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Why it is Critical to Assess Quality of Life in People with Autism

Laura Graham Holmes, PhD, a post-doctoral researcher in the A.J. Drexel Autism Institute, co-authored a June 2 Spectrum article about why it’s critical to assess quality of life in people with autism.

Autistic People Report Poor Health, Low Life Satisfaction

Laura Graham Holmes, PhD, a post-doctoral researcher in the A.J. Autism Institute, was quoted in an April 10 Spectrum article about research she led that developed a questionnaire to evaluate the quality of life for individuals diagnosed with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) while she was a post-doctoral fellow at Children's Hospital of Philadelphia.

Autism Heritability: It Probably Does Not Mean What You Think It Means

Brian Lee, PhD, an associate professor in the Dornsife School of Public Health and fellow in the A.J. Drexel Autism Institute, authored a Jan. 7 Spectrum news article about how best to define autism heritability and why researchers need to look deeper into how environment may influence autism risk.

Autism Prevalence Estimates for Catalonia, Iran Highlight Gaps in Data

Brian K. Lee, PhD, an associate professor in Dornsife School of Public Health, was quoted in a Dec. 18 Spectrum article about the prevalence of autism in Spain, Iran and the United States.

U.S. Funnels Funds Into Research Related to Autistic Adults

Paul Shattuck, PhD, an associate professor in the Dornsife School of Public Health and director of the Life Course Outcomes program in the A.J. Drexel Autism Institute, was quoted in an Oct. 10Spectrum News story about the federal government recently authorizing $1.8 billion of funding for autism research.

Landmark Summit on Autism Health Care Kicks Off

Paul Shattuck, PhD, an associate professor in the Dornsife School of Public Health and director of the A.J. Drexel Autism Institute's Life Course Outcomes program, was quoted in a May 4Spectrum News story about his participation in an upcoming summit on autism health care convened by the The Lancet.

Autism Runs in Families With a History of Brain Conditions

Brian Lee, PhD, an assistant professor in the Dornsife School of Public Health and research fellow at the A.J. Drexel Autism Institute, was quoted in an April 15 Spectrum News story about a recent study showing increased autism risk if a child's family has a history of brain conditions.

How pregnancy may shape a child’s autism

Brian Lee, PhD, an associate professor in the Dornsife School of Public Health, was quoted in a Dec. 5 Spectrum News story about growing speculation about preterm the exposures that could contribute to autism.

In China, New Approach Offers Hope of Early Autism Diagnosis

Diana Robins, PhD, interim director of the A.J. Drexel Autism Institute, was quoted in an Oct.Spectrum News story about China's new approach to diagnosing autism at an earlier age.

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Paul Shattuck, PhD, leader of the A.J. Drexel Autism Institute’s Life Course Outcomes program and an associate professor in the Dornsife School of Public Health, was quoted in a June 6 Spectrum News story on the need for police to be trained for interacting with people with autism.

Vitamin D Linked to Lowered Autism Risk in Large Study

Brian Lee, PhD, an associate professor in the Dornsife School of Public Health, was quoted in a May 10 Spectrum News story on the lowered risk of autism in children born with high levels of vitamin D in their blood.

Infant Seizures, Maternal Meds Top List of Risk Factors for Autism

Kristen Lyall, ScD, an assistant professor in the A.J. Drexel Autism Institute, was featured in a May 2 Spectrum News story on risk factors for autism, especially focusing on epilepsy medication taken by pregnant mothers.