A new study suggests that a common characteristic of autism – language delay in early childhood – results in lasting differences in the brain. Understanding such differences may lead to the identification of autism subtypes and the development of more-personalized supports and treatments, the authors propose.
(Sept 22, 2014) A new study suggests that measuring how fast the brain responds to sights and sounds could help objectively identify severity and subtypes of autism spectrum disorder (ASD). The authors express hope that their simple test might also help diagnose autism earlier.
(Sept. 23, 2014) Today the federal Interagency Autism Coordinating Committee (IACC) has invited a roster of Autism Speaks Autism Treatment Network (ATN) specialists and Autism-Speaks funded researchers to update the committee and the public at a special workshop on “Under-recognized Co-occurring Conditions in Autism Spectrum Disorder.”
(Sept. 17, 2014) Individuals with autism have higher than typical rates of bone fracture beginning in childhood and extending up to at least age 50, according to a large study by physician-researchers in the Autism Speaks Autism Treatment Network (ATN).
(Sept. 15, 2014) Thomson Reuters Research Analytics has rated EU-AIMS – the autism research program of the European Innovative Medicines Initiative (IMI) – as the initiative’s best-performing area. The rating is based on the number and quality of scientific papers coming out of the program.
This week we are very excited to have launched a new look to our website with new features to enhance the same great content. Our key objectives were to simplify and mobilize. The site is now responsive to a user’s device so our material will look great whether you’re on a smartphone or your desktop computer.
In a small pilot study, parents learned and delivered a treatment that significantly reduced autism symptoms in babies who had shown warning signs for the disorder.
Developmental pediatrician Paul Wang is Autism Speaks' senior vice president and head of medical research. We asked Dr. Wang to elaborate on the recent study on a surplus of synapses and autism.