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Andy Shih

Autism Speaks Sponsors World Health Organization Conference on ASD

Three-day meeting in Geneva will identify priorities for action and bring together stakeholders, policy makers and experts
September 10, 2013

The World Health Organization (WHO) is holding a three-day conference to identify priorities for action on autism and other developmental disorders. Taking place September 16-18 in Geneva, the meeting will bring together autism advocates with national and international policy makers and experts. It is being made possible with support from Autism Speaks.

Public Invited to NY Symposium on Global Childhood Disability

Speakers will include Autism Speaks' Andy Shih; free registration and online viewing
August 01, 2013

On September 25, UNICEF and Columbia University’s department of epidemiology will cosponsor a symposium on global childhood disability. Speakers will include Autism Speaks Senior Vice President for Scientific Affairs Andy Shih.

Autism Speaks Collaborative Releases First Full Genome Sequencing for Autism Spectrum Disorders

Definitive Look at Inherited and De Novo Genetic Mutations and Risk Genes Found in Half of the Families Tested Holds Promise for Future Diagnosis, Prevention and Treatment

A collaborative formed by Autism Speaks has sequencing entire genome of individuals with autism and their family members.

July 11, 2013

NEW YORK, N.Y., (July 11, 2013) – A collaborative formed by Autism Speaks, the world’s leading autism science and advocacy organization, has found full genome sequencing examining the entire DNA code of individuals with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) and their family members to provide the definitive look at the wide ranging genetic variations associated with ASD.

Tackling the Whole Autism Genome: Insights for Diagnosis & Care

Early results from Autism Speaks “10K Autism Genome Project” show promise for improving diagnosis and personalizing treatments
July 11, 2013

WHO Adopts Autism Resolution

Resolution brings formal commitment to action on developmental disabilities by more than 50 countries
June 04, 2013

On May 30, the executive board of the World Health Assembly adopted the resolution “Comprehensive and Coordinated Efforts for the Management of Autism Spectrum Disorders” (ASD). The assembly is the governing body of the World Health Organization (WHO).

Promoting Autism Research in Schools

Autism Speaks sponsors special issue of journal Autism – exploring benefits of research conducted out of the lab and inside schools
May 28, 2013

 

The frustration is a familiar one in autism research: A new behavioral therapy works great when study participants come into a laboratory or academic clinic. Not so well in classrooms where teachers and therapists try to put the intervention into action.

Developers dive in to create a wealth of autism apps

May 02, 2013

For individuals with autism some new technologies are inhancing their lives through improving communication and enhancing the ability to learn.  For these reasons, parents, therapists, and developers have come together at hackathons to create prototypes of apps to help reach people with autism.

Andy Shih, Senior Vice President for Scientific Affairs at Autism Speaks, has helped organize a "hacking autism" event in San Francisco with cosponsor AT&T Inc. that drew 135 developers.