Research

They Hear You! NIH Seeks DSM-5 Input from Autism Community

Self-advocates, families and autism professionals invited to weigh in on research to explore effects of new diagnostic criteria for ASD.

Your Dollars@Work: Helping Nonverbal Children Speak – Part I

Researchers funded by Autism Speaks are using iPads to encourage speech among minimally verbal gradeschoolers affected by autism.

Hospitalizations Rise among Children with Autism

Three-fold increase between 1999 and 2009. Rise is most dramatic among teens hospitalized for mental-health issues.

NIH Virtual Forum on Autism and the Environment

Panel of experts will discuss research and take questions from online viewers.

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Science News

Date: April 17, 2014
Self-advocates, families and autism professionals invited to weigh in on research to explore effects of new diagnostic criteria for ASD More...
Date: April 17, 2014
Three-fold increase between 1999 and 2009; rise is most dramatic among teens hospitalized for mental-health issues More...
Date: April 15, 2014
No one-size-fits-all solution; researchers emphasize importance of child’s sensitivities in choosing pet More...
Date: April 14, 2014
IACC meeting marked by emotional public comments; Insel promises results of large study comparing vaccinated vs. unvaccinated kids More...
Date: April 10, 2014
Federal committee expresses caution on use of new criteria for ASD; families tell Autism Speaks of lost diagnoses and services More...
Date: April 08, 2014
In April’s podcast from the journal Autism, investigators discuss what research tells us about effective employment supports 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, April 18, 2014
Parents who’ve “tried everything” seek help for son; options include participation in new clinical trial More...
Thursday, April 17, 2014
Researchers funded by Autism Speaks are using iPads to encourage speech among minimally verbal gradeschoolers affected by autism More...
Friday, April 11, 2014
Advice from specialists in the Autism Speaks Autism Treatment Network More...
Wednesday, April 9, 2014
Ron Suskind thrilled by scientific interest in family’s novel use of animated films to connect with their son who has autism More...

Clinical Programs

Our Autism Treatment Network is a collaboration of medical centers dedicated to providing More...
Our Autism Genetic Resource Exchange is a research repository of genetic and clinical information.
Our Autism Tissue Program is a research repository of post-mortem tissue donations.
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 children More...
Translational research takes basic scientific discoveries and translates them into effective treatments and tools that improve quality of life More...