autism research

Autism Speaks Awards More Than $500,000 in New Research Grants

Ground-breaking projects include Trailblazer study on autoimmunity and autism and seven career-launching Weatherstone fellowships

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Seven Ways to Help a Picky Eater with Autism

May 7, 2013

Autism often goes hand in hand with food aversions; an expert provides strategies for gently expanding a narrow diet

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Autism Sleuth

The Association for Psychological Science spotlights the research career of Autism Speaks Chief Science Officer Geri Dawson

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Ultrasound Flags Autism Risk in Low Birth Weight Infants

New study reveals very early brain marker of autism risk; may lead to earlier detection and treatment

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Researchers Link New Autism Gene to Serotonin Production

Findings illustrate how a genetic change affects a vital brain pathway, with implications for the development of treatments

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2012: The Year in Science

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Arbaclofen Shows Promise for Treating Core Symptoms of Autism

Compound advances into larger clinical trials; could pave the way for other future medicines as well

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Peer Training Outperforms Traditional Autism Interventions

Training classmates produces greater gains in social inclusion than even one-on-one training between therapist and child 

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CDC Revises Estimate of Autism Prevalence: 1 in 88

Continuing increase in prevalence reaffirms public-health crisis

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