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HSC Medicine, Dentistry and Healthcare Sciences Current Awareness Bulletins: Autistic Spectrum Disorder

Autistic Spectrum Disorder current awareness bulletin

Frequency: Bi-monthly

Links to articles in the current and previous 2 issues of this bulletin are displayed below.

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June 2024

Acetaminophen use during pregnancy and children’s risk of autism, ADHD, and intellectual disability 10.1001/jama.2024.3172

Association between exposure to antibiotics during pregnancy or early infancy and risk of autism spectrum disorder, intellectual disorder, language disorder, and epilepsy in children 10.1136/bmj-2023-076885

Autism in England: assessing underdiagnosis in a population-based cohort study of prospectively collected primary care data 10.1016/j.lanepe.2023.100626

Diagnosis of common health conditions among autistic adults in the UK 10.1016/j.lanepe.2024.100907

Factors associated with receptive and expressive language in autistic children and siblings 10.1177/23969415241253554

“I do my best to do right by her”: autistic motherhood and the experience of raising a non-autistic adolescent daughter 10.1177/13623613241241577  

Interventions for challenging behavior of autistic students in general education settings 10.1016/j.rasd.2024.102385

‘It’s a symbolic violence’: autistic people’s experiences of discrimination at universities in Australia 10.1177/13623613231219744  

‘Let me tell you, I see echolalia as being a part of my son’s identity’: exploring echolalia as an expression of neurodiversity from a parental perspective 10.1177/13623613231195795  

A longitudinal study of loneliness in autism and other neurodevelopmental disabilities: coping with loneliness from childhood through adulthood 10.1177/13623613231217337  

A meta-ethnography of autistic people’s experiences of social camouflaging and its relationship with mental health 10.1177/13623613231223036

‘Most people have no idea what autism is’: unpacking autism disclosure using social media analysis 10.1177/13623613231192133

“A perfect storm”: autistic experiences of menopause and midlife 10.1177/13623613241244548

Social network support is associated with teacher’s perceptions of transition planning for their autistic students 10.1016/j.rasd.2024.102360

Use of sensory adaptive environments with autistic children 10.1016/j.rasd.2024.102362

“We were the best people to do the job”: caregivers’ reported outcomes of a virtual caregiver-delivered program for autistic preschoolers 10.1177/23969415241244767

Why are females less likely to be diagnosed with ADHD in childhood than males? 10.1016/S2215-0366(24)00010-5


Autism (May-Jun); Autism Research (Apr-May); BMJ, The (22nd May); JAMA (9th Apr); Lancet Psychiatry, The (Apr); Lancet Regional Health, The (May-Jun); Research in Autism Spectrum Disorders (May-Jun)

April 2024

Autism and anaesthesia: a simple framework for everyday practice 10.1016/j.bjae.2024.01.002

Autism identity in young adults and the relationships with participation, quality of life, and well-being 10.1016/j.rasd.2023.102311

Autonomic nervous system responses to social stimuli among autistic individuals 10.1002/aur.3068

The challenges for early intervention and its effects on the prognosis of autism spectrum disorder 10.1590/1980-5764-DN-2023-0034

Changing perspectives on autism: overlapping contributions of evolutionary psychiatry and the neurodiversity movement 10.1002/aur.3078 

Factors associated with the job satisfaction of autistic adults 10.1016/j.rasd.2024.102330

How healthcare systems are experienced by autistic adults in the UK 10.1177/1362361324123

“I’m not mad, bad, and dangerous … simply wired differently”: Exploring factors contributing to good quality of life with autistic women 10.1016/j.rasd.2024.102338

The importance and challenges of observing social interactions in autistic preschoolers during inclusive educational settings 10.1177/23969415241227077

Individual, social, and life course risk factors for experiencing interpersonal violence among autistic people of varying gender identities 10.1016/j.rasd.2023.102313

Intellectual development in young children with autism spectrum disorders 10.1002/aur.3089 

Perioperative management and outcomes in patients with autism spectrum disorder 10.1213/ANE.0000000000006426

The relationship between alexithymia and self-esteem in autistic adolescents 10.1016/j.rasd.2024.102334

Reported quality indicators and implementation outcomes of community partnership in autism intervention research 10.1002/aur.3103 

Risk of autism after prenatal topiramate, valproate, or lamotrigine exposure 10.1056/NEJMoa2309359

Scene construction and autobiographical memory retrieval in autism spectrum disorder 10.1002/aur.3066 

Sleep problems in children with autism spectrum disorder and attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder 10.1002/aur.3077 

Social interaction links active musical rhythm engagement and expressive communication in autistic toddlers 10.1002/aur.3090 

Two-year autism risk screening and 3-year developmental outcomes in very preterm infants 10.1001/jamapediatrics.2023.5727


Anesthesia and Analgesia (Feb); Autism (Mar); Autism and Developmental Language Impairments (Feb); Autism Research (Feb-Mar); BJA Education (Apr); Dementia and Neuropsychologia (Feb); JAMA Pediatrics (Feb); NEJM (21st Mar); Research in Autism Spectrum Disorders (Mar-Apr)

February 2024

New e-book

Chapman, Robert. Empire of normality: neurodiversity and capitalism. London: Pluto Press, 2023. From the blurb: “Robert Chapman shows how the rise of capitalism created an 'empire of normality' that transformed our understanding of the body into that of a productivity machine. Neurodivergent liberation is possible - but only by challenging the deepest logics of capitalism.”

New journal articles

Autism intervention meta-analysis of early childhood studies (Project AIM)  DOI: 10.1136/bmj-2023-076733

Development of deep ensembles to screen for autism and symptom severity using retinal photographs DOI: 10.1001/jamanetworkopen.2023.47692

The diversity of speech-perception difficulties among autistic individuals DOI: 10.1177/23969415241227074

Examining gender effects in autistic written language skills: A small sample exploratory study DOI: 10.1177/23969415241227071

Exploring the association between social skills struggles and social communication difficulties and depression in youth with autism spectrum disorder DOI: 10.1002/aur.3015

Iron, magnesium, zinc and selenium - The most common elemental deficiencies in children with autism spectrum disorder DOI: 10.1016/j.rasd.2023.102288

A meta-analysis of self-management interventions for students with ASD DOI: 10.1016/j.rasd.2023.102294

Participation of children with autism during COVID-19: the role of maternal participation DOI: 10.1177/15394492231164939

Persistence of Autism Spectrum Disorder from early childhood through school age DOI: 10.1001/jamapediatrics.2023.4003

Poly-victimization of autistic adults: An investigation of individual-level correlates DOI: 10.1002/aur.3031

Prevalence of neurodevelopmental differences and autism in Scottish primary schools 2018–2022 DOI: 10.1002/aur.3063

Risk of psychosis in autism spectrum disorder individuals exposed to psychosocial stressors: A 9-year chart review study DOI: 10.1002/aur.3042

Sex differences in the age of childhood autism diagnosis and the impact of co-occurring conditions DOI: 10.1002/aur.3043

Stress and well-being in autistic adults: Exploring the moderating role of coping DOI: 10.1002/aur.3028

Use of standardized motor assessments in children with autism spectrum disorder DOI: 10.1016/j.rasd.2023.102298

Sources used: Autism and Developmental Language Impairments (Jan); Autism Research (Nov, Dec, Jan); BMJ, The (14th Nov); JAMA Network Open (Dec); JAMA Pediatrics (Nov); Healthcare Library Search; OTJR: Occupation, Participation and Health (Jan); Research in Autism Spectrum Disorders (Feb)