IMFAR 2014

Daily coverage from the 2014 International Meeting for Autism Research, May 14 - 17, in Atlanta.



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Posted by Alycia Halladay, Autism Speaks senior director for environmental and clinical research. Dr. Halladay and the rest of the Autism Speaks science staff are just back from four days of scientific sessions at the 2014 International Meeting for Autism Research (IMFAR), in Atlanta. On Saturday More...
Autism Speaks and the International Society for Autism Research (INSAR) have issued a call for researcher volunteers to join Autism Speaks' global outreach efforts. INSAR President Francesa Happe and Autism Speaks’ Andy Shih dubbed the new program “Autism Researchers without More...
    Speaking to an enthusiastic audience, autism researcher Marsha Mailick described her team’s findings on the challenges faced by adults with autism and the factors that increase their independence and function. View Dr. Mailick’s keynote address above and interviews of More...
John Elder Robison, renowned autism self-advocate and a neuro-diversity scholar at the College of William and Mary, called on the autism community to embrace brain research and the development of treatments that ease suffering. His remarks immediately followed the announcement of a new brain-donor More...
At this year's International Meeting for Autism Research (IMFAR), Autism Speaks staff and its funded researchers will be making more than 300 presentations. Autism Speaks associate director for public health research Michael Rosanoff AKA "Autism Speaks Science Guy" (@ More...
For more information or to register, visit the It Takes Brains website or call: 1-877-333-0990.   Autism Speaks, the Simons Foundation and the Autism Science Foundation have launched “It Takes Brains,” the new donor registration site for Autism BrainNet. Autism More...
“I read about BrainNet and your new push to increase postmortem brain donations. Why? What has brain tissue research done for the autism community?” This week’s “Got Questions?” response is from Autism Speaks Senior Director for Environmental and Clinical Sciences More...
Neurodevelopmental psychiatrist Declan Murphy, of King’s College London, delivered the first keynote address of the 2014 International Meeting for Autism Research (IMFAR) today in Atlanta. Dr. Murphy began by asking two questions: Why are there so few effective treatments for autism? Can More...
Using noninvasive brain scans, UCLA researchers showed how the brains of children with autism overreact when presented with competing sensory stimuli - in this case the touch of scratchy wool combined with loud traffic noises. They presented their findings this week at the International Meeting for More...