Research

The Bard at 450: Shakespeare Therapy for Autism?

On Shakespeare's 450th birthday, learn how the Bard’s rhythmic speech and exaggerated emotions appear to engage children participating in an unusual new intervention. 

How Can We Stem Weight Gain Related to Behavioral Meds for Autism?

Autism Speaks Autism Treatment Network conducting studies. Participants invited.

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.

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Science News

Date: April 23, 2014
The Bard’s rhythmic speech and exaggerated emotions appear to engage children participating in an unusual new intervention. More...
Date: April 22, 2014
Report to autism community summarizes scientific findings behind new 1 in 68 estimate of autism prevalence in the United States More...
Date: April 21, 2014
Study follows up on earlier research showing higher incidence of problems with cell-powerhouses known as mitochondria More...
Date: April 18, 2014
US Interagency Autism Coordinating Committee publishes its selection of the 20 most-significant research studies of last year More...
Date: April 18, 2014
Parents who’ve “tried everything” seek help for son; options include participation in new clinical trial More...
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...

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

Thursday, April 24, 2014
Research funded by Autism Speaks is helping children who have autism gain spoken language – with special training for parents More...
Monday, April 21, 2014
Guest post by the director of the National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences and the National Toxicology Program More...
Thursday, April 17, 2014
Researchers funded by Autism Speaks are using iPads to encourage speech among minimally verbal gradeschoolers affected by autism 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...