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Autism Speaks Study Finds Advances towards Early Screening, Concerns about Path to Intervention

A new study from researchers at Autism Speaks shows improvement towards universal early screening for autism

January 28, 2014

NEW YORK, N.Y. (January 29, 2014) – A new study from researchers at Autism Speaks, the world’s leading autism science and advocacy organization, shows improvement towards universal early screening for autism.

Advancing Earlier Intervention for Autism: Is Early Screening Enough?

Autism Speaks investigators find advances toward universal early screening, but raise concerns about subsequent steps to early intervention
January 29, 2014

Women and Autism: This Month’s ‘Autism Matters’ Podcast

Autism journal podcast features discussion of women and ASD with researcher Judith Gould and self-advocate Robyn Stewart
January 28, 2014

In this month’s “Autism Matters” podcast, autism researcher Judith Gould and autism self-advocate and author Robyn Steward discuss issues surrounding women with autism, from current research to safety issues, as well as potential differences between men and women on the spectrum.

Employment Can Help Adults with Autism Overcome Disabilities

Autism Speaks-funded study finds that jobs that encourage independence reduce autism symptoms and improve life skills
January 13, 2014

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.

New Study Looks at Nontraditional Autism Treatments

Researchers find that vast majority of families who use complementary treatments are selecting those generally considered safe
January 11, 2014


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 Ranks Autism Speaks’ Genome Project among Top Stories of 2013

Magazine emphasizes autism genome project’s importance in understanding autism subtypes
January 10, 2014

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.