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Helping Pediatricians Improve Treatment of Autism-Related Constipation

At world’s largest pediatrics conference, Autism Speaks ATN clinicians present findings of project to improve treatment of constipation
October 13, 2014

At world’s largest pediatrics conference, Autism Speaks ATN clinicians present findings of project to improve treatment of constipation 

Early Intervention Improves Social Skills and Brain Activity in Preschoolers with Autism, Study Finds

Achieves significant gains in social interaction and brain activity associated with response to social cues

The Early Start Denver Model, a comprehensive behavioral early intervention program that is appropriate for children with autism spectr

October 26, 2012

(NEW YORK, N.Y., October 26, 2012) – The Early Start Denver Model (ESDM), a comprehensive behavioral early intervention program that is appropriate for children with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) as young as 12 months, has been found to be effective in improving social skills and brain responses to social cues in a randomized controlled study published online today in the Journal of the American Academy of Child & Adolescent Psychiatry

American Academy of Pediatrics Elects Autism Speaks ATN Leader to Presidency

October 03, 2012

 

Today, the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) announced the selection of James Perrin, M.D., F.A.A.P., as the academy’s president-elect. Dr. Perrin will take office as president-elect at the AAP National Conference this October. His presidency will span 2014.

Advancements Under the Combating Autism Act of 2006:

January 01, 2011
  • New prevalence studies published by the CDC reports that ASD now affects roughly 1% of children in the US (1 in 110) and an even higher percentage of boys.
     
  • American Academy of Pediatrics recommends that all children be screened for autism at their 18- and 24-month checkups. Today, scientists are exploring ways to identify ASD in the first year of life.
     

Advancements Under the Combating Autism Act of 2006:

January 01, 2011
  • New prevalence studies published by the CDC reports that ASD now affects roughly 1% of children in the US (1 in 110) and an even higher percentage of boys.
     
  • American Academy of Pediatrics recommends that all children be screened for autism at their 18- and 24-month checkups. Today, scientists are exploring ways to identify ASD in the first year of life.