As an OT, I highly respect and recognize the value of research to help guide our work in the world of ASD. However, I recommend that you take care when you read things online. I'd originally hoped to post links to various research articles from credible, reputable peer-reviewed sources. Many of these came directly from NIH (National Intitute of Health), Autism Speaks, PubMed and other medical or scientific sources. However, with time I've found that the research as become too much of a "blame game," that just makes families feel worse. So, my new approach will be to post links to sites that offer updates on research and I will include links to studies that have real meaning and value to our lives.
Please keep checking back, as every day we learn about new research studies and findings!
Here are links to studies I've posted but have moved into the archives:
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) page on autism spectrum disorders:
Use this link to find their research and science news: http://www.cdc.gov/ncbddd/autism/index.html
National Institute of Child Health and Human Development (Eunice Kennedy Shriver:
Use this link to find information about research findings, clinical trials and recent publications: http://www.nichd.nih.gov/health/topics/autism/Pages/default.aspx
Use this link to find out information on research findings, ongoing studies and publications: http://www.autismconsortium.org/research-collaborations/index.php
Google scholar search results for autism research: