IMFAR 2012

Complete coverage of the latest developments from the International Meeting for Autism Research.

Posted by Angie Fedele, senior clinical research and operations manager for Autism Speaks Autism Genetic Research Exchange (AGRE) The goal of Autism Speaks Autism Treatment Network (ATN) is to provide expert, comprehensive care to children with autism across North America. The Combating Autism Act More...
Posted by Amy Daniels, Ph.D., Autism Speaks assistant director of public health research We know that autism doesn’t discriminate based on geography, income, race or ethnicity. We also know there are great disparities in access to care in this country. This is especially true among the poor More...
Posted by Ryan Butler, collaborations manager for Autism Speaks Autism Genetic Resource Exchange Over the past three years, Autism Speaks and the National Institutes for Environmental Health Sciences have sponsored the Environmental Epidemiology of Autism Research Network (EEARN). The network More...
This blog post is by Harold Doherty. His son Conor has autism. Visit Harold's blog Facing Autism in New Brunswick for more! You can find the original post here. It comes as no surprise but very little is said  about Intellectual Disability at the IMFAR 2012 autism research More...
  Posted by Anita Miller Sostek, Ph.D., Autism Speaks vice president of scientific review and operations.  In the past few years, Autism Speaks has responded in several ways to the challenge of addressing the transition to adulthood. These efforts include maintaining quality of life More...
In this episode, I feature the Innovative Technologies Demonstration Session at The International Meeting For Autism Research along with a Stakeholders Luncheon sponsored by Autism Speaks! We also speak to two more attendees about their experience at the conference so far. More...
          May 18, 2012 Dear Friends, I am pleased to provide another update on the DSM-5, after hearing a talk delivered by Sue Swedo, M.D., at the 2012 International Meeting on Autism Research (IMFAR), in Toronto. As many of you are aware, Autism Speaks is playing a More...
   Posted by Autism Speaks Chief Science Officer Geri Dawson, Ph.D. I’ve just spent an invigorating three days at the annual International Meeting for Autism Research (IMFAR) in Toronto. I would like to share a few observations with you. The meeting was so diverse and busy – More...
In this episode, I feature the International Meeting For Autism Research 2012, or IMFAR, which was held in Toronto, Ontario and sponsored in part by Autism Speaks. This footage is from Day 1 of IMFAR; I interviewed Heather Brown, one of the presenters, who shares her story with us. For more news More...
This blog post is by Harold Doherty. His son Conor has autism. Visit Harold's blog Facing Autism in New Brunswick for more! You can find the original post here. Today was DSM5 Autism Do-Over Day at IMFAR 2012.  Dr. Susan Swedo, head of the DSM5 committee that drafted the DSM5 More...