Summary of Advances
In Autism Spectrum Disorder Research
The 2019 IACC Summary of Advances in Autism Spectrum Disorder Research
Each year, the IACC releases a list of scientific advances that represent significant progress in the field. The 2019 IACC Summary of Advances provides short, plain language summaries of the top research breakthroughs selected by the IACC from a pool of research articles nominated by the members. The 20 studies selected for 2019 have provided new insight into disparities in ASD diagnoses, predictors of language development in preschoolers with ASD, and the impact of various environmental factors on ASD risk. The advances also include studies of behavioral interventions for children with ASD, strategies to train therapists in publicly funded mental health services, supports for transition-age youth and young adults, and ASD prevalence estimates in 4-year-old children.
Articles in the IACC Summary of Advances are grouped according to the topics represented by the seven questions of the IACC Strategic Plan for ASD. Citations for the articles selected for the 2019 IACC Summary of Advances, as well as a complete listing of those nominated, are included at the end of the document.