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October 17, 2011
 Rates of autism are five times higher among children born at low birth weight than those of normal weight, according to a new study published today in the journal Pediatrics. The finding adds to a growing body of evidence suggesting that babies born at low birth weight have an elevated risk for developmental disabilities, including autism spectrum disorders (ASDs).

Autism Speaks’ Autism Treatment Network (ATN) is delighted to announce the high honor bestowed on Beth Malow, M.D., M.S., Site Director of the ATN program at the Vanderbilt University School of Medicine. Dr. Malow has been named to Vanderbilt University’s Burry Chair in Cognitive Childhood Development, and is one of 10 Vanderbilt faculty members named to endowed chairs in a ceremony on September 26th.

Whole Genome Sequencing to be Completed on 10,000 Individuals

Autism Speaks, the world’s largest autism science and advocacy organization, and BGI, the largest genomic organization in the world and

October 13, 2011
NEW YORK, N.Y., CAMBRIDGE, M.A.and SHENZHEN, CHINA (October 13, 2011) – Autism Speaks, the world’s largest autism science and advocacy organization, and BGI, the largest genomic organizationin the world and a global leader in whole genome sequencing, jointly announce their partnership to create the world’s largest library of sequenced genomes of individuals with autism spectrum disorders (ASD).
Horrigan Will Oversee the Organization’s Growing Agenda in Medicine Development, Medical Research and Training, and Clinical Trials Research to Address the Core and Associated Symptoms of Autism Spectrum Disorders

Autism Speaks has named Joseph Patrick Horrigan, M.D., FAACAP to the newly created position of assistant vice president, head of medica

October 13, 2011

New York, N.Y. (October 13, 2011) – Autism Speaks, North America’s largest autism science and advocacy organization, has named Joseph Patrick Horrigan, M.D., FAACAP to the newly created position of assistant vice president, head of medical research. He will be responsible for overseeing the organization’s expanding medical research and training portfolio, which is focused on medical treatments and clinical trials research with the goal of improving outcomes for individuals with autism spectrum disorders (ASD). Dr.

Global Autism Science and Advocacy Organization Advances Research Across the Lifespan for Children, Adolescents and Adults with Autism

Autism Speaks announced the awarding of 10 new research grants totaling $1,782,934 in funding over the next three years. The selected s

October 12, 2011
New York, N.Y. (October 12, 2011) – Autism Speaks, the world’s largest autism science and advocacy organization, today announced the awarding of 10 new research grants totaling $1,782,934 in funding over the next three years. The selected studies will evaluate the effectiveness of a broad array of promising behavioral and medical treatments for core symptoms and associated medical issues in children, adolescents, and adults with autism spectrum disorders (ASDs).

October 12, 2011

Autism Speaks is pleased to announce $1,783,000 in new funding for ten outstanding autism-treatment research projects. These studies were selected from 86 grant applications evaluated this year for their potential to help those with autism succeed throughout the lifespan.