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Autism Research World Autism Awarness Day

Repetitively stacking or lining up objects is a behavior sometimes associated with autistic individuals. Image : TimVickers / Wikimedia

The seventh annual World Autism Awareness Day (WAAD) is April 2, 2014. The goal of WAAD is to raise awareness of an “invisible” disability, and thankfully, awareness of Autism and related disorders has increased dramatically over the last 25 years.

To celebrate World Autism Awareness Day, Wiley published a virtual issue containing some of the most popular original articles and reviews from Autism Research. Published for the International Society for Autism Research (INSAR), Autism Research is the highest ranking journal devoted to research on Autism Spectrum Disorders, with an impact factor of 3.988.

The breadth and quality of the articles in this virtual issue highlights the vitality of the field. Below are some articles from the free issue of Autism Research. To browse the full list of articles, click here.

Genetic Evidence Implicating Multiple Genes in the MET Receptor Tyrosine Kinase Pathway in Autism Spectrum Disorder
Campbell, DB; Li, C; Sutcliffe, JS; Persico, AM; Levitt, P

Attention Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder Symptoms Moderate Cognition and Behavior in Children With Autism Spectrum Disorders
Yerys, BE; Wallace, GL; Sokoloff, JL; Shook, DA; James, JD; Kenworthy, L

Independent and Dependent Contributions of Advanced Maternal and Paternal Ages to Autism Risk
Shelton, JF; Tancredi, DJ; Hertz-Picciotto, I

Reward Processing in Autism
Scott-Van Zeeland, AA; Dapretto, M; Ghahremani, DG; Poldrack, RA; Bookheimer, SY

Social Peers Rescue Autism-Relevant Sociability Deficits in Adolescent Mice
Yang, M; Perry, K; Weber, MD; Katz, AM; Crawley, JN

Gastrointestinal Dysfunction in Autism: Parental Report, Clinical Evaluation, and Associated Factors
Gorrindo, P; Williams, KC; Lee, EB; Walker, LS; McGrew, SG; Levitt, P

Motor Learning Relies on Integrated Sensory Inputs in ADHD, but Over-Selectively on Proprioception in Autism Spectrum Conditions
Izawa, J; Pekny, SE; Marko, MK; Haswell, CC; Shadmehr, R; Mostofsky, SH

Diffusion Tensor Imaging in Autism Spectrum Disorder: A Review
Travers, BG; Adluru, N; Ennis, C; Tromp, DPM; Destiche, D; Doran, S; Bigler, ED; Lange, N; Lainhart, JE; Alexander, AL

Improvement in Social Defecits in Autism Spectrum Disorders Using a Theatre-Based, Peer-Mediated Intervention
Corbett, B; Swain, DM; Coke, C; Simon, D; Newsom, C; Houchins-Juarez, N; Jenson, A; Wang, L; Song, Y

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