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IMFAR 2012

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

Friday, May 18, 2012 - 06:00
Therapists have long reported that programs that emphasize social engagement help children with autism gain skills in other areas. Researchers found evidence of such “cascading” benefits in a study presented today at the International Meeting for Autism Research (IMFAR), in Toronto, More...
Thursday, May 17, 2012 - 08:00
Researchers have identified four barriers that make it difficult for families and pediatricians to share in treatment decisions for children with autism. Susan Levy, M.D., presented her team’s findings today at the International Meeting for Autism Research (IMFAR) in Toronto. Importantly, 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.   Yesterday was a busy day at the IMFAR 2012 Preconference sessions. Although described as a Preconference the days More...
Posted by Amy Daniels, Ph.D., Autism Speaks assistant director of public health research This month, the journal Autism Research publishes a special issue titled “Global Perspectives on Autism.” It is the first time an autism journal has dedicated an entire issue to global research. As 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.   I am off tomorrow morning, very early tomorrow morning, for the IMFAR 2012 convention in Toronto.  I am very More...
Wednesday, May 16, 2012 - 11:00
A whiff of oxytocin increased activity in the social centers of the brain in a small study of children with autism. The findings were presented today at the International Meeting for Autism Research (IMFAR), in Toronto, Ontario. Oxytocin is a brain chemical involved in social behaviors. In animal More...
Wednesday, May 16, 2012 - 11:00
Last year, researchers with the Autism Speaks Baby Siblings Research Consortium reported that the younger siblings of children with autism have a nearly 1 in 5 chance of likewise developing an autism spectrum disorder (ASD). While this is an important finding, it does not address the outcomes of More...
Friday, May 4, 2012 - 15:50
Autism Speaks is proud to again be a sponsor of IMFAR this year. IMFAR was created in 2001 by the co-founders of Cure Autism Now and the National Alliance for Autism Research. Both organizations have since merged with Autism Speaks to create the world’s leading autism research and advocacy More...