Environment

Environmental Enrichment as an Effective Treatment for Autism: A Randomized Controlled Trial

Source: 
Behavioral Neuroscience
Date Published: 
May 20, 2013
Abstract: 

Researchers at University of California Irvine conducted a randomized controlled trial of sensorimotor enrichment in young boys with ASD. Behavioral and cognitive improvements in the children who received sensorimotor therapy suggest that it may be a promising treatment for ASD symptoms. The group is now conducting a larger trial that includes girls.

Fetal and Sociocultural Environments and Autism

Source: 
American Journal of Psychiatry
Date Published: 
April 1, 2013

Traffic-Related Air Pollution, Particulate Matter, and Autism

Source: 
Archives of General Psychiatry (Now; JAMA Psychiatry)
Date Published: 
November 27, 2012
Abstract: 

Researchers uncover a connection between exposure to traffic-related pollutants and autism risk. Findings suggest children living in high pollution areas are three times more likely to have autism compared to those living in low pollution areas.