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Autism Genome Project Delivers Genetic Discovery

Results can impact the lives of people with autism today

Study finds that comprehensive use of copy number variant genetic testing offers important tool in individualized diagnosis, treatment

April 24, 2014

NEW YORK, N.Y. (April 24, 2014) – A new study from investigators with the Autism Genome Project,  the world’s largest research project on identifying genes associated with risk for autism, has found that the comprehensive use of copy number variant (CNV) genetic testing offers an important tool in individualized diagnosis and treatment of autism.

Autism Genome Project Delivers Genetic Guidebook for Individualized Treatment

Discoveries support CNV genetic testing for personalized diagnosis and treatment of autism subtypes and associated medical conditions
April 24, 2014

(April 24, 2014) Researchers with the Autism Genome Project are calling for the broad use of a relatively new type of genetic test – for copy number variants (CNVs) – as the next step in individualized diagnosis and treatment of autism.

Tackling the Whole Autism Genome: Insights for Diagnosis & Care

Early results from Autism Speaks “10K Autism Genome Project” show promise for improving diagnosis and personalizing treatments
July 11, 2013

Early Intervention for Toddlers with ASD

First randomized clinical trial of early intervention for toddlers shown to be effective for improving cognition, language, and adaptive behavior
February 04, 2010

Although previous studies have found that early intervention can be helpful for preschool-aged children, interventions for children who are toddlers are just now being tested.

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Language Regression in Autism

Losing language skills is found to be specific
February 01, 2010

Similar to ASD, children with Specific Language Impairment (SLI) have difficulties in language learning. SLI refers to a developmental language disorder that is not associated with deafness, autism, or general developmental delay.

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