Top Research Papers
Below is list of papers for anyone who is interested in a deeper understanding of the latest thinking and research on autism should read.
Admittedly some of these articles are overly technical, but it's worth at least reading the introductions to be familiar with the concepts.
For each paper we've included a short blurb on why we think it's important but in general we picked these papers because they challenged the status quo and paved a new way of thinking about autism
If you find any paper interesting or want to learn more, do a search on the lead author and see what else they have published. Frequently you may find a YouTube video of the author giving a talk about the subject.
If you are a parent of an autistic child, your healthcare provider should be familiar with this research - at least the concepts. If they are not, give it to them. If they are dismissive of these papers, consider how open-minded your provider is and whether they really are a good fit for you.
2. Short-term benefit from oral vancomycin treatment of regressive-onset autism, Sid Finegold, MD et al, 2000 and Supplemental article, 2002.
3. Microbiota Modulate Behavioral and Physiological Abnormalities Associated with Neurodevelopmental Disorders, Dr. Elaine Hsiao et al, 2013