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CDC Study Flags High Rate of Obesity among Teens with Autism

Medications may play role in doubling obesity rate among teens with autism; associated health problems highlight need for expert help
March 10, 2014

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.

Autism Knowledge Engine Wins Microsoft HUG Award

Janssen R&D taps Autism Speaks expertise to develop award-winning platform for optimizing development of autism medicines and care
February 24, 2014

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.

Day 3 at Neuroscience 2013: Spotlight on Experimental Autism Treatments

Researchers discuss early findings on diverse experimental treatments – medicines, stem cell therapy, brain stimulation and more
November 12, 2013

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

 

Ten Important Things We Know About Autism Today – That We Didn’t Know a Year Ago

March 29, 2013

 

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!