Western University of Health Sciences Faculty for Autism Collaboration & Education (FACE) Western University of Health Sciences
Faculty for Autism Collaboration & Education (FACE)


The following web resources are recommended by members of our FACE Team:


If you are interested in Pediatric Osteopathic Medicine, please contact:

Mary Ann Magoun
Mary Ann Magoun, DO
Assistant Professor of NMM/OMM and Pediatrics
College of Osteopathic Medicine of the Pacific

Watch Dr. Magoun on Autism Intersection, now streaming on The Autism Channel at theautismchannel.tv

The following references are recommended reading by members of our FACE Team:

An Immune Disorder at the Root of Autism Manoff, MV, New York Times, The Sunday Review, August 25, 2012

Early detection of Autism with Genetic Testing Molecular Psychiatry advance online publication 11 September 2012; doi: 10.1038/mp.2012.126 Predicting the diagnosis of autism spectrum disorder using gene pathway analysis E Skafidas1, R Testa2,3, D Zantomio4, G Chana5, I P Everall5 and C Pantelis2,5

Autism Revolution By Dr. Martha Herbert Pediatric Neurologist, Harvard Medical School & Karen Weintraub, MA In this groundbreaking work, ASD is reframed from a “static” to a “dynamic” model, which opens up countless new opportunities for understanding, prevention, and intervention. Published in 2012 by Random House/Harvard Health Publications.

Autism Asperger Publishing Company “AAPC Publishing specializes in providing mainstream, hands-on advice and information to parents, educators and others about topics related to autism spectrum disorders.”

Autism & Air Pollution: The Link Grows Stronger “Time.com by Laura Blue”

Initial Observations of Elevated Alpha-N-Acetylgalactosaminidase Activity Associated with Autism and Observed Reductions from GC Protein—Macrophage Activating Factor Injections “James Jeffrey Bradstreet, Emar Vogelaar and Lynda Thyer, Autism Insights 2012:4 31-38”

CNN: DSM-V Approves Changes to Autism Diagnosis “CNN.com by Miriam Falco, CNN Medical Managing Editor”

1 in 50 School Kids Has Autism, CDC Says “A government survey of parents says 1 in 50 U.S. schoolchildren has autism, surpassing another federal estimate for the disorder.”

Autistic Children’s Brains Have Both Reduced Brain Connectivity And A Diminished Capacity For Neural Communication “Medical News Today article”

Big Role In Autism Likely Played By Misregulated Genes “Medical News Today article”

Genetic Connections Identified in 15q Duplication Syndrome/Autism “Medical News Today article”

Autism and Online Learning: A Guide for Teachers “Education Database Online article”

Key To Early Diagnosis Of Autism May Be In The Placenta “Medical News Today article”

The Role Of Epigenetic Influences In Autism “Medical News Today article”

SAP To Employ Hundreds Of Autistic People “Medical News Today article”

An Underlying Cause Of Autism Could Be Indicated By Enhanced Motion Perception “Medical News Today article”

Autism: ‘different developmental brain chemistry’ “Medical News Today article”

Job training results in competitive employment for youth with autism “Medical News Today article”

MRI May Reveal Infant Brain Anomaly Associated With Autism “Medical News Today article”

Risk Factor For Autism Identified In A Subset Of Children “Medical News Today article”

Induced labor linked to higher autism risk “Medical News Today article”

Autistic children with better motor skills more adept at socializing “Medical News Today article”

Video could transform how schools serve teens with autism “Medical News Today article”

Autism Treatment Evaluation Checklist (ATEC) “Autism Research Institute resource”

FDA permits marketing of first brain wave test to help assess children and teens for ADHD “FDA News release”

New Clues to Causes of Autism Found “MSN Health Living article”

Epigenetic Findings in Autism: New Perspectives for Therapy “IJERPH article”

GABAergic activity in autism spectrum disorders: an investigation of cortical inhibition via transcranial magnetic stimulation. “Abstract”

Autism Researcher Among Nobel Prize Winners “disabilityscoop.com article”

Autism Moms Have Stress Similar To Combat Soldiers “disabilityscoop.com article”

The Early Identification of Autism Spectrum Disorders in Young Children “A Visual Guide”

InnerVoice AAC App Animate Photos to Engage & Teach Autistic Children “Helps Kids See Themselves Speaking Correctly and Reaching Target Behaviors”

A clinical perspective on breastfeeding and autism “Medical News Today article”

First National Housing Survey Results “TACA article”

Earliest Sign of Autism: The Eyes May Have It “Medscape article”

A new methodology of viewing extra-axial fluid and cortical abnormalities in children with autism via transcranial ultrasonography “frontiers in Human Neuroscience article”

New Recommendations Guide Treatment For Those On The Spectrum “Disability Scoop article”

Patches of Disorganization in the Neocortex of Children with Autism “New England Journal of Medicine article”

The in vitro GcMAF effects on endocannabinoid system transcriptionomics, receptor formation, and cell activity of autism-derived macrophages “Journal of Neuroinflammation article”

Home Videos May Fast-Forward Autism Diagnosis “Medscape article”

Top ten toxic chemicals suspected to cause autism and learning disabilities “ScienceDaily article”

The Social Skills and Attachment to Dogs of Children with Autism Spectrum Disorder “PubMed article”

Multiple models reveal new genetic links in autism “PubMed article”

Home Remodeling for Disability and Special Needs “Expertise.com article”