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. 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 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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