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New Study Reveals Handwriting is Real Problem for Children with Autism

Handwriting skills are crucial for success in school, communicati... More...

New Study Shows Autism-Related Developmental “Red Flags" Identifiable At Age Two In Children With Autism Spectrum Disorders

(Baltimore, MD) - Early detection of autism is critical for early intervention, yet autism spectrum disorders (ASD) are typically not diagnosed until after three years of age. However, a study published today in... More...

Key Immune System Mediator of Abnormal Brain Development Identified

Unfortunately the causes of autism are not yet known, but ongoing research is exploring many different possibilities. The involvement of the immune system in either initiating or perpetuating autism is one relat... More...

Publication in the March 2004 Journal of Molecular Psychiatry Focuses on Outcome of Cure Autism Now Think Tank

Scientists are very good at focusing intensely on the problems in front of them, but sometimes not as good at relating their results to those of others in order to construct a big picture. Understanding the many... More...

Autism Speaks' ITA Initiative Announces $400,000 in New Research Grants

The Autism Speaks' Innovative Technology for Autism (ITA) Initiative has awarded more than $400,000 in new research grants to develop innovative assistive, educational, therapeutic, and diagnostic technologies for persons with autism. ITA was crea... More...

Autism Speaks-Funded University Course Encourages Careers in Autism

For the families of individuals struggling with autism, the payback of research often seems far away. Improving the lives of individuals currently affected by autism is a priority for Autism Speaks. Support of technology research is one way to har... More...

ITA Special Interest Group

Cure Autism Now (CAN) and Autism Speaks are sponsoring "Interactive Technologies for Autism," a Special Interest Group at this year's Association for Computing Machinery (... More...

Joint Statement on the Use Of The CDC's Vaccine Safety Datalink to Investigate Thimerosal

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