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Study May ID One Potentially Treatable Cause of Autism

Findings implicate faulty transport of fatty acids in brain; suggest opportunity for developing treatment for one subtype of autism
July 16, 2014

Neuroscientists at Japan’s RIKEN Brain Science Institute report evidence that problems in the brain’s fatty acid transport system cause or contribute to autism in some individuals. 

Autism’s ‘Aging Out’ Crisis

Autism Speaks-funded researcher Paul Shattuck addresses the “services cliff” that families face when kids with autism reach adulthood
July 15, 2014

The following excerpt is from “Aging Out,” as published in Excel: The Research Magazine of Drexel University. Paul Shattuck’s continuing research on factors that promote successful outcomes for young adults with autism expands on an earlier pilot study funded by Autism Speaks

NYC’s Korean Community Launches Autism Hotline

Supported by Autism Speaks, Bloomberg Family Foundation, University of Pennsylvania and George Washington University
July 11, 2014

The Korean Community Services (KCS) of Metropolitan New York has established a Korean-language autism hotline, with support from Autism Speaks, the University of Pennsylvania and George Washington University. Autism Speaks funding for this project was made possible through a grant from the Bloomberg Family Foundation.