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Newly appointed to the IACC, Autism Speaks' chief science officer redoubles pledge to put science to work for families
July 02, 2014

Today, the U.S. Department of Health & Human Services announced the appointment of Autism Speaks Chief Science Officer Rob Ring as a new public member of the Interagency Autism Coordinating Committee (IACC). The committee advises the government on federally funded autism research and related activities. It also provides a forum for public input on these issues.

First study on adult drivers with autism reveals self-perceived challenges and self-imposed limits; can tailored driver education help?
June 30, 2014

 

As the number of adults with autism rapidly grows, a new study suggests a range of self-reported difficulties that might be addressed by tailored training to support safe driving – a key to independence for many adults.

Researchers note big uptick in web searches on autism each April; biggest increases since launch of World Autism Awareness Day
June 27, 2014

Each April, World Autism Awareness Day and Light It Up Blue bring blue puzzle pins and lights to communities and TV screens around the world. But does Autism Awareness Month actually increase awareness of autism spectrum disorder?

Advanced understanding of interactions between brain and immune system; fostered and inspired a new generation of autism researchers
June 27, 2014

 

Autism Speaks joins the global autism research community in mourning the passing of neurobiologist Paul Patterson. Dr. Patterson was a pioneer in the study of brain-immune system interactions and a mentor who trained and continues to inspire a new generation of autism researchers.

Supporting early careers in autism research while advancing diagnosis, treatment and support for those living with autism
June 26, 2014


Autism Speaks is pleased to announce its 2014 class of Meixner Postdoctoral Fellows in Translational Research. The fellowship program invests in rising talent within the autism research community and is supported by a generous gift by the estate of the late Charles Meixner.

Study finds high rates of severe autism with intellectual disability among children of foreign-born mothers from several world regions
June 23, 2014

A new study has found high rates of autism – especially severely disabling types of autism complicated by intellectual disability – among the children of foreign-born mothers who are black, Latin American, Filipino or Vietnamese.

SFARI webinar features Jeremy Veenstra-VanderWeele, child psychiatrist and investigator in the Autism Speaks Autism Treatment Network
June 19, 2014

Researchers and members of the autism community are invited to participate in a free webinar – Wednesday June 25 at 3 pm ET – describing two distinct routes for discovering and developing new medicines for autism.