December 2022|January 2023

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This e-newsletter provides obstetricians, pediatricians, and nurses with links to the latest research on ways to understand and to help children and adults on the autism spectrum. Please feel free to send us your comments and feedback email us
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Stephen M. Edelson, Ph.D. and Lenny Schafer

This newsletter is in honor and in memory of Dr. Bernard Rimland, autism pioneer and advocate. Learn More
Risks, Prevalence, Diagnosis

Association of prenatal exposure to benzodiazepines with development of autism spectrum and attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorders

[Article appeared in Pharmacy and Clinical Pharmacy]


Risk of autism associated with when and where forbearers lived

[Article appeared in International Journal of Health Geographics]


Study: Even with fivefold increase, autism likely undercounted

[Article appeared in Pediatrics]

Study finds little evidence of link between autistic traits and PFAS environmental chemicals

[Article appeared in Epidemiology]

Health-Related Issues

A link between hearing loss and autism spectrum disorder

[Article appeared in the Journal of Neuroscience]

Do parental comorbidities affect the severity of autism spectrum disorders?

[Article appeared in Cureus]


National medical commission warns against using stem cell therapy for treating autism

[Article appeared in The Telegraph online]


New evidence questions the assumptions about pain in autism

[Article appeared in Pain]

Other Issues

Adults with high levels of ADHD traits at greater risk of anxiety & depression than autistic adults

[Article appeared in Scientific Reports]


Autism incidence and spatial analysis in more than 7 million pupils in English schools: A retrospective, longitudinal, school registry study

[Article appeared in The Lancet]


Emotional dysregulation plays a significant role in the link between anxiety and autism severity in women

[Article appeared in Autism Research]


Features and effects of computer-based games on cognitive impairments in children with autism spectrum disorder: an evidence-based systematic literature review

[Article appeared in BMC Psychiatry]


Scientists Pinpoint Why People With Autism Struggle to Understand a Speaker's 'Tone'

[Article appeared in Biological Psychiatry: Cognitive Neuroscience and Neuroimaging]

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