A study funded in part by Autism Speaks suggests that job activities that encourage independence reduce disabling autism symptoms and increase daily living skills. The report appears in the Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders.
A new study supports earlier findings that many families are using complementary and alternative medicine (CAM) for their children with autism. In addition, it found that the vast majority of families who use such nontraditional therapies choose approaches generally considered safe.
Discover magazine has posted “Autism Genome Sequenced,” as #33 in its series of “Top Stories of 2013.” The story describes the publication of the early results of Autism Speaks’ 10K Autism Genome Project.
Autism Speaks most heartily congratulates autism researcher Elaine Hsiao for making Forbes' 2013 list of 30 Under 30 in Science and Healthcare.
Autism Speaks is pleased to announce new funding for thirteen research projects that will run over the next three years, for a total investment of $2,696,703 to advance understanding and treatment of autism and its related medical conditions.
The year 2013 brought signs of a gratifying maturation in autism research. This went beyond the unmistakable increase in the sheer number of autism studies making headlines. Many of the year’s most important advances used new technologies and built on the foundation of knowledge established by years of investment in basic research.