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Research Supported by the Autism Speaks Autism Treatment Network Presented at the Society for Developmental & Behavioral Pediatrics Annual Meeting

Research supported by the Autism Speaks Autism Treatment Network demonstrating that symptoms of attention deficit and hyperactivity wor

September 18, 2011
NEW YORK, N.Y. (September 18, 2011) – Research supported by the Autism Speaks Autism Treatment Network (ATN), demonstrating that symptoms of attention deficit and hyperactivity worsen quality of life for individuals with autism spectrum disorders (ASD), was presented today at the Society for Developmental & Behavioral Pediatrics Annual Meeting in San Antonio, Texas.
Blood Draw Tool Kit to Make Blood Draws and Routine Procedures Less Stressful Joins Medication Decision Aid Tool Kit as Another Free Resource to Guide Medical Care for Individuals with Autism

In an effort to help families and medical providers make necessary medical procedures less stressful, Autism Speaks launched a new tool

September 13, 2011

NEW YORK, N.Y. (September 13, 2011) – For children with autism spectrum disorder (ASD), routine medical procedures such as having their blood drawn can be very difficult. Communication and social interaction deficits and reliance on fixed routines experienced by many children with ASD are the significant factors to be considered when preparing a child with ASD for a blood draw.

‘Should My Child Take Medicine for Challenging Behavior?’ and ‘Taking the Work Out of Blood Work’ Toolkits Available Now
September 13, 2011

September 13, 2011

Are you thinking about having your child take medicines for challenging behaviors?

Is your child frightened by the routine blood work required during medical care?

Blood Draw Tool Kit for Parents

Has your child with ASD had a negative experience during a doctor’s visit that has left him or her feeling anxious? Does the prospect of having your child’s blood drawn make you anxious as well? Perhaps this anxiety has even prevented you from seeking needed tests and treatments. This toolkit was designed with you and your child in mind.

Note: If you can’t find an ATN provider near you:

Search for resources by zip code:
http://www.autismspeaks.org/resource-guide
Call the Family Services Autism Response Team (ART) at 888-AUTISM 2 (288-4762) or email them at familyservices@autismspeaks.org.

The Autism Speaks Autism Treatment Network (ATN) is a ground-breaking network of hospitals, physicians, researchers, and families at 14 locations (our “sites”) across the United States and Canada. We are working together to develop the most effective approach to medical care for children and adolescents affected by autism.

Dianna Varady is currently the Statewide Chapter Advocacy Chair for Autism Speaks in Arkansas, advocating for autism research and services at the federal level, as well as leading the grassroots effort that resulted in Arkansas becoming the 24th state to enact autism insurance reform in 2011.  Dianna has a son with autism.
 

Meeting Tackles the Role of the Immune System in Autism
September 11, 2007



On January 25 and 26, the first ever Autism and Immunology Workshop took place in Pasadena, Calif. on the campus of the California Institute of Technology. Organized by Cure Autism Now, and co-sponsored by Autism Speaks and a donation from Mr.

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Autism Speaks, Science, Latest Research, CAN Holds Annual Autism Research Summit Meeting