Research

Brain Study Finds Evidence that Autism Involves Too Many Synapses

Researchers propose that someday it may be possible treat autism with drugs that restore normal pruning of brain-cell connections.

Adults with Autism Report High Rates of Sexual Victimization

Study links higher risk to lack of sexual knowledge. Autism Speaks has resources to help adolescents and adults build understanding and skills.

Autism Speaks Autism Treatment Network Announces New Funding & Centers

New strategic plan emphasizes research and community outreach at 14 centers across North America. 

Autism Speaks Names Stephen Scherer Director of AUT10K

World-renowned geneticist will oversee world’s largest database of autism genomes–advancing understanding and treatment of ASD subtypes.

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Science News

Date: August 28, 2014
The app allows users to identify a person(s)’s level of emotion, gender and age. More...
Date: August 22, 2014
Dr. Paul Wang looks at the answers and new questions revealed in study on the surplus of synapses and autism. More...
Date: August 21, 2014
Researchers propose that someday it may be possible treat autism with drugs that restore normal pruning of brain-cell connections More...
Date: August 21, 2014
Launching careers in autism science: Weatherstone Predoctoral Fellowships & Meixner Postdoctoral Fellowships in Translational Research More...
Date: August 20, 2014
September meeting and webcast will address need for greater research on and awareness of medical conditions associated with autism More...
Date: August 19, 2014
Study links higher risk to lack of sexual knowledge; Autism Speaks has resources for building understanding and skills More...

Grants & Fellowships

Opportunities for Grant Applications

Updated 03/17/2014

The Open Grants page details scientific grant application opportunities. Each Request for Applications (RFA) can be downloaded from that page and contains specific eligibility and application requirements.

Interested researchers are also encouraged to join the RFA notification list.

Science Blog Posts

Friday, August 22, 2014
Tips for expanding a sweet-centric diet while satisfying sensory needs, from a specialist in the Autism Speaks Autism Treatment Network More...
Monday, August 18, 2014
Interns from College of the Holy Cross wrap up summer research projects on autism-related needs of adult and Latino communities More...
Friday, August 15, 2014
Answers and perspective from a child psychologist with the Autism Speaks Autism Treatment Network More...
Friday, August 8, 2014
Advice and perspective from gastroenterologist Tim Buie, a leading specialist in the Autism Speaks Autism Treatment Network More...

Clinical Programs

Our Autism Treatment Network is a collaboration of medical centers dedicated to providing More...
Learn about donor registration; advance understanding and treatment of autism. 
Our Autism Genetic Resource Exchange is a research repository of genetic and clinical information.
The Interactive Autism Network (IAN) is an innovative online project bringing together tens of thousands of people...

Initiatives

En Español Lowering the average age of diagnosis and increasing access to early intervention for all children Autism Speaks Early More...
Autism Speaks Global Autism Public Health Initiative seeks to partner with communities worldwide to increase  awareness and access to More...
The role of environmental factors in the development of autism is a crucial area of study. We know that genetics strongly influence the risk More...
Autism Speaks funds genetic and genomic research that can lead to improved diagnosis and treatment of autism spectrum disorder   In More...
Autism Speaks High Risk Baby Siblings Research Consortium (BSRC) brings together research groups from around the world with the mission of More...
  Autism Speaks Toddler Treatment Network supports a consortium of research sites studying behavioral interventions appropriate for More...
Translational research takes basic scientific discoveries and translates them into effective treatments and tools that improve quality of life More...