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Many studies have examined possible links between vaccination and increased prevalence of autism. This research has paid particular attention to the measles-mumps-rubella (MMR) vaccine, vaccines containing thimerosal and the total number of vaccines administered during early childhood or any one doctor’s visit. These studies have not found a link between vaccines and autism.

New review of autism interventions identifies 27 with solid scientific evidence of benefits; up from 24 in 2008
January 30, 2014

A review of more than 29,000 studies identified 27 autism therapies as worthy to be called "evidence-based." This is up from 24 autism therapies that the authors identified as solidly backed by research in their first review, published in 2008.

Attendees to Autism Speaks business conference invited to complementary day-long workshop at Googleplex
January 14, 2014

This year’s Autism Investment Conference just became more exciting and cutting edge. Autism Speaks’ partner Google Inc. is offering a complementary, day-long “Equipping Entrepreneurs” workshop for all registrants.

Partnership with National Black Church Initiative seeks to reduce racial disparities in age of autism diagnosis and quality early intervention
June 20, 2013

From left, Michelle Parris and her 10-yr. old son, Miles, who has autism, Rev. Anthony Hudson, Sr. Rev. Anthony Evans, Amy Daniels, Cathy Rice 

Resolution brings formal commitment to action on developmental disabilities by more than 50 countries
June 04, 2013

On May 30, the executive board of the World Health Assembly adopted the resolution “Comprehensive and Coordinated Efforts for the Management of Autism Spectrum Disorders” (ASD). The assembly is the governing body of the World Health Organization (WHO).

April 23, 2007

A Centers for Disease Control study in the April autism supplement of the Journal of Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrics, released May 10, 2006, found that the average age of initial evaluation of children later diagnosed with an autism spectrum disorder was 4 years of age but the average age of diagnosis was 5 years, 1 month, a 13 month delay. The study data was collected from the Metropolitan Atlanta Developmental Disabilities Surveillance Program 2000 (MADDSP).

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Autism Speaks is pleased to announce that we have redesigned the way you can search for the scientific research grants we have funded! Please click on the link below to be redirected to our online Science Grants Search. We hope you find this to be an easy-to-use and valuable resource in sharing our science research investments with the autism community.

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