Pathways in ASD Study: Initial Findings

PATHWAYS IN ASD STUDY: INITIAL FINDINGS ON 02 MAY 2011. POSTED IN SUMMARIES The Canadian Institutes of Health Autism Spectrum Disorders: Pathways to Better Outcomes is the largest longitudinal study in the world to examine the psycho-social factors in children with ASD. In general, initial study findings speak to the importance of developing ASD intervention … Read more

Fischback & Lord – The Simons Simplex Collection – Neuron Paper – Oct. 2010

Neuron. 2010 Oct 21;68(2):192-5. The Simons Simplex Collection: a resource for identification of autism genetic risk factors. Fischbach GD, Lord C. Source Simons Foundation Autism Research Initiative, New York, NY 10010, USA. gf@simonsfoundation.org Abstract In an effort to identify de novo genetic variants that contribute to the overall risk of autism, the Simons Foundation Autism … Read more

C.Lord et. al – Simons Simplex Collection Differential Dx Paper – Archives General Psychiatry – Nov. 2011

Diagnoses of Autism Spectrum Disorders Vary Widely Across Clinics ScienceDaily (Nov. 9, 2011) — To diagnose autism spectrum disorders, clinicians typically administer a variety of tests or scales and use information from observations and parent interviews to classify individuals into subcategories listed in standard psychiatric diagnostic manuals. This process of forming “best-estimate clinical diagnoses” has … Read more

C.Lord et. al – Simons Simplex Collection Differential Dx Paper – Archives General Psychiatry – Nov. 2011

Multi-Site Study Finds Wide Variation in Best-Estimate Clinical Diagnosis of Autism Spectrum Disorders ScienceDaily (Nov. 7, 2011) — In a study conducted at 12 university-based research sites, there was wide variation in how best-estimate clinical diagnoses within the autism spectrum were assigned to individual children, according to a study being published Online First by the … Read more

Simons VIP Consortium – Variations in Individuals Project – Cell – March 2012

Neuron. 2012 Mar 22;73(6):1063-7. Epub 2012 Mar 21. Simons Variation in Individuals Project (Simons VIP): a genetics-first approach to studying autism spectrum and related neurodevelopmental disorders. Simons Vip Consortium. Collaborators (91) Source jspiro@simonsfoundation.org Abstract We describe a project aimed at studying a large number of individuals (>200) with specific recurrent genetic variations (deletion or duplication … Read more

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