Research

NIH Virtual Forum on Autism and the Environment

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

When Medical Issues Complicate Eating Challenges

Daughter fears swallowing after removal of feeding tube.

Advice on this and other eating-related medical issues from specialists in the Autism Speaks Autism Treatment Network.

IACC Statement on DSM-5 Echoes Autism Speaks Concerns

Fed committee voices concern about new criteria for ASD. Families tell Autism Speaks of lost diagnoses & services

Autism Speaks Science Digest

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Science News

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...
Date: April 07, 2014
April 22 educational session for health professionals also open to public; view by webcast or register to attend in person More...
Date: April 07, 2014
First major report from BrainSpan Atlas project tracks gene activity in the developing brain; insights into autism 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 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...
Friday, April 4, 2014
Susan Connors, MD, shares the importance of preparing for visits to the eye doctor and the new tools from the ATN/AIR-P that can help! More...
Friday, April 4, 2014
Answers from the experts about this little-known auto-immune disorder that can cause autism-like behaviors 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...