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Autism Speaks Awards $4.8 Million for New Research Projects

Latest Funding Supports Advances in Environmental Science and Innovative Small Business Projects as well as Basic & Clinical Research

Autism Speaks today announced the award of $4.8 million in funding for 14 new research projects. To date, Autism Speaks has committed m

January 07, 2013

New York, N.Y. (January 7, 2013) – Autism Speaks, the world’s leading autism science and advocacy organization, today announced the award of $4.8 million in funding for 14 new research projects. To date, Autism Speaks has committed more than $195 million for research projects that advance understanding of the causes, prevention treatment and cure of autism spectrum disorders (ASD).  

New Data Shows Half of All Children with Autism Wander and Bolt from Safe Places

April 22, 2011
The Interactive Autism Network (IAN), www.ianproject.org, the nation's largest online autism research project, recently revealed the preliminary results of the first major survey on wandering and elopement among individuals with autism spectrum disorders (ASD), and announces the launch of a new research survey on the association between pregnancy factors and ASD .

Kennedy Krieger Institute Launches First National Online Autism Registry

The Interactive Autism Network to Accelerate Autism Research by Linking Researchers and Families Nationwide

Kennedy Krieger Institute today announced the launch of the Interactive Autism Network (IAN) – the first national online autism r

April 02, 2007

April 2, 2007 (Baltimore, MD)—Kennedy Krieger Institute today announced the launch of the Interactive Autism Network (IAN) – the first national online autism registry – at www.IANproject.org. Parents are filled with questions about autism, and, unfortunately, researchers are still struggling with many of the same questions.

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Autism Speaks, Press Updates, Kennedy Krieger Institute Launches First National Online Autism Register

Why Do Children with Autism Wander and Bolt from Safe Places?

Interactive Autism Network launches first-ever national survey to study critical safety issue in autism community
March 29, 2011

March 30, 2011

Today, the Interactive Autism Network (IAN), with support from leading autism advocacy groups, launched the first major survey to study the experience of wandering and elopement, or escaping, among individuals with autism spectrum disorders (ASD). The tendency of individuals with ASD to wander or “bolt” puts them at risk of trauma, injury, or even death, yet information on this critical safety issue is lacking.

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AWhy Do Children with Autism Wander and Bolt from Safe Places?

IAN Report: Parent Report of Depression

September 25, 2008


In a recent IAN survey, parents of children with autism spectrum disorders (ASD) reported high levels of depressive symptoms. In an attempt to better understand the onset and time course of these symptoms, IAN staff developed their own Parental Depression History Questionnaire that was made available to all IAN participants.

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Autism Speaks, In the News, Current News, IAN Report: Parent Report of Depression

IAN Research Findings: Regression

June 24, 2008


The Interactive Autism Network (IAN), a project collecting information online from families of children with autism spectrum disorders (ASDs) from throughout the United States, reports on developmental regression in autism. What does current research say about loss of language, social, motor, or living skills in children with ASDs?

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Autism Speaks, In the News, Current News, IAN Research Findings: Regression

Science Periodicals

Autism Research
Autism Research is published by the International Society for Autism Research (INSAR). The journal brings fresh perspectives into the field because of its wider reach, harnessing the expertise of scientists both new to the field and those from distant geographic locations. Each issue includes an editorial, a literature review and lay abstracts of the articles.