University of Pennsylvania
    Philadelphia, PA
  • Brian Parnell, M.S.W., C.S.W.
    Medicaid Autism Waiver & Community
    Supports Waiver Administrator
    Division of Services for People with Disabilities
    Utah Department of Human Services
    Draper, UT
  • Kevin Pelphrey, Ph.D.
    Carbonell Family Professor in Autism and
    Neurodevelopmental Disorders
    Professor, Department of Pharmacology and
    Physiology and Department of Pediatrics
    Director, Autism and Neurodevelopmental
    Disorders Institute
    George Washington University and Children’s
    National Medical Center
    Washington, DC
  • Edlyn Peña, Ph.D.
    Assistant Professor
    Educational Leadership and Director of
    Doctoral Studies
    California Lutheran University
    Thousand Oaks, CA
  • Louis Reichardt, Ph.D.
    Director
    Simons Foundation Autism Research Initiative
    New York, NY
  • Robert H Ring, Ph.D.
    Princeton, NJ
  • John Elder Robison
    Neurodiversity Scholar in Residence
    College of William and Mary
    Amherst, MA
  • Alison Tepper Singer, M.B.A.
    President
    Autism Science Foundation
    Scarsdale, NY
  • Julie Lounds Taylor, Ph.D.
    Assistant Professor of Pediatrics and
    Special Education
    Vanderbilt University
    Investigator
    Vanderbilt Kennedy Center
    Nashville, TN

Office of Autism Research Coordination (OARC) Staff List

  • Susan A. Daniels, Ph.D.
    Director, OARC
  • Amanda Garton, M.S., M.S.P.P.
    Presidential Management Fellow
  • Nam-Andrew Kim, B.F.A.
    UI/UX Designer
  • Kipchumba Kitur, B.A.
    Operations Coordinator
  • Karen Mowrer, Ph.D.
    Science Policy Analyst
  • Miguelina Perez, B.A.
    Management Analyst
  • Julianna Rava, M.P.H.
    Science Policy Analyst
  • Jeffrey Wiegand, B.S.
    Web Development Manager

Cover Design
NIH Medical Arts Branch

Copyright Information
All material appearing in this report is in the public domain and may be reproduced or copied. A suggested citation follows.

Suggested Citation
Interagency Autism Coordinating Committee (IACC). 2015 IACC Summary of Advances in Autism Spectrum Disorder Research. April 2016. Retrieved from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Interagency Autism Coordinating Committee website: http://iacc.hhs.gov/publications/summary-of-advances/2015/.

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