Researchers with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) have documented high rates of obesity among adolescents with developmental disabilities. The highest rate – around 32 percent – was among those with autism.
This weekend, the Microsoft Health Users Group (Microsoft HUG) awarded Janssen Research & Development its Innovation Award for the company’s Autism Knowledge Engine. Autism Speaks provided scientific guidance in developing the platform.
The experimental autism medicine arbaclofen is making headlines, including today’s feature story in the New York Times.
Thanks to your support, research is advancing understanding and treatment of autism spectrum disorder (ASD). Here are ten important things we’ve learned about autism since World Autism Awareness Day in 2012!