Autism Spectrum Disorder Research
Parents get the life-altering diagnosis: “Your Child Has Autism”. It’s now happening to one in 68 USA families and in Australia, is growing at a 30% rate. If you are interested in understanding the scientific advances in the complex causes of autism and potential risk factors, then this is a good read.
2015 Summary of Advances in Autism Spectrum Disorder Research
by The Interagency Autism Coordinating Committee
If anybody knows me, I am obsessed with finding evidence base research to ensure all interventions are proven. In the USA, the Interagency Autism Coordinating Committee each year releases its annual list of scientific advances that represent significant progress in the field. The twenty studies selected have given new insight into the complex causes of autism and potential risk factors, studied clues that could lead to earlier diagnosis, and evaluated promising early intervention strategies. The advances also address the prevalence of ASD both in the U.S. and internationally, as well as the service needs of people with ASD across the lifespan. The 2015 Summary of Advances provides short, plain language synopses of the top research breakthroughs selected by the committee from a pool of peer-reviewed articles nominated by the members. Articles are grouped according to the questions of the IACC Strategic Plan for ASD Research. Citations for the articles selected for the Summary of Advances, as well as a complete listing of those nominated, are included at the end of the document.
The 2015 publication has just been released. Click here to download your copy.