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Summary of Advances Cover 2017

Summary of Advances

In Autism Spectrum Disorder Research


Articles Selected for the 2017 Summary of Advances

Question 1: How Can I Recognize The Signs Of ASD, and Why Is Early Detection So Important?

  • Race influences parent report of concerns about symptoms of autism spectrum disorder
  • Functional neuroimaging of high-risk 6-month-old infants predicts a diagnosis of autism at 24 months of age
  • Early brain development in infants at high risk for autism spectrum disorder
  • A prospective study of the concordance of DSM-IV and DSM-5 diagnostic criteria for autism spectrum disorder

Question 2: What Is the Biology Underlying ASD?

  • Infant viewing of social scenes is under genetic control and is atypical in autism
  • What will my child’s future hold? Phenotypes of intellectual development in 2-8-year-olds with autism spectrum disorder

Question 3: What Causes ASD, and Can Disabling Aspects of ASD be Prevented or Preempted?

  • Cross-tissue integration of genetic and epigenetic data offers insight into autism spectrum disorder
  • Fetal and postnatal metal dysregulation in autism
  • Prenatal exposure to fever is associated with autism spectrum disorder in the Boston Birth Cohort
  • Maternal multivitamin intake, plasma folate and vitamin B12 levels and autism spectrum disorder risk in offspring
  • Autism risk following antidepressant medication during pregnancy
  • The association between maternal use of folic acid supplements during pregnancy and risk of autism spectrum disorders in children: a meta-analysis

Question 4: Which Treatments and Interventions Will Help?

  • Adaptive behavior in autism: minimal clinically important differences on the Vineland-II
  • A randomized, placebo-controlled trial of metformin for the treatment of overweight induced by antipsychotic medication in young people with autism spectrum disorder: open-label extension
  • Parent-delivered early intervention in infants at risk for ASD: effects on electrophysiological and habituation measures of social attention

Question 5: What Kinds Of Services and Supports are Needed To Maximize Quality Of Life For People On The Autism Spectrum?

  • Effects of state insurance mandates on health care use and spending for autism spectrum disorder
  • Cost offset associated with Early Start Denver Model for children with autism

Question 6: How Can We Meet The Needs Of People With ASD as They Progress Into and Through Adulthood?

  • Injury mortality in individuals with autism

Question 7: How Do We Continue To Build, Expand, and Enhance the Infrastructure System To Meet the Needs of the ASD Community?

  • Autism spectrum disorder among US children (2002-2010): socioeconomic, racial, and ethnic disparities
  • What is the male-to-female ratio in autism spectrum disorder? A systematic review and meta-analysis

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