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Publications: 2006

In addition to leveraging their AS/CAN/NAAR-funded studies to earn larger autism research grants from the National Institutes of Health and other sources, researchers funded by AS/CAN/NAAR have experienced significant success publishing their studies in numerous scientific journals and books. These publications play a key role in enhancing the scientific community’s understanding of autism spectrum disorders and elevating the caliber of the science. 

Autism Speaks is proud to present this partial list of articles that have resulted from AS/CAN/NAAR-funded research from 1996 to 2007. The funded researchers are listed in bold

Select from the following links to review publications for that year:

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Adolphs R. (2006) How do we know the minds of others? Domain-specificity, simulation, and enactive social cognition. Brain Research Review, 1079(1):25-35.

Adolphs R. (2006) Perception and Emotion: How We Recognize Facial Expressions. Current Directions in Psychological Science, 15(5):222–226.

Adolphs R and Spezio ML. (2006) Role of the amygdala in processing visual social stimuli. Progress in Brain Research, 156:363-378.

Bales KL and Carter CS. (2006) Development of Social Bonding: Peptides and Adolescent Behavior. In “Adolescent Psychopathology and the Developing Brain.” (Oxford University Press).

Basel-Vanagaite L, Attia R, Yahav M, Ferland RJ, Anteki L, Walsh CA, Olender T, Straussberg R, Magal N, Taub E, Drasinover V, Alkelai A, Bercovich D, Rechavi G, Simon AJ, and Shohat M. (2006) The CC2D1A, a member of a new gene family with C2 domains, is involved in autosomal recessive nonsyndromic mental retardation. J Med Genet, 43(3): 203-210.

Behrmann M, Avidan G, Leonard GL, Kimchi R, Luna B, Humphreys K, and Minshew N. (2006) Configural processing in autism and its relationship to face processing. Neuropsychologia, 44(1):110-29. 

Behrmann M, Thomas C,and Humphreys K. (2006) Seeing it differently: visual processing in autism. Trends Cogn Sci., 10(6):258-64. [Epub 2006 May 19]

Belmonte MK and Bourgeron T. (2006) Fragile X syndrome and autism at the intersection of genetic and neural networks. Nat Neurosci, 9(10):1221-5.

Belmonte MK and Carper RA. (2006) Monozygotic twins with Asperger syndrome: differences in behavior reflect variations in brain structure and function. Brain Cogn, 61(1):110-21, Epub 2006 Feb 3.

Bourgeron T, Jamain S, and Granon S. (2006) Animal Models of Autism: focus on genetics models and behavioral paradigms. In “Transgenic and Knockout Models of Neuropsychiatric Disorders,” pps.151-174. (Humana Press).

Butler MG and Talebizadeh Z. (2006) Genetics of autism with emphasis on affected females. In “Progress in Medical Genetics.” [Science Publishers], pp.149-182.

Casanova MF. (2006) Neuropathological and genetic findings in autism: the significance of putative minicolumnopathy. Neuroscientist,12(5):435-441. 

Comoletti D, Flynn R, Boucard A, Demeler B, Schirf V, Shi J, Jennings L, Newlin H, Sudhof T, and Taylor P. (2006) Gene selection, alternative splicing, and post-translational processing regulate neuroligin selectivity for beta-neurexins. Biochemistry, 45(42):12816-27.

Delmore R, Durand CM, Betancur C, Wagner M, Ruhrmann S, Grabe HJ, Nygren G, Gillberg C, Leboyer M, Bourgeron T, Courtet P, Jollant F, Buresi C, Aubry JM, Baud P, Bondolfi G, Bertschy G, and Malafosse A. (2006) No human tryptophan hydroxylase-2 gene R441H mutation in a large cohort of psychiatric patients and control subjects. Biol Psychiatry, 60(2):202-3.

DiCicco-Bloom E, Lord C,Zwaigenbaum L, Courchesne E, Dager SR, Schmitz C, Schultz RT, Crawley J, and Young LJ. (2006) The Developmental Neurobiology of Autism Spectrum Disorder. The Journal of Neuroscience, 26(26):6897– 6906.

Dietz C, Swinkels SHN, Van Daalen E, Van Engeland H, and Buitelaar JK. (2006) Screening for Autistic Spectrum Disorder in children aged 14 to 15 months. II: Population screening with the Early Screening of Autustic Traits Questionnaire (ESAT). Design and general findings. J Autism Dev Disord, 36(6):713-22.

Durand CM, Kappeler C, Betancur C, Delorme R, Quach H, Goubran-Botros H Melke J, Nygren G, Chabane N, Bellivier F, Szoke A, Schurhoff F, Rastam M, Anckarsater H, Gillberg C, Leboyer M, and Bourgeron T. (2006) Expression and genetic variability of PCDH11Y, a gene specific to Homo sapiens and candidate for susceptibility to psychiatric disorders. Am J Med Genet B Neuropsychiatr Genet, 141:67-70.

Ferland RJ, Gaitanis JN, Apse K, Tantravahi U, Walsh CA, and Sheen VL. (2006) Periventricular nodular heterotopia and Williams syndrome. Am J Med Genet A, 140(12):1305-11.

Goldman S, Salgado M, Wang C, Kim M, Greene P and Rapin I. (2006) Motor stereotypies in autistic versus non-autistic preschool developmental disability. 34th Annual meeting of the Child Neurology Society. Moderated poster session: Clinical Dx/Rx (M1-M10). Annals of Neurology, 58 (S9), p.S88-S90. 

Gomot M; Bernard FA; Davis MH; Belmonte MK; Ashwin C; Bullmore ET; Baron-Cohen S. (2006) “Change detection in children with autism: An auditory event-related fMRI study.”, Neuroimage. 29(2):475-84. 

Herbert MR, Russo JP, Yang S, Roohi J, Blaxill M, Kahler SG, Cremer L, and Hatchwell E.(2006) Autism and environmental genomics. Neurotoxicology, 27(5):671-84.

Herbert M and Caviness V. (2006) Autism: a neurobiological disorder of early brain development., London: Mac Keith Press, 115-140.

Jansiewicz E, Goldberg MC, Newschaffer CJ, Denckla MB, Landa RJ, and Mostofsky SH. (2006) Motor signs distinguish children with high functioning autism and Asperger’s syndrome from controls. Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders, 36(5):613-21.

Kana RK, Keller TA, Cherkassky VL, Minshew NJ, and Just MA. (2006) Sentence comprehension in autism: thinking in pictures with decreased functional connectivity. Brain, 129(9):2483-84. [Epub 2006 Jul 10].

Kolevzon A, Weiser M, Gross R, Lubin G, Knobler HY, Schmeidler J, Sliverman JM, and Reichenberg A. (2006) Season of birth effects in autism spectrum disorders: fact or fiction?, Am J Psychiatry, 163(7):1288-90.

Kushak RI and Winter HS. (2006) Dietary carbohydrates: digestion and absorption. Trends in Dietary Fat Research. New York: Nova Biomedical Books, 1-30.

Landa R and Garrett-Mayer E. (2006) Development in infants with autism spectrum disorders: a prospective study. J Child Psychol Psychiatry, 47(6):629-38.

Lawrence K, Jones A, Oreland L, Spektor D, Mandy W, Campbell R, Skuse D. (2006) The development of mental state attributions in women with X-monosomy and the role of monoamine oxidase B in the sociocognitive phenotype. Development and Psychopathology, 18: 99-118.

Lee SS and Dapretto M. (2006) Metaphorical vs. literal word meanings: fMRI evidence against a selective role of the right hemisphere. Neuroimage, 29(2): 536-44.

Levin ED, C Perraut, N Pollard and Freedman JH.(2006) Metallothionein expression and neurocognitive function in mice. Physiology and Behavior, 87:513-518.

Massaro DW and Bosseler A. (2006) Read my lips: The Importance of the face in a computer-animated tutor for autistic children learning language. Autism: The International Journal of Research and Practice, 10(5):495-510. 

Molloy CA, Morrow AL, Meinzen-Derr J, Schleifer K, Dienger K, Manning-Courtney P, Altaye M, and Wills-Karp M. (2006) Elevated cytokine levels in children with autism spectrum disorder. J Neuroimmunol, 172(1-2): 198-205.

Mostofsky SH, Dubey P, Jerath VK, Jansiewicz EM, Goldberg MC, and Denckla MB. (2006) Developmental dyspraxia is not limited to imitation in children with autism spectrum disorders. J Int Neuropsychol Soc, 12:314-326. 

Neumann D, Spezio ML, Piven R, Adolphs R. (2006) Looking you in the mouth: abnormal gaze in autism from impaired top-down modulation of visual attention. Soc Cog Affective Neurosci, 1:194-202.

O’Brien LM, Ziegler DA, Deutsch CK, Kennedy DN, Goldstein JM, Seidman LJ, Hodge S, Makris N, Caviness V, Frazier JA, and Herbert MR.(2006) Adjustment for whole brain and cranial size in volumetric brain studies: a review of common adjustment factors and statistical methods. Harv Rev Psychiatry, 2006 May-Jun, 14(3):141-51.

Patterson PH. (2006) Modeling features of autism in animals. In “Understanding Autism: from basic neuroscience to treatment.” (Taylor & Francis).

Pelphrey KA, Morris JP, McCarthy G, LaBar KS. (2006) Perception of dynamic changes in facial affect and identity in autism. Soc Cog Affective Neurosci, 2(2):140-149. [Epub 2006 April 26].

Pelphrey KA and Morris JP. (2006) Brain Mechanisms for Interpreting the Actions of Others from Biological-Motion Cues. Association for Psychological Science, 15(3).

Pericak-Vance MA, Gilbert JR, Cuccaro ML, Haines JL, Hussman JP, Abramson RK, Wright HH, Martin ER, Whitehead PL, and Collins AL. (2006) Investigation of autism and GABA receptor subunit genes in multiple ethnic groups, Neurogenetics, 7(3):167-74.

Perry W, Minassian A, Lopez B, Maron L, Lincoln A. (2006) Sensorimotor gating deficits in adults with autism. Biol Psychiatry, 61(4):482-6.

Persico A and Bourgeron T. (2006) Searching for ways out of the autism maze: genetic, epigenetic and environmental clues. Trends Neurosci, 29(7): 349-58.

Peterson E, Schmidt GL, Tregellas JR, Winterrowd E, Kopelioff L, Hepburn S, Reite M, Rojas DC. (2006) A voxel-based morphometry study of gray matter in parents of children with autism. Neuroreport, 17(12):1289-92.

Prada JA, Haire RN, Allaire M, Jakoncic J, Stojanoff V, Cannon JP, Litman GW, Ostrov DA. (2006) Ancient evolutionary origin of diversified variable regions demonstrated by crystal structures of an immune-type receptor in amphioxus. Nat Immunol, 7(8):875-82. Epub 2006 Jun 25.

Rehnstrom K, Ylisaukko-oja T, Nieminen-von Wendt T, Sarenius S, Kallman T, Kempas E, von Wendt L, Peltonen L, Jarvela I. (2006) Independent replication and initial fine mapping of 3p21-24 in Asperger syndrome. J Med Genet, 43(2):e6.

Richler E, Reichert JG, Buxbaum JD, McInnes LA. (2006) Autism and ultraconserved non-coding sequence on chromosome 7q. Psychiatr Genet, 16(1):19-23.

Rinehart NJ, Bellgrove MA, Tonge B, Brereton A, Howells-Rankin D, and Bradshaw J. (2006) An examination of movement kinematics in young people with high-functioning autism and Asperger’s disorder: further evidence for a motor planning deficit. J Autism Dev Disord, 36(6):757-67.

Rinehart NJ, Tonge BJ, Bradshaw JL, Ianse R, Enticott PG and Johnson KA. (2006) Movement-related potentials in high-functioning autism and Asperger’s disorder. Dev Med Child Neurol, 48(4):272-7.

Rinehart NJ, Tonge BJ, Bradshaw JL, Iansek R, Enticott PG and McGinley (2006) Gait function in high-functioning autism and Asperger’s disorder : Evidence for basal-ganglia and cerebellar involvement? , Eur Child Adolesc Psychiatry,15(5):256-64.

Rinehart NJ, Tonge BJ, Iansek R, McGinley JL, Brereton AV, Enticott PG and Bradshaw JL. (2006) Gait function in newly diagnosed children with autism: cerebellar and basal ganglia related motor disorder. Dev Med Child Neurol, 48(10):819-24.

Rzhetsky A, Iossifov I, Loh JM, White KP. (2006) Micro-paradigms: chains of collective reasoning in publications about molecular interactions. Proc Natl Acad Sci USA, 103(13):4940-5.

Sankoorikal GM, Kaercher KA, Boon CJ, Lee JK, Brodkin ES. (2006) A mouse model system for genetic analysis of sociability: C57BL/6J versus BALB/cJ inbred mouse strains. Biol Psychiatry, 59(5):415-23.

Schellenberg GDDawson G, Sung YJ, Estes A, Munson J, Rosenthal E, Rothstein J, Flodman P, Smith M, Coon H, Leong L, Yu CE, Stodgell C, Rodier PM, Spence MA, Minshew N, McMahon WM and Wijsman, EM. (2006) Evidence for multiple loci from a genome scan of autism kindreds Molecular Psychiatry, 11(11):1049-60 .

Shanker S. (2004) “The First Idea: How symbols, language and intelligence evolved from our primate ancestors to moder humans.” Perseus Books. (Da Capo Press).

Sheen VL, Ferland RJ, Harney M, Hill RS, Banham A, Brown P, Chenn A, Corbo J, Hecht J, Folkerth R, and Walsh CA. (2006) Impaired proliferation and migration in human Miller-Dieker neural precursors. Ann Neurol, 60(1): 137-44.

Sheen VL, Ferland RJ, Neal J, Harney M, Hill RS, Banham A, Brown P, Chenn A, Corbo J, Hecht J, Folkerth R, and Walsh CA.(2006) Neocortical neuronal arrangement in Miller Dieker syndrome. Acta Neuropathol 111(5):489-496.

Shepherd SV, Deaner RO, Platt ML. (2006) Social status gates social attention in rhesus macaques. Current Biology, 16(4):R119-20.

Shepherd SV and Platt ML. (2006) Non-invasive telemetric gaze tracking in freely moving socially housed prosimian primates. Methods, 38(3):185-94.

Serajee FJ, Zhong H, and Mahbubul Huq AH. (2006) Association of Reelin gene polymorphisms with autism. Genomics. 87(1): 75-83.

Sugihara T, Diltz MD, Averbeck BB, Romanski LM. (2006) Integration of auditory and visual communication information in the primate ventrolateral prefrontal cortex. J Neurosci, 26(43):11138-47.

Swinkels SHN, Dietz C, Van Daalen E, Kerkhof, IHGM, Van Engeland,H, and Buitelaar JK. (2006) Screening for Autistic Spectrum Disorders in children aged 14 to 15 months. I: The development of the Early Screening of Autistic Traits Questionnaire (ESAT). J Autism Dev Disord, 36(6):713-22.

Talebizadeh Z, Lam DY, Theodoro MF, Bittel DC, Lushington GH, Butler MG. (2006) Novel splice isoforms for NLGN3 and NLGN4 with possible implications in autism. J Med Genet, 43(5):e21.

Tierney E, Bukelis I, Thompson RE, Ahmed K, Aneja A, Kratz L, and Kelley RI. (2006) Related articles, links, abnormalities of cholesterol metabolism in autism spectrum disorders. Am J Med Genet B Neuropsychiatr Genet, 141(6):666-8.

Trikalinos TA, Karvouni A, Zintzaras E, Ylisaukko-Oja T, Peltonen L, Jarvela I, Ioannidis JP. (2006) A heterogeneity-based genome search meta-analysis for autism-spectrum disorders. Mol Psychiatry, 11(1):29-36.

Wang AT, Lee SS, Sigman M, Dapretto M. (2006) Neural basis of irony comprehension in children with autism: the role of prosody and context. Brain, 129(Pt 4):932-43.

Watson K and Platt ML. (2006) Fairness and the neurobiology of social cognition. Social Justice Research, 19(2):186-193.

Ylisaukko-Oja T, Alarcon M, Cantor RM, Auranen M, Vanhala R, Kempas E, von Wendt L, Jarvela I, Geschwind DH, Peltonen L. (2006) Search for autism loci by combined analysis of Autism Genetic Resource Exchange and Finnish families. Ann Neurol, 59(1):145-55.


Autistic people have fought the inclusion of ABA in therapy for us since before Autism Speaks, and other non-Autistic-led autism organizations, started lobbying legislation to get it covered by insurances and Medicaid. 

ABA is a myth originally sold to parents that it would keep their Autistic child out of an institution. Today, parents are told that with early intervention therapy their child will either be less Autistic or no longer Autistic by elementary school, and can be mainstreamed in typical education classes. ABA is very expensive to pay out of pocket. Essentially, Autism Speaks has justified the big price tag up front will offset the overall burden on resources for an Autistic’s lifetime. The recommendation for this therapy is 40 hours a week for children and toddlers.

The original study that showed the success rate of ABA to be at 50% has never been replicated. In fact, the study of ABA by United States Department of Defense was denounced as a failure. Not just once, but multiple times. Simply stated: ABA doesn’t workIn study after repeated study: ABA (conversion therapy) doesn’t work. 

What more recent studies do show: Autistics who experienced ABA therapy are at high risk to develop PTSD and other lifelong trauma-related conditions. Historically, the autism organizations promoting ABA as a cure or solution have silenced Autistic advocates’ opposition. ABA is also known as gay conversion therapy.

The ‘cure’ for Autistics not born yet is the prevention of birth. 

The ‘cure’ is a choice to terminate a pregnancy based on ‘autism risk.’ The cure is abortion. This is the same ‘cure’ society has for Down Syndrome. 

This is eugenics 2021. Instead of killing Autistics and disabled children in gas chambers or ‘mercy killings’ like in Aktion T4, it’ll happen at the doctor’s office, quietly, one Autistic baby at a time. Different approaches yes, but still eugenics and the extinction of an entire minority group of people.

Fact: You can’t cure Autistics from being Autistic.

Fact: You can’t recover an Autistic from being Autistic.

Fact: You can groom an Autistic to mask and hide their traits. Somewhat. … however, this comes at the expense of the Autistic child, promotes Autistic Burnout (this should not be confused with typical burnout, Autistic Burnout can kill Autistics), and places the Autistic child at high risk for PTSD and other lifelong trauma-related conditions.

[Note: Autism is NOT a disease, but a neurodevelopmental difference and disability.]

Fact: Vaccines Do Not Cause Autism.

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