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Research investments in wandering prevention, treatment safety, early access to care and environmental influences on autism risk
January 06, 2014

Autism Speaks is pleased to announce new funding for thirteen research projects that will run over the next three years, for a total investment of $2,696,703 to advance understanding and treatment of autism and its related medical conditions.

Opportunities include the Meixner Postdoctoral Fellowships in Translational Research and the Weatherstone Predoctoral Fellowships
August 16, 2013

 

Autism Speaks is pleased to announce the open application period for the Meixner Postdoctoral Fellowships in Translational Research and the Dennis Weatherstone Predoctoral Fellowships. 

Autism Speaks fellowships support the development of promising new scientists with outstanding autism research projects and the mentorship of leading researchers in the field.

Autism Speaks is thrilled to announce the 2012 Chapter Grants Recipients. A total of $100,000 was awarded to 21 local organizations to fund programs for individuals with autism in the areas of Education, Recreation and Community Activities, and Young Adult and Adult Services.

Click the links below to learn more about each of these exciting programs! 

Autism Speaks is thrilled to announce the 2012 Family Services Community Grants Recipients. A total of $350,000 was awarded to 16 organizations to fund programs for individuals with autism in the areas of Education, Recreation and Community Activities, and Young Adult and Adult Services.

The first stage of providing fair and expert review for grant applications submitted to Autism Speaks consists of scientific peer review by a group of highly esteemed basic and clinical scientists that form our Advisory Boards. Additional expertise may be provided by ad-hoc reviewers in order to ensure that the scientific coverage is thorough.

Grants include a Suzanne and Bob Wright Trailblazer Award to study the multi-generation effects of medications taken during pregnancy

Autism Speaks today announced the awarding of new research grants totaling nearly $5 million.

September 27, 2012

New York, N.Y. (September 27, 2012) – Autism Speaks, the world’s leading autism science and advocacy organization, today announced the awarding of new research grants totaling nearly $5 million. “Autism Speaks is committed to continuing our research which has tremendous potential to increase our understanding of autism and addressing the needs of individuals with autism,” said Autism Speaks Co-founder Bob Wright, “and we are grateful to the donors who make this research possible.”

Expedited Funding and Research Will Study Differences in DSM-IV and Proposed DSM-5; Suzanne and Bob Wright Trailblazer Grant Seeks to Improve Quality of Life for Those Hypersensitive to Noise; and Environmental Health Study will Evaluate Impact of Flame Retardants on Immune System

Autism Speaks announced the award of new research grants totaling $1.1 million in funding to support high priority studies. “Suzanne an

March 14, 2012

New York, N.Y. (March 26, 2012) – Autism Speaks, the world’s leading autism science and advocacy organization, today announced the award of new research grants totaling $1.1 million in funding to support high priority studies. “Suzanne and I are extraordinarily proud of Autism Speaks’ continued funding for novel research projects which have tremendous potential to open new avenues to understanding autism,” said Autism Speaks Co-founder Bob Wright.

February 02, 2012

New research may help explain how a specific gene mutation produces the hypersensitivities to sound experienced by many persons affected by autism spectrum disorder (ASD).

The researchers found that when a suspected autism gene – PTEN – is disabled in the sound-processing center of a mouse brain, incoming signals are abnormally amplified regardless of whether their source is near or far.