A quarterly publication of the Autism Research Institute

The Autism Research Review International is quarterly publication of the Autism Research Institute

Winter, 2017 | Number 1, Volume 31

Editorial — Highlights of ARI’s History

by Stephen M. Edelson, Ph.D.

2017 year marks the Autism Research Institute’s 50th anniversary. As part of our year-long celebration, we have created a timeline of many of our major accomplishments. I would like to thank Denise Fulton, ARI’s administrative director, for creating this celebratory commemorative booklet about ARI. You can download a copy HERE or write to ARI for a hardcopy version.


Dr. Rimland’s son, Mark, is born in 1956. While an infant, Mark displays unusual behaviors. Rimland and his wife, Gloria, bring him to several pediatricians, but none of them provide any help. Rimland then reads an old college textbook that describes autism and soon realizes that parents, especially mothers, are blamed for causing autism in their children.







Stephen M. Edelson, Ph.D.
Executive Director, Autism Research Institute