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High-Priority Research Will Study the Impact of the Proposed DSM-5 on Autism Diagnosis; a Suzanne and Bob Wright Trailblazer Grant Will Track Prenatal and Postnatal Chemical Exposures; and Studies Will Lead to Development of Medicines, New Behavioral Treatments, and Improve Minority Community Access to Early Intervention

Autism Speaks announced the award of new research grants totaling nearly $2.9 million in funding to support autism research. “

June 21, 2012

New York, N.Y. (June 21, 2012) – Autism Speaks, the world’s leading autism science and advocacy organization, today announced the award of new research grants totaling nearly $2.9 million in funding to support autism research.

Automated Version of the Modified Checklist for Autism in Toddlers (M-CHAT™) is the Latest Addition to Online Resources for Parents of Children with Autism

Autism Speaks is pleased to announce the launch of an automated version of the Modified Checklist for Autism in Toddlers, or M-CHAT™. T

May 07, 2012

NEW YORK, N.Y. (May 7, 2012) – Autism Speaks is pleased to announce the launch of an automated version of the Modified Checklist for Autism in Toddlers, or M-CHAT™. The M-CHAT is a scientifically validated tool for screening children between 16 and 30 months of age to assess their risk for autism spectrum disorder (ASD). It was developed by neuropsychologists Diana Robins, Ph.D. and Deborah Fein, Ph.D. and clinical psychologist Marianne Barton, Ph.D.

Programs Include Two Suzanne and Bob Wright Trailblazer Grants as Well as Funding for the Autism Genome Project's Phase 3 and the Interactive Autism Network

Autism Speaks announced the awarding of grants and funding for four projects.

April 14, 2011

New York, N.Y. (April 14, 2011) – Autism Speaks, North America's largest autism science and advocacy organization, today announced the awarding of grants and funding for four projects. The Suzanne and Bob Wright Trailblazer Awards started in 2010 and grants are dedicated to highly novel “out of the box” autism-relevant research that has the potential to open new avenues to understanding ASD.

UC Davis M.I.N.D. Institute, University of Maryland School of Medicine and California Institute of Technology to Explore the Underlying Biology of GI Dysfunction

Recognizing that gastrointestinal (GI) dysfunction affects many children and adolescents with autism spectrum disorders (ASD), Autism S

April 14, 2011

New York, N.Y. (April 14, 2011) – Recognizing that gastrointestinal (GI) dysfunction affects many children and adolescents with autism spectrum disorders (ASD), Autism Speaks, the world's largest autism science and advocacy organization, today announced a major Suzanne and Bob Wright Trailblazer Award for research into the biological mechanisms of GI disorders in ASD. Paul Ashwood, Ph.D., of the M.I.N.D. Institute of UC Davis, the lead Principal Investigator and his collaborators Alessio Fasano, M.D. at University of Maryland School of Medicine, and Sarkis Mazmanian, Ph.D.