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Many studies have examined possible links between vaccination and increased prevalence of autism. This research has paid particular attention to the measles-mumps-rubella (MMR) vaccine, vaccines containing thimerosal and the total number of vaccines administered during early childhood or any one doctor’s visit. These studies have not found a link between vaccines and autism.

September 19, 2014

The federal Interagency Autism Coordinating Committee (IACC) has invited a roster of Autism Speaks Autism Treatment Network (ATN) specialists and Autism-Speaks funded researchers to update the committee and the public on “Under-recognized Co-occurring Conditions in Autism Spectrum Disorder” this Tuesday.

Study suggests women taking highest amounts have half the risk of those taking lowest; more study needed to confirm and assure safety
September 22, 2014

A new study suggests that high iron intake during pregnancy and breastfeeding reduces the risk of autism. The protective effect was clearest among mothers taking iron supplements from the second trimester of pregnancy through breastfeeding.

September 17, 2014

Individuals with autism have higher than typical rates of bone fracture beginning in childhood and extending up to at least age 50, according to a large study by physician-researchers in the Autism Speaks Autism Treatment Network (ATN).

September 13, 2014

(NEW HAVEN, CT.) September 13, 2014 -  The New England Chapter of Autism Speaks, together with the the Center for Translational Developmental Neuroscience at Yale, hosted an autism science conference. The meeting brought together scientists, parents, adults with autism and professionals who work with people with autism for a day of learning about autism science.