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Asperger Syndrome

Free Seminar on Role of Immunology, Genes and Environment in Autism

Leading autism researchers will present & answer questions via webstream as well as in person at UC-Davis
May 22, 2013

 

Autism Speaks, the Autism Research Institute and the MIND Institute at the University of California-Davis invite researchers and the public to attend “Immunological Factors, Genes and the Environment in Autism: from Research to Treatment.” The educational session will take place Saturday, June 1, from 8:30 am to 12:30 pm Pacific Time at the UC-Davis MIND Institute.

DSM-5 Will Be Released this Weekend

May 13, 2013

The fifth edition of the Diagnostic Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM-5) will be released by the American Psychiatric Association this weekend. The new edition introduces two fundamental changes in the diagnosis of autism spectrum disorder. First it collapses previously distinct autism subtypes – including autistic disorder and Asperger syndrome – into one unifying diagnosis of autism spectrum disorder (ASD).

Dennis Wall Wins IMFAR Award for Research on Quick Diagnostic Test

Promising diagnostic test for autism asks parents to answer 7 questions and upload short home video; more families needed to participate
May 09, 2013

 

With a simple checklist, college students quickly and accurately rated home videos such as this one for autism-related behaviors.

Autism Acceptance on Campus

Study suggests greater acceptance of autism-related behaviors when college students know a fellow student has autism
May 03, 2013

 

The transition to college is an understandably anxious time for many students with an autism spectrum disorder (ASD). How will they be accepted by other college students? How open should they be about their autism?

Early Results from Autism Study: Arbaclofen May Improve Sociability

If benefits and safety confirmed by additional trials, medicine could become first to treat a core symptom of autism
May 01, 2013

 

Autism Speaks at the International Meeting for Autism Research (IMFAR)

Public invited to live streaming of IMFAR press conference; daily news reports and blogs
May 01, 2013

Autism Speaks is pleased to be a continuing sponsor of the International Meeting for Autism Research (IMFAR). This year’s annual meeting is being held in San Sebastian, Spain, May 2 – 4.