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Science, the ARI Way

A new editorial by Dr. Steve Edelson titled "Science, the ARI Way" was recently uploaded to ARI’s website, The editorial covers topics related to science, including research design and assessment. The editorial is located on ARI’s home page.


New Videos Available on ARI’s website,

Several new videos that were produced by the Autism Research Institute have been uploaded to ARI’s website, The video titles include:
  • "ASD Safety and Law Enforcement": Dennis Debbaudt, a leading voice on law enforcement training, and other emergency responders discuss how to deal firsthand with individuals on the autism spectrum in situations of wandering, search and rescue, and safety.

  • "Model for Medical Advocacy: An Adult with ASD Shares her Strategies": Sondra Williams talks about developing an informative document about herself to share with physicians. This includes her communication style and sensory processing issues as well as her social and physical limitations.

  • "Preparing Young Adults with Asperger’s for the Job Market": Dr. June Groden, Dr. Patricia A. Wisocki, and Elizabeth Stratis discuss various issues related to employment in addition to some of their pilot data.

  • "Transition: Stacking the Deck in Your Favor": Dena Gassner presents an excellent talk concerning various issues, including social security, vocational rehabilitation, employment, and more.
Links to all of these videos can be found on ARI’s home page. ______________________________________________________

GAA Co-sponsors Screening Camps throughout Kerala, India

This month the Global Autism Alliance (GAA), along with Akhil Autism Foundation, will begin co-sponsoring "detection and examination" screenings in 30 areas throughout Kerala, India. The state of Kerala is located in southwest India. The clinical team includes a medical doctor, psychologists, and counselors.

The GAA consists of over a dozen founding member organizations from around the world, including Australia, Barbados, Canada, Chile, France, Italy, Japan, Mexico, Nigeria, and many more. To learn more about the GAA, visit or download the free app on iTunes or the Android Marketplace.


Dr. Margaret Creedon Joins ARI

Margaret Creedon, Ph.D., a researcher and clinical psychologist, recently began working alongside Dr. Steve Edelson and the staff at ARI. Dr. Creedon has been active in the field of autism for over 40 years; she has worked in the areas of ABA, total communication, hearing and visual impairments, sensory processing, memory and safety and sexual/physical abuse. She oversees The Autism Network for Individuals with Hearing and Visual Impairments, which is currently housed at ARI. She has consulted internationally to individuals and schools including in Ireland and Ukraine. Dr. Creedon has participated in all components of Early Intervention and continues to teach in the School of Education, DePaul University, Chicago.

Dr. Creedon will be presenting a talk on "Sensory Processing Differences and Options" at ARI’s Fall conference in Las Vegas, Nevada. See for more information.


eBook: Movement in Confined Spaces

An ePub titled "Movement in Confined Spaces" was recently made available on Kindle, iBooks (iPad), and Barnes & Noble’s Nook. The book consists of poetry by Dr. Steve Edelson along with commentary by Dr. Bill Long. A portion of the proceeds are donated to the Autistic Global Initiative, Global Autism Alliance, the Global Autism Collaboration, ACT! Today, and TACA. To learn more about the book, visit

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