Long Island Behavior Analysis Conference

Excessive Folic Acid Supplementation: A Cause for Autism Spectrum Disorders?

Autism spectrum disorders (ASDs) are a group of phenotypically heterogeneous neurodevelopmental disabilities characterized by impairments in three core functional domains: reciprocal social interactions, verbal communication and stereotyped, repetitive patterns of behaviors. The ASDs are...

New Trends in Brain and Tissue Banking for Autism Research

Professor Giovanni Morgagni, of the University of Padua published in 1761 a book, “The Seats and Causes of Disease Investigated by Anatomy,” that described nearly 700 autopsies and demonstrated that disease is recorded in the pathology of organs in detectable ways. Dr. Richard Cabot’s review...

Understanding and Treating Self-Injurious Behavior

Few things are more puzzling and disturbing to parents and caregivers than self-injurious behaviors (SIB) exhibited by individuals with autism. SIB is a deliberate harm to one’s own body that may result in tissue damage, such as open cuts and bruises, and that may lead to inflammation and...