Monthly News |September 2019

For many of you, a new school year has begun, and this often comes with both opportunities and challenges. ARI's staff and I wish ASD students and their families a smooth transition into the new academic year.
A survey published this month in JAMA Pediatrics reports that 70% of those on the autism spectrum receive behavioral and/or medical support. My recent editorial, titled Optimizing Autism Treatment, raises the issue of whether these two interventions are the most effective approaches for treating all autistic symptoms for all individuals on the spectrum. I then outline a collaborative research strategy that can generate statistical algorithms (i.e., formulas) to construct an evidence-based treatment plan for each ASD individual. 

ARI is dedicated to providing trusted and relevant information to parents, those on the spectrum, and professionals worldwide. We appreciated your support throughout the year! 

Stephen M. Edelson, Ph.D.
Executive Director
Editorial: Optimizing Autism Treatment
T oday, parents are often urged by professionals to rely on only one treatment approach, or at most two, to help their children. The most common approaches include behavioral therapy and medications. Is reliance on a single treatment discipline misguided? Read Dr. Edelson's editorial
Free Upcoming Webinars
Learning behavioral strategies: child and parent outcomes

 Suzannah Joy Iadarola, Ph.D.; Caitlin LeGros, MSN, CNM; Lisa Latten, MSEd
University of Rochester Medical Center

1 p.m. Eastern (US), Oct 2nd
Research updates on Fragile X and autism

 Randi Hagerman, M.D.

UC Davis, MIND Institute

1 p.m. Eastern (US), Oct 23rd
Back-To-School Support
Settling in to the new school year and looking for support? Watch past webinars on topics such as school lunches, educational programs and more.
Some webinars presented in partnership with the Johnson Center for Child Health and Development.
News & Updates
Subscribe now: Autism Research Review International
Did you know that ARI publishes a quarterly printed science newsletter, the Autism Research Review International ? Dr. Rimland began publishing it in 1987, and it is one of the best sources for staying up to date on the research in the areas of medical treatment and education. The annual subscription is $19.95 (US) and $23.99 (International). 
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ATEC now online in Latvian
We are pleased to announce that ARI"s Autism Treatment Evaluation Checklist (ATEC) survey is now online in 21 languages. Thank you volunteer, Silvija Ābele, for sending us Latvian.
Eight years in a row: ARI earns top marks from Charity Navigator
ARI's strong financial health and commitment to accountability and transparency have once again earned it a 4-star rating (the highest) from Charity Navigator .
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