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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.

Autism Speaks Awards Nearly $2.7 Million in Research Grants

Research investments in wandering prevention, treatment safety, early access to care and environmental influences on autism risk
January 06, 2014

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.

Autism Speaks Top Ten Advances in Autism Research 2013

The highlights of an unprecedented year in advancing diagnosis, prevention and treatment of autism and its associated medical conditions
December 18, 2013

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.