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In April’s podcast from the journal Autism, investigators discuss what research tells us about effective employment supports
April 08, 2014

April’s “Autism Matters” podcast features interviews with researchers Paul Shattuck and Anne Roux, of Philadelphia’s Drexel University. Drs. Shattuck and Roux discuss issues surrounding employment support for adults with autism, as well as the barriers that those with autism face when looking for and maintaining employment.

New experiences, including medical visits, can be difficult for individuals with autism. A trip to the optometrist’s office for a vision exam is one type of medical visit that can be challenging because an eye exam may be upsetting for patients who are over-reactive to sensory input. Because exams are done infrequently, desensitization through repetitive visits does not usually occur.

April 04, 2014

Autism Speaks Autism Treatment Network (AS-ATN) is pleased to announce the release of its latest resource for families from the ATN/AIR-P: a video and accompanying social narrative to help prepare individuals with autism for visits to the eye doctor, which can often be very difficult and uncomfortable experiences.

Panel of experts will discuss research and take questions from online viewers; register now
April 02, 2014

The National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences (NIEHS) is hosting a virtual forum on autism spectrum disorders and the environment on Tuesday, April 22 from 2 to 3 pm Eastern. The live webcast will be open to the public and feature a panel of autism research experts who will take questions.

Autism Speaks neuroscientist Dan Smith answers questions about this week’s breakthrough report in the New England Journal of Medicine
March 28, 2014

Our recent news report “Direct Evidence that Autism Starts During Prenatal Development” continues to spark tremendous interest and discussion on both the story’s webpage and the Autism Speaks