2012 Research Findings

The following studies co-authored by ASF grantees, whose names are underlined, were published in 2012. The grants awarded by ASF to fund these studies may have been distributed in years prior to 2012.

Biology

Children with cerebral palsy: racial disparities in functional limitations
Maenner MJ, Benedict RE, Arneson CL, Yeargin-Allsopp M, Wingate MS, Kirby RS, Van Naarden Braun K, Durkin MS
PubMed ID: 22081059
ASF supported this research through a Fellowship Award to Matthew Maenner.

Chronic pharmacological mGlu5 inhibition corrects fragile X in adult mice
Michalon A, Sidorov M, Ballard TM, Ozmen L, Spooren W, Wettstein JG, Jaeschke G, Bear MF, Lindemann L
PubMed ID: 22500629
ASF supported this research through a Fellowship Award to Michael Sidorov.

Strain background influences neurotoxicity and behavioral abnormalities in mice expressing the tetracycline transactivator
Han HJ, Allen CC, Buchovecky CM, Yetman MJ, Born HA, Marin MA, Rodgers SP, Song BJ, Lu HC, Justice MJ, Probst FJ, Jankowsky JL
PubMed ID: 22855807
ASF supported this research through a Pre-Doctoral Training Award to Christie Buchovecky.

Psychology

Brief report: Association between behavioral features and gastrointestinal problems among children with autism spectrum disorder
Maenner MJ, Arneson CL, Levy SE, Kirby RS, Nicholas JS, Durkin MS
PubMed ID: 22012246
ASF supported this research through a Fellowship Award to Matthew Maenner.

Occurrence and family impact of elopement in children with autism spectrum disorders
Anderson C, Law JK, Daniels A, Rice C, Mandell DS, Hagopian L, Law PA
PubMed ID: 23045563
ASF provided funding support for the development of the elopement questionnaire used in this study.

The development of facial gender categorization in individuals with and without autism: the impact of typicality
Strauss MS, Newell LC, Best CA, Hannigen SF, Gastgeb HZ, Giovannelli JL
PubMed ID: 22200937
ASF supported this research through a Fellowship Award to Sarah Laughlin.

Diagnosis

Evaluating Changes in the Prevalence of the Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASDs)
Rice CE, Rosanoff M, Dawson G, Durkin MS, Croen LA, Singer A, Yeargin-Allsopp M
PubMed ID: 26236074
ASF President Alison Singer co-authored this publication.