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Global Autism Science and Advocacy Organization Advances Research in Epigenetic and Gene-Environment Influences, Neurobiology, and Studies Concerning Adolescents and Adults with Autism

Autism Speaks announced the awarding of 47 new research grants totaling $13,242,279 in funding over the next three years. Grants awarde

December 21, 2011

New York, N.Y. (December 21, 2011) – Autism Speaks, the world’s largest autism science and advocacy organization, today announced the awarding of 47 new research grants totaling $13,242,279 in funding over the next three years. Grants awarded this year not only respond to Autism Speaks funding priorities, but collectively move autism research forward toward improving diagnosis and treatment and quality of life for individuals with autism spectrum disorder (ASD).

Leading Autism Advocacy Organization Documents Progress to Discover Causes and Treatments for Autism Spectrum Disorders

Autism Speaks has released its annual list of the 10 most significant science achievements to have impacted autism during the previous

December 20, 2011

NEW YORK, N.Y. (December 20, 2011­) – Autism Speaks, the world's largest autism science and advocacy organization, has released its annual list of the 10 most significant science achievements to have impacted autism during the previous year. Every year, Autism Speaks documents the progress made toward its mission to discover the causes and treatment for autism spectrum disorders (ASD), and identifies the Top 10 Autism Research Achievements of the year.

Research funded by Autism Speaks provides vital information on the need to screen baby siblings of children on the spectrum
August 15, 2011

August 15, 2011

Parents of children with autism are understandably concerned about the likelihood that subsequent children will be affected. New research, made possible by Autism Speaks, shows that the chances are considerably higher than previous estimates.

Risk for Boys is Greater than for Girls, and Risk is Over 32 Percent if the Infant has More Than One Sibling with Autism

Autism Speaks joined in announcing significant findings from the largest known study of younger siblings of children who had a verified

August 15, 2011

NEW YORK, N.Y. (August 15, 2011) – Autism Speaks, the world’s largest autism science and advocacy organization, joined in announcing significant findings from the largest known study of younger siblings of children who had a verified diagnosis of autism spectrum disorder (ASD). This study, based on data from the Autism Speaks High Risk Baby Siblings Research Consortium (BSRC) and led by investigators from the UC Davis MIND Institute, was published online today in the journal Pediatrics and will appear in the September issue.

Combines Two Projects to Research Risk from Pre-Natal Development Through Early Childhood

NEW YORK, NY (February 26,2009) Autism Speaks, the nation's largest autism science and advocacy organization, today announced that it h

February 26, 2009

NEW YORK, NY (February 26,2009) – Autism Speaks, the nation's largest autism science and advocacy organization, today announced that it has committed $5 million to investigate genetic and environmental risk factors for autism. The project will expand and link two large-scale, multi-site studies focusing on a collaborative prospective study of more than 2000 infant siblings of children with autism, who are at higher genetic risk for developing the disorder. Many of these infants will be followed from close to conception through early childhood.

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