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Published in: 2011
Absence of CNTNAP2 Leads to Epilepsy, Neuronal Migration Abnormalities, and Core Autism-Related Deficits
September 30, 2011
Journal of Pediatrics
American Journal of Psychiatry
Association Between Behavioral Features and Gastrointestinal Problems Among Children with Autism Spectrum Disorder
October 25, 2011
Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders - Maenner, M.J. et al.
November 23, 2011
Archives of General Psychiatry
Journal of the American Geriatrics Society
May 25, 2011
Randomized, Controlled Trial of the LEAP Model of Early Intervention for Young Children with Autism Spectrum Disorders
May 25, 2011
Topics in Early Childhood Special Education
Neuroimage, Greene et al.
Biol Psychiatry, Di Martino et al.
Multiple Recurrent De Novo CNVs, including Duplications of the 7q11.23 Williams Syndrome Region, are Strongly Associated with Autism
Archives of General Psychiatry
New Autism Diagnostic Interview-Revised Algorithms for Toddlers and Young Preschoolers from 12 to 47 Months of Age
J Autism Developmental Disorders, Kim et al.
Journal of Molecular Psychiatry, Gai et al.
Journal of Molecular Psychiatry, Hu et al.
Nature, Peça et al.
Applied Behavior Analysis: Behavior Management of Children with Autism Spectrum Disorders in Dental Environments
Journal of the American Dental Association, Hernandez et al.
June 9, 2011
June 8, 2011
Science Translational Medicine
June 23, 2011
Environ Health Perspect, Volke et al.
Acta Psychiatrica Scandanavia, M.-J Dealberto
Archives of General Psychiatry, Pierce et al.
Intervention Targeting Development of Socially Synchronous Engagement in Toddlers with Autism Spectrum Disorder: A Randomized Controlled Trial
Journal of Child Psychology and Psychiatry
PloS One, Alter et al.
PNAS, Kim et al.
Archives of Pediatric & Adolescent Medicine, Shattuck et al.
Pediatrics, Ozonoff et al.
Pediatrics, McPheeters et al.
Autism Res, Wintle et al.
Emerging New Practices in Technology to Support Independent Community Access for People with Intellectual and Cognitive Disabilities
Published in: 2010
Pediatrics, Price et al
Epidemiology, Keil, Daniels et al
A Model for Neural Development and Treatment of Rett Syndrome Using Human Induced Pluripotent Stem Cells
Cell, Marchetto et al
Longitude Magnetic Resonance Imaging Study of Cortical Development Through Early Childhood in Autism
Journal of Neuroscience, Courchesne et al
Nature Genetics, Berkel et al
Pediatrics, Smith and Woods
Nature, Pinto et al
Diability and Health Journal, Rice et al
Randomized, Controlled, Trial of an Intervention for Toddlers with Autism: The Early Start Denver Model
Pediatrics, Dawson, Rogers, Munson, Smith, Winter, Greeson, Donaldson, and Varley
Environmental Health Perspectives, Hertz-Picciotto, Green, Delwiche, Hansen, Walker, Pessah
Retraction-IIleal-Lymphoid-Nodular Hyperplasia Non-Specific Colitis, and Pervasive Developmental Disorder in Children
December 31, 2009
Journal of Neuroscience, Zikopoulos and Barbas
Journal of the American Medical Association, Giulivi et al
Describing the Brain in Autism in Five Dimensions-Magnetic Resonance Imaging Assisted Diagnosis of Autism Spectrum Disorder Using a Multiparameter Classification Approach
Journal of Neuroscience, Ecker et al
Altered Functional Connectivity in Frontal Lobe Circuits Is Associated with Variation in the Autism Risk Gene CNTNAP2
Pediatrics, Scott-Van Zeeland et al
PNAS, Kaiser, Hudack, Schultz, Lee, Cheung, Berken, Deen, Pitskel, Sugrue, Voos, Saulnier, Ventola, Wolf, Klin, Vander Wyk, Pelphrey
Moderators, Mediators,and Other Predictors of Risperidone Response in Children with Autistic Disorder and Irritability
Journal of Childhood and Adolescent Psychopharmacology, Arnold et al
Published in: 2012
Effects of a Brief Early Start Denver Model (ESDM)-Based Parent Intervention on Toddlers at Risk for Autism Spectrum Disorders: A Randomized Controlled Trial
Journal of the American Academy of Child & Adolescent Psychiatry
Contrary to their hypothesis, Sally Rogers and colleagues found that toddlers with ASD in a brief, parent-delivered ESDM program did not make greater gains or show reduced core ASD symptoms compared to autistic toddlers in a community ESDM program. Study strongly suggests number of intervention hours and younger age at initiation are key to maximizing intervention benefits, even for 1 and 2 year olds. Authors say, “the ‘wait and see’ approach to early ASD must be replaced by an ‘act now’ mentality.”
Evaluation of an Activities of Daily Living Scale for Adolescents and Adults with Developmental Disabilities
October 17, 2012
Disability and Health Journal
ASF Grantee Matthew Maenner and colleagues developed the Waisman Activities of Daily Living (W-ADL) Scale to measure daily living skills of adolescents and adults with developmental disabilities. The scale is a free and efficient tool for surveys and epidemiological research.
Application of DSM-5 Criteria for Autism Spectrum Disorder to Three Samples of Children With DSM-IV Diagnoses of Pervasive Developmental Disorders
October 1, 2012
The American Journal of Psychiatry
Substantial revisions to the DSM-IV criteria for autism spectrum disorders (ASDs) have been proposed in efforts to increase diagnostic sensitivity and specificity. This study evaluated the proposed DSM-5 criteria for the single diagnostic category of autism spectrum disorder in children with DSM-IV diagnoses of pervasive developmental disorders (PDDs) and non-PDD diagnoses.
Newly Published Genetics/Brain Tissue Study Will Help Refine the Search for Specific Early Genetic Markers of Risk of Autism in Babies and Toddlers
March 22, 2012
A new study of autism published today in PLoS Genetics has discovered abnormal gene activity and gene deletions in the same brain region that also has a 67% overabundance of brain cells. This region – the prefrontal cortex—is involved in social, emotional, communication and language skills. The finding brings new understanding of what early genetic abnormalities lead to excess brain cells and to the abnormal brain wiring that cause core symptoms in autism. Importantly, the study also shows that gene activity abnormalities in autism change across the lifespan.
December 26, 2012
December 21, 2012
UCSD researchers suggest genes linked to autism have higher mutation rates than other genes.
Portable Intermodal Preferential Looking (IPL): Investigating Language Comprehension in Typically Developing Toddlers and Young Children with Autism
December 14, 2012
Interagency Autism Coordinating Committee
Published in: 2009
High-density SNP association study of the 17q21 chromosomal region linked to autism identifies CACNA1G as a novel candidate gene
Molecular Psychiatry, Strom, Stone, Bosch, Merriman, Cantor, Geschwind, and Nelson
International Meeting for Autism Research
Nature, Klin, Lin, Gorrindo, Ramsay, Jones
Genome-Wide Analyses of Exonic Copy Number Variants in a Family-Based Study Point to Novel Autism Susceptibility Genes
PLOS Genetics, Bucan M, Abrahams BS, Wang K, Glessner JT, Herman EI, et al.
Lack of Efficacy of Citalopram in Children With Autism Spectrum Disorders and High Levels of Repetitive Behavior
Archives of General Psychiatry, King, Hollander, Sikich, McCracken, Scahill, Bregman, Donnelly, Anagnostou, Dukes, Sullivan, Hirtz, Wagner, Louise Ritz; for the STAART Psychopharmacology Network
Neuropsychological performance 10 years after immunization in infancy with thimerosal-containing vaccines
Pediatrics, Tozzi AE, Bisiacchi P, Tarantino V, De Mei B, D'Elia L, Chariotti F, Salmaso S.
PNAS, Sur, Tropea, Giacometti, et al.
December 31, 2009
Pediatrics, Ibrahim, Voigt, Katusic, Weaver, and Barbaresi
PLoS-Biology, Pessah, et al
Published in: 2008
Linkage, Association, and Gene Expression Analyses Identify CNTNAP2 as an Autism-Susceptibility Gene
American Journal of Human Genetics, Alarcon, Abrahams, et al.
A Common Genetic variant in the neurexin superfamily member CNTNAP2 increases Familial Risk of Autism
American Journal of Human Genetics, Arking, Cutler, et al
Peripheral Biomarkers in Autism: Secreted Amyloid Precursor Protein-Alpha as a Probably Key Player in Early Diagnosis
Inter. Journal Clinical Exp. Medicine, Bailey, Giunta, et al
Molecular Cytogenetic Analysis and Resequencing of Contactin Associate Protein-Like 2 in Autism Spectrum Disorders
American Journal of Human Genetics, Bakkaloglu, O’Roak, et al
Neurotoxicology, Braunschweig, Ashwood, et al
Genes Development, Choi, DiNardo, et al
Nature Medicine, Ehninger, Han, et al
Archives of General Psychiatry, Fombonne
Neuropsychology Review, Helt, Kelley, et al
Human Molecular Genetics, Kumar, KaraMohamed, et al
Variation in Season of Birth in Singleton and Multiple Births Concordant for Autism Spectrum Disorders
Paediatric Pernatal Epidemiology, Lee, Newschaffer
American Journal of Public Health, Mandell, Wiggins, et al
American Journal of Human Genetics, Marshall, Noor, et al
Journal of Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrics, Pinto-Martin, Young, Mandell, Poghosyan, Giarelli, Levy
Continuing Increases in Autism Reported to California’s Developmental Services System: Mercury in Retrograde
Archives of General Psychiatry, Schechter, Grether
Nature Genetics, Xu, Roose, et al
Neuropshcyopharmacology, Bear, Dolen et al
Science, Chahrour, Jung et al
Journal of Child Psychology and Psychiatry, Gernsbacher, Sauer et al
PLOS ONE, Hornig, Briese, et al
Absence of Preferential Looking to the Eyes of Approaching Adults Predicts Level of Social Disability in 2-year old toddlers with Autism Spectrum Disorder
Archives of General Psychiatry, Jones, Carr, et al
Brain Behavior Immunology, Martin, Ashwood, Braunschweig, Cabanlit, Van de Water, Amaral
Pediatrics, Montes & Halterman
Science, Morrow, Yoo, et al
Autism, Mouridsen, Bronnum-Hansen, et al
New England Journal of Medicine, Weiss, Shen, et al
Journal of Neuroimmunology, Singer, Morris, Gause, Gillin, Crawford, Zimmerman